MTC Connections Center

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What is the Connections Center?

The MTC Connections Center is located in Bryson Hall, room 143, and serves as a resource for students to receive assistance and support in combating challenges or personal situations that may impact their academic experience.

When is the Connections Center open?

Mondays, Wednesdays – 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays – 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

What resources are available through the Connections Center?

In conjunction with the Buckeye Food Alliance and the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, the Connections Center houses a fully stocked and resourced Marion Campus Food Pantry available to all students and members of the Marion community. Additionally, our Director of the Connections Center and Belonging & Equity Coordinator, Primrose Igonor, and our Student Resource Navigator (SRN) – Natalie Longmeier, are available throughout the week to provide assistance and resources to MTC students and employees.

How do I access the food pantry?

Food pantry hours will be posted outside of the Connections Center. Stop by at any time during hours of operation and there will be someone on staff to assist you in accessing any food you need from the pantry.

What is a Student Resource Navigator (SRN)?

The SRN is a free and confidential resource for students and employees responsible for providing on-site, face-to-face assistance and effective solutions to individuals confronted with challenges or personal situations. The SRN can provide direct advice and can also be a conduit to social services that provide fast relief for many issues; including but not limited to:

  • College life navigation
  • Childcare options
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Family challenges
  • Professional attire/clothing
  • Substance abuse/stabilization
  • Financial literacy/budgeting
  • Access to internet

Natalie Longmeier

Meet Student Resource Navigator
Natalie Longmeier

Natalie Longmeier is the Student Resource Navigator for the Employer Resource Network. She was born and raised in Marion, OH, and is passionate about helping people reach their goals. Natalie is currently furthering her education at Marion Technical College in the field of Business. She has worked with several nonprofits in the Marion community connecting people to resources and fundraising for programs. In her personal life, Natalie and her husband, Ryan, have three children and are busy with sports, music activities, and volunteering.

Natalie Longmeier, the SRN, is available to all MTC students, staff, and faculty.

When is Natalie available?

Student Resource Navigator, Natalie Longmeier, will be on-site every week:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: BR143

What is the best way to contact Natalie?

By phone, text, or email.

Phone: (740) 262-8356

Email:  ern.marionmatters@gmail.com 

The Student Resource Navigator is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL resource for students and employees.

Meet the Food Pantry CoordinatorBrandy Page
Brandy Page

Contact Brandy by phone, or email.

(740) 386-4133

You can support the Marion Campus Food Pantry just by shopping at Kroger through the Community Rewards Program!
Organization Code:  JF297 more information.

Our mission is to make healthy food readily available in the Campus Food Pantry to all students who need it.

Donations for the food pantry are greatly appreciated the following items that are needed:

  • Canned fruits (in light syrup or juice)
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium if possible)
  • Canned meats (preferably lean proteins, including tuna, chicken, salmon, chicken, salmon, chili with beans, etc.)
  • Canned soup (best with vegetables and low sodium)
  • Peanut butter (nut butters)
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Pasta sauce
  • Dried pasta
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, farro, lentils, barley)
  • Canned beans
  • Dried fruit

Hours of operation:

Marion Campus Food Pantries
Organized and Operated by the Buckeye Food Alliance

Autumn Semester 2021 – Locations & Hours:

Alber Student Center

  • Mondays:
    • 9:00 – 10:30 am
    • 3:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Thursdays:
    • 12:30 – 2:00 pm
    • 3:30 – 6:00 pm

Connections Center – 143 Bryson Hall

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays:
    • 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays:     
    • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Fridays:
    • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Primrose IgonorMeet the Director of the Connections Center
Primrose Igonor

Primrose Igonor is the Director of the Connections Center and Belonging & Equity, Coordinator. She was born in Uganda and grew up in South Africa where she qualified as a Clinical Psychologist. Primrose has lived and worked in South Africa, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Canada. Primrose is passionate about belonging and equity issues and community building. Primrose can be reached at (740) 386-4125