Continue Your Journey

Connect with your uniquely creative community through experiential programs designed to introduce you to lifelong friends, critical perspectives, and essential resources. We partner with you on your journey towards graduation to craft a college experience that features seamless transitions from year to year.

POPULATIONS WE PARTNER WITH AND PROGRAM FOR:
  • First-Year Students

  • Transfer Students

  • First-Generation Students (students who are among the first in their family to attend a four-year, residential college in the United States)

  • Sophomore Students

  • Veteran Students

  • Commuter Students

  • Families of Current Students

Contact Us

EMAIL: nstp@ithaca.edu

PHONE: 607.274.1908

Jenelle Whalon, Administrative Professional, jwhalon@ithaca.edu

Jacqueline Winslow, Director, jkwinslow@ithaca.edu

Kevin Perry, Associate Director, kperry1@ithaca.edu

Lia Muñoz, Assistant Director, lmunoz1@ithaca.edu

Our Story: Part 1

In June 2018, Rosanna Ferro created our office with a call to partner with and support First-Year Students, Transfer Students, First-Generation Students, Sophomore Students, Veteran Students, and Families. We decided to provide programmatic leadership for two populations each with Jacqueline Winslow focusing on Veteran Students and Family Engagement, Kevin Perry focusing on First-Year and Transfer Students, Lia Muñoz focusing on First-Generation and Sophomore Students, and Jenelle Whalon providing amazing support for all our endeavors! This fall we launched a brand new pre-orientation program for first-generation students called "First Look," hosted an incredible social for the national First Generation Celebration Day, reimagined our Sophomore Soar program in the style of spark talks and more! We are also currently envisioning and planning for a move from our Summer Orientation program to a Fall Orientation. When we weren't hosting student-facing programs or planning new initiatives, our team embarked on Dolce Delight office retreats to brainstorm and refine our mission.

Our Story: Part 2

We've set a mission (see below)! We are now working on getting this mission up on our wall - stop by our office at 325 Egbert to see our progress, for assistance, or just to chat.

In other important and exciting news, we wrapped up the spring semester by celebrating our graduating first-generation seniors at our inaugural First-Gen Senior Celebration and shared news about our First-Generation Center. This summer we are turning our attention to planning for next year: We welcomed our Orientation Leadership Team to campus in late May (a dedicated group of professionals working to make IC's Fall Orientation welcoming, inclusive, and extraordinary for our incoming Class of 2023). We are preparing for our second year of FIRST Look - a pre-orientation program for first-generation students. And, we are partnering with Residential Life to launch IC's Residential Learning Community (RLC) for first-gen students, FIRST Place, for Fall 2019.

Our Mission:

We actively partner with students, families, and campus colleagues to promote contagious excitement for our college. As we strive for every student to feel a sense of belonging within our community, we warmly welcome and comprehensively educate our new and returning students on critical skills, ideas, partnerships, and resources needed to successfully navigate transition into and through college.