Strengthening The First Year Experience

Dr. Dan Ryan is the Director of OCC’s First Year Experience program. He’s pictured in the new Student Resource Center, located in Ferrante Hall room 262.

Onondaga Community College has a new program which is focused on helping new students of all ages succeed. The First Year Experience is the subject of our podcast, “Higher Education News You Can Use from Onondaga Community College.”

Dr. Dan Ryan is the Director of the First year Experience. He’s a native of Chicago who came to OCC one year ago and began crafting the program. The First Year Experience will include weekly Student Success Sessions which focused on a variety of valuable topics including :

  • Relationship building with faculty
  • Time management
  • Money management
  • Health and wellness

The First Year Experience will include First Year Mentors. These will be returning students who will share their knowledge with new students and help guide them.

The First Year Experience’s home on campus is the Student and Faculty Resource Center in Ferrante Hall, room 262.

The First Year Experience is the product of an outstanding cross-campus collaboration between Dr. Ryan and the following members of his work group: Jackie Barstow, Meredith Cantor-Feller, Denise Johns, Thomas Keenan, Ryan Nellenback, Lindsey Reider, Joseph Sullivan and Leanne Waterman.

Enjoy the podcast!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s