Raider Connect Services

Raider Connect Services

The mission of the Raider Connect Services is to assist students in staying engaged and connected with their educational growth and career development through active participation in a one-one coaching relationship with their assigned Raider Connect Coach (RCC).

A Raider Connect Coach (RCC), “checks” on student progress by monitoring academic success, and “connects” with students through personalized, early intervention that fosters problem solving, skill-building, and access to resources.

The Check & Connect model originated from a partnership of researchers, practitioners, parents, and students led by the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Raider Connect Coach
The RCC role is to be a proactive mentor/coach that can advocate for the student’s personal, educational, and career goals.

  • Provides one-one educational coaching.
  • Supports students in developing career goals.
  • Monitor student progress, attendance, and academic outcomes.
  • Provides early intervention practices to ensure student success.
  • Provides follow-up as needed.
  • Connects students to outreach services, study groups, tutoring services, and community resources as needed.
  • Provides developmental coaching versus simply academic advising/course scheduling.

Roles and Responsibilities of Student
The participation of the student in the coaching process is key to the success of the programming.  Students are responsible for their personal and career choices, therefore as part of the RCC programming students are expected to:

  • Provide clear information on personal interests, values, abilities, and goals for personal, educational, and future career.
  • Maintain communication with your Raider Connect Coach by keeping appointments and following-up as needed.
  • Come prepared for coaching appointments with needed documentation.
  • Take responsibility for updating the college system and institution of any changes in academic planning to meet graduation requirements.

Raider Connect Coaches are available to serve all CLC students.  Please apply today!

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Call us to make an appointment: Toll-Free: (800) 933-0346 Local: (218) 855-8000  TTY: (218) 855-8224

Our Team

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Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIO Student Support Services 218-855-8014 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 3
Mallori Sheik Director of Accessibility Services Accessibility 218-855-8175 4
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor Faculty Mathematics Supportive Services 218-855-8339 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIO Student Support Services 218-855-8228 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Faculty Psychology 2188-855-8328 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 13
David Gray instructor HistoryTransferPathway - History 218-855-8276 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 16
Jim Kocherer Instructor FarmBusinessManagement 763-218-7030 17
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 18
Teresa Schmitz Assistant Director of HR Human Resources 218-855-8050 19
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessInstructor - BusinessTransfer 218-855-8089 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 25
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