Orientation Fall 2020

Welcome to our new and returning students!

Scroll down to review the recorded sessions and locate additional resources that were shared over the course of the week.

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Presenters: Stephanie Marchetti, Director of Academic Support and Testing Services and Jess Mynes, Assistant Dean of Library and Academic Support Services
Join us to learn about all the free services available to you via the library and tutoring centers! Library and tutoring services are available online and we’re here to show you how to navigate it all. We’ve got research librarians, live chat options, by-appointment tutoring and research help, and so much more.

Click to visit Academic Support or Testing

Click to visit the Library.

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Presenter: Brett Moulton, Systems Support Specialist, Information Technology Services

Learn how to use iConnect, download Office for free, and connect to the Wi-Fi while on campus. We'll also explore how to optimize your home setup for remote learning.

Information Technology Services Site

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Presenter: Robert Mayer, Veterans Services Director

Expect to be brought up to date on how Veterans Services works with our student veterans. Led by Bob Mayer, Director of Veteran Services.  Also on-hand will be representatives of the DAV and the Montachusett Veteran Outreach Center.

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Presenter: Kathy Matson, Assistant Director of Student Life

Get into the Game of Student Life! Join us for a look into Student Life at MWCC. Discover the many student clubs and organizations available and find out about some of the upcoming events for the fall semester. We’ll also look at  InvolveMOUNT, your go-to place for everything outside the classroom.

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Presenters: Amy Labarge, Coordinator of Disability Services & Ann Reynolds, CCAMPIS Coordinator/Academic Disability Counselor

At MWCC we recognize disability as a valued component of human diversity. We welcome you to join us for this interactive workshop to learn more about Disability Support Services and the accommodation process. We will also explore and share strategies on how to be successful in a remote learning environment. We believe in empowering everyone to be an advocate for accessibility!

Click to download the Disability Support Services Brochure or visit mwcc.edu/support/disability to book an appointment with a member of the support team.

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Presenter: Ann Reynolds, CCAMPIS Coordinator/Academic Disability Counselor

Student-parents are one of the fastest-growing populations on college campuses across the nation. At MWCC, approximately 1 in every 4 students is raising a family. This workshop offers strategies to help the student-parent be successful in managing their time, while balancing both family responsibilities and school work. Other topics to be discussed include; child care resources, best practices for remote learning, and how to make connections as a student-parent. Visit CCAMPIS to learn more.

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Presenter: Jeremiah Riordian

In this workshop, you will discuss success strategies for taking online courses. You will also learn how to navigate Blackboard and get online help when you need it. Please bring your login credentials for iConnect.

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Presenters: Chief Karen Kolimaga and Lt. Melissa Croteau

Meet Campus Police & Safety officers and learn how to keep yourself and others safe on campus.

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Presenter: Daniel Soucy, Associate Professor and Honors Program Coordinator

Visit the Honors Program page.

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Presenter: Missi Sargent, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Finding a Successful School/Life Balance - Non-traditional students can often face challenges with work, childcare, eldercare, household responsibilities, etc. on top of trying to accomplish schoolwork. In this session we will discuss organization, tools and available support you can use to achieve success by working smarter, not harder.

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Presenter: Jason Zelesky, Senior Dean of Student Affairs

Becoming a successful college student is not something that happens overnight – it takes thoughtful planning and often some changes to your daily routine. Whether you’re coming right from high school or returning to the classroom after some time away, you will need to make some adjustment in order to fit school into your life. This session will focus on tips and strategies to help you think differently and proactively about your transition to college – inside and outside of the classroom.

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Presenter: Jason Zelesky, Senior Dean of Student Affairs

All students need a cheerleader! This session is designed for parents, guardians, and those who will support our MWCC students on their educational journeys. Learn more about MWCC, ask questions, and meet folks at the college who are responsible for providing key supports to your students.

