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AIM Program

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

Are you unsure of how to be a successful college student?

The AIM program focuses on Building College Readiness through the development of expanded in-person and online orientation programs that help students better understand the processes and expectations of becoming a successful college student. The orientation programs focus on helping families better understand how they can support their student.

Do you want to learn more about your chosen career field?

The AIM program builds Mentoring and Student Support programs to pair students with faculty and staff who will serve as personal mentors to help acquaint students with the Otero culture, provide information on services, careers, and give general support to the student through their academic experience at Otero. The mentoring and support programs also include the development of peer mentoring programs, mentoring of new faculty and staff, as well as providing a case manager who can work with students on issues beyond the expertise of those serving as mentors in the program.

Complete the Form Below to Participate in Mentor Program

AIM Mentee Application                  AIM Mentee QR code for scanning with mobile device

Looking for job experience related to your field outside of the classroom?

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 into their coursework. 


Meet the AIM Team

Cedric Quintana

Ric Quintana

Student Success Coach
Phone: (719) 384-6860
Email: cedric.quintana@ojc.edu
Office: Academic Success Center

Melanie Culver

Melanie Culver

Mentoring Coordinator
Phone: (719) 384-6880
Email: melanie.culver@ojc.edu
Office: Academic Success Center

Shawn Japhet

Shawn Japhet

AIM Grant Project Director
Phone: (719) 384-6862
Email: shawn.japhet@ojc.edu
Office: Learning Commons 118

Julie McClure

Julie McClure

Case Manager
Phone: (719) 384-6811
Email: julie.mcclure@ojc.edu
Office: Learning Commons 124

Kimberly Munro

Kimberly Munro, Ph.D.

Faculty Professional Development and Student Research Coordinator
Phone: (719) 384-6903
Email: kimberly.munro@ojc.edu
Office: Wheeler Hall 116

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