Special Populations

The Special Populations Coordinator provides counseling and assistance to students, including those listed below to help them stay in college and reach their goals.

Who are Special Population Students?

  • students who are single parents, displaced homemakers (divorced, separated, pregnant, widowed)
  • students who are economically disadvantaged
  • students who have limited English proficiency
  • students who are non-traditional in their programs (ex.: a male student in the nursing program or a female in the welding program)
  • any students who have special needs and would like to be a part of this group

What Assistance is Available?

Consultation and referrals to community and college resources is available. As needed, students are referred to local agencies such as the Gateway House for Battered Women, local food banks and shelters, local Health Departments and Mental Health Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, the Department of Family and Children’s Services, GHAIN, the Salvation Army and many others.

Heroes Lunch ‘n Learn meetings and programs are for special population students and all other students who wish to participate. Students are provided with educational and informative presentations that focus on topics such as the following:

  • Interview Skills
  • Workplace Ethics and Etiquette
  • Customer Service
  • Dress for Success
  • Domestic Violence
  • Tax Tips for Single Parents
  • Test Taking and Study Skills

Heroes meetings and programs are advertised on flat screen TV’s and on flyers posted around the campus. Free lunch is provided by Student Government Association for Heroes meetings.

Who Do I Need to Contact?
Special Populations Coordinator