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The Academic Success Coaching Team

About Us

Academic Success Coaches are responsible for ensuring that students receive persistent, proactive, individualized mentoring, academic coaching and support throughout their time at Lansing Community College. We believe in working with students to help them identify and utilize their strengths while empowering them to succeed at LCC and accomplish their academic goals.

What We Do

We meet with students! Students are encouraged to reach out to an Academic Success Coach; they may also be referred to us by instructors or other members of the LCC community. During our meetings we will learn about the students' experiences at LCC, identify obstacles that may be barriers to their academic success, and help strategize solutions and next-steps. Some of the topics discussed may include:

  • Study strategies - how to effectively study, take notes, and keep organized
  • Time Management - how to balance work, school, and other responsibilities
  • Self-Awareness - helping students identify their strengths, purpose, and goals
  • Campus Engagement and Resources - Identifying opportunities and resources on campus and helping students make those connections

Feel free to contact us anytime. Even if you're not sure where to start, we'll help. Email us at: lcc-successteam@lcc.edu or feel free to directly reach out to anyone on our Success Team!

Success Coach Referral Form

Meet the Success Coaching Team

Shalonda James-Garza

Shalonda James-Garza
Success Coach Manager


517-483-1401
Bio
Indira Vazgec

Indira Vazgec
Success Coach Manager


517-483-1306
Bio
Sarah Garcia-Linz

Sarah Garcia-Linz
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1405
Bio
Marriