26 September, 2018
Gadsden State Community College is hosting eight days of workshops focused on student success. The workshops will be held on three of Gadsden State’s campuses.
“It is our mission to provide the tools our students need to have a successful academic career,” said Kathy Gillison-Parker, academic advisor and counselor at Gadsden State. “These workshops help them during their time at Gadsden State and beyond. We want them to be successful in college, in the workforce and in life.”
Student Success Workshops about transfer scholarships to four-year universities will be held on three of Gadsden State’s campuses. The first one will be held Oct. 9 at the Cain Learning Resource Center Auditorium on the Ayers Campus. The second workshop will be Oct. 10 in the Inzer Breezeway on the Wallace Drive Campus. Gadsden State Cherokee hosts a third workshop on Nov. 8 in its library. All transfer scholarship workshops will be at 12:30 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
Also at Gadsden State Cherokee is a workshop titled “Mastering Money Management.” This Student Success Workshop will teach the importance of budgeting, saving money and having a successful financial future. It will be at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the library. Snacks and drinks will be served.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year university can attend one of two Transfer Fairs to meet with representatives from over 20 colleges. The first Transfer Fair will be Oct. 23 in the Inzer Cafeteria on the Wallace Drive Campus followed by the fair on Oct. 24 on the second floor of the Cain Learning Resource Center on the Ayers Campus. Both fairs will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
My Major and My Future, also known as the M&M Expo, will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Inzer Breezeway on the Wallace Drive Campus and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Center on the Ayers Campus. This workshop will assist students in choosing the right major for their career path. Free M&Ms will be distributed during the workshops.
“I encourage students to attend any workshop that is available to you and meet with your advisor regularly,” Gillison-Parker said. “Everything is for the betterment of your life and the advancement of your career. Take advantage of it.”
All workshops and fairs are free and are sponsored by Student Support Services and the Advisement Resource Center. For more information, call 256-549-8655.