MTC Connections Center

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Connection Center

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 – 9am-5pm
  • Tuesdays – 11am-4pm
  • Wednesday- 9am-3pm
  • Thursdays – 11am-4:30pm
  • Fridays – 11am-3pm

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 Student Resource Navigator (SRN) – Courtney Hanik, is available throughout the week to provide assistance and resources to MTC students and employees.

Need immediate support from the connections center? Fill out the resource request form here (you may have to sign in with your MTC account information if prompted).

Connections Center Monthly Newsletters

August 2023

September 2023

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

Meet the Student Resource Navigator

Courtney Hanik

Courtney Hanik

Courtney Hanik is the new Student Resource Navigator for the Employer Resource Network at Marion Matters. Courtney was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and moved to Marion, OH in 2023. She spent 16 years in the U.S. Army and served overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom. With a passion to serve her community she will connect students and employees to resources they need to continue their passion to learn and teach in a confidential and safe environment

Contact Courtney by phone, email or by submitting the Student Resource Request Form.

Courtney Hanik
Student Resource Navigator
Submit MTC’s Resource Request Form here
Marion Campus
BR 143C

Meet the Food Pantry Coordinator

Brandy Page

Contact Brandy by phone, or email.

Academic Advisor and Retention Coordinator
Student Success and Engagement
Marion Campus
BR 176F

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 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