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Success Building Blocks

Office Location
Gavilan College
Student Success Center PB11
5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone: (408) 852-2866

Semester Hours
Monday8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

Student Success Center
Our Team

Katie Bennett
Katie Bennett

Early Alert Counselor / Coordinator
Phone: (408) 852-2855
E-mail: kbennett@gavilan.edu

Hello! My name is Katie and I joined Gavilan and the Student Success Center in Spring 2013. As the Early Alert Counselor and Coordinator, I assist students through one-on-one counseling appointments and work together with students, instructors, and the college to improve student retention and success rates. Gavilan College has implemented the Early Alert Program as a way to promote student retention and success, by helping them stay informed of their progress in certain Math and English classes. To make an appointment, please contact (408) 852-2866 or use the SARS system in our center.

Josie Olivares
Josie Olivares

Student Success Center Specialist
Phone: (408) 852-2866
E-mail: jolivares@gavilan.edu

Welcome to the Student Success Center. My work contributes to the overall services of the Student Success Center. Through my daily contact with students I provide them information and assistance. Please stop by or contact me with any questions you may have about the services or workshops we offer here at the Student Success Center.

Vania Parakati
Vania Parakati

Student Success Center Counselor & Coordinator
Phone: (408) 848-4776
E-mail: vparakati@gavilan.edu

Hello and welcome to the Student Success Center. As the Student Success Counselor, I am available to meet with you one-on-one, to create an educational plan, help you determine your major, or address other academic concerns. As the center's coordinator, I also focus on developing services that support our students' success. If you would like to meet with me or if you have questions about our services, please make an appointment to see me or drop by!

Mary Ann Sanidad

Mary Ann Sandidad

Title V Activity Director
Phone: (408) 846-4945
E-mail: msanidad@gavilan.edu

My name is Mary Ann Sanidad. I am the Activity Director for the Title V grant, the source that has provided Gavilan College with the funds to start the Student Success Center. I am also an ESL instructor, so if you need any help with your English, please let me know. I am happy to help.


Last modified: June 10, 2014
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