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August 2021 Newsletter
Letter from our Director
Rachelle Saldate
The fall semester is upon us. If you are thinking about taking college classes this fall, there is still time to register. There are many open classes at our affiliated colleges, as well as late-start classes that begin in September and October. 
The 2022-2023 financial aid application (FAFSA) will open on October 1, 2021. Schools often distribute student aid funds on a first-come, first-serve basis in order of when students complete the financial aid applications. Because of this, we encourage everyone to fill out the application early. Amador College Connect partners with the Mother Lode Educational Opportunity Center to provide individual assistance with the financial aid application. Call the center to schedule an appointment.
We would like to welcome our new staff member Karen Warburton to Amador College Connect. Karen will be taking over for Nickie Crofts as the new program assistance/transition specialist. We will miss Nickie and wish her all the best in her adventures at graduate school in Scotland.

In other news, the center will now be open an additional five hours a week to provide support services to our students. Our partnership with the Jackson Rancheria to offer their employees scholarships has resumed and we are excited to assist with this.

We remain dedicated to both student and staff safety by continuing the implementation of Covid-19 protocols including limiting traffic at the center through the use of staggered appointments, and requiring the use of facial coverings. 
Congratulations to our Honor Roll Students
The following students, enrolled at Coastline College through Amador College Connect, have achieved Honor Roll for the Spring Semester 2021. Congratulations to each student for their hard work and success!
Each of these students completed 6 or more units and earned a 3.0 or above GPA. Those with an “*” achieved a 4.0 GPA.
Each of these students completed 12 or more units and earned a 3.0 or above GPA. Those with an “*” achieved a 4.0 GPA. 
It's Not Too Late!
There are still plenty of fall classes still available. Many colleges also offer late-start classes with start dates in September and October. If you are interested or would like to learn more, we encourage you to give us a call!
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An Exciting New Chapter
After a year and a half as our Program Assistant/Transition Specialist, Amador College Connect is sad to say goodbye to Nickie Crofts -- but for all good reasons. Nickie will be moving to Scotland to begin a Masters in Counseling program at the University of Edinburgh in September.
Wishing you the best, Nickie!

As we say a bittersweet farewell to Nickie, we are excited to welcome to the team Karen Warburton, who will be taking over as Program Assistant/Transition Specialist beginning August 23rd. Karen has worked in public education for about 20 years as a teacher, support staff, and administrator. She recently moved to Sutter Creek from El Dorado County, and enjoys spending time with her rescue dogs and two horses. Welcome, Karen!
Student Feature:
Bailey DeWitt
Amador College Connect is proud to congratulate Bailey DeWitt on completing not one, but two Associate's Degrees! As of Spring 2021, Bailey has completed an A.A. in Human Services and an A.A. in Sociology at Coastline College. Bailey's college education began when she noticed the Amador College Connect learning center from across the parking lot when ACC was located in Jackson. She applied for the Human Services Scholarship, was accepted, and has been unstoppable ever since. A consistent Honor Roll student, Bailey attributes her inspiration and motivation to go to college to her young son. Bailey plans to continue on to achieve a 4-year degree and wants to work as a counselor or probation officer. She wants to work at motivating people to pursue educational opportunities in order to improve their lives. Bailey appreciates her connection to Amador College Connect because she felt supported throughout her entire experience. She was very motivated by the Human Services cohort meetings with other students, and also had the opportunity to work as an intern at the Center, helping to support the public onboarding into online college programs.
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