pep studentsOn April 22, 2017, and May 6, 2017, the Outreach Office hosted Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) Days.  Combined, the PEP Days assisted over 149 students with the completion of their steps to successful matriculation.

Participants, affectionately referred to as PEPsters, were greeted with breakfast and an official Skyline College t-shirt to promote school spirit.  After a warm welcome from Will Minnich, Dean of Enrollment Services, and Luis Escobar, Dean of Counseling, students broke off into their PEP Groups lead by Counseling and Outreach Ambassadors.  After a few community building exercises, students attended Orientation and took advantage of self-guided placement by reviewing their transcript with counselors.

PEPsters enjoyed pizza for lunch and had the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty, and staff during the Resource Fair.   A few lucky PEPsters even won more Skyline College swag, graciously provided by the Skyline College Bookstore, during our lunchtime raffle.  After lunch, students participated in a number of different activities with their PEP Groups.  These activities ranged from: counseling appointments, transfer center workshops, FYE workshops, campus tour, student panel, scheduling workshop, and Summer Scholars Institute.

Many thanks to everyone who assisted with both days!

Resource Fair Participants:

Workshop Presenters: Jerrod Feiner, Michele Haggar, Ray Gutierrez, Lucy Jovel, Tia Holiday, Marisa Thigpen, Michael Stokes, Joseph Jaballa

Counseling Faculty: Suzanne Poma, Lucy Jovel, Jacquie Escobar, Richard Torres, Andrea Anyanwu, Kwame Thomas, Janelle DeUnamuno, Rocio Aguilar-Pedroza, Nate Nevado, Ivan Silva, Pam Malowe, Bo Aleonar, Kishaun Yung, Anna Nguyen, Adella Kimball, Alberto Santellan, Will Sapigao, Bo Aleonar

Staff: Will Minnich, Luis Escobar, Grace Beltran, Lauren Ford, Eric Imahara, Marta Cuellar, Kevin Chak, Vinny Samujh, Robin Alim, Joseph Jaballa, Kristy Nguyen, Michael Gagui, Mary Ann Mallari, Adriana Yusuf, Nikkaela DeGuzman, Sarina O’Gilvie, Jose Cartenga, Joemarie LeCap, Mary Caldeo

Article and Photos by Lauren Ford