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 – Tuesday 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 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.

Address:  Troy, Mo


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
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



Michelle Riley


My name is Michelle Riley and I am a Social Worker who also functions as a Student Success Advisor for the Wentzville location of Ranken Technical College. I commend you for taking steps toward advancing your career and am here to assist you in identifying and addressing any barriers you may have for completing your program and/or degree. I am also happy to help connect you with any community resources you may need to ensure you are able to focus on your education and finish your classes successfully. Additionally, I am able to provide brief, solution-focused therapy when necessary.


I have a Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work, and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Missouri. I am currently under supervision as I pursue licensure to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). In the past, I have worked with individuals in treatment for substance use, individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, in a hospital setting, and I spent a brief amount of time as a therapist. Feel free to give me a call or send me an email with any questions you may have. If I do not know the answer, I will always do my best to point you in the right direction. I look forward to hearing from you!


Phone: 314.286.4873





Stacy Ables-Williams

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.


Phone:   314-286-4845




Kailyn Hale-Ware

Kailyn Ware-Hale

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: G104


Phone: 314-286-4844



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.

Online Collections

For EBSCO eBooks please use the following Username: ranken Password: Rank3n$

EBSCO eBooks: Search for, read online, or download eBooks.
Sorkins: View company profiles of regional businesses to help in your job search.

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

Free Tutoring

Summer 2022 Tutor Schedule

Tutor/Lab Assistant Application

If you're interested in a job working in and/or for the Student Success Center, please complete this application and drop it off to any employee in the Student Success Center.
If you're interested in a job working in and/or for the Student Success Center, please complete this application and drop it off to any employee in the Student Success Center.
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Inside Ranken and Ranken Student Email Access

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

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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How to successfully navigate an online course using Inside Ranken.

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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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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 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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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 more about Student Success Center services and resources!
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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 tutoring services at Ranken and how to access this free resource!
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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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Textbooks and materials