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Athletic Counselor
Valerie Pallares-Herrera
Room: TBD
Phone: 619-800-4619 or 619-797-5009
Email: vpallares@sdccd.edu

 

Academics & Athletics Program San Diego Mesa College
Mesa Academics & Athletics Program

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Mesa Academics & Athletics Program

Important Update Regarding Counseling Services: Due to the current situation with COVID-19, campus is closed until further notice.  During this time, we ask for your patience and understanding while we transition to remote services.

counseling availability

FOR SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2020
Drop-in and appointments available. Please call the counseling line to schedule an appointment or to do a drop-in. Specify that you are a student-athlete and that you would like to meet with the athletic counselor.

*The counselor’s schedule is subject to change. Please call the counseling line for the most up to date schedule*


 

The Mesa Academics and Athletics Program (MAAP) at San Diego Mesa College empowers student-athletes to identify and achieve their educational, career, athletic and personal goals. The support program guides student-athletes to obtain an educational degree while meeting California community college and/or transfer eligibility requirements. MAAP aims to motivate student-athletes to succeed in the classroom, the athletic arena and in the community. 

MAAP Goals

  • To assist student-athletes in the identification of educational, career, athletic and personal goals
  • To empower student-athletes to reach academic, career, athletic and personal success
  • To increase retention, graduation and transfer rates of student athletes
  • To encourage each student-athlete to develop independence, self-advocacy and to mature mentally emotionally, physically and athletically.
  • To create an environment within the intercollegiate athletic program that promotes academic achievement.
  • To provide CCCAA, NCAA, and NAIA resources.
  • To maximize the academic potential of student-athletes by providing an atmosphere that enhances learning skills, career development, and personal development. This will be done by encouraging the student-athletes to:

Enroll in a Personal Growth course, utilize free tutoring services, and use the student services on campus (i.e. Transfer Center, Career Center, Counseling and others).

MAAP'S STUDENT SERVICE PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Utilize intellectual growth in decision making to develop personal, educational, career and athletic goals
  • Display enhanced self-respect, positive self-image and effective self-advocacy

ALL STUDENT ATHLETES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

1) Student-Athlete 101+ Summer Cruise

2) MAAP Drop-in’s: Have a quick question for the athletic counselor? Have a situation requiring immediate attention by extenuating circumstances? Student-athletes can drop by to see the athletic counselor’s for short conversations.

3) MAAP Counseling Appointments: 45 minute scheduled time slot for a comprehensive educational plan, transcript review for transfer, in-depth review of compliance as it relates to the individual student-athlete for transfer/NCAA and NAIA, personal and career counseling.

4) Transitions for Intercollegiate Athletes class, taught by the athletic counselor to help the student-athletes make the transition from high school to college (optional, but highly recommended).

Course: PERSONAL GROWTH 120 - College Success and Lifelong Learning

This course teaches success strategies to enhance academic and lifelong learning skills. Students explore topics such as motivation and attitudes, values, goal setting, decision-making processes, critical and creative thinking, personal health topics, interpersonal communication, developmental psychology, and learning and personality theories, as well as other techniques for maximizing their abilities to succeed as lifelong learners. Students apply these topics as they relate to their self-development as integrated physiological and psychological entities and acquire strategies to effectively deal with issues in their personal lives and educational and career plans.


 

Hello Prospective Mesa Olympian,

My name is Valerie Pallares-Herrera and I am the Mesa Academics and Athletics Program (MAAP)/Athletic Counselor at San Diego Mesa College.

If you would like to know more about this student-athlete support program and/or want to be on the MAAP list serve please fill out the following questionnaire below: