Alumni Academic Counseling

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep’s mission is to support our students “To and Through” their postsecondary path. Our Alumni Support Team is committed to assisting our students through college and even beyond.

The Alumni College Support Program begins during a CRSM student’s second semester of senior year in high school. Over the course of 12 weeks, seniors attend college readiness seminars taught by the Alumni Support Team to start preparing for the transition from high school to college. 

While in college, the Director of Alumni College Support continues to work with alumni to provide one-on-one assistance with:

  • Financial Aid: applying for FAFSA every year, assisting with verification, applying for financial aid appeals and emergency funds
  • Academic Advising: selecting courses, navigating through picking a major, connecting with other alumni studying similar majors
  • Transfer Advising: assisting alumni through the college transfer process 
  • Social emotional support throughout the postsecondary transition and getting connected to the appropriate resources

Additionally, the Director of Alumni College Support visits alumni on campus every fall to ensure students are supported at their college.

Melissa Chavez
Director of Alumni College Support
(224)215-9400×308 (office)

Alumni: Schedule an appointment here

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Alumni News

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All in the Family

During her salutatorian speech eight years ago, Anissa Garza shared that graduating from Cristo Rey was a triumph for her whole family. Today, those words have never rung truer for the first-generation student, her two younger brothers, and parents. All their lives,...

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Meet Ashley Fonseca, CRSM Class of ’22. At Augustana College in Rock Island, IL you will find her preparing for a career as a veterinarian, working out, or she could be found exploring new opportunities in the college’s crochet club and the LatinXUnidos club. She’s also an intern at a nearby animal clinic.