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ICC's Student Support Services reaches out to adult learners

ICC's Student Support Services reaches out to adult learners

Paco Gloria (standing left) and Alan Shockley (standing right) man the Student Support Services table at Independence Community College.

Independence, Kansas – June 7, 2017 – The Student Support Services (SSS) at Independence Community College (ICC) is actively recruiting adult learners for summer and fall semesters to participate in a program with proven success in helping college students succeed.

The SSS program strives to provide support for disadvantaged low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities seeking to earn a college degree or certificate.

Eligible students may receive academic coaching, personal and academic skills assessment, career guidance, instruction, mentoring, and tutoring. Students may also learn through hands-on experiences, team-building efforts, and travel.

While the SSS program is free and open to traditional learners meeting eligibility requirements, the ICC program is actively trying to recruit post-traditional (adult) learners.

“So many of our students are working toward a certificate or a two year degree and are also juggling work, family or other concerns in addition to having educational goals, said Breta Campus, SSS director. “The SSS staff are here to help adult learners as they learn to balance conflicting commitments, brush up on study skills, and adjust to being part of the college community.”

The goal of the SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.

“We see each student as a unique individual on a personal journey of education and growth, said Campus. “We truly wish to help you along that journey and assist you in reaching your personal goals.”

Last year, the SSS program at ICC served 219 students and is looking to add to that total beginning this summer.

To learn more about Student Support services at Independence Community College, call 620-332-5423, or visit www.indycc.edu today.

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Independence Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission