Learning community created to support student success at Paul D. Camp Community College

Spanish Basics 1Practical Nursing student Cynthia Thibeault looks over a Spanish word search exercise during the Spanish Basics Learning Community. Not pictured are Ellis “Trey” Cofield of Student Activities and administrative faculty members Dr. Alan Harris and Dr. Hyler Scott.
Dr. Sandra Walker is leading a Spanish Basics Learning Community this summer on the Hobbs Suffolk and the Franklin campuses. The idea behind the “community” is that faculty, staff and students participate and learn in the sessions together.
“Research indicates that learning communities of this type allow for the development of positive relationships,” said Walker. “The student experience improves and therefore, retention moves in a more positive direction as well.”
The class sessions focus on exploring the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries, with a refresher on the Spanish language. Walker is a College Success Coach on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus for Students Transitioning through Education Programs Successfully (STEPS), one of the Chancellor’s College Success Coach Initiatives.
For more information, contact Dr. Walker at swalker@pdc.edu or 757-925-6326.

Spanish Basics 2Practical Nursing student Tarice Thomas and nursing faculty member Rudean Harrell study some Spanish words during class on the Hobbs Suffolk Campus.