SSS TRIO Advisor (Skokie Campus) 

at Oakton provides:

  • Academic Advising

  • Transfer Assistance

  • Financial Aid Advisement

  • College Success Strategies 

  • Math Tutoring

  • Financial Guidance/
    Scholarship Search

  • Cultural Activities  and Events 

  • Career Information

  • Personal Support 


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Joe Palencia
, M.Ed.
SSS TRIO Advisor 
Skokie Campus

Office: A135, RHC
Phone: (847)635-1253

I am the Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO Advisor at the Ray Hartstein Campus (RHC) of Oakton Community College. I work with prospective applicants to determine eligibility for services, in addition to providing program participants with: assistance in exploring academic and vocational options, and establishing academic and personal goals while implementing interventions to reduce personal, financial, and academic concerns.

Office Hours:  Fall  2015    
Mondays:              1:00pm- 6:00pm (A135, Skokie)
Tuesdays:             9:00am-5:00pm (Skokie, A135)
Wednesdays:        1:00pm- 6:00pm (A135, Skokie)
Thursdays             9:00am-5:00pm (Skokie, A135)
Fridays                  9:00am - 5:00pm (Skokie, A135)

About Joe

Joe Palencia serves as a TRIO Advisor for the Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO Program at Oakton Community College. He was born and raised in the city of Chicago and works in northern Cook County, Illinois. Joe is a First Generation Student Affairs Educator with experience in Student Retention, Multicultural Affairs, Orientation, Residence Life, and Academic Advising. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Communication and Latina/o Studies and his Master of Education degree from Loyola University Chicago in Higher Education/Student Affairs. His current research interests include academic advising, the experience of first generation college students, and the retention of students of color, particularly Latina/o students.

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