Laura Kline

Director of the College Connections Experience (CCE) at the Pottstown Campus.

Laura began her role as Director of the CCE program in June 2021, building on her almost 20 years of professional experience in higher education as an academic advisor, career counselor, director of career development and adjunct instructor.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child & Family Studies (Psychology & Sociology) from Albright College. After working several years in a variety of industries, she returned to higher education, earning a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Shippensburg University. During her time at Shippensburg, she was a graduate assistant (which paid for her tuition) serving as an academic advisor to students who were undecided about their major.

Following graduation, Laura became a full-time academic advisor at Penn State University, where her passion for supporting student success grew to not just include exploration in finding a major, but also career preparation. This growth prompted Laura to pursue a new role as a career counselor at her alma mater, Albright College. Now as a proud Mustang and member of the Montco community, Laura is focused on institutional strategies in support of student access, persistence, retention and completion along with an amazing team of three CCE Success Coaches.

Deanna Vokes, M.L.S.

College Connections Experience Success Coach

Deanna has been part of the Montco family for many years, having previously served the College as the Supervisor of Enrollment Services, Veteran School Certifying Official and College Career Coach.

Being a military spouse, she stepped away from the College, briefly. During her time, she led a team at a national veteran service organization; instrumental in supporting more than 3,000 disabled veteran-heroes to obtain education and employment opportunities. She currently remains an adjunct instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), and teaches college success courses, as an adjunct at Reading Area Community College (RACC) as well.

Deanna holds an Associate degree in Tourism from Herkimer County Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master's degree in e-Learning from Fort Hays State University.

Nicki Generose

College Connections Experience Success Coach

Nicki is one of the Success Coaches with the College Connections Experience. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in 2019 and her Master's degree in Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2021. She is passionate about educational access and helping all students reach their academic goals and persevere despite challenges. Outside of work, she loves going to the gym, hanging out with her friends and family, and keeping up with her favorite comic books.

Advice for College Students

Keep an open mind! As a first-year student, I would have never imagined having my current career. It was only through trying new things, making new friends and saying yes to new opportunities that I was able to find some of the best experiences of my life.

Quaadree Harris

College Connections Experience Success Coach

Quaadree graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies in 2018. After college, Quaadree worked for 12+, a non-profit organization that specializes in helping 12th graders in Philadelphia find their best post-secondary fit. Quaadree has a deep passion for helping students and believes that education equity is a human right. Outside of work, Quaadree can often be found playing basketball, enjoying time with his three-year-old son, or playing video games.

Advice for College Students

Enjoy the now. Don't get so caught up in looking towards the future that you lose sight of the current moment. College is what you make of it, meet new people and keep an open mind when it comes to new experiences.