By Zack Martino
Warren County Community College has named Jeanette Schinstine, a long time educator in Warren County, as its new Dual Coordinator. This program gives high school students the chance to take courses at their high school and receive college credit.
Currently, Schinstine is also the Director of Student Services for the Phillipsburg School District. She graduated Moravian College in 1977 and taught middle school language arts literacy in the Warren Hills Regional School District for several years. She then got her counseling certificate and became a school counselor, which Schinstine credits to her getting into the dual enrollment program at WCCC.
“Jeanette has a proven track record of working with high school students and their parents,” said WCCC President Dr. Will Austin. “She is the ideal person for this job as she understands how students – and their parents – are thinking when it comes to furthering their education.”
Schinstine is truly dedicated to the concept.
“Dual enrollment has become my passion,” she said. “The program allows students to begin earning free college credits and to build a college transcript while attending high school.”
With dual enrollment, students can graduate from college quicker than normal and save money in the process. Every high school in Warren County participates in the program and hundreds and hundreds of students – and financially in college savings, their parents – have already received the benefits of the program. As the program gains in popularity even more, it’ll soon be thousands and thousands of students.
For more information about the Dual Enrollment program, call Jeanette Schinstine at WCCC, 908-835-9222. To learn more about WCCC and its credit and non-credit programs, visit www.warren.edu.