Pulaski County NRCC ACCE student gives back to community

Pulaski County NRCC ACCE student gives back to community
Claire Wiedmer Pulaski Co ACCE 2022
NRCC ACCE Program student Claire Wiedmer completing grounds work around the college campus. (NRCC photo)

A New River Community College student in Pulaski County is spending her summer giving back to her community.

Claire Wiedmer has spent time recently completing volunteer service hours at NRCC in Dublin. The student is part of NRCC’s Access to Community College Education (ACCE) program, an economic development public/private partnership that makes college available debt-free to high school and homeschooled graduates by funding NRCC tuition for two years. Part of the ACCE program includes students giving back to their local community through volunteer service.

Wiedmer, a second year ACCE student enrolled in the science program, volunteered her time at the college with grounds work and campus landscaping improvements.

The ACCE program supports the youth of participating counties by making college within reach. Students graduate from NRCC prepared to join the workforce or transfer to a four-year university without college debt. ACCE supports as many students as possible based on student need and funds available for the program. For more information about ACCE at NRCC, visit www.nr.edu/acce.