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Jeff and Colleen Robertson

Student Meredith Robertson on quad wearing a COVID prevention mask"Landmark College is helping Meredith and her fellow students understand that there is more to being a good student than just studying hard." 

Our daughter Meredith has blossomed since enrolling in the Transition-at-College (“TAC”) program at Landmark College last fall. Because of the College’s holistic approach to educating students with learning differences she has grown academically, socially and emotionally. Most importantly, her confidence has soared and she feels optimistic about the future.  

When Meredith got to the College, she struggled with writing, becoming frustrated with every stage of the process. Her Composition and Rhetoric Professor broke down the process into digestible bits, reviewed drafts of papers, met with her outside of class and taught her to write in a way that worked for her, which no teacher had ever been able to do before. Similarly, Meredith’s other professors offered assistance outside of class, reviewed drafts of assignments and went over tests to help her understand how to improve. 

Because Meredith is on the Autism Spectrum, we were concerned that the transition to college, especially the social piece, might be overwhelming for her. We chose the TAC program because of the additional social pragmatic services it provides. Weekly meetings with TAC staff and the educational programming have been a great support for Meredith, but what we didn’t know was that “support” is built into every facet of the College. Participating in the PEERS® program, weekly meetings with her advisor, the small size of classes and the way neurodiversity is embraced throughout the College are providing her the right environment and giving her the structure and accountability, she needs to be successful socially.  

We have been impressed with the number of activities the College offers. This past fall, Meredith was part of the Student Government Association and joined the horseback riding club. This semester she will be a resident assistant (“RA”) and returning as a Phonathon Ambassador. Like everything at the College, the RA training was a holistic approach and included self-care tips like eating healthy meals and getting enough sleep. Landmark College is helping Meredith and her fellow students understand that there is more to being a good student than just studying hard. 

We are making a gift to the Landmark College Annual Fund to show our enthusiasm for the College, especially the professors who go above and beyond in their commitment to helping students. We hope you will join us in making a gift.

Jeff and Colleen Robertson 

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