Great Lakes Christian College Welcomes New Director of Student Success and TESOL Professor

Great Lakes Christian College, a Christian academic community whose mission is to educate men and women to make a difference in the world around them, as well as for careers related to the church or other institutions in the public sector, is thrilled to announce the recent hire of Brandy Shooks, who will be stepping in as the new Director of Student Success and the Adjunct Professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

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Brandy Shooks - New Director of Student Success and Adjunct Professor of TESOL at GLCC

Brandy Shooks, the new Director of Student Success and Adjunct Professor of TESOL at GLCC.

Shooks says that she has 'seen huge growth in literacy with students using innovative new reading and writing strategies,' and is looking forward to implementing those tactics with her students at GLCC.

Lansing, MI (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

In an effort to further improve the academic assistance offered to students, Great Lakes Christian College (GLCC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Brandy Shooks as Director of Student Success and Adjunct Professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Shooks is joining Great Lakes after seven years of teaching English and theatre to middle and high school students in the surrounding areas of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brandy recently earned her M.A. in Liberal Studies with a major in American Culture (July 2014) and is working toward completion of an M.A. in TESOL, which she plans to finish by December. She has previously earned her B.A. in Business Administration from Rochester College in 2001 and her B.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Michigan in 2009.

Shooks says that she has “seen huge growth in literacy with students using innovative new reading and writing strategies,” and is looking forward to implementing those tactics with her students at GLCC. She will be able to apply the specialized expertise she’s acquired from her academic and professional background in both of the roles she is set to fulfil at the College, effective immediately.

The Student Success Office at Great Lakes Christian College is committed to helping students reach their full potential- both as students and as individuals, by offering them access to the best resources for academic assistance, such as tutoring and study aid. The office is available to help all students, including those with learning challenges and any student that wishes to receive extra help in order to achieve academic success.

The TESOL Minor at Great Lakes provides a certified, high-quality, and innovative program that enables individuals to become highly competent instructors of English to speakers of foreign languages. The program focuses on gaining skills to teach English in a way that demonstrates the school’s core values of servant leadership.

The TESOL Minor and certification program will prepare our students to teach English as a second language in a variety of contexts and in association with a number of ministries, including urban and refugee services, displaced people groups, exchange students, and international campus ministries. It may also provide an opportunity for students to enter restricted nations, as teaching English has been a gateway for completing mission work for many years now. In fact, GLCC has already had students serving in this capacity at international locations, including Korea.

For more information about GLCC, or its recent hire of Brandy Shooks, please contact Lloyd Scharer, Vice President of Enrolment Management, or visit http://www.glcc.edu/.

About Great Lakes Christian College:
Great Lakes Christian College originated in 1949 as Great Lakes Bible College in Rock Lake, Michigan. After several developments along the way, in 1970 the College purchased the 40 acres in Lansing that it currently resides and in 1992 the name was changed to Great Lakes Christian College. As a Christian academic community, GLCC's mission is to educate men and women to make a difference in the world around them as well as for careers related to the church or other institutions in the public sector. In all instances, preparing students to be servant-leaders is central to the College's founding character, history, curriculum, and campus ethos. It was accredited as a member of the North American Central Association in 2002 by The Higher Learning Commission, and reaffirmed in 2007. It has received additional accreditation by the Association of Biblical Higher Education, which also was renewed in 2007.


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