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The School of Health Sciences wants you to succeed!

Choose someone you think is successful. We're certain if you ask, they can point to someone who coached or mentored them. 

Our Student Success Coach

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:

  • Strategies to better manage stress and time
  • Referrals for tutoring in math, writing and computer technology
  • Mental health resources and counseling referrals
  • Tricks for staying organized and focused on educational goals

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:

  • Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic
  • Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies/Personal Trainer
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Services
    • Addiction Counseling
    • Veterans Counseling
  • Interprofessional Healthcare
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • Medical Laboratory Assistant
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology

More About Lorraine Girandola

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.


We're here to help.

School of Health Sciences
Student Success Coach
and Mentor

Lorraine Girandola


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