Date: May 14, 2010
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
Community College Counselors Day
IL, May 14, 2010 – Community college counselors help their graduating students
succeed by guiding them to the educational opportunity that best fits their
interests, goals, and financial situation. To provide area community college
counselors with accurate, up-to-date information, Governors State University
recently sponsored a daylong information session for the counselors.
covered a wide range of topics pertinent to community college counselors.
Changes in the GSU academic calendar, improvements to existing degree programs,
and introductions to new programs were discussed. Counselors had the
opportunity to ask questions of school administrators and degree program
“It gives me
greater credibility with my students if I know about new developments at GSU.
It also helps to develop relationships with the people to whom I am sending our
graduates,” said Anna Coco, a counselor at Moraine Valley Community College in
“Bringing us to
campus like this lets us provide more accurate information to our students and
helps us prepare them for the transfer process,” said Delitha Love of
Kankakee Community College in Kankakee.
“We had an
excellent turn out of representatives from community colleges in the region, including
northern Indiana. It gave us an opportunity to showcase the educational
opportunity offered at GSU and the revised transfer process from community
college to the university,” said Jose Reyes, Director for Dual Admission and
Transfer Articulation at GSU.
represented included Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois Valley in
Oglesby, Ivy Tech Northwest Indiana Region, Joliet Junior College in Joliet,
Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Kennedy King in Chicago, Malcolm X in
Chicago, Moraine Valley in Palos Hills, Morton College in Cicero, Olive Harvey
in Chicago, Prairie State in Chicago Heights, Richard J. Daley in Chicago,
Triton College in River Grove, Truman College in Chicago, and Wilbur Wright in
Chicago. Also present was a representative from the Chicagoland Regional
College Program, the United Parcel Service (UPS) college program based at