by Deborah Haley
For VCSU students who would like some extra help for their classes, Monica Moore, Learning Center coordinator and retention specialist, is the one to contact.
Monica works at keeping the Learning Center running smoothly. She sets schedules, helps students find a tutor, teaches a study-skills class, and works alongside the student tutors.
“They didn’t offer programs like this when I went to school,” says Monica. “I love the way it works, giving the students the support they need.” Any student who wants extra help can contact Monica and meet with tutors available in specific subject areas.
Monica began her education nearby at Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D., where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She went on to earn a master’s degree in counseling psychology from National University in Sacramento, Calif. She then moved back to Jamestown and obtained a Ph.D. in industrial/organization psychology through Capella University’s online program.
Before coming to VCSU, Monica worked in Jamestown as a human relations counselor. After touring and interviewing at VCSU, she knew this was where she wanted to work. “It felt so comfortable,” she says. Monica began her job at VCSU in July 2016.
When she’s not working in the Learning Center, Monica enjoys reading and working on her family’s hobby farm, where she lives with her husband and youngest son raising cattle and guinea pigs.
Whether she is helping a student format a paper or filling out paperwork, Monica is always available to help and has her door open for students.