Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

Former Personnel

Program Co-Directors

Patricia Golterman, Director of Academic Advisement

Grant Staff

Ben Baumann, Academic Advisement Specialist

Ben Baumann has a Master of Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in English/Writing and Communication. He has served as Academic Advisor at UMass Dartmouth where he worked with the Pathways program providing advice and support to students who were at risk academically. Ben is not only experienced at planning recruitment and advising activities, but also has compiled data and written reports on Pathways academic achievement and retention.

Lloyd King, Web Developer and Technology Analyst

Lloyd King has been active on our DegreeWorks implementation team. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from New England Institute of Technology, and has worked as a web developer, IT manager, IT specialist and IT assistant. He is well versed in several computer languages, operating systems, and software packages that will serve him well as he provides support to the grant and to the college community.

Katie Spavento, Acting Assistant Director of Admissions

In August 2009, Katie joined the Title III Grant Team at Bristol Community College as the First Year Engagement Specialist. While with the grant, she was instrumental in evaluating and enhancing orientation programs—under her leadership the Orientation Committee redeveloped its mission and scope to become the First Year Experience and Orientation Committee. Katie also participated in the development of the First Year Experience requirement, including the redesign of the College Success Seminar (CSS 101). In early 2012, she transitioned to the Admissions Office where she continues to use her knowledge of first year student needs while working with students interested in and applying to BCC.

Katie came to BCC from Duke University where she gained extensive experience working with first year students. She first began her career in higher education at Northeastern University, where she worked with the first year student Living Learning Communities (LLCs) and academic initiatives programs. She is also skilled and trained in Career and Academic Advising, having worked with pre-law and pre-med students in the MIT Global Education and Career Development department. Katie has a Master’s of Science in Applied Educational Psychology with a specialization in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Hamilton College.