Edison holds guidance counselor conference


PIQUA — Edison Community College recently hosted 23 area high school guidance counselors on the opportunities available at Edison, as well as state initiatives that impact the college and local school districts.

A portion of the event was focused on the new state-supported College Credit Plus (CC+) program, which affords high school students with the opportunity to complete college courses while still attending high school. CC+ replaced the Dual Enrollment and Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program (PSEOP) formerly offered at community colleges statewide.

Enrollment Managers, Stacey Bean and Christina Raterman emceed the event and Vice President of Student Affairs Scott Burnam provided a welcome and introduction. Edison President Dr. Doreen Larson provided her take on CC+.

“I really try to emphasize to parents that it’s not only a cost savings, but it’s also the level of work that is important for students to experience before heading off to a four-year university,” said Dr. Larson. “We provide a safe, accessible environment for students to get their first taste of college.”

Following the introduction of Dr. Larson, those in attendance were invited to get a closer look at the programs offered at Edison. Breakout sessions provided the opportunity to explore several career programs including engineering, fine arts, and nursing. Guidance counselors concluded their visit at Edison with lunch, followed by a tour of campus.