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Admissions Open House and FAFSA Workshop
The Eastern Sierra College Center of Cerro Coso College (ESCC) held its inaugural Admissions Open House and FAFSA Workshop, Monday, April 25th on the Bishop Campus and Tuesday, April 26th on the Mammoth Campus. This was an opportunity for new and continuing students to complete the admissions and registration process in one day. According to ESCC's counselor Greg Kost," The orientation provided new and returning students the opportunity to discuss their educational goals, with the help of several key student service components, including Admissions and Records, Learning Resource Center opportunities, Financial Aid and Counseling staff."
Topics presented included Learning Resource Center (LRC) information. Cerro Coso staff member Nancy Williard helped students learn about the LRC and what kinds of resources are available to our students. She also assisted students in taking their placement exams. ESCC Counselor Greg Kost worked with Vice President of Student Services Heather Ostash and Academic Counselor Amy Kennedy in providing students with assessment information and developing educational plans.
Housing information in Mammoth was presented by Laura Goforth of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation. ESCC staff Jenine Cushman, Cindy Duriscoe, Matt Mahoney and Lori Olivera each assisted students with their online applications, updates and registration. When asked what she thought about the event, Department Assistant Jenine Cushman said, "It was a great opportunity to meet and greet students, their family members, and friends. All in all it was a wonderful experience, not to mention enhanced morale and team work between ESCC, IWV and Student Housing."
Joann Spiller, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships helped students complete their FAFSA applications online and answered general financial aid and scholarship questions. Joann also gave a one-hour financial aid workshop on each campus in the evenings.
Cerro Coso Bishop Student Ambassadors, Lindsey Moss and Sadie Finney, were on hand on the Bishop campus to greet the students and guide them through the process. In Mammoth, students Jillian Pieter and Ingrid Humes greeted students and helped to direct them to the proper locations.
Students and their families were given all of the information necessary to pursue higher education at Cerro Coso Community College. According to the Director of ESCC, Deanna Campbell, "The event was a great success and we are looking forward to offering it again next year." Nearly 70 students were assisted through the admissions process during the two-day Admissions Open House. When asked about the Admissions Open House, both Student Ambassadors agreed, "This was a great experience for our students – we look forward to doing it again next year."
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