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Join Us for Student Success Day

Student Success Day eventJoin us Wednesday, September 14 for Student Success Day!

This is a fun day to learn skills for classroom success, plan for graduation or transfer and prepare for an exciting career! Continue reading below for more information about Student Success Day, the keynote speaker, and to view the full schedule.

About Student Success Day

Student Success Day is held twice a year, typically once in September and once in February. This fall, Student Success Day takes place Wednesday, September 14, 2016. On Student Success Day, faculty and staff offer presentations, workshops and activities to help students be successful in school, prepare for graduation or transfer and achieve their career goals. There are no classes on Student Success Day and parking is free! In addition, there will be a $7 box lunch available in the cafeteria provided by Tiffin Man.

When you arrive to campus on Student Success Day, check in at the welcome tables in the T Skyway. You will receive a printed schedule with room locations and answers to other questions you might have about the day.

The day is organized in a conference format and will give you a chance to interact informally with our staff and faculty around a variety of important topics including:

  • Classroom Success
  • Career Planning
  • Financial Fitness
  • Graduation and Transfer Planning
  • Leadership and Student Life
  • Technology to Know
  • Health and Wellness
  • Student Support

Student Success Day sessions last 50 minutes and take place between 9 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. View and download the complete Student Success Day schedule (PDF)

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Jermaine Davis
T Building Plaza and Cafeteria
12-1:30 p.m.

Who is Jermaine M. Davis?

Keynote speaker Jermaine DavisJermaine M. Davis is the son of Carolyn “Charmaine” Davis, single mother of four children. He grew up on the west side of Chicago in the Henry Horner’s housing projects. After the unfortunate loss of six family members to violent deaths, Jermaine began studying motivational principles and success strategies and enrolled at Elmhurst College to change the direction of his life.

Jermaine completed college, earning a BA in Speech Communication and continued his education to complete a MA in Speech Communication and a second Masters in Education. He began his career in corporate America as a snack food sales rep. After holding several corporate positions, he decided to honor his vocation and follow his passion of teaching individuals to communicate appropriately, competently and effectively: Jermaine became a college professor of Communication Studies.

Jermaine has been actively teaching college adults for more than 15 years, during which he received the prestigious student-nominated College Instructor of the Year Award. He has authored and co-authored 10 books in the areas of academic success, diversity, motivation, inspiration, leadership, and women’s leadership. Jermaine is CEO, founder and co-founder of two companies: Seminars & Workshops, Inc. and The Stand Out Leadership Company. He is currently a professor of Communication Studies at Century College and is a Doctoral Candidate studying and researching in the area of Organizational Leadership. Jermaine is also a documentary film maker and is currently working on the release of his debut documentary Breaking the Cycle.

Biography provided by Jermaine Davis

We look forward to seeing you on September 14!