Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Volunteer State adviser aims for students' success with a welcome

The Tennessean reports in this article on the various factors that make back-to-school season a challenge, including knowing English as a second language, or not at all:

"At Volunteer State Community College, adviser and counselor Terry Bubb added one more group of first-time students that may have a tough time adjusting to college."

"'For freshmen that don't speak English, things can be especially intimidating,' said Bubb, who has an English and Spanish welcome on his office voice-mail greeting. 'It's an issue we deal with more each year. We encourage non-English-speaking students to get involved in clubs and groups with English-speaking students and not hang out only with people who speak their language.'"

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