Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has hired Megan Olson (immediate left) and Susan Roering as part-time TRiO/Upward Bound Student Support Services advisers. Both began working at the comprehensive community and technical college on Nov. 24. These academic advisers work in cooperation with administrators, counselors, faculty, staff, tutors, and mentors on behalf of low-income, first-generation, and disabled students. They provide career advising and financial aid information, assist in social, cultural, and educational enrichment activities, and provide academic support. Megan, from St. Cloud, was a communication major at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where she earned her BA degree last December. She minored in psychology. Since last August, she was a temporary TRiO academic adviser. Susan, of Baxter, graduated with a BS degree from Bemidji State University in August, majoring in business administration, with a management emphasis. She earned her AA degree with honors from CLC in May 2008. She had been an Upward Bound adviser at CLC since August and was a tutor/mentor in that program since 2008.