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Academic Achievement Center

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

785-532-6457 fax

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Holtz Hall
1005 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506


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Stephanie J. Bannister sbann@ksu.edu   

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Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success

"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."

Strengths: Responsibility • Empathy • Relator • Learner • Achiever

R.J. Youngblood youngblood@ksu.edu

RJ Youngblood

Assistant Director

"I enjoy connecting students to impactful resources that help them engage with and make meaning of their experiences at K-State." 

Strengths: Strategic • Intellection • Individualization • Achiever • Learner

KileyMoody  kmoody@ksu.edu 

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Managing Director, Scholar Services

"I truly enjoy working in the Academic Achievement Center because everyone is student focused and puts students first."

Strengths: Achiever • Developer • Harmony • Learner • Empathy

Luke Matulewicz 


Managing Director of Tutoring Services

"There's something special about watching people finally understand what they've been struggling to understand."

Strengths: Input • Learner • Connectedness • Individualization • Ideation

Jessica Kerr  jpkerr@ksu.edu

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Managing Director & 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."

Strengths: Activator • Input • Command • WOO • Communication

Allison DuLac  adulac@ksu.edu

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Academic 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."

Strengths: Harmony • Maximizer • Learner • Analytical • Intellection

Kaylie Towles  ketowles@ksu.edu


Academic Coach

 "My favorite part about working in student success is the moment students realize their own potential and run with it. I love created positive intentional impact for each student that walks through the door."

Strengths: Maximizer • Empathy • Strategic • Relator • Arranger 

Kris Bailey 


Academic Coach

 "One of the things I love about working with students is that they're still in the process of learning and I get to be a part of their journey! It's super fulfilling to see their progress in whatever ​phase of life I'm helping them with, whether that's professionally, personally, or academically."

Strengths: Input • Intellection • Context • Connectedness • Learner

Mo Li

Academic Coach“I enjoy seeing students gain self-efficacy. It’s tremendously rewarding to witness them pursue something wholeheartedly and then succeed.” 

Rebeca Paz rpaz@ksu.edu


Assistant Director, Office of First-generation Students 

Avery Broccolo  broccolo@ksu.edu

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Administrative Specialist

"It is rewarding to see the transition a student takes as they progress through our program & university as a whole!"

Strengths: Adaptability • Belief • Command • Deliberative • Empathy

Lauren Mulanax lnmulanax@ksu.edu

Graduate Assistant, Academic Achievement Center 

Elaina Parker  esparker@ksu.edu

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Graduate Assistant, Academic Coaching 

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

Strengths: Learner • Relator • Empathy • Developer • Individualization

Araceli Velasco  velascoa@ksu.edu

Graduate Assistant, Academic Intervention Program, Academic Coaching 


Zijun Wu zijuncat@ksu.edu


Gradate Assistant, Tutoring Services


"I enjoy working to support student success because it makes me feel excited and proud even only thinking about I could become one part of other students’ success."

Strengths: Empathy • Developer • Responsibility • Individualization • Belief


Graduate Assistant, Kauffman Scholars  

Vanessa Turpin vanessaturpin@ksu.edu

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Graduate Assistant, First Scholars  

Karina Moncayo-Michel karinamichel@ksu.edu


Graduate Assistant, Office of First-generation Students