'Pizza with Professors' assists students
Among those participating in the "Pizza with Professors" event on Nov. 15 were (from left) Academic and Career Adviser Ana Mari Woehr Director of Academic Advising Chelsea Brandon and Academic Adviser Eric Bennett. Photo by Juanita Kelly-Hill
By Juanita Kelly-Hill
The “Pizza with Professors” event on Tuesday, Nov. 15 connected over 100 LCC students with academic advisers and the academic programs offered at Lansing Community College.
Director of Academic Advising Chelsea Brandon expressed that “Pizza with Professors” is one of the many events that the academic advising department organizes every year.
“We wanted to continue the tradition of the event as students and staff are returning to campus and provide a casual setting where they can eat and explore the different academic programs,” Brandon said.
Brandon said she believes the event can help students in many different ways.
“It can help students explore the different programs offered at LCC and provide clarity on different career paths,” Brandon explained.
“We also have advising where students can make appointments, do quick audits and schedule next-semester classes.”
Brandon said she would like to see the students and academic programs become more open to communicating with each other and provide an environment where they can share ideas.
Brandon said she is also planning to host another “Pizza with Professors” next semester, with hopes of bringing one session to LCC’s west campus.
LCC student Fola Shaday is currently a sociology major who attended the Nov. 15 “Pizza with Professors” event.
“I was unsure of what I wanted to do next as a major,” Shaday shared. “I saw that they were going to discuss the MTA transfer program, so I wanted to get more information regarding the MTA.”
Shaday shared that she plans to transfer to a four-year university, and said the event helped her with planning her next steps.
“It has helped me with knowing what courses I need to take and showing me the different academic programs that I may be interested in,” Shaday said.
Shaday also expressed that she would like to see more academic-related events on campus.