SyLinda Menafee, Coordinator of Retention and Student Success
815-825-2086, ext. 2352
Heather Ferguson, Coordinator of Recruitment and Orientations
815-825-2086, ext. 2351
KC Student Success on Facebook to receive updates about contests, workshops, and more!
Students who “like” the Student Success Facebook page before December 4, 2013 will be entered to win a $50 bookstore gift certificate! Students can visit this page for success tips, fun videos, and information about how to be successful at Kishwaukee College.
Kishwaukee College's Coordinator of Retention and Student Success will collaborate with students, faculty, and staff to develop, implement, adn evaluate policies and procedures that are related to student success. The Coordinator will also promote relevant retention-focused programs and initiatives that enhance student success at Kishwaukee College.
What We Do
Student Success Workshops:
The Student Success Committee is passionate about your success! Student Success workshops are free, interactive, and open to all students. Students who recieve 4 punches on their Success Ticket by May 1, 2014 will be entered into a special raffle. Here are our Fall 2013 Workshops:
Infographics Workshop: 11/5 from 11am-12pm in C-1118
Impress your professors! Impress your students! Come to this informative workshop that will explain what the heck is an infographic anyway. Make boring data interesting! Create fabulous presentations! This event will benefit both students and staff, ALL are welcome! - Hosted by Rebecca Hodson, Library
Keep Calm and Embrace Stress: 11/20 from 12-1pm in C-1130
Discover the benefits of stress in this student-led workshop. Jeff Taylor and Sade Broger (Student Success Leaders) will be hosting this interactive student success workshop. Join us for free prizes and snacks!
LinkedIn: November 12 from 12-2pm in C-1121
Come learn how Linked In can help you manage your career and build your network - even while you are a student! There will be a presentationfollowed by hand's on assistance to get your profile set-up. For questions or to register call (815) 825-2086 ext. 4080, 6096 or 3590. - Hosted by the Career Center.
Finals Week Study Groups – Private Dining Rooms on 12/10, 11, 12 & 16 from 10-2pm
The Student Success Committee will be hosting quiet study tables in the private dining rooms. Come and enjoy free snacks while you study with your friends and instructors.
KC Peer Mentoring Program
CLICK HERE TO WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT OUR NEW PEER MENTORING PROGRAM!
Visit "Succeed at Kish" in MyKC for more information or email: email@example.com.
Faculty/Staff/Administration: Become a Student Success Coach!
CLICK HERE TO WATCH A SHORT VIDEO ABOUT BECOMING A STUDENT SUCCESS COACH!
The Student Success Coach program is designed to foster employee relationships with the student body. If you are a KC employee (faculty, staff, or administration), you can join the movement! One hour of your semester could impact a a student's life. For details, visit the "Succeed at Kish" page in MyKC, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Success Resources
Kishwaukee College offers many free programs and services to help students achieve success. Here are a few of the resources that will be available to you:
Learning Skills Center: Free tutoring, Writing Center, Testing Services, Computer Lab
Library: Reference Librarians (24/7!), Reserved Textbooks, Career Corner, Interlibrary Loan
Counseling Center: Academic Planning, Career Exploration, Personal Adjustment
Career Center: Work Study, Resume Help, Community Jobs and Resources
Student Activities: Join a club or organization, develop leadership skills, and meet new people!
Diverse Student Services: This office offers a variety of programs, services, and campus resources.
Student Success Courses: CSD 100: The College Experience, ENG 111: Study Skills, CSD 101: Career Planning, LIB 100: Information and Literacy Research, AGT 100: Orientation to Agricultural Careers