Choose someone you think is successful. We're certain if you ask, they can point to someone who coached or mentored them.
Lorraine Girandola, Health Sciences' student success coach, has dedicated over 13 years to the community college system and 20 years to the health care field. She understands the hard work required to become a health care professional and can provide:
Even star students need help now and then. Our coach provides that by meeting with more than 100 students each term. She serves the following Health Sciences programs:
Assistant Professor Lorraine Girandola embraces the concept that out-of-classroom experience is essential to the growth of every student. She passionately believes that everything we do is educational and strives to encourage, validate and sometimes challenge her students. Girandola is able to put visiting students at ease and they leave their meeting knowing she cares about and values them.
Prior to AACC, Girandola was the director of nursing in a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility, manager, assistant administrator and consultant. She earned a Master of Arts in Health Services Administration, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, all from St. Joseph’s College, and a Registered Nursing Degree from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing.