Tri-County Community College kicked off the new academic year with more than 50 students attending a new student orientation session at the main campus on July 31, ahead of the official beginning of the fall semester on Aug. 16.
President Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers was present to welcome students to the college campus and encourage attendees to take advantage of all the services the College offers.
“We always want you to know that you come first here at Tri-County Community College,” Tipton-Rogers said.
Students at the session gained the opportunity to meet with key staff members and get a feel for the campus.
“A goal or a dream led you to be in this room today,” said Dr. Steve Wood, vice president for instruction and institutional effectiveness. “What matters to us the most is seeing each of you succeed during your journey here.”
The focus of this year’s new student orientation session was “Start to Finish,” and the five-hour, multi-tiered, all-inclusive session was designed to equip the new students with the tools and information they would need to succeed.
In reviewing the programs of study available, Wood also said the college is constantly looking to expand its offerings to meet the social and employer needs in the surrounding community.
“We have several new programs beginning this fall, including a human services substance abuse counselor degree track and our data center technologies program,” Wood said. “Both programs are a direct result of working with individuals and businesses in our community to assess their needs.”
Students at the new student orientation session culminated their day-long introduction to the college by registering for their fall classes and obtaining their student identification badges.
“We always love seeing new students on campus,” said Lee Beal, director of enrollment management. “The entire purpose of new student orientation is to set these students up for success before they begin attending their classes this fall.”
Registration for the 2018 fall semester at Tri-County Community College will be held from Aug. 14-15 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 837-6810 or visit www.tricountycc.edu.
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