ASTEPOn Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the ASTEP Learning Community “hit the streets” at the Fireside Dining Room in order to make more Skyline College students aware of the opportunities available within the ASTEP Learning Community. Lingering questions were answered and a collective dialogue between ASTEP staff/faculty and the Skyline College Community was able to flourish. ASTEP faculty and staff present at the table included English Professor, Nathan Jones, Counselor, Kwame Thomas, Political Science Professor, Johannes Masare, English Professor, Chanel Daniels, Mathematics Professor Phillip Williams and Counselor, Brianna Clay.

Many students approaching the table were not aware that classes with instruction based on the African American experience were available at a Skyline College and were happy to learn that many general education course requirements can be met through courses within the ASTEP Learning Community. Such disciplines include Spanish, Psychology, English, Mathematics, Biology, and even Political Science. One such student was even able to begin the process of registering for English 110 with Professor Nathan Jones on the spot! This event was, indeed, a great success, and the ASTEP Learning Community looks forward to similar events in upcoming semesters.

The ASTEP learning community welcomes students of diverse backgrounds to join its ranks and strives to represent the experience of the African American community within Skyline College. For any questions about ASTEP (the African-American Success through Excellence and Persistence Learning Community), please feel free to contact us at 650-738-7037 or visit us in Building 4. To learn more about the fall 2015 course selections, please go to:

Article by Chanel Daniels