OCTC's Hodskins Named Director of TRiO Student Support Services
OWENSBORO, KY (09/08/2017) OWENSBORO, KY (9/08/2017) Becky Hodskins was named Director of Owensboro Community & Technical College's (OCTC) TRiO Student Support Services in August 2017. She began her career at OCTC in September of 1993 in the Financial Aid Office, and took a position in the Business Office in 1998.
Hodskins is an OCTC alumnus that earned an Associate in Applied Science in Office Administration degree in 1992, and an Associate in Arts degree in 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 2013, and a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville in 2017.
She is a member of the National Association of Social Work, the Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, and a licensed social worker.
TRiO is a program for first-generation, low-income, and disabled students. The program provides academic advising, tutoring support, career advising, cultural enrichment activities, and assistance in applying or Financial Aid for students in need. "The goal of our program is to assist in reducing barriers which may hinder students from successfully completing classes, graduating, and/or transferring to a 4-year institution," said Hodskins. As a first-generation student, Hodskins understands the importance of being able to provide resources to help students be successful.
The TRiO program is federally funded and can serve up to 144 students. Hodskins and other TRiO representatives are currently working to recruit 30 students to fill the vacancies left by graduates from the spring and summer 17 semesters.
For more information on TRiO Student Support Services and the resources they provide, please contact Becky Hodskins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 270.686.4613.
Owensboro Community and Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.
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