Chattanooga Resident Releases New Book To Help Students Survive College Life

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Dr. Stephanie Young
Dr. Stephanie Young

Chattanooga resident Dr. Stephanie Young has released a book, Thriving in College, a book based on her personal experiences as a college advisor as she helps make education accessible for as many students as possible.

In 1998, the New York City native started her career as a special education teacher in the South Bronx. Since she served in a number of administrative roles, from assistant principal to student support services manager. Dr. Young's upward advancement landed her a college access advisor position with the Educational Opportunity Center at UTC. In Summer 2021, she accepted the position of director of Scholarships with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

Dr. Young holds a bachelor’s degree in communications media from the University of New York at New Paltz, a master’s degree in special education from Mercy College, NY, and a doctorate in education from UTC. She currently lives in Chattanooga with her husband and two college-aged daughters.

About the Book:

Thriving in College captures Dr. Young’s enthusiasm for higher education as she offers advice to young adults who want a smooth transition to college life.

“I created Thriving in College after witnessing college students struggle to adjust to campus life and even remain in school,” says Dr. Young. “This book is another tool for the toolbox to help students not just survive but to thrive.” 

The book features study tools, bonding techniques to connect with new “roomies”, and valuable tips for university life, while stressing the importance of honoring space for students to reflect and release.

Dr. Young’s book is available for purchase at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. For more information about the author, visit www.passiontoprofession.org.



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