Houston Community College: See the answers to many of your questions

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Are you wondering what to do after High School...or are you curious about continuing your education? Get your questions answered from the experts at Houston Community College!

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Moderator: Todd Duplantis
With more than 30-years-experience in broadcasting, Todd Duplantis has spent most of his life in front of a TV camera and behind a microphone. After spending a decade as a television reporter, Todd joined Houston Community College in 2012 as the director of public relations for the Southwest College.






INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL AID:

Speaker: Boni Jacobs
Boni Jacobs has over 20 years of experience working in the financial aid industry. She started her career in financial aid in her home town of Waterloo, Iowa as a Financial Aid Coordinator at Hawkeye Community College. In 2002, she relocated to Houston, TX for a position at Houston Community College as a Financial Aid Associate. She later accepted a position as Assistant Director at Rice University for four years, then returned to Houston Community College in 2007 to manage the newly formed centralized financial aid processing center. In 2017, Boni was promoted to Director of Financial Aid, Customer Service and Processing, overseeing the financial aid call center and processing teams.

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Information about Financial Aid from Boni Jacobs, Director of Financial Aid, Customer Service and Processing at HCC



INFORMATION ON WORKFORCE AND JOB PARTNERSHIPS:

Speaker: Michael Webster
Dr. Michael Webster is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Instruction at Houston Community College. He has deep experience in workforce development having served as Director of Workforce Development at the Greater Houston Partnership, Assistant Superintendent for Career Readiness at Houston ISD, and as an Industry Liaison at the Gulf Coast Workforce Board.
He is a Senior Fellow from Education Class Four of the American Leadership Forum and alum of the Center for Houston's Future Leadership Academy. Dr. Webster currently sits on the Gulf Coast Workforce Board and serves as a member of East Harris County Manufacturing Association's Workforce Development committee.

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Information on workforce and job partnerships from Michael Webster, Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Instruction at HCC.



INFORMATION ON ENROLLMENT:

Speaker: Indra Paola Peláez
Indra Paola Peláez joined the HCC family on March 21, 2016 as Dean of Student Success. In January 2019, Ms. Peláez was asked to serve in the role of Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management & Success. Ms. Peláez is an advocate for students in pursuit of their higher education goals. Her passion is based on her belief that education is the foundation necessary for students to build and strengthen their communities, achieve their personal and professional goals, and increase future economic opportunities for themselves and their families.

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Information on enrollment from Indra Paola Peláez, Dean of Student Success at HCC.



MORE ABOUT FINANCIAL AID:

Speaker: Boni Jacobs
Boni Jacobs has over 20 years of experience working in the financial aid industry. She started her career in financial aid in her home town of Waterloo, Iowa as a Financial Aid Coordinator at Hawkeye Community College. In 2002, she relocated to Houston, TX and secured a position at Houston Community College as a Financial Aid Associate. She later accepted a position as Assistant Director at Rice University for four years, then returned to Houston Community College in 2007 to manage the newly formed centralized financial aid processing center. In 2017, Boni was promoted to Director of Financial Aid, Customer Service and Processing, overseeing the financial aid call center and processing teams.

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More information about Financial Aid from Boni Jacobs, Director of Financial Aid, Customer Service and Processing at HCC



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