Student Retention Initiatives

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Justin Schuch photoJustin Schuch matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300Just for Student Retention Initiatives

An Anonymous DonorBob Klannukarn matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Student Retention Initiatives
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The 'Necks' Big Thing

The 'Necks' Big Thing in Helping Students Finish What They Started

Even the most motivated students can encounter setbacks that derail their academic journey. Your Western Challenge gift can support expanding a crucial student success and retention initiative.

Additionally, WIU Alumni Council Member Bob Klannukarn '90 will match your gift to student retention initiatives, effectively doubling your impact up to a total of $5,000.

RockyBot is our groundbreaking student retention software. It's more than just a tool โ€“ it's a lifeline for our students โ€“ available to them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. RockyBot allows us to identify academic, mental health, or other struggles students may face and provide the timely intervention and support services students need to overcome these challenges and stay on track.

Thank you for helping us support more students through proactive outreach and timely interventions, enabling them to overcome setbacks and complete their academic journey at Western.

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