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Title III Grant

Expanding Opportunities for Underserved Learners

In October 2018, NWACC was awarded a five-year Title III grant of approximately $2.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) and the Higher Education Act.

The focus of NWACC's Title III grantExpanding Opportunities for Underserved Learners - is to expand academic programming into Washington County, redesign a developmental and English for College and Career (ENGC) curriculum, improve lab and classroom spaces and technology, and improve academic support services such as tutoring, mentoring and coaching.


About Title III Strengthening Institutions Program

The purpose of the Title III Strengthening Institutions Program is to provide grants to eligible institutions of higher education to improve their academic programs, institutional management and fiscal stability in order to increase their self-sufficiency and strengthen their capacity to make a substantial contribution to the higher education resources of the Nation. (34 CFR 607.1)

The Title III grant is overseen by the college's Office of Academic Affairs 



Title III Project Personnel

Dr. Kim Syverson
Title III Project Director
One College Drive, BH 2424
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 986-6945

JoAnn York
Title III Administrative Assistant
One College Drive, BH 2424
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 619-4159

Sheri Groesbeck
Title III Coaching Specialist
One College Drive, BH 1005
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 986-6909


Colleen Lawrence
Title III Curriculum Specialist
One College Drive, BH 1006
Bentonville, AR  72712
(479) 986-6696

Internal Monitoring Committee

  • Lenora Clouse
  • Dr. Diana Johnson
  • Dr. Jennifer Swartout
  • Mark Wallenmeyer
  • Gloria Mallow
  • Dr. Deirdre Slavik