CAS's Jan Thom
Title: Student Development Advocate
I started out at Parkland as a student and was fortunate to be able to return as a staff member in 1988. My job as advocate allows me to not only help students plan their classes, but to also work with them to remove obstacles that get in the way of them being successful. These obstacles can include childcare issues, health (mental and physical) concerns, relationship issues, and the lack of knowledge about how to make their way through the college system. My educational background in nursing and counseling has prepared me to help students with all of these issues and more. Being able to meet lots of different people and make a difference in their lives: you couldn't ask for a better job!