One of the priorities in the life of a graphic designer is to create useful, educational, fun, memorable, well-designed, and easily accessible media and print materials. This is why Jeanette appreciate the opportunity to work with College Transition Publishing and their customers. In addition to her design practice, Jeanette has more than 10 years of experience writing curriculum and teaching design for the Northwest College of Art in Poulsbo, Washington. While there, she frequently helped college students transition through art college to graduation by introducing them to real projects which lead to potential work experience. Jeanette has also raised two children – one currently “transitioning” through college.
Dr. Dustin D. Lange
AuthorDustin is the author of Camo to Career and contributing author of Camouflage to Campus. He has a Doctorate in Community Health with a specialization in vocational rehabilitation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He spent 8 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. Where he did three deployments throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, while assigned to 2nd Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company (FAST Co), Marine Security Force Battalion and Landing Force Sixth Fleet, 2nd Marine Division. He currently serves as the Assistant Director at the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at Illinois.
Joanna M. Arndt
Joanna is the glue that keeps the business moving forward. She not only manages all the day-to-day activities of the business, but also the financials, graphic design, order processing/fulfillment, and anything else that comes along. When you contact the business, there is a good chance you’ll be connecting with Joanna. Joanna attended California State University, Fresno.
Dr. Nicholas J. Osborne
AuthorNick is the co-author of Camouflage to Campus, Life During College: The Veteran’s Guide to Success and Camo to Career, and contributing author of Life During Community College and Life During College: The Online Learner’s Guide to Success. He is the Director of the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a veteran of the Coast Guard and a former intelligence and law enforcement officer. He completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration at the University of California at Davis. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, a textbook and continues to speak at regional and national conferences on topics related to veterans and higher education.
Tawnya L. Beermann
Tawnya is a co-author of Life During Community College. She earned her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology & Counseling from the University of South Dakota. She was an ASPIRE Region TRIO Achiever Award recipient in 2003. She has nearly two decades of leadership experience in the Student Services arena. She is the Associate Dean of Students & Completion Services at Western Iowa Tech Community College.
Jamie M. Richards
AuthorJamie is a contributing author of Camouflage to Campus. He serves as Purdue University’s Coordinator for Veteran and Military Programs and the Director of their Veterans Success Center. Previously he served as the Veterans Coordinator and School Certifying Official at Ivy Tech Community College. He has a BA in Creative Writing from Purdue University and an MA in Strategic Leadership from American Military University. Jamie served six years active duty during the Cold War on submarines and fourteen years in the reserves as a Seabee including an Operation Iraqi Freedom deployment.
Kirrin R. Coleman
Kirrin is the co-author of several publications, including; Life During College, Life During College-The Veteran’s Guide to Success, Life During Community College, Life During College-The Online Learner’s Guide to Success, Life After Graduation, Backpack to Briefcase, Camo to Career, as well as numerous White Papers. She is also serves as our Editor. Kirrin has a Master of Arts in Education from Wake Forest University. She is a National Board Certified teacher who teaches English on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
Patricia K.Y. Starks
Patricia is the co-author of Camouflage to Campus. She is an Air Force veteran who is currently a graduate student with the Social Work Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Patricia has worked on communication systems in her Air Force career, being part of a Combat Communications Squadrons and a Joint Communication Support Element. She is currently in the Air National Guard out of Peoria, Illinois and works at the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education as the career services coordinator and social media strategist. Additionally, Patricia is the President of Illini Veterans, a chapter of Student Veterans of America at the University of Illinois.
Stephanie E. Williams
AuthorStephanie is a co-author of Life During College: The Online Learner’s Guide to Success. She is an experienced instructional designer with almost 15 years of experience working in higher education. Stephanie holds graduate degrees in curriculum and instruction and adult education and training. The last 7 years have been spent working in instructional design, curriculum development, and adult education. She has taught first year experience and college success courses for university and community college online learners for 8 years. Stephanie is an Arizona native.
Terry J. Arndt
Terry is an author, publisher, nationally recognized speaker, coach and consultant. For the past 17 years, Terry has provided students, and those that serve them, with tools to achieve academic, financial and career success. He has written and co-authored 22 publications on student success, including several publications focused on the success of student veterans and those that serve them on campus. Terry earned his MBA from the University of Florida. He currently manages the largest independently owned college success publishing and coaching businesses serving the higher education market.
Terry was raised in Central Washington. He grew up on tree-fruit farms his father managed. His transition into college was challenging. Dropping out of community college twice, he eventually attended a 4-year college. Upon graduating, he was making as much as he was prior to starting college, but now he had student loans. Frustrated, he started a career, but eventually returned to school. There he realized there had to be a better way to not only achieve academic success, but also career and financial success. In 1999, he started Life After Graduation which eventually became College Transition Publishing in 2013.
As a higher education coach, Terry’s message is simple and clear. In order for a student to achieve success they must be engaged and be given a defined path to success. All campuses have the resources available to ensure a student’s success. Unfortunately, not all campuses engage their students and teach them how to use those resources. Terry helps colleges create campus-wide success programming because college success is a campus-wide issue – not a departmental issue.
College Transition Publishing specializes in producing successful, cost effective college and career transition services for traditional, community college, online, student veteran learners and employers. We provide our client’s customized publications, online courses, webinars, presentations, professional development and coaching services.
The company was founded in 1999 as Life After Graduation. In 2013, with the success of the Life During College series, the business changed its name to College Transition Publishing. In 2015, the business expanded by adding Veteran Transition Publishing as a division of the company. Today College Transition Publishing is the leading independently owned publishing company focused solely on college transition success.
College Transition Publishing has worked with more than 600 colleges, employers, and education-based organizations and continues to expand with the introduction of new resources targeting specific audiences within higher education.