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Dr. Robert M. Sherfield is currently a Professor in the School of Arts and Letters at The College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, NV. He is a nationally recognized educator, writer, and speaker having spent the past 26 years working with faculty development, first year student success programs, student motivation, and retention.
An award-winning educator, Robb was named Educator of the Year at the College of Southern Nevada. He twice received the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award from The University of South Carolina at Union and has received numerous other awards and nominations for classroom instruction and advisement.
He has authored and co-authored over 30 texts and trade books including:
· Cornerstones for College Success (including the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Concise, Custom, Delhi, and Canadian Editions)
· Cornerstones for Community College Success
· Case Studies for the First Year
· The Everything® Self-Esteem Book
Robb has also been guest speaker and delivered keynote addresses to over 400 institutions of higher education across American in 46 states. He has spoken to The Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Washington, Oklahoma, Ohio, New Jersey, Colorado, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arizona Private/Career College Associations.
Dr. Patricia G. Moody is Dean Emerita of the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, where she served on the faculty and in administration for over 30 years. An award-winning educator, Pat was honored as Distinguished Educator of the Year at her college and as Collegiate Teacher of the Year by the National Business Education Association. She was also a top-five finalist for the Amoco Teaching Award at the University of South Carolina. She received the prestigious John Robert Gregg Award, the highest honor in her field of over 100,000 educators.
Pat has co-authored many texts and simulations including: Solving the Professional Development Puzzle: 101 Solutions for Career and Life Planning, Cornerstones for College Success, 365 Things I Learned in College, Capstone: Succeeding Beyond College, Case Studies for the First Year: An Odyssey into Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Cornerstone: Opening Doors to Career Success.
A nationally known motivational speaker, consultant, and author, Pat has spoken in most states, has been invited to speak in several foreign countries, and frequently keynotes national and regional conventions. She has presented her signature, motivational keynote address, “Fly Like an Eagle” to tens of thousands of people, from Olympic athletes to corporate executives to high school students.
Table of Contents
Preface BEGIN: The Goal of Cornerstones for Career College Success and Our Commitment to You
Chapter 1 THRIVE: Creating Success, Guiding Change, and Setting Goals
Chapter 2 PROSPER: Managing Your Money and Debts Wisely
Chapter 3 ENGAGE: Developing Your Personal and Academic Motivation
Chapter 4 PERSIST: Understanding the Culture of Your Institution
Chapter 5 CONNECT: Connecting with Technology, Research, and Information Literacy
Chapter 6 READ: Building Successful Reading Strategies for Print and Online Material
Chapter 7 PRIORITIZE: Managing Your Time, Stress, and Health Wisley
Chapter 8 LEARN: Discovering Your Learning Style, Dominant Intelligence, and Personality Type
Chapter 9 RECORD: Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Developing a Note-Taking System that Works for You
Chapter 10 STUDY: Developing Your Memory, Study, and Test-Taking Skills
Chapter 11 THINK: Building Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, and Problem-Solving Skills
Chapter 12 COMMUNICATE: Communicating, Appreciating Diversity, and Managing Conflict
Chapter 13 PLAN: Creating a Dynamic Employment Package and Job Search Plan