ASC honors Student Support Services students



David Wreford

"Go to class," was the advice Dave Wreford, keynote speaker, offered students gathered for the Adams State College Student Support Services 7th Annual Recognition Banquet on May 5.

As the evening's keynote speaker, Wreford, adjunct instructor of English, encouraged the students to meet with their professors and use support systems in place to help them succeed academically. Having taught a variety of English courses, including through the SSS Summer Scholars Program, Wreford is well-known among Adams State students for his positive energy and sense of humor.

The students and guests were welcomed by Brian Rauscher, director of SSS, and Ken Marquez, dean of Student Affairs.


Pictured, students honored and SSS staff, from left, Robert Randall, Wendy Loch, counselor; Julianna Chaparro, Mike Sallee, Tanya Martin, tutor coordinator; Brian Rauscher, director; Crystal Rodabaugh, David Wreford, adjunct instructor of English; Louisa Cheslock, and Kenneth Waudby.

The mission of Student Support Services is to retain and graduate eligible students from Adams State by offering services essential for college success. SSS offers counseling, tutoring, mentoring, educational and cultural trips, supplemental grant aid and scholarships, computer services, and more to members. Eligible students must be a first-generation college student, or meet financial need requirements, or have a documented disability. SSS is part of the Adams State TRIO program.

Wendy Loch, SSS academic counselor, and Tanya Martin, tutoring program coordinator, recognized students for their participation in the program. Crystal Rodabaugh, freshman, and Peter Freeman, sophomore, received a Rising Star Award for diligently pursuing and maintaining academic success. Louisa Cheslock received the "Spirit of TRIO Student" award; Mike Sallee received the SSS Tutor of the Year Award; and Robert Randall was recognized as the SSS Mentor of the Year.