Student Success Programs Student Success Programs

Student Success Programs

Student Success Programs offer beneficial support services to any students who may be experiencing academic challenges, having difficulty adjusting to the college environment, or need extra support. Student Success Programs offer personalized success coaching, success workshops and events, and connections to additional college and community resources to holistically support student success.

 

Mission

Through partnership and service, Student Success Programs strives to be the heart of supportive resources that foster student representation, retention, and achievement of academic, personal, and professional goals.

 

Vision

To be the national standard for providing impactful and intentional services that empower students to navigate their pathway toward success.

 

Values 

Empowerment

We create spaces where students are empowered to be their best selves through support, knowledge of campus resources, and strategies for self-advocacy.

 

Service

We meet the needs of students by providing holistic support through individualized coaching, skill development, and learning opportunities.

 

Partnerships

We foster collaborative relationships with students and resources within the campus and the greater community to build connections and effective support networks.

 

Recognition

We acknowledge and celebrate students’ efforts and achievements.

 

Equity

We focus on providing equitable and personalized student support services to increase access and opportunities for all students.

 

Target Population

Student Success Programs will serve as a hub of support and connection to resources for the following student populations:

  • Non-traditional students: students who are parents, over 21 or have been away from school for more than 3 years.
  • Students from underrepresented populations: students who are first-generation, Black, LatinX, LGBTQIA+, or international students.
  • Students facing barriers or challenges to their success: students who are academically at-risk, limited income (PELL eligible), or facing basic needs and/or transportation insecurity.

 

Student Success Programs provides personalized success coaching, support, and programming for members of these high touch, cohort-based programs:

Student Success Programs have several high-touch, cohort-based programs for specific student populations, which feature personalized success coaching and support, workshops, and other activities to aid student retention and success.
 

Allied Health Academy

Provides training, personalized success coaching and support from a dedicated Student Success Programs staff member, and consideration for financial assistance to eligible students who want to become certified nursing assistants (CNA), geriatric nursing assistants (GNA), phlebotomy technicians, sterile processing technicians, and dental assistants.

Eligibility: Frederick County residents who are single parents, unemployed, underemployed, and/or facing other barriers.

 

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Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

Provides financial assistance for on-campus childcare services at the Children’s Center and personalized success coaching and support from a dedicated Student Parent Coordinator.

Eligibility: Students who are enrolled in a credit degree or certificate program and can demonstrate financial need.

 

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Men of Excellence

Provides leadership development through personalized success coaching from a dedicated Student Success Programs staff member, personal mentoring with an FCC employee or student, and enrichment activities.

Eligibility: Students who identify as men of color seeking additional support and connection to other students and faculty/staff of color.

 

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Parents Lead

Provides priority access to select online and on-campus courses in a specialized curriculum, personalized success coaching and support from a dedicated Student Success Programs staff member, consideration for financial assistance for tuition, books, and/or childcare, and workshops and other activities geared toward student success and retention.

Eligibility: Any incoming or current FCC student who is the primary caregiver to one or more children 17 years of age or younger and can demonstrate financial need.

 

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Partnership to Achieving Student Success (PASS)

Provides personalized success coaching and support from a dedicated Student Success Programs staff member; personal, academic, and career enrichment, including a summer and winter Bridge Academy; and consideration for financial assistance, which may include summer stipend, book scholarships, tuition assistance, emergency aid, and career program scholarships.

Eligibility: Any incoming or current first-year student who identifies as a first-generation college student, coming from a limited income, racially underrepresented or underserved background, or wants additional math, English, or writing support before re-taking the Accuplacer test.

 

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Project Forward Step

Provides personalized success coaching and support from a dedicated Student Success Programs staff member, consideration for financial assistance for tuition and books, and workshops and other activities geared toward student success and retention.

Eligibility: Returning adult students who are single parents (including single pregnant women) and non-traditional age adults (age 24 and over) who are limited income, out-of-workforce, or homeless.

 

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Women of Excellence

Provides leadership development through personalized success coaching from a dedicated Student Success Programs staff member, personal mentoring with an FCC employee or student,  and enrichment activities

Eligibility: Students who identify as women of color seeking additional support and connection to other students and faculty/staff of color.

 

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What is a success coach?

A dedicated Student Success Programs staff member who will meet with you individually to help with the following:

  • Building academic success skills
  • Navigating the college environment
  • Providing accountability to help you stay on track for success
  • Connecting you with on-campus and community resources to meet your specific needs

A success coach is different than an advisor! An advisor will help you understand topics such as building a class schedule, class registration, degree requirements, the academic catalog, and other critical academic policies to help you stay on track as you progress toward your degree.

 

How can a success coach support me?

  • Organization and planning
  • Time management
  • Goal setting
  • Connecting with on-campus and community resources
  • Balancing many commitments
  • Communicating with professors
  • Note-taking and test-taking strategies
  • Study skills and techniques
  • Navigating barriers to your success

 

How often will I meet with a success coach?

Depending on what you need, it could be a one-time meeting or on-going, consistent meetings.

Michelle Rickets

Michelle Ricketts
Director of Student Success and Retention
Annapolis Hall, A-103B
301.624.2707
[email protected]


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Blake Williams

Blake Williams
Assistant Director of Student Success Programs
Coordinator of Men of Excellence &
Women of Excellence programs
Annapolis Hall, A-108
240.629.7892
[email protected]
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Jose Moreno

Jose Moreno
Student Success/Retention Specialist
Coordinator for Partnership to Achievement
Student Success (PASS) program
Annapolis Hall, A-103D
301.846.2531
[email protected]
Make Appointment

 

 

Klaire Williams

Klaire Williams
Student Success/Retention Specialist
Coordinator for Parents Lead, Project Forward Step, &
Allied Health Academy programs
Annapolis Hall, A-103C
301.624.2711
[email protected]

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Tamyka Waters

Tamyka Waters
CCAMPIS Student Parent Coordinator
Annapolis Hall, A-103
301.624.2894
[email protected]


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Online, self-paced workshops available through the Learning Centers & Tutoring Support:

 

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