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Though being the first in your family to attend college may come with challenges, it is something to be incredibly proud of!  In this session we’ll talk about some of the common worries of our first generation students and how to put those fears to rest.   We hope you’ll leave this session feeling more confident in navigating MWCC and knowing that you are not alone as you take on this new adventure.

TRIO Student Support Services

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Students - please consider downloading these documents prior to your academic breakout session.

School of Health Professions, Public Service Programs and Social Sciences
Allied Health/IDSH/Exercise Science Margaret Jaillett Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86222001216
Meeting ID: 862 2200 1216
Criminal Justice Jim Bigelow Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84091749777
Meeting ID: 882 7705 9837
Human Services/Substance Abuse Counseling Candace Shivers Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81267194737?pwd=Z3BLWm9kcTBtTnR0NVh6WTVieWowUT09
Legal Studies/Political Science/History Jim Korman Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83431992491
Meeting ID: 843 1992 491
Medical Assisting Venusa Toomey Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89452258302
Meeting ID: 894 5225 8302
Physical Therapist Assistant Kathy McGinn Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89245107302
Meeting ID: 892 4510 7302
School of Liberal Arts, Education, Humanities and Communications
Art Joyce Miller Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5441428969
Meeting ID: 544 142 8969
Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education Roseanne Morel Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86897705860
Meeting ID: 868 9770 5860
Graphic and Interactive Design Leslie Cullen Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85716023639
Meeting ID: 857 1602 3639
Interdisciplinary Studies Dan Soucy Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89974488742
Meeting ID: 899 7448 8742
Liberal Arts and Sciences Laurie Occhipinti Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86053366976
Meeting ID: 860 5336 6976
Media Arts & Technology John Little Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83683616607
Meeting ID: 836 8361 6607
School of Business, Science, Technology and Mathematics
Automotive Technology Eric Almeida Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85822713973
Meeting ID: 858 2271 3973
Biology/Pharmacy Carrie Arnold Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3719519407
Meeting ID: 371 951 9407
Business Administration/Accounting Elmer Eubanks Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6160328143
Meeting ID: 616 032 8143
Chemistry and Physics Sunny Nguyen Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7809628077
Meeting ID: 780 962 8077
Computer Information Systems Tina Wilson Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88286251999
Meeting ID: 882 8625 1999 Passcode: 3JVH28
Natural Resources/Environmental Science Heather Conn Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89754298922
Meeting ID: 897 5429 8922
Fire Science Alfred LeBlanc Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/7493713798
Mathematics Ram Ananthoji Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88697860677
Meeting ID: 886 9786 0677
Veterinary Technology Tara Novak Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85941777856
Meeting ID: 859 4177 7856

Presenters: Melissa Manzi, Senior Academic Counselor/Mental Health Counselor and Kate Kusza, Health Care Counselor, Health Services

A Healthy YOU - At MWCC, we believe that in order for students to do academically well, they need to be both physically and emotionally well. This philosophy has never been as important as it is now given the global pandemic and its impact on how we take care of ourselves. Whether you are learning remote or in person, this session will help you develop ways to stay healthy and in balance while balancing the competing demands associated with being an effective college student.

Health Services

Counseling Services

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Presenter: Cira Espinosa Feliz, Coordinator of Career Planning & Placement

You’re here now...what’s next?You’ve made the first step in your education, so now what is your ultimate goal? Our Admissions team and Advising, Career & Transfer (ACT) Advisors will discuss some of your options. After graduation, you may want to: pursue a job and career goals right after graduation; transfer to a 4-year College; or perhaps stay at the Mount and enroll in a selective program. Whatever your goal may be, our advising professionals can give you the direction and guidance to achieve it!

Career Services

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Presenter: Lindsay Louis, Director of Student Financial Services 

Paying for college isn’t easy. Understanding how to pay for college is even more difficult. This session will focus on helping students understand financial aid, student loans, and other ways to finance your education while you are at MWCC and as you think about continuing your education at a four-year (more expensive!) institution in the future.

Financial Aid

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