Pilots Program Staff


Rebeca Pazrebeca,Director
101 Holton Hall

The Director of the Pilots program is responsible for leading the professional staff and managing day to day operations of the program. The Director also works closely with the different departments that teach Pilots courses, and coordinates recruitment strategies. The Director oversees the coordination of both June and spring enrollment.

Nilima BhoiNilima Bhoi, Academic Counselor
101 Holton Hall


Shay Dodson, Academic Counselor
101 Holton Hall

The Pilots advisors mentor students on academics, time management, and study skills, and serve as liasons to resources across campus.

Shay is from Houston, Texas. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Graphic Design, Academic Advising Certification, and a Master of Science degree in Counseling & College Student Development from Kansas State University.  


R.J. Youngblood
Study Lab Coordinator / EDCEP 110 Instructor
116 Bluemont Hall
785-532-6403 (Study Lab Phone) 

The Pilots Lab Coordinator manages the Pilots study lab, instructs students in Expository Writing I, and supervises the Peer Assistants.

Jill Abbott, Graduate Assistant, Fall 2015
Brent Weaver, Graduate Assistant, Summer 2015

116 Bluemont Hall


K-State faculty and instructors who teach course sections specifically for the Pilots Program.

Bart Grudzinski, GEOG 100, gobhawks@k-state.edu
Katrina Hanna, COMM 106, khanna@k-state.edu
Dale Hawkinson, MATH 010/100, dph@math.ksu.edu, Office: 101F Holton Hall
Taylor Wadian, PSYCH 110, wadian@k-state.edu

Peer Assistants

The Pilots Program employs exceptional upperclassmen and graduate students who are trained to help Pilots students master academic material and develop effective study skills.

Fall 2014 PAs

December 2014 Photo of Peer Assistants and Pilots Staff at their annual Holiday Party
Back row (Left to Right): Nolan, Caroline (Advisor), Mary, Vicki, Liz, Sarah, Madi, Kevin, Lenndy (Advisor), Shay (Lab Coord.) Front row (Left to Right): Marcus, Alyxis, Sarah, Morgan, Riley, Megan, Cassie, Amber