Student Success Department

St. Louis Location

Phone: (314) 286-4891
Contact for help with:
Tutoring and academic support; learning, medical & physical disability accommodations; program/major exploration and changes. 
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Wentzville West
Address: 755 Parr Rd., Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: (314) 286-3671

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Ranken Southeast
Address: 1205 Corporation Lane, Perryville MO 63775
Phone: (314) 286-3382
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Pariss Reese

Hello, everyone! I am Pariss Reese, Student Success Advisor at the Ranken Technical College St. Louis location. I have been at Ranken for almost 13 years and served in a wide variety of roles at the College. I'm happy to bring my experience to help our students find success from their first day of class to graduation. Please contact me with scheduling needs, academic concerns or general obstacles and challenges.


While I'm able to assist all majors, my primary departments are Information Technology, Application & Web Development, Electrical (all), Industrial Technology, Advanced Precision Machining and Industrial Engineering Technology.


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. I look forward to working with you!


Office: Finney 209 (across the hall from the Student Success Center in St. Louis)


Phone: 314.286.3639

                                    Hours:  Mon/Wed/Fri – 7:45am-3:30pm  ||  Tue/Thu – 10am-6pm


I am your Success Counselor/Coach/Advisor if you are enrolled in any of the following day programs at St Louis. These include Electrical (Automation, Control Systems & Design Systems) and Information Technology (Cloud Technology, Network Architecture & Network Systems).


Hi!  My name is Stacy Ables-Williams, I recently joined the Student Success Center Team located on the second floor in Finney Building Ste 209.  I’m the Counseling Student Advocate.   I have my Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling.   I have been working with students on the post-secondary level for over 15 years.   Life can be challenging, with my education and years of experience together we will work on strategies for a successful outcome. My goal is to help you stay on track to achieve your goal of graduating and working in your field of study.

My hours are:

Monday – Friday:   7:30am to 3:30pm

I can adjust my schedule to meet with you.

Office: F209

Phone:   314-286-4845


I am your Success Counselor/Coach/Advisor if you are enrolled in any of the following day programs at St. Louis. These include Application & Web Development, Architecture and Fabrication and Welding.


Kailyn Hale-Ware

Hey, everyone! My name is Kailyn Ware-Hale, and I am a Student Success Advisor at Ranken Technical College. Originally from Chicago, I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, and my Master of Social Work degree from The University of Illinois at Chicago. Don't hesitate to contact me with scheduling needs, academic concerns, or any challenges that may feel difficult during your time at Ranken.

I look forward to working with you all very soon!

Office: F209


Phone: 314-286-4844

I am your Success Counselor/Coach/Advisor if you are enrolled in any of the following day programs at St. Louis. These include Carpentry & Building Construction, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (Major Appliance and Utility Maintenance) & Plumbing Technology.


Hello everyone! My name is Breeonna Williams, and I am a Student Success Counselor at Ranken Technical College in St. Louis. I have over 7 years of Social Services experience and a Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Illinois University. My professional experience has been in School Counseling, Foster Care Case Management, Teen Parenting Education, Care Coordination for individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Incarcerated individuals with Mental Health Diagnoses. I am here to be a support to you on your journey to graduating successfully from Ranken and to promote Positive Energy and Professional Interactions.

My Office hours: Monday – Friday:   8am to 4pm

Please feel free to email or call me with any scheduling concerns or educational barriers. Please leave a voicemail if I am away from my desk.

Office: Finney 209 (across the hall from the Student Success Center in St. Louis)


Phone: 314-286-3647

I am your Success Counselor/Coach/Advisor if you are enrolled in programs in the Automotive Division at St. Louis. These include Professional Collision Repair (PCT), Professional Technician (APT), Certified Dealership (AFA, GMT, HON, TOY) and High Performance Racing.

Kelly Small

Hello!  I am Kelly Small, Program Director and liaison for the partnership between College Bound St. Louis and Ranken Technical College.  Although I am new to the position, I am very familiar with both organizations from my own personal experiences with College Bound and helping my former St. Louis Public School Dual Enrollees to navigate the college experience as high school students.  

I am available to work with students in any day programs.  If you need assistance, contact me.

Office: Gray Building, Room 110 (G110)

Phone: 314.286.3643




Evening Programs


Hello, everyone! My name is Morquise Evans and I go by He/Him/His pronouns. I am a Student Success Advisor for the evening classes at Ranken Technical College. I was born and raised in St. Louis MO and graduated at Harris-Stowe State University with my B.S in Psychology. I look forward to helping everyone achieve their goals and succeed in life.

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” -Proverbs 27:17

Please feel free to stop by my office or contact me with the information below! 


Phone: 314-286-3649

Office: G104

Office Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 12:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday: Available upon request

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Library Collections and Interlibrary Loan Services

For detailed guides to these resources, see the Helpful Handouts section, which is linked to your left.

Concourse Catalog: Search for books available for checkout in Ranken’s Student Success Center.

WorldCat: Check out the resources available at libraries around the world. Some local St. Louis Libraries will send books to our location via Inter Library Loan. Ask how at the SSC desk.

CBA Overview

The Credit-By-Assessment (CBA) program is intended to allow incoming students an opportunity to test out of a semester of their major. These incoming students are typically "traditional students" who are entering Ranken either directly or soon after completing high school and who were enrolled in technical education in their high schools.

If any students are interested and it is available (please see the options and/or Competency Lists below), they may attempt a written CBA for no more than one semester of their major at no cost. If students complete the attempted written CBA with a 75 percent or better, they may attempt the same semester's hands-on CBA, which will require a fee of $200. If they pass the hands-on CBA with a 75 percent or better, the students will have successfully tested out of that semester of their major.

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This document lists the courses for which CBAs are available. Below, the Competency Lists are available for the listed courses.

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Manufacturing Division

Tutoring Services

Learn more about the Student Success department's tutoring services, our current tutors' availability and how to apply to join our peer support team! 

This document lists our technical and general education peer/instructor tutors, a free support service to all current Ranken students. Scheduling tutoring sessions ahead of time is strongly recommended. Some sessions may be held virtually via Zoom, Microsoft TEAMS or Discord. 

Check back often as new program tutors are being constantly added or changed! 

Last Update: 2.16.2023

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If you're interested in a job working in and/or for the Student Success Department, please complete this application and drop it off to any employee in the Student Success suite in F209.

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Learn more about tutoring services at Ranken and how to access this free resource!
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Inside Ranken and Student Email Access

The information provided in this section offers details regarding how to access and use Inside Ranken and the Ranken Student Email.

How to successfully navigate an online course using Inside Ranken.

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This document will walk you through how to get started with Inside Ranken and your Ranken student email account, including reviewing how to access those sites and what information, resources and tools are available on those sites.

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Testing Information and Forms

These documents apply to various testing proctored by the Student Success Center.
This packet includes all the information necessary to prepare for the Career Success Skills Credit-By-Examination (CBE).
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This document provides information about the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the potential test-out opportunities available through CLEP.

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This "study guide" directs individuals planning to take the standard Industrial Testing to books, available for use in the Student Success Center (NOT for checkout), that may assist them in preparing for their testing.
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Learn more about the Ranken STEPS Math program and process and how to successfully complete this program and move on through your chosen major and degree or certificate program.
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Online Catalog and Databases

Please find information regarding the Online Catalog and Databases in this section's handouts.

This document will assist you in evaluating Internet sources and identifying the best and most reliable sources to use for your research purposes.

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Detailed listing of Ranken's physical periodical collection, arranged by subject matter.

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This handout includes information regarding using the Ranken Concourse Catalog and locating books within the Student Success Center.
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This handout details where to search for books in Ranken's physical library collection, and provides a listing of Databases available for student usage.

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How to access EBSCO EBooks from home or on

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Ranken Scripts

Learn strategies for math success at Ranken Technical College.
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Learn more about your learning style and how best to help yourself in the class room, while studying and on testing days!
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Find out why Ranken uses Academic Referrals and what it means to get one.
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Learn how to be successful and to earn the grade you want in Ranken's online courses.
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Find out how to make the most of the time you spend reading and how to boost your intake of content and comprehension.
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Learn how to manage test anxiety in order to earn better scores and be more successful in your courses.
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Get tips on effective and efficient note-taking strategies.
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Learn strategies to help you answer different types of test questions and to, ideally, improve your test scores.
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Learn strategies and access key words and symbols for solving math word problems.
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Learn various test-taking skills that might help improve your test scores and success in Ranken's courses.
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Learn various time management strategies in order to achieve success at Ranken Technical College.
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Read these Top 10 Tips for suggestions on how to be successful at Ranken Technical College!
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Learn more about Work Ethic at Ranken Technical College and what is expected of Ranken students.
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Missouri College Guidebook

This guidebook was created by the Missouri Association on Higher Education and Disability and may be used by students with further questions about accommodations and disability support services at the college level.
This guidebook was created by the Missouri Association on Higher Education and Disability and may be used by students with further questions about accommodations and disability support services at the college level.
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