A new program at Wayne State University called Warrior Way Back held an event at Wayne State’s undergraduate library on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The event focused on bringing awareness to the program and provided former students with more information to join.
Although, the function was small, representatives Chloe Lundine and Amber Neher made it a time to remember. They provided snacks for the students and brought in board games for people who attended with children. For two years, Chloe Lundine and Amber Neher has helped hundreds of students enroll into the program and their goal is to help one-hundred more students who struggles with getting back into Wayne State before the end of 2020.
Amber Neher says, the program is only available for undergraduate students who seeks to finish their bachelor’s degree.
Warrior Way Back has helped hundreds of students pay off past due balances up to $1,500. According to Amber, the program is now expanding to involve students who don’t have a past due balance but may have left Wayne State due to failing grades.
Amber and Chloe go out their way to find students who have not yet found their way to them. “We send out emails , we mail out post cards and sometimes, we go as far as to calling over the phone,” says Amber.
Jermaine Peguese, a junior at Wayne State University, knows all too well about the Warrior Way back program, as he returned to school last winter to finish his degree in constructive management.
Jermaine says, many students are unaware of the program and he wants to help bring awareness to people who needs it. Jermaine is also excited about the school year and expected to graduate with his bachelor’s in 2023.
So far, 20 students have graduated from the University with the help from Chloe and Amber. The two women hope to start a movement and bring the program to other colleges as well.