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History of Galipatia Part 2

As the Hypatia program grew, it became apparent that more opportunities were needed in order to expand upon the great results the program had already received. One of these opportunities was the second-year leadership program. In 2004, a group of students approached Dr. Watford because they wanted to remain in Hypatia for their second year. Dr. Watford’s response was a simple “Why?”. So the group drew up a proposal for a second-year mentorship program, as well as a seminar class for the freshmen. The proposal was grounded in research regarding the theory, methodology, and evaluation of college transition programs for first-year students. The work done by these students is still evident in the mentorship and seminar program that all Galipatians participate in today.