Isa believes professors have a huge impact on student success, both inside and outside the classroom.
Isa’s book has been sought after by faculty members and deans across the country to use in classrooms and orientation programs; those faculty and staff have become crucial to helping share Isa’s message with more students, especially those who might never think to read a book like hers – those students who are likely to drop out of college if they do not learn the strategies for college success.
While Community College Success wasn’t written as a textbook, its student-centered approach is highly relatable to students and shares with them the strategies that are often missing from traditional college success textbooks – primarily strategies teaching them how to connect with the peers, professors, and professional mentors who are vital to their day-to-day growth and college success.
Students love learning about how to succeed in college from a voice they can relate to, and professors love having someone else to enforce the most important qualities of a successful student, and at a very low cost.
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“Faculty and students were very positive about Isa’s book. It helped the students to realize their anxieties about starting college, and they took to heart the ideas about making connections and developing friendships.
“We are definitely going to continue using Community College Success in the classroom! We started using it for our week-long FYE intensive class, but in our reflection meeting the faculty expressed they wished for more time to discuss the ideas from Community College Success. So we have decided to use the book in our eight-week course!
“Isa and her publishers have been wonderful to work with, and Community College Success is having a positive influence on the success of so many students.” – Becky Ament, Associate Dean of Developmental Education & First Year Experience
Sample of e-mails & letters Isa has received from students about the book:
My name is Ashley and I was given your book as an assignment for one of my classes. Im 22 years old and just starting out as a freshman at a community college, feeling as though I will be one of the older freshman I was really discouraged. After reading your book you have really inspired me and now I am planning on joining clubs when I start to get my feet off the ground. I’m very happy that the professor chose your book. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Ashley
I am nearly finished with your book and I would like to thank you for sharing your experience and advice. A few months ago, I was struggling with how I was going to afford college. Like most of my peers, I had my heart set on going away to a university.
After realizing how much debt I would be in, I made the decision to stay home and attend my local community college. The decision was abrupt. I felt overwhelmed and confused. I knew absolutely nothing about community college!
From your book I’ve learned so much about what to expect in college and how to make meaningful relationships with those around me. Your tips on transferring to a 4-year university and your advice on finding mentors has given me a new perspective on my education as well as my future career. I am now more confident with my decision to attend community college and I am eager to put your advice into action. Thanks again! Sincerely, LaToya