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Dean of Student Life

Let me share a bit of my background and then invite you to come introduce yourself to me.

Dean of Student LifeI am Amy Trueman, a graduate of Nassau Community College, Cornell University, and St. Lawrence University. I have worked at TC3 for most of my professional career, beginning in Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services, and now as the Dean of Student Life. Sometimes I’m asked what has enabled me to work in one place for so long. The answer is simple: the people.

I get to speak with students every day who are on the sometimes winding or straight, scary or exciting, challenging or supported path to their futures. I get to see students bravely stepping forward to meet the many unknowns of their lives. And occasionally I get to help a little; I feel honored to play a part.

I also get to work with dedicated, caring, and talented colleagues who enjoy working with students as much as I do. I’d be happy to meet you, so feel free to stop by my office in room 218.

We have vibrant and varied Student Life on the TC3 campus. One of the ways we like to establish a positive environment is by asking students and staff to take the Panther PRIDE Pledge. Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity, Dialogue and Equality are our values as articulated by past students. Please read the description of each value and consider signing the pledge.

Staff in Student Activities, Residence Life, Athletics, Recreation, and Multicultural Services work with students to produce opportunities for connecting with the college community, learning about yourself and others, developing leadership, relaxing and finding balance in your life. Our Panther Passport Program is one way to make sure you are getting all the co-curricular pieces you can and the skills you need to be successful in school and in your future career. There’s a lot to be learned outside of the classroom as well as in it.

Our Health Services and Child Care Center offer excellent services when you need them as well as many educational opportunities. Our Counseling, Career, and Transfer Services are available when you need supportive counseling, and for everyone when planning your next step after TC3 whether that is employment or transfer to another college.

As you enter a new experience, it is always a good idea to learn about the rules that govern an organization. At TC3 we have many, most importantly for students are the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities that are found in our catalogue. I encourage you to read through them if you haven’t already.

Student Life staff take your development very seriously, even though we sometimes have a lot of fun in the process. For that reason we regularly assess what we do and how we do it. We base our assessment on the PRIDE values and the development of skills needed to put the values into practice. If you are interested in our assessment model, I’ve provided it here.  If you ever have feedback, please feel free to share it with me or any one of the other staff members.

I hope that all students who come to TC3 realize how much we want to support your success and how many opportunities there are to build your life-readiness. If there is any way I can help, please come introduce yourself to me and we’ll see what we can do together.

Best wishes for a successful experience at TC3,

Amy Trueman