Hello! I am Keith Morton, Director of Student Success. Ranken provides a rewarding and challenging educational experience for students. My departments focus on helping students meet the college’s high standards. The Student Success Center and Student Success Office provide testing, tutoring, academic referral meetings, academic probation meetings, disability accommodations, personal counseling, attendance counseling, academic advising, Veterans Affairs certification, library resources, and much more.
If you have ever been diagnosed with a physical or learning disability, please be sure to deliver documentation to our office so accommodations may be implemented.
I have been at Ranken for nearly a decade have studied at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (B.A.), University of Missouri-St. Louis (M.A.), and Clemson University (Ph.D.-ABD).
We look forward to contributing to your success at Ranken!
My office is in F209 across from the Student Success Center at the St. Louis location. I am available at the following times:
Monday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hi there! My name is Jason Gremmelsbacher and I am a Success Advisor at Ranken Technical College in Saint Louis. I help manage the Student Success Center, which functions as a library, computer lab, tutoring space and testing center. The SSC is located at the top of the Finney Building in room F210 at the St. Louis location. I have a Bachelor’s in Math Education and a Master’s in School Counseling. If you need assistance with any of your courses, I will do my best to help, or will connect you with one of our department tutors. I work late on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so I can connect with the evening school students.
My hours in the SSC:
Monday: 8am – 4pm
Tuesday: 11am – 7pm
Wednesday: 11am – 7pm
Thursday: 8am – 4pm
Friday: 8am – 4pm
Hello! My name is Susan Jones. I am a Student Success Advisor here at Ranken. I can help with all majors, but I specifically work with Automotive, Architecture, Carpentry, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding, and BSAM students. I am the person to see if you need to make schedule changes, or if you are experiencing difficulties with your coursework. I am here to help keep you on track to meet your graduation goals.
I am also a Veteran Certifying Official for continuing students. If you have any questions, about your education benefits, please call or come see me at the St. Louis location.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Maryville University. Working with students and being a part of them completing their educational goals is the most rewarding part of my role.
You can find me in Finney 209 – right across the hall from the Student Success Center.
My hours of availability:
Hello everyone! I am Pariss Reese, Student Success Advisor, and it is hard to believe I have been at Ranken for 12 years. I have served in a wide variety of roles at the College and am happy to help students any way I can. As an advisor, I not only assist students with scheduling needs but also with academic concerns or other obstacles and challenges.
My primary departments are Information Technology, Application and Web Development, Electrical Division, Industrial Technology, Advanced Machining, and Industrial Engineering Technology. I am also the Veteran School Certifying Official for new students.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a certificate in Deaf Communication Studies from St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley.
If you need anything during your time at Ranken, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Mon/Wed/Fri – 7:30am-3:30pm
Tue/Thu – 10am-6pm
My name is David Markowitz and my role at Ranken is to provide supportive counseling and coaching for students. Many Students new to the college experience, as well as life-long learners returning to school, often face unexpected challenges that may take time to adjust to.
The natural process of adapting and feeling comfortable to a new situation is different for everyone and requires mental and physical energy that affect both our mind and body. It is not unusual to feel anxious, lonely, confused, stressed out or overwhelmed.
As a licensed counselor with more than 25 years of experience, I’ve had the opportunity to serve in a variety of settings helping adults with challenges adjusting, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorders, family, and relationship issues as well substance abuse problems.
If you are experiencing any of these situations, I encourage you to contact me. I’m available by phone or email anytime and all services are strictly confidential and free.
David E. Markowitz
Student Success Counselor
Ranken Technical College
4431 Finney Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63113