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Workshop_Student_01College Chats are smaller group sessions with experienced advisors from our state and community colleges. Get first-hand info from the schools that interest you on topics like: 

  • Career Exploration

  • Financial Aid

  • Scholarships

  • Applications

  • Admissions

  • Class Choice

All College Chats are held in the College Connect offices at the Tempe Public Library. Registration is encouraged. 

Click here to view the calendar then choose your session to register.  

Questions? Call 480-858-7890. 

Meet the College Partners

 

Alfred @Mesa Community College 

As a Student Services Specialist with Mesa Community College, Alfred Chavez has an extensive background in educational access and attainment. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from Northern Arizona University in Criminology and Ethnic Studies, he has combined his two areas of study with real life experiences to advocate for equitable access to education. His experience ranges from community organizing, legislative research to program development. Contact Alfred at alfred.chavez@mesacc.edu.

 

Liliana @South Mountain Community College

After graduating from South Mountain Community in 2016, Liliana Aguilar has been with South Mountain as a Student Services Specialist and has worked with individuals of all ages to successfully complete their first steps into college. Liliana enjoys being able to help the community through South Mountain Community College by having the opportunity to help students succeed and take advantage of college resources.  Contact Lily at liliana.aguilar@southmountaincc.edu.

Desirai @Arizona State University

As a Freshman Admission Specialist with ASU, Desirai Browning’s role is to help students feel supported throughout their college decision process and to make sure that students are knowledgeable about their options after high school. Desirai’s passion for helping people encouraged her to pursue a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy which she received from Arizona State University.  Having grown up in Arizona, Desirai likes to spend her time exploring new places, spending time with her dog, and finding new places to eat. Contact Desirai at desirai.browning@asu.edu.

 

Kathleen @Northern Arizona University

Kathleen Niemann is an Admissions Officer, Sr at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Kathleen earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from NAU and her passion for higher education has led her to pursue a career in helping future Lumberjacks navigate the admissions process. She strives to inspire students to pursue their higher education goals! Contact Kathleen at kathleen.niemann@nau.edu.

 

Kyle @University of Arizona

Kyle T Fisher bleeds red and blue. With a passion for American Sing Language, he graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 with a degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation. Throughout his college career, he was involved in student government, residence life, social clubs and office of admissions. He had such an incredible experience at the UA that he wanted to spread the love so others could have the same experience he did. He ultimately joined Arizona Ambassadors, a group of over 130 students who volunteered their time to show prospective students around campus. He loved telling students and families about how wonderful the UA is and he ultimately decided to do it as a full-time profession. He is pursuing his Master’s in Educational Leadership-Higher Ed/Community College through Northern Arizona University and plans to continue working in higher education in the long-term. Contact Kyle at fishk94@email.arizona.edu.