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Women on the Way: A Holistic Approach to Servicing College Students

Women’s History Month has been fantastic indeed. I had the opportunity to speak and vend at several events hosted by Saint Petersburg College’s (SPC),  Women on the Way  (WOW). In fact, I want to take a moment to share with you just how awesome their support system is. Established in 1981 as a “mission and resource center for women”,  in its 37 years of existence WOW has grown mightly. “The effort was spearheaded by Dr. Vilma Zalupski, the college’s first female Provost (Clearwater Campus); Bobbie Hinson, Career Center Director; and…

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Picking up the Pieces Academically

I truly believe that no one sets out to flunk college.  As with anything, life does not stop because you decide to enroll into school. You can have the best of intentions and yet things happen. For the young person fresh out of high school, it could be the fact that you weren’t used to your new found freedom. You didn’t know how to handle your new social and academic lifestyle.  For the single parent, your support system may have broken down, or you were laid off from your job.…

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Making College Affordable

    College affordability will never be off topic.  Paying for college can be costly, especially if your child is attending an institution out of state. I would like to take this moment to share with you some ways that can make college affordable. Two plus Two: The first two years of college are the same for the most part. During the first two years, you earn 36 general education and 24 elective college credits. It cost less to earn those first 60 credits at a community college.  Some community colleges…

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Encouraging a Child That Does Not Excel In School

  Parenting is no easy feat, especially when you have more than one child. The tasks gets even more demanding when you discover that each child has its own set of strengths and weaknesses. The differences become even more apparent during their years spent in school.  So, how do you approach the situation when one child clearly struggles in school while the other excels? The temptation to compare the siblings’ progress against one another is very real; or to even compare it to one’s own experiences in school.  Often the…

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