Disengaged. Overwhelmed. Floundering. These are words often used to describe students’ state of mind during the murky middle years of college — although they can also apply to other stages of the academic journey. But at Morgan, our second- to third-year retention rate is the highest it’s ever been, at 63 percent. This is largely because of ongoing efforts to engage and support students at all levels, intervening immediately when academic warning signs occur. The Second-Year Experience (SYE) expands on our current success to engage students even more, providing them with experiential learning opportunities, including internships, study abroad, service learning and research.