ACT 101

Benefits of Act 101

  • Orientation session to familiarize students with the program
  • Students receive personalized attention from the ACT 101 Academic Counselor
  • Peer Mentors are available to advise and assist student with acclimation to life on campus and meeting the challenges of college academics
  • Students have dedicated computers in the tutoring lab for ACT 101 use only
  • Students are provided with supplemental computer classes to increase their proficiency
  • Students participate in community service programs. Past service project examples include a canned food drive for St. Francis Inn, Philadelphia and an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of the GESU School of Philadelphia
  • Students who are active in the program and demonstrate leadership skills could have the opportunity to become Peer Mentors and receive a stipend each semester
  • Social events are held throughout the year (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine‚Äôs Day, etc.)
  • End of year cultural trip to explore the city of Philadelphia! All fees, transportation and meals are included! In the past, we have visited The Constitution Center and The Academy of Natural Sciences.

ACT 101 Director: Joan Wilder, '02

Ms. Wilder is currently the Assistant Academic Dean/Director of Student Academic Support at Rosemont College. Ms. Wilder has served the College for more than 13 years, and previously held the position of Director of Advising and Retention in the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies.

ACT 101 Academic Counselor: Sister Carol Ann Knight, SHCJ

Sister Carol Ann has worked at Rosemont College in Academic Support since 2011. She has more than 30 years' experience in Educational Administration and has her Master's in Administration from Northwestern University.

ACT 101 Administrative Assistant: Kendyl Oliver

Kendyl Oliver has had administrative experience working for Literacy Council of Norristown. Miss Oliver is currently completing her MBA at Rosemont College.

ACT 101 Computer Instructor: Travis Marshall

Travis Marshall has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and currently serves as the coordinator of testing and tutorials.

ACT 101 Professional Tutor: Katherine Baker

Ms. Baker is a professional writer and adjunct professor at Rosemont College.

Peer Mentors

Peer mentors are an integral part of the ACT 101 program. They are individuals from the student body who meet regularly with the ACT 101 members in small groups and also one-on-one to discuss class progress and also to guide them through their first few semesters here at Rosemont College to help them become oriented to the Rosemont community. They are students who are very familiar with the campus and the staff members who work in the Student Academic Support Center as well as other departments on campus. Peer mentoring is a strong and positive component of the entire ACT 101 program.

Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Peer Mentors

  1. Nefertari Austin
  2. Rasheeda McClean
  3. Aquila Waller
  4. Aneesah Williams

Where Are We?

The Student Academic Support Center is located on the first floor of the McShain/Brown Science Building, Room 115.

Individual offices:

  • Masai Shakong:  Room 103, Floor 1
  • Troy Chiddick: Room 104, Floor 1
  • Aubrey Frazier: Room 106, Floor 1