Reading, PA –December 12, 2019 – Reading Area Community College (RACC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announc
Reading, PA –December 12, 2019 – Reading Area Community College (RACC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the promotion of Jodi Corbett to the newly created position of associate vice president of community and academic partnerships. Ms. Corbett has held several positions at RACC since 2007, most recently serving as director of academic partnerships since 2014.
In her enhanced leadership role, Ms. Corbett will oversee the development and strengthening of educational partnerships, and develop and oversee college and university transfer partnerships. She will also seek and secure grant opportunities for scholarships and innovative academic projects. She will continue to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to build seamless academic pathways from early college programs to bachelor’s degree programs through the college.
"I am delighted to have Jodi in this new role at the college," says RACC President Dr. Susan D. Looney. "Her exceptional record of success in developing and maintaining key educational and community partnerships, combined with her passion for higher education, will continue to increase the value of our efforts as we expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education in Berks County."
Ms. Corbett led National Endowment for the Humanities professional and curricular development programs focused on increasing content knowledge and infusion of Latino history and culture into curriculum. RACC is Pennsylvania’s only Hispanic Serving Institution in higher education. As an administrator, she completed the Presidents’ Leadership Institute (PLI) in 2017, and is currently co-coordinating the 2019-2020 cohort.
She serves as a member of multiple Chapter 339 school counselor advisory councils, Berks Career & Technology Advisory Council, CareerReadyBerks Pathway Alliance leadership team, and the Reading Science Center Board.
Ms. Corbett is an alumna of Reading Area Community College and Kutztown University.
To learn more about community and academic partnership opportunities with RACC, call 610.607.6219.
Reading, PA – Fifteen staff and faculty members of Reading Area Community College are being honored for creati
Reading, PA – Fifteen staff and faculty members of Reading Area Community College are being honored for creating and implementing innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the institution’s ability to serve students and their communities.
“I could not be more proud of the RACC staff and faculty members who have worked so hard to achieve this award. Their dedication to student success and their abilities to motivate and support students in the development of valuable learning experiences continues to inspire me every day,” says RACC President Dr. Susan D. Looney.
Faculty and staff members receiving the award are: Pamela Blakely, Professor, Social Sciences/Human Services; Danelle Bower, Associate Professor, Social Sciences/Human Services; Jodi Corbett, Director of Academic Partnerships and Special Assistant to the President; Robin Eckert, Associate Dean, Social Sciences/Human Services and Foundational Studies; Teri Floyd-Brumm, Associate Professor, Foundational Studies; Michael Gregory, Director of Teaching and Learning; Mary Ellen Heckman, Associate Dean, Library; David Hessen, Director of Marketing and Communications; Nancy Jackson, Associate Professor, Social Sciences/Human Services; Alexis Jardine, Professor, Foundational Studies; Kay Litman, Vice President of Enrollment Management; Maria Mitchell, Dean of Student Affairs; Dolores Peterson, Associate Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services/Controller; Benjamin Rosenberger, Director of Financial Aid/Registrar and Bonnie Spayd, Executive Director of Workforce and Economic Development.
The winning members will be honored at the League for Innovation Conference in March 2020, in Seattle, Washington.
The League’s Innovation of the Year Award was devised as a way to nationally recognize significant innovations at community colleges. These innovations reflect capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. The award honors faculty, staff, and administrators at member colleges who have created and implemented innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the institution’s ability to serve students and the community.
To learn more about the instructional innovation and student success models at RACC, call 610.607.6224.
Reading, PA – Seventeen local mental health agencies attended the 4th Annual Mental Health Fair held in the Zo
Reading, PA – Seventeen local mental health agencies attended the 4th Annual Mental Health Fair held in the Zogas Student Union Building on Wednesday, October 16. The purpose of the event was to reduce the stigma of mental health issues, raise awareness of mental health treatment, and to inform the RACC community of the many local resources available.
Approximately 25 representatives from the agencies brought literature and talked with students, staff, and faculty from 10:00 until 2:00. Students attending were given “passports” to “travel” among the agencies to learn of the services offered. The passports earned door prize tickets for those attending.
Phi Theta Kappa is the Honor Society for two-year colleges. The Mental Health Fair originated with Kristy Whitekettle, RACC alum who previously served as President of Phi Theta Kappa’s local chapter. She also served as an officer in Psi Beta, the Psychology Honor Society, and engaged Psi Beta and RACC’s Student Affairs Department to co-sponsor the event. Although Whitekettle graduated, she is committed to continuing to hold the Mental Health Fair and returns to organize the annual event. A post-fair survey revealed that the agencies attending were positively impressed with the diversity of agencies present and the wealth of knowledge those agency representatives shared with the RACC community.
For more information about Phi Theta Kappa or the Mental Health Fair, contact Chapter President Leann Woolf or Advisors Dr. Danelle Bower and Dr. Donna Singleton.
Dual Enrollment Virtual Information Sessions
Dual Enrollment Virtual Information Sessions
Dual Enrollment courses, taught at the high school during the high school day, are convenient and affordable. Parents have questions about how RACC Dual Enrollment works. How do you sign your student up? When are the registration forms due? How do credits transfer? What’s the difference between AP and Dual Enrollment? How do I pay my bill?
Log on to one of three scheduled Zoom sessions to ask questions about Dual Enrollment. Jodi Corbett, RACC director of academic partnerships, will host this 45 minute Q&A virtual session. Download the Zoom App or call in after you click the link at your computer or mobile phone. You do not need to make a reservation for any of these sessions. The Q&A format will allow you to submit questions which will be answered live.