NMJC's Student Support Services Holds Honoree Luncheon
5/2/2007 9:17:37 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. New Mexico Junior College's Student Support Services held an honoree luncheon on Tuesday, May 1, to honor graduates and transferees of the SSS program and NMJC personnel who have had an impact on these students.
According to Dr. Gayle Abbott, director of SSS, "The students are being honored for their accomplishments, and in addition were asked to invite and acknowledge someone from the NMJC community that has been influential during their time here."
Thirty student participants in the SSS program are graduating from NMJC this semester. The SSS program provides academic, career, and personal counseling, tutoring, basic instruction, workshops, cultural events, campus visits, and transfer planning to first generation, low income, or disabled college students. The goals of SSS are to increase the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of its participants.
"I would not have been as successful in college if it hadn't been for SSS," explains Chantell Wittman, who happens to be the youngest person ever to utilize SSS and also the youngest graduate from NMJC. Chantelle, who is a Campus Ambassador, Vice President Honor List recipient, and an NMJC ThuderSpirit cheerleader also adds, "I wouldn't have known about all of the things NMJC offers students for involvement, like the clubs and trips, if it weren't for SSS."
The SSS program helps 175 students annually. For more information on SSS, call 492.2617.