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Center for Student Success

Our doors are always open - before you even have your first class! We recognize that medical education requires stamina and acute studying skills, so one of our biggest priorities is to help students identify their best strategies for approaching and learning material. This is something that we emphasize and work on through individual sessions with each student during their education at SOM.

Throughout your time here, you may visit us for a variety of reasons, including:

Lisa Cardello

Director

Lisa oversees CSS services as well as provides career and match advising to 4th year students.

cardello@rowan.edu

856-566-6196

Ferin Speaks

Associate Director 

Ferin provides advising and academic support to 1st and 2nd year students on the Sewell campus, oversees the SOM Tutoring Program, and coordinates the Pre-Matriculation Program. 

ford@rowan.edu

856-566-6792

Stephanie Dearden

Program Coordinator 

Stephanie provides advising and academic support to 1st and 2nd year students on the Stratford campus and oversees the SOM Learning Groups program. 

dearden@rowan.edu

856-566-6076

Kashonna Garcon

Program Coordinator 

Kashonna provides advising and academic support to 1st and 2nd year students on the Stratford campus.

garcon@rowan.edu 

856-566-6905

Nick LaTorre

Program Coordinator

Nick provides academic and career advising to 3rd and 4th year students. Nick also coordinates the Road to Residency Program for 3rd year students and the Fundamentals of Medicine II block for 4th year students.

latorre@rowan.edu

856-566-6976

Mary Sylvester-Pegues

Program Coordinator

Mary provides advising and academic support to graduate students enrolled in the SOM Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 

sylvesterpegues@rowan.edu 

856-566-1998 

Danielle Baer

Staff Assistant

Danielle oversees the RowanSOM Peer Tutoring Program and provides administrative/technical support for the RowanSOM Student Success Network.

baerd@rowan.edu

856-566-6013

Coleen Tenuto

Staff Assistant

Coleen provides administrative support for CSS and the Student Academic Progress Committee.

tenuto@rowan.edu

856-566-6852