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Brionna Sparks, president of the Tri-County Community College Student Government Association, presents the benefits of joining the SGA to incoming students at the fall new student orientation session on July 31

Brionna Sparks, president of the Tri-County Community College Student Government Association, presents the benefits of joining the SGA to incoming students at the fall new student orientation session on July 31

Tri-County Community College celebrated the start of a new academic year with more than 40 students attending new student orientation at the main campus on July 31, ahead of the official beginning of the fall semester on Aug. 15.

Stephen Wood, vice president for instruction and institutional effectiveness at Tri-County Community College, was present to welcome students to the college campus and encourage attendees to take advantage of all the services the college offers.

“Your goals and dreams led you to be on our campus today, and what matters to us the most is seeing each of you succeed during your journey here,” Wood said.

Students at the session gained the opportunity to meet with key staff members, fellow peers, and some faculty members, as well as to familiarize themselves with the main campus.

The focus of this year’s new student orientation session was “Start to Finish,” and the day-long session was designed to equip the new students with the tools and information they would need to succeed during their first semester.

Students at the new student orientation session culminated their introduction to the college by registering for their fall classes and obtaining their student identification badges.

Samantha Jones, academic advisor at Tri-County Community College, led the event and advised students interested in registering for the fall semester after their orientation session.

“We know that our students are busy people with jobs and family obligations, so we want their transition to college to be as smooth as possible,” Jones said.

One way the college is looking to assist in the transition for students is by offering a variety of fall classes, including day, evening, hybrid, traditional, and fully-online offerings.

“All of us at Tri-County love seeing new students on campus each year,” said Donna Tipton-Rogers, president of Tri-County Community College. “That’s why our goal with orientation sessions is always to set students up for success before they even step foot in a classroom.”

Registration for the 2019 fall semester at Tri-County Community College will be held from Aug. 13-14 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. For a full list of classes, visit www.tricountycc.edu.