“You Can. You Will.” – You’ll find this statement, Central Penn’s motto, all over the place from your admissions counselor’s business card to the flags spread throughout our campus. But what does it mean, really?
One of the things that it means is that you will have support as a Central Penn College student. We know that you have the ability to be successful, and through the many support services and systems in place at Central Penn, you will have the opportunities to go beyond that potential and find success.
The Central Penn College Advising Team (or the “A”-Team) is there for you to support you and empower you to be successful at Central Penn. How can they help you? In their words, “From helping you develop an educational plan and navigating your Central Penn experience to empowering you with support services and resources, college advisors are here for you every step of the way.”
The College Advisors’ goal is to empower student success from enrollment through graduation. Their mission statement says:
“College advisors are responsive professionals who work to eliminate boundaries, open new horizons, and turn potential into career success by fostering an engaging relationship with students from enrollment through graduation. In partnership with college-wide academic and student support services, advisors provide personalized attention and guidance to meet the individual needs of students while encouraging degree completion.”
So just who are these people who are there to help you? There are six people on the college advising team, but as a traditional student at Central Penn, your advisor will most likely either be Shaashawn Dial, Lead College Advisor and First Year Experience Coordinator, or Romeo Azondekon, College Advisor.
“Greetings, hola, bonjour, ciao! I am Shaashawn Dial, I serve as the Lead College Advisor & First Year Experience Coordinator. I am blessed to be part of a six person team of incredibly talented professionals, known as the “A”-Team. My love of education began around the world as the daughter of an active duty career military father (go Army) and college English professor mother. Having lived and studied in Europe, Asia, and the United States, I bring a global perspective to my work and relationships.” READ MORE…
“Hello Central Penn Students!! I am so excited to be a part of the Advising Team! Just thought I would introduce myself to you all via blog. I am originally from Benin, West Africa. I arrived in the United States at the age of 5. I moved to the US because at that particular time, my country was involved in a civil war. My father was a part of an opposing party and succumbed to numerous threats on him and his family’s life from the administration at the time. So long story short, I came to the United States as a political refugee.” READ MORE…
Want to know more about the “A”-Team? Check out their blog!