Thomson South-Western Publishing has just released College to Career: Your Road to Personal Success, a new textbook authored by Genesee Community College professor Carl M. Wahlstrom and educational author Brian K. Williams.
The new text is designed for use by first-year college students enrolled in college success or first year experience courses. The primary target audience consists of students in career programs at community colleges, technical colleges, and career colleges. First year experience courses help students learn how to succeed in a college environment and prepare for successful careers. Professor Wahlstrom is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the first year experience movement, and has helped hundreds of college educators develop or improve their college success courses. The text will be used in college classrooms throughout the nation, beginning this fall.
College to Career (ISBN 0-538-72673-3, 400 pages) contains chapters on such subjects as time management, information literacy, recall, learning styles, examinations, writing, wellness, and career planning. The text is also highly interactive, with a variety of learning activities, suggested resources for additional reading and study, a guided personal journal feature, and an enclosed compact disc that contains additional resources for student use. Scattered throughout the text are photographs of scenes and people at Genesee Community College. Professor Wahlstrom and Mr. Williams also wrote an annotated instructor's edition to accompany the new text. The instructor's edition offers teaching suggestions, many of them pioneered at Genesee, as well as discussion questions and possible student assignments.
Professor Wahlstrom and his co-author are well-known for their innovative textbooks. Together they co-authored Learning Success: Being Your Best at College and Life (which is already in its third edition); The Practical Student; The Urban Student; The Commuter Student; and The Successful Distance Learning Student. Professor Wahlstrom is currently preparing his first sociology text, which will cover marriage and family issues.
Professor Wahlstrom has served as a member of Genesee's faculty since 1975. He is currently Professor of Intermediate Studies and Sociology. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, and the national Freshman Advocate Award. He is a past president of the New York College Learning Skills Association and a member of the SUNY College Transition Course Development Council. He has spoken and presented on the subject of college success at dozens of national and regional conferences over the last decade. He is a graduate of Batavia High School. He holds B.S. and M.S.Ed. degrees from SUNY College at Brockport and an M. A. degree from the University of Bridgeport.
Professor Wahlstrom's work has brought recognition and honor to Genesee, noted President Stuart Steiner. "Carl is a superb teacher and scholar, and he is totally dedicated to students," Dr. Steiner said. "Our students at Genesee are very fortunate to have the benefit of his experience and commitment. His work across the nation as a speaker, author and consultant have influenced the lives of tens of thousands of college students. We are very proud of Carl, and grateful for what he has done for college students everywhere."