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In this March 30, 2012 photo Allison Mitchell draws blood from Dwight Beeson at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia, Mo.  Mitchell is one of nearly 300 Columbia College students who earned two-year associate degrees after the school tracked them down once they had left campus. The degree-completion program, known as Project Win-Win, began as a pilot project but has since expanded to more than 60 schools in nine states. (AP Photo/Columbia Daily Tribune, Ryan Henriksen)