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Join us for Student Success Day, Tuesday, Jan. 30

About Student Success Day

Student Success Day is a day to get connected to campus resources and engage with your fellow students, faculty and staff. On Student Success day, faculty and staff offer presentations, workshops and activities to help you be successful in school, prepare for graduation or transfer and achieve your career goals.

This Spring term, Student Success Day takes place Tuesday, January 30, 2018.  There are no classes on Student Success Day and parking is free! In addition, there will be a $3 deal for any slice of pizza & a fountain soda/ice mountain bottle water in the cafeteria provided by Tiffin Man.

Here is What You Do

When you arrive to campus on Student Success Day, check in at the welcome tables in the T Skyway. There are people there who can answer your questions and hand you printed schedules with room locations.

How the Day is Organized

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

Sessions are organized by morning and afternoon sessions.

Morning sessions are devoted to your school and major. 

Afternoon sessions are devoted to a keynote speaker, resource fair and non-academic support sessions.

Program Schedule is available for download here.

Keynote Speaker

Featured Speaker Tou Ger Bennet Xiong at MCTC Success Day

Photo credit: Tou Ger Bennett Xiong

Keynote Speaker: Tou Ger Bennett Xiong
Location: T Building Plaza and Cafeteria
Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Tou Ger Bennett Xiong is a motivational speaker, comedian, hip hop artist, and activist. Tou was born in Laos in 1973. His family arrived in America as refugees in 1979. He grew up in St. Paul and graduated Valedictorian in 1992.

He has:

  • Received a political science degree from Carleton College in 1996.
  • Presented to over 1600 audiences in 45 states in the past 20 years.
  • Made a movie for television and was a finalist on America’s Got Talent.
  • Shared the stage with Angelina Jolie and performed with comedians DL Hughley and Katt Williams.
  • Been the recipient of the Governor’s MLK Award for social justice, the UNCA Alumni Hall of Fame Award, and the Pride of St. Paul Award.
  • Been quoted as "one of the most influential Hmong in America today".

His performance will take you on a journey from the jungles of Laos, to the refugee camps of Thailand, to the housing projects on St. Paul and ultimately to the America’s Got Talent Stage.

We look forward to seeing you on January 30, 2018!

Biography provided by Tou Ger Bennett Xiong.