Transfer and Transition Services (TTS) hosted its annual Community College Counselor Workshop early this fall. The workshop is organized for advisors from Florida community/state colleges and UCF. With more than 140 advisors attending [77 from Florida community/state colleges, 66 from UCF], this workshop was the perfect venue for advisors and TTS staff to connect and network.

The full-day event provided advisors with up-to-date information from UCF’s academic colleges and programs. Mark Allen Poisel, assistant vice president SDES, opened the workshop by welcoming everyone and sharing what’s new in Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES). Jennifer Wright, Student Academic Resource Center-SDES; Inez ford, Student Financial Assistance; and Annie Richardson, Undergraduate Admissions also shared information. Our participants were also treated to an update from REL Larkin, director of Admissions, on the first two classes of our new Medical School.

Tabling allowed UCF departments and clubs to showcase their information during the entirety of the workshop. Participants had opportunities to pick up pamphlets and information sheets, and discuss the services offered at UCF.

This workshop also featured breakout sessions with the UCF Colleges including: Hospitality Management, Engineering and Computer Science, Arts and Humanities, Nursing, Health and Public Affairs, Business Administration, and Education, as well as Regional Campuses and Interdisciplinary Studies. Presenters provided information and materials on their programs, with a question-and-answer ending each session which additionally provided networking opportunities.

TTS Director Charlene Stinard, describes the workshop as, “A true collaborative effort that involves many departments and people at UCF. The annual Community College Counselor Workshop is a highly anticipated event that encourages partnerships promoting transfer student success.”

Transfer and Transition Services is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.