WHAT ADULT REENTRY STUDENTS
I would like to say overall I have had a good experience
with my mentor and the Adult Reentry program. I am
interested in OBTAINING A NEW MENTOR NEXT SEMESTER.
Thank you so much for the encouragement, I will be back
in the FALL and I'm not giving up on ME. Thanks,
My name is Irene and I am
a participant in the Adult-reentry program.
For starters I want to say that it is extremely
overwhelming to return to school after being away for 12
years. It’s very hard coming to terms with the fact that
you will be competing with fresh, young minds that have
a full understanding about the college system and what
it has to offer. I am very thankful that I had the
opportunity to participate in the adult reentry program
because the coordinators and participants made me feel a
part of COC. Immediately there was assistance,
reassurance and support in accordance with my academic
goals. If there is anything I got out of this program,
it’s that school should not be looked at as a challenge
but rather an opportunity. The adult re-entry program
helped me realize that with a little guidance and
encouragement, your goal can be achieved no matter what
life can throw at you. Lastly, I could not be more
thankful to you for helping guide me and assist in my
registration process. I simply would not have gotten
this far without your help. My sincerest thanks go out
to you and the adult re-entry team!
P.S. I am currently taking Microbiology and Psychology
and I think I might be able to get A's in both courses.
The Adult Reentry Program
– Information/Orientation Session was absolutely the #1
reason I decided to return to COC to pursue a degree
program. Without that workshop I wouldn’t have made the
decision to return to COC as a part time student. After
hearing the presentation by Carolyn and Connie, I signed
up for the COUNS-100 class the very next day. It was
refreshing to hear that COC was dedicated to providing
alternatives for adult students, and that this program
was built to help people like me.
It was very inspiring
actually. I especially liked the “Fear in the Hat.” That
is really what inspired me to take the leap into school
The information session
helped me make the decision to join the COUNS 100 class.
Without this session, I wouldn’t have come back.
It gave me the confidence
It was very informative,
provided detailed information relative to reentry and
services available. As a fairly new reentry students, I
came away feeling confident.
Amazing. This session not
only transformed me in school, but in life.
COUNS 100 Class
I would like to share my experience this year in the
COUNS-100 Adult Reentry program, instructed by Carolyn
Mary Ann Says…
Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how
grateful I am for the adult reentry class I took last
semester. This past semester I carried 10 units of
prerequisites and did fabulous. I received all A's. Your
class prepared me ever so well to do the job right. I
would not have been as prepared and confident had I not
taken your class. THANK YOU! I have a few more
prerequisites to take and then will apply to a full time
We had a very small
class, which was great. It allowed up to have an open
forum class room style that encouraged everyone to
participate. We had the privilege of hearing from
everyone, which gave us insight that we wouldn’t get in
the normal class room setting. It was a great
opportunity to collaborate with our fellow students, do
some networking, and build new relationships.
I’ve been out of school
for over 20 years, so this class work was invaluable to
me. It helped me get into the mindset of a being a
student again. The tools and methods described in the
class helped me reestablish functional study habits that
I will utilize during my time at COC. Carolyn encouraged
us to attend the workshops that would assist in facing
our fears and regain their self confidence. This class
and the workshops provided me with the knowledge for
success at COC.
Carolyn was fantastic. It
was a pleasure being in her class. She offers a wealth
of information on the psychology of learning styles, and
what it takes to be a successful student. Carolyn
provided insight into the requirements and opportunities
that await us as we move through our individual
programs. I appreciate her honesty, integrity, and her
Class Members Say
Thanks for putting this
class together. I honestly don’t know if I would’ve
actually gone through with returning to school if you
It was a non-threatening
course and was smooth enough to transition adults back
to school. Overall-I enjoyed it.
I think all Reentry
Students should be exposed to this information.
I have recommended this
class to my friends considering returning to school.
This class helps to ease the reentry into the process of
going to school.
The class is a refresher
for everyone who wants to be a better student.
I would recommend this
class; it will be most helpful for students who have not
been in school in the last 5-10 years.
The class was an
excellent motivator to succeed and gain informative
I will never be able to
put into words how this class and the teacher have
affected my life. I have spoken to many people in the
SCV community that are thinking about coming back to
school because they have heard about this class.
This should be a
requirement before transferring.
Carolyn Powell, Professor,
COUNS 100 Class
I felt like Carolyn
really made us all feel welcome; she is respected by the
Carolyn is great! I loved
her style, candor and attitude. It was a pleasure to
work with her on my educational plan. She really made
the class enjoyable.
Carolyn is very
passionate about inspiring her students to succeed. Her
handouts, videos and lectures all helped to enhance the
Journaling in Class
I loved journaling – it’s
good for the soul.
Journaling made me think,
put down goals on paper and do them. It made everything
Great way to learn by
doing and recording notes for future reflection.
Beverly Kemmerling, Director Health Center
Debbie Sall, Reentry
Financial Aid Workshop
GREAT information and he
was funny! I actually enjoyed it.
Excellent workshop! I
found out that as an adult reentry student, I’m eligible
for many types of financial aid I didn’t know existed.
Exceptional and upbeat
workshop. Very informative.
Tom was amazing. It was
at the beginning of the semester and was something that
could have been really boring, but he made it
Building Math Confidence
My biggest fear coming
back to school is math. Christy helped ease my fears. I
also understand now that the majority of people have
trouble with math…I’m not alone.
I’m glad I attended; I
had great fear in being able to take a math class, now
I’m armed with a can-do attitude.
Harnessing the Power of