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Academic Achievement Center

Academic Achievement Center
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1101 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506

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1005 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506

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AAC Team

Stephanie J. Bannister sbann@ksu.edu        

Assistant Vice President for Student Life

"My favorite part of the work we do is watching our mission as a land-grant institution come to life! We pour into each and every student so that no matter their career choice or where the land they feel equipped and empowered to invest in those around them."

RJ Youngblood youngblood@ksu.edu

Assistant Director"I enjoy connecting students to impactful resources that help them engage with and make meaning of their experiences at K-State." 
Katie Pierce katiepierce@ksu.eduInterim Managing Director of Tutoring Services"I love helping students problem solve and witnessing the joy of learning and reaching goals." 
Jessica Kerr  jpkerr@ksu.eduInterim Managing Director and Academic Coach, Academic Coaching Program"Having an opportunity to connect with students, hear their personal stories, understand their challenges in navigating this path towards study and self-transformation is above all the reason I am compelled to work in this capacity as a coach in the AAC."
Nidhi Bhandari  nidhim@ksu.eduAcademic Coach "My favorite part about working with students is when they share their excitement about the progress they are making and discovering themselves in new ways."
Nick Dean  nxdean@ksu.eduAcademic Coach"My favorite thing about working with students is the diversity represented by each of my students. Diversity makes K-State a strong, vibrant university, and it makes me a better academic coach.
Allison DuLac  adulac@ksu.eduAcademic Coach"My favorite part about working with students is hearing their stories and watching them grow. It is exciting to see a student develop and discover themselves during their college years, and I enjoy supporting them through the process."
Ellen Clayton eclayton@ksu.eduAcademic Coach"I am excited to be an Academic Coach to help students reach their full potential at the collegiate level. As a high school teacher in Memphis, TN for six years I noticed that many of my students were getting to college but they were not always equipped with the resources to help them be successful on campus. As a coach, I hope to create a level playing field where all students have equitable access to opportunities and academic success."
Javier Martinez martjay@ksu.eduAcademic Coach"I really enjoy the opportunity to help students succeed and create a pathway that lead s to their future careers and aspirations. I believe that every student has a variety of skills and potential that they will discover throughout their educational course here at K-State. As an Academic Coach, I am excited about the opportunity to help students unlock their skills and potential and achieve overall success. Every student has a story to tell and I am definitely excited about the opportunity to hear their stories and use their experiences to help them achieve success in all their future endeavors."

Kiley Moody  kmoody@ksu.edu 

Managing Director, Scholar Services 

Dale Hawkinson  dph777@ksu.edu

Math Instructor

"My favorite thing about working with students is the same as it was 35 years ago when I began my teaching career: their questions, thinking about and discussing them together, and watching their satisfaction as the 'light bulb comes on' and they succeed."

Avery Broccolo  broccolo@ksu.edu

Administrative Specialist

"What I love most about coaching is the opportunity to sit with a student who makes a change. Whether big or small, being able to be a part of a student's academic or personal success here at K-State is so rewarding to me. I love being able to see a student's joy when they accomplish something they never thought possible and the hope and determination that is developed from that experience. More than anything, I love seeing students believe in themselves." 

Elaina Parker  esparker@ksu.edu

Academic Coaching Graduate Assistant "Getting to see and help students stay positive and maintain support while facing the challenges of college."

Sunny Patel spatel@ksu.edu

Academic Coaching Graduate Assistant 

Rebecca Cherry rebeccacherry@ksu.edu 

Academic Achievement Center Graduate Assistant 

Brooke Keilholtz bkeilholtz@ksu.edu

Kauffman Scholar Graduate Assistant 

Vanessa Turpin vanessaturpin@ksu.edu

First Scholars Graduate Assistant