students at registration dayOn Saturday, April 29, 2017, the English Language Institute hosted its bi-annual ESL Registration Event. The event welcomed 41 new ESL students.

The ELI has been heavily promoting Skyline College to the ESL programs at the adult schools and high schools highlighting the strengths of Skyline College as an educational institution. Many of the new students came from the local high school, adult school and referrals from current students.

The new ESL students received step-by-step assistance with the Skyline College enrollment process all done in one day. The event was successful due to the team effort of the staff, student’s assistants and volunteers.  Based on the evaluation surveys, 98% of the attendees found “all the staff at the event very helpful and friendly”.

Special thanks to the staff and student volunteers for the excellent teamwork! Leigh Anne Shaw and Erinn Struss provided support in the application station. Minerva Velasquez and Adriana Johnston efficiently handled the student applications to generate student ID numbers for the applicants.   Counselor Virginia Rosales facilitated an informative orientation and hosted a Q & A table during the break, which the new students appreciated! Stacy Nojima assisted with the front desk registration and student traffic. Goldie Lee, Jacky Ip and Ursula Racca expertly managed the testing center. Lesley Bode from Financial Aid provided in depth information on financial aid processes and opportunities. We are also grateful for Jairo Barreto for the IT set-up and support.

Thank you also to the multi-lingual team of student assistants and volunteers who warmly welcomed and helped new students with the enrollment steps and to our adult school partners at Jefferson and South San Francisco for providing a warm handoff of their students to Skyline College.

Article & Photo by Mylene Foo