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HCC Welcomes Christina Thompson, Director of the College Success Program

HCC Welcomes Christina Thompson, Director of the College Success Program

Christina Thompson comes to Holy Cross College after a distinguished academic career at Eastern Illinois University where she earned a MS in College Student Affairs. Ms. Thompson will serve as an academic advisor for first and second-year students. She will also be leading the Holy Cross College Success Program (CSP), a unique one-year academic support program that has been developed to assist students in the transition from the high school educational experience to the academic demands of collegiate study. CSP provides one-on-one attention for students who participate. It can be particularly effective for the student whose academic record suggests that additional academic preparation and support will enhance the chances of a successful and rewarding college experience.

"Throughout my undergraduate and graduate career, I have been interested in educational counseling and helping fellow students succeed," said Ms. Thompson. "Even as an undergraduate, I worked as a tutor, mentor, and counselor for students who needed extra help in math, English, statistics or psychology. I find that most students have the ability to succeed, but depending on social or family background they may have failed to learn the independent time management and study skills required in a college environment," she continued.

"Christy's academic preparation is ideally suited for her new role at the College," said Brian Howard the Director of Academic and Student Development. "Our mission at Holy Cross is not just to take great students and keep them challenged, but also to find those students who have the potential to be great and draw it out of them. Christy is very enthusiastic about helping young people. She has a proven track record and we are very pleased that she has chosen to continue that work at Holy Cross."