Making the Most of College Workshop

mmc1The “Making the Most of College Workshop” was held on April 26, 2014 at Butler Community College, Andover Campus and featured Dr. Alex Chaparro, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Wichita State University as the keynote speaker.

Getting into college is only the first challenge for many of our scholars. The day-long workshop provided strategies and skills to succeed in college.

Keynote Address
Alex Chaparro, Ph.D., Wichita State University
Dr. Chaparro spoke to students about his path through higher education and the strategies students can employ to get the most from their education.


MMM2Time Management
Dr. Bill Vanderburgh, Executive Director for Faculty Development and Student Success, Wichita State University

One of the biggest challenges students encounter as a beginning college student is adjusting to being responsible for effectively using their own time (and freedom!).
This session equipped the students with the tools and strategies that will help them manage their time and maximize their success in college.

The Key to Campus ResourcesBuilding Resources
Sherry Lamm, Director of Career Services & Cooperative Education, Newman University and Ami Larrea, Academic and International Advisor, Newman University

Just like the professional world, networking is key to navigating your college experience and graduating with flying colors. In fact, knowing who to ask or where to go for help can be as important as being academically prepared for college. Information on where to go when (or even before) students need help to make their college experience successful was provided.

“Yes, This Will Be On the Test” – Building Effective Study Skills
Crystal Jackson-Aluko, Retention Specialist, Butler Community College.

Students gained knowledge on how to study more effectively by identifying their learning styles and maximizing memory skills for retaining information presented in class.

How to Transition from High School to College Panel
Students had the opportunity to hear from a panel of former scholarship recipients who discussed the successes and challenges they had transitioning to college.

Univision Kansas filmed our students for their segment of the Spanish version of “Top of the Class 2014.”
mmc1The workshop was funded by Cox Communications whose philanthropic philosophy tenets are, “Youth. Education. Diversity.” “Making the Most of College Workshop” helped ensure these college-bound students are prepared to achieve their higher education dreams.