Linda Cotton, Student Success Coordinator

Student Success Center Staff
Faith Morreo
(Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians)
Student Engagement Specialist

Tutoring
La Trail Kaywanaphtewa-Dixon
American Sign Language

Nathan Schubert-Estrada
Literary Skills, Composition, and Writing

Click here to schedule a tutoring appointment.

Center Location
College of the Desert Palm Springs Campus
Room Kwan Su’plli’ (PS-06)
1300 E. Baristo Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Hours
Mon 9am-6:30pm
Tue 8:30am-5:30pm
Wed 9am-6:30pm
Thu 9am-6:30pm
Fri – Remote

Remote/online appointments available

Contact
studentsuccess@CINCollege.org

Call (760) 282-2264

Text (760) 834-1395

About the Student Success Center

Student Success is tasked with providing incoming and current CINC students holistic support and services in order to ensure their success both inside and outside of the classroom and offers programs, workshops, tutoring, and one-on-one support to support students. The workshops and programs include, but are not limited to, navigating Populi and Canvas, accessing resources like our MiFi and textbook loan program, writing workshops, basic Microsoft skills workshops, and academic integrity and citation workshops. Student Success supports cultural and community-building programming and workshops that enrich the student’s experience while at CINC.

From Linda Cotton, Student Success Center Coordinator

Student Affairs Calendar of Events

CINC Women’s Self-Defense Workshop

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The history of self-defense martial arts is rich and diverse, with various techniques evolving over centuries in different cultures. The world of self-defense martial arts is vast, with each culture contributing its unique approach and techniques to the evolving landscape of personal protection. Join us to learn from our CINC professor, Carol Park.

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Zumba Fitness

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday night Zumba with Yanetsy Perez – a local favorite Zumba instructor. Get ready for some exciting, fun, and workout results with our CINC Zumba Classes! Sign up today to reserve your spot and bring family or friend  to join the fun. It’s a great way to start the year off.

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MS Word, Writing, and Citation

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to improve your writing and research skills with this Writing, Citation and Microsoft Word Workshop. Open to the community and all students.

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In Room PS02, please join us for a Native healing and Indigenous wellness talking circle in collaboration with RSBCIHI Behavioral Health. Everyone is welcome!

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Book Club – Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our CINC Book Club, facilitated by Linda Cotton. Books are available now at the Student Success Center.

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Zumba Fitness

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday night Zumba with Yanetsy Perez – a local favorite Zumba instructor. Get ready for some exciting, fun, and workout results with our CINC Zumba Classes! Sign up today to reserve your spot and bring family or friend  to join the fun. It’s a great way to start the year off.

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Indigenous Talking Circle w/Kim Marcus

March 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join this cultural healing process with Kim Marcus in Room PS03. Free and open to the Public.

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Beading Circle w/ Birdie Pulskamp

March 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reserve your spot today with Birdie Pulskamp (Diné) in Room PS02! This is a graduation cap session.

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Zumba Fitness

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday night Zumba with Yanetsy Perez – a local favorite Zumba instructor. Get ready for some exciting, fun, and workout results with our CINC Zumba Classes! Sign up today to reserve your spot and bring family or friend  to join the fun. It’s a great way to start the year off.

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Microsoft PowerPoint

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to improve your skills with the Microsoft PowerPoint application. Open to the community and all students.

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CINC Hiking Club

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Embark on a hike with us, connecting with nature and creating memories that honor both body and spirit. Experience the beauty of diverse landscapes and the joy of shared moments with friends or new acquaintances. Our chosen trail features unique natural wonders, like waterfalls and scenic viewpoints, ensuring a culturally sensitive and inclusive adventure. Regardless of fitness levels, our carefully planned hike welcomes all, focusing on the joy of exploration and unity. Join us for an enriching experience that respects and celebrates our diverse backgrounds and the shared love for nature.

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In Room PS02, please join us for a Native healing and Indigenous wellness talking circle in collaboration with RSBCIHI Behavioral Health. Everyone is welcome!

Download PDF

CINC Hiking Club

April 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Embark on a hike with us, connecting with nature and creating memories that honor both body and spirit. Experience the beauty of diverse landscapes and the joy of shared moments with friends or new acquaintances. Our chosen trail features unique natural wonders, like waterfalls and scenic viewpoints, ensuring a culturally sensitive and inclusive adventure. Regardless of fitness levels, our carefully planned hike welcomes all, focusing on the joy of exploration and unity. Join us for an enriching experience that respects and celebrates our diverse backgrounds and the shared love for nature.

Download PDF

Indigenous Talking Circle w/Kim Marcus

April 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join this cultural healing process with Kim Marcus in Room PS03. Free and open to the Public.

Download PDF

Book Club – Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our CINC Book Club, facilitated by Linda Cotton. Books are available now at the Student Success Center.

Download PDF

Microsoft Excel

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to improve your skills with the Microsoft Excel application. Open to the community and all students.

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Beading Circle w/ Birdie Pulskamp

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Reserve your spot today with Birdie Pulskamp (Diné) in Room PS02!

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Book Club – Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our CINC Book Club, facilitated by Linda Cotton. Books are available now at the Student Success Center.

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Zotero

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how Zotero is a valuable tool to conducting research, help manage and cite sources effectively, and streamlining the process of creating well-documented and properly formatted academic papers. Open to the community and all students.

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In Room PS02, please join us for a Native healing and Indigenous wellness talking circle in collaboration with RSBCIHI Behavioral Health. Everyone is welcome!

Download PDF

Beading Circle w/ Birdie Pulskamp

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reserve your spot today with Birdie Pulskamp (Diné) in Room PS02! This is a graduation cap session.

Download PDF

CINC Hiking Club

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Embark on a hike with us, connecting with nature and creating memories that honor both body and spirit. Experience the beauty of diverse landscapes and the joy of shared moments with friends or new acquaintances. Our chosen trail features unique natural wonders, like waterfalls and scenic viewpoints, ensuring a culturally sensitive and inclusive adventure. Regardless of fitness levels, our carefully planned hike welcomes all, focusing on the joy of exploration and unity. Join us for an enriching experience that respects and celebrates our diverse backgrounds and the shared love for nature.

Download PDF

Join this cultural healing process with Kim Marcus in Room PS03. Free and open to the Public.

Download PDF

Book Club – Mean Spirit by Linda Hogan

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our CINC Book Club, facilitated by Linda Cotton. Books are available now at the Student Success Center.

Download PDF

Microsoft Outlook

May 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to improve your skills with the Microsoft Outlook application. Open to the community and all students.

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