Counseling and Student Life Services supports student success by:
  • facilitating college exploration and enrollment process
  • fostering development of leadership, resiliency and self-advocacy
  • preparing students for lifelong learning and professional success through career education and workforce partnerships

Student success services are provided year-round through events, programs, workshops and meetings. Students can meet with a staff member for wellness, academic, career or engagement services. Check the CCTC Events Calendar to stay current and register for events.

Types of services offered

Meet the staff

Reneé Patchin

Executive Director, Student Development

(803) 778-7867, ext. 467


Lara Stephenson

Assistant Director, Counseling & Student Life Services/Special Populations Coordinator

(803) 778-6672, ext. 272


Deanna Burress

Administrative Specialist II, Counseling & Student Life Services

(803) 774-3347, ext. 347


Allie Magee

Student Life Coordinator

(803) 774-3336, ext. 336


Leslie Abraham

Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator

(803) 778-7871, ext. 471


Krista Steele

Student Advocacy Coordinator

(803) 774-3382; ext. 382


Office Hours: Monday (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), Tuesday – Friday (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Need more information about Counseling & Student Life Services? Call (803) 774-3347, fax (803) 778-7866 or stop by Main Campus, Building M500.