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Academic Achievement Center

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

785-532-6492
785-532-6457 fax
achievement@k-state.edu

Tutoring Services

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

785-532-5703

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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

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Assistant Director

"Attending K-State brings great opportunity to learn, develop, and achieve personal and professional goals. We all have an obligation to ensure each student has the opportunity to thrive. It is essential of us all to constantly evaluate how we contribute to a learning community that is equitable and inclusive." 

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 
lmatulewicz@ksu.edu

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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

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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  kobailey@ksu.edu

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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       moli@ksu.edu

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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

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Assistant Director, Office of First-generation Students 

Lauren Mulanax lnmulanax@ksu.edu

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Graduate Assistant, Academic Achievement Center

"I enjoy working in student success because I get to see students learn and grow in a supportive environment."

Strengths: Woo • Communication • Activator • Significance • Futuristic 

Elaina Pivovar  espivovar@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

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Graduate Assistant, Academic Intervention Program, Academic Coaching 

 

Zijun Wu zijuncat@ksu.edu

Zijun

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

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Graduate Assistant, Office of First-generation Students

"Every student deserves to feel prepared, confident, and supported in the challenges and successes they might face while in college or after."

Strengths: Responsibility • Positivity • Restorative • Developer • Futuristic 

Joshua Snodgrass jtsnod11@ksu.edu

Joshua Snodgrass

Practicum Student, Academic Coaching Program

"Few things can top the reward and satisfaction you feel from seeing a student work hard and succeed at something that they were struggling with just a few weeks ago."

Strengths: Adaptability Strategic Self-Assurance Command • Communication