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Outreach Team

Reaching Out to Help You Move UP!

Top Tips for New & Prospective Students

  1. Be tenacious in asking questions
  2. Fill out forms completely and early
  3. Be open minded
  4. Read each class syllabus
  5. Trust the educational process
  6. Make an effective time-management plan
  7. Use your support network... we're behind you 100%!

If you're a new or prospective student at TCC, you probably have a lot of questions. The TCC Outreach & Recruitment team is here for YOU! Tell us about your educational and professional goals and where you want to go ... we'll help you figure out the best way to get there.

How can we help you?

  • Guide you through the application and enrollment process
  • Answer your questions about programs offered at TCC
  • Represent and assist you at campus events and activities

Want to learn more about TCC and your programs of interest? Then sign up here to receive updates on deadlines and information tailored to your interests. InsideTCC also serves as your very own personal portal to help give you an “inside look” into life on campus.

Contact an Outreach representative today, and start planning the steps to your future! Email or call 253.566.6042.

Keep reading for more tips from each of our team members!

Meet the Team!


Outreach & Recruitment SpecShirley Siloi

Outreach & Recruitment Specialist

Education:
A.A.S. (Tacoma Community College);
B.A. (University of Washington-Tacoma)

Why I work at TCC:

I work at TCC because I enjoy speaking with students about college options, programs, financial aid, and everything in between. Let’s have a conversation about what you want to do, and how we can get you there. I was a first-generation and low-income college graduate myself, so I know of the barriers that can prevent students from pursuing higher education. I want to remove as many barriers as I possibly can. Also, as a TCC alumna, I greatly appreciate all of the resources that TCC offers our students and our community as a whole. We are mindful that student success includes everything from their mental well-being to obtaining quality childcare.

One of my favorite things to do: 

I love exploring new places and meeting new people. Growing up as a military brat, I grew accustomed to living in a new place every couple of years. This constant change of environment taught me to be self-reliant in school (ALWAYS being the “new kid” wasn’t very fun, but I adapted), fostered my natural curiosity for things and allowed me to expand my thinking. I developed an appreciation for diversity at a very young age, and have grown to share that appreciation with others.

Tips for Prospective Students:

  • Be proactive and engaged in your education. College is all about learning more about yourself and gaining the skills and knowledge you need to be successful.
  • Deadlines! Deadlines! Deadlines! It is very important to be aware of the different deadlines on campus. Be sure to get an academic calendar for the year. You can find it in a couple of places: your student portal, the TCC website, Enrollment Services or Counseling and Advising.
  • Build relationships on campus. Try to have at least one friend in each of your classes. You will be a great resource for each other. Also, utilize your instructors’ office hours. They have them for a reason!
  • Get involved. Expanding your horizons outside of the classroom creates an enriching college experience.

Hailey work photoHailey Lunsford

Office Assistant

Education:
A.A.S. in Human Services (Tacoma Community College);

Why I work at TCC:

I began my journey with TCC in 2011 with Fresh Start and went on to complete my high school diploma through the High School 21+ program. Upon completing my diploma, I was still unsure about what I wanted to study. I participated in the Career Pathway Training program to assist in my career exploration and develop my writing skills. I found that my passion in life is helping people. This led me to pursuing a degree in Human Services. I was lucky enough to be a work-study for the Workforce Education department. I was able to help other students who, like myself, receive grants to pay for school. Through the years I developed a deep bond and love for TCC and often times refer to it as my home. The instructors and staff truly care about the needs of their students and breaking down barriers that stand in the way of the student’s success. I wanted to be a part of that and assist students in their academic achievements in the same way I experienced it as a student at TCC.

One of my favorite things to do: 

Being a part of the Outreach team I have grown to really enjoy doing recruitment work with our community partners. I appreciate opportunities to work with different populations in different settings and assist prospective students with the information they would need to get started at TCC.

Tips for Prospective Students:.

  • Do not be afraid to ask for help. Whether that is in the classroom or your personal life. “For no one can fill those of your needs that you won't let show.” –Bill Whithers
  • Do not give up. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.” –Pele

Kasey work picKasey Williams

Outreach Assistant

Education:

A.A.S (Tacoma Community College)
B.A. University of Washington- Tacoma

Why I work at TCC:

I work at TCC because I have a passion for helping students! TCC is such a great environment, and being a former student from here I wanted to give back to the institution that helped me start my college journey. I have lived in Tacoma all my life and I am excited to help others from this area and surrounding areas find their passions and meet their educational goals! I believe higher education is important and should be easily accessible for all! Which is why I love my position here as the Outreach Assistant to help students take their firsts steps!

One of my favorite things to do:

I love photography! Photography is something that I am just now starting with, I recently bought myself a new camera and I love going out into either the city or to more natural settings like trails or beaches and taking pictures of the beauty around me. I also have a love for fashion and paying attention to the new trends, so shopping is defiantly a hobby of mine. Also I love watching movies and spending time with friends and family.

Tips for prospective Students:

  • Time Management: It’s easy for important deadlines or due dates to just pass on by without noticing, or for homework to pile up. That’s why managing and planning out your time is important.
  • Set Goals: take time to make a list of both short term and long term goals for the school year. Once you have your goals, make a note on how you plan on accomplishing them.
  • Reward yourself: When you work hard on a homework assignment or get a good grade on a test, or accomplish one of your goals, it’s important to reward yourself for your hard work.
  • Get involved: There are a ton of things to do at TCC! Explore and find a club that fits you, and make sure to utilize all the services that we offer.

Questions?

Contact us: Outreach & Recruitment, 253.566.6042 or outreachservices@tacomacc.edu. We'll walk you through the process of becoming a student at TCC!

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