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Karen Royster-James


College/Department: Academic Literacies Center-Tutoring Services and Structured Learning Assistance  
Title: Supervisor, Academic Support Center (ASC) & Structured Learning Assistance (SLA)
Office: FLITE 120
Phone: 231-591-3771
Email: [email protected]

  • Undergraduate Institution: Chicago State University
  • Undergraduate Major(s) & Degree(s) Achieved: BA, Psychology
  • Graduate Institution(s): Chicago State University
  • Graduate Major(s) & Degree(s) Achieved: MSED, Counseling

What support system or mentors did you have in college?
Family, faculty, advisors, tutors, staff, professional mentors, friends, and others.

What is something that you know now, that you wish you knew when you were in college?
I know the importance of seeking out mentors, academic, personal, social, and professional resources and support.

What advice do you have for a first-generation college student pursuing a degree at Ferris?
Here is my advice and two of my favorite quotes. Speak your goal into existence! Get a picture of you and the goal in your mind! See it, and then say it, until you see it! "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton / "Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. - Lord Chesterfield