It’s the beginning of the fall 2012 semester. Imagine your first day on campus as a first time student. Do you have your schedule? How do you get to the Instructional Resources building? Do you have all your books?
The students that walk onto the campus represent chances – a chance to welcome them into the Florissant Valley family. A chance to make them feel comfortable. And finally, a chance to help change their lives. That’s a lot to live up to, but we’re ready.
Joe Worth and the Florissant Valley Retention and Enrollment Militia were out in full force this week – greeting students, helping them get to class or sending them to the appropriate office for help with financial aid, advising, etc. The Retention and Enrollment Militia is made up staff volunteers willing to take time out of their tremendously busy schedules to assist students.
I’m hearing that they also stopped by the New Student Registration Workshops (NSRW) to assist students in navigating the online schedule to find courses and build their schedules. The NSRW are critical first steps for our students – the extra support from staff helps First Time in College (FTIC) students become acclimated to our campus. I thank all of you for your efforts.
In addition to welcoming our students back, Florissant Valley welcomed the St. Louis County Workforce Investment Board for a meeting and today, I will meet with Dr. Tiffany Anderson, the new superintendent of Jennings School District.
- When you get the chance, congratulate Wesley Bell on being named one of “30 in their Thirties,” an honor given by North County Incorporated. This group of up-and-coming professionals and volunteers are being recognized for making a significant difference in the North County area. See a complete list here.
- Congratulations also go to LaRhonda Wilson. She is being honored by the St. Louis American at the 25th Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Scholarship and Awards gala! LaRhonda is one of eight educators being honored for their exemplary service to students.
Thanks for making this an easier week for our students – I appreciate all your hard work. Thanks for reading the blog and have a great weekend!