Ron Turak

Joined JCC
Counseling and Career Center
Primary Campus
Jamestown Campus
Phone Number
Placement/Transfer Counselor; Professor

I enjoy helping individuals plan and reach their goals. I have worked as a counselor at a number of community colleges, where I have assisted students with career, academic, and transfer planning, as well as overcoming the personal issues that can act as barriers to success. I am certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and the Pennsylvania Board of Professional Counselors.  Also, I am a recipient of the SUNY award for Excellence in Professional Service and am a member of the State University of New York Career Development Organization and the New York State Transfer Articulation Association. I have written a number of documents and booklets related to career and transfer planning. Furthermore, I have written and administered numerous grants which have provided support to help students plan their goals and find employment.

I especially enjoy coordinating the planning of JCC's College and Career Night program which, over the years, has allowed thousands of area residents to gather the needed information to make informed career and college choices. I encourage students who are unsure of their career and educational goals or who are dealing with personal concerns that may be hindering their education to stop by the Counseling and Career Center to meet with me or another counselor.


Degree Field of Study Institution
M.B.A. Business Philadelphia University
M.A.  Counselor Education Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B.A. Psychology Indiana University of Pennsylvania
A.S. Computer Science Bucks County Community College
Courses Taught
HUM 1550: Life/Career Planning
INT 1520: Student Success Seminar
Academic Interests
  • Coordinate Transfer Support Services


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