Student Success at Kishwaukee College

New Student Connections Office (C1100-1104)

SyLinda Menafee, Coordinator of Retention and Student Success
sylinda.menafee@kishwaukeecollege.edu

815-825-2086, ext. 2352


 

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Mission Statement

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

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Student Success Workshops:

The Student Success Committee is passionate about your success! Student Success workshops are free, interactive, and open to all students. We offer a variety of topics that are related to student success. Please contact our office for more details.

Fall 2014 Student Success Events

​August 27: Kougar Kickoff from 10-1pm

September 2-5: Libary Scavenger hunt

September 8: Mobilize! New Student Welcome 10am (Student Lounge)

September 9: Library 101 9:30am

September 9-10: Student Activities Fair (Art Gallery Atrium)

September 11: Diversity 101 at 10, 11, & 1pm (AED Center/ "The Mix")

September 16: Volunteer Fair 9-1 (Art Gallery Atrium)

September 23: Freedom to Read Party 11-2 (Library)

September 24: Study Abroad Open House 1-3 (Student Lounge)

October 2: Finding your Passion 9:30am (C-1121)

October 14 or 15: Financial Aid Recovery 12pm (C1118)

December 8-12: Feed Your Face Finals Preparation Week

 

Mentoring Programs

Kishwaukee College/Northern Illinois University Mentoring Program

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION OR VISIT "SUCCEED AT KISH" ON MYKC

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: sylinda.menafee@kishwaukeecollege.edu.

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: sylinda.menafee@kishwaukeecollege.edu.

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!

Access, Equity, and Diversity : 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

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