The Library Learning Commons has a new face in the building! In October, Transitional Studies hired Marina McCreary to serve as part-time support. Marina was attracted to this position because at the time, she was still a student at CSC, so the flexible schedule fit perfectly around her course work, and…she had an office in the Library (where she spent most of her time)!
Marina is originally from Washington State, but her family moved to Nebraskawhen she was in Junior High. After she graduated from Morrill High School, she attended Western Nebraska Community College where she landed a spot in the Western Nebraska Community College Varsity Vocalise, an “audition only” show choir. Marina graduated from WNCC with an Associate’s Degree in Vocal Performance and continued her vocal performance education at Nebraska Wesleyan University. After realizing she did not want to pursue a career in music, she discovered Chadron State College offered a Range Management Program, which brought her to CSC!
One of Marina’s favorite aspects of her job is helping students feel welcome and making sure that each student within the program is getting the support that they need to be successful in their courses, as well as in life. She also enjoys being in the library, working with the wonderful people in the library, particularly her boss, Caitlin Rovner.
According to Marina, The Transitional Studies Program offers advising, schedule building, ensuring that their classes line up with their personal interest, and making sure the students are aware of the resources available to them (e.g., tutoring, financial aid, counseling, etc.).
The Transitional Studies Program is located on the main level of the Library in Room 207. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. If you are in the library, stop by and welcome Marina!