AIM Program

The AIM program serves Otero’s entire student population by promoting educational opportunities through orientation, mentoring, advising, case management and professional development.

Do you want to become a more successful college student?

The AIM program focuses on Building College Readiness through the development of expanded in-person and online orientation programs.  Students will better understand the processes and expectations of becoming a successful college student. The orientation programs also focus on helping families better understand how they can support their student.  Our case manager provides one-on-one assistance to students as well as offering workshops and wellness programs to help students build life skills.

Do you need guidance and support to achieve your goals?

The AIM program offers Mentoring and Advising programs.  Students are paired with faculty, staff and peer mentors who will help acquaint students with the Otero culture, provide information on services, careers, and give general support to the student throughout their academic experience at Otero.  Students will receive academic advising to help them choose a degree path, complete their degree on time, and graduate from Otero College.

Meet Your Mentors

Robert Ornelas
Robert Ornelas

Computer Technology Technician
(719) 384-6830
McBride 140
Robert's WhatsApp

Hailey Wold
Hailey Wold

Director of Student Success and Engagement
(719) 384-6946
Learning Commons 128A
Hailey's WhatsApp

Frida Beyerl
Frida Beyerl

Accessibility Services Coordinator
(719) 384-6963
Learning Commons 118
Frida's WhatsApp

Sherry Johnson
Sherry Johnson

Library Services Coordinator
(719) 384-6951
Learning Commons 116
Sherry's WhatsApp

Sarah Petramala
Sarah Petramala

Executive Assistant to the President
(719) 384-6822
Macdonald Hall 100
Sarah's WhatsApp

Angela Moore
Angela Moore

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management & Marketing
(719) 384-6857
Macdonald Hall 111
Angela's WhatsApp

Chelsea Herasingh
Chelsea Herasingh

Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
(719) 384-6976
Macdonald Hall 204
Chelsea's WhatsApp

Complete the Form Below to Participate in Mentor Program

Are you looking for job experience related to your field?

The AIM Program Expands the Student Experience by providing students with additional opportunities to work with faculty and gain experience related to their studies outside the classroom. Otero faculty also have the opportunity to develop research projects with students or to include service learning components in their coursework. 

Meet the AIM Team

Shawn Japhet
Shawn Japhet

AIM Grant Project Director
(719) 384-6862
Humanities Center 123

Cedric Quintana
Caitlyn Dieckmann

Student Success Coach
(719) 384-6860
Academic Success Center

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