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Academic Achievement Center

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

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Holtz Hall Tutoring Center

Holtz Hall
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." 
Kim Dierks kdierks@ksu.eduManaging Director, Holtz Hall Tutoring Center"I love working with students because they truly embody the goal of lifelong learning. While they are here at K-State, a collaborative atmosphere of comradery, support, and passion is created as students navigate their academics, and all the effort becomes worth it when a student has an ‘aha’ moment."
Scott Voos scottvoos@ksu.eduManaging Director and Academic Coach, Academic Coaching Program"I love witnessing the hope for the future while working with students. I see the endless supply of energy, the unimaginable creativity and the unwavering pursuit of defining their purpose; and I am reminded that it is them who are shaping our future’s path."
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."
Jessica Kerr  jpkerr@ksu.eduAcademic Coach"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."
Jessica Henault  jlrankin@ksu.eduAcademic Coaching Program Graduate Assistant"Knowing the future generation of students are well-equipped with the resources, knowledge and passion to make active change within society is my favorite part about working with students. The students I work with are the educators, scientists, engineers, and business professionals of the future. Being able to watch them develop and grow holistically gives me confidence in the future."

Mary Shelato  cosimano@ksu.edu

Kauffman Scholar Graduate Assistant"My favorite thing about working with students is being able to help them work through problems and see them gets results based on that work. I love seeing them succeed beyond their original expectations."

Katie Pierce  katiepierce@ksu.edu

Academic Achievement Center Graduate Assistant"I love helping students problem-solve and witnessing the joy of learning and reaching goals."

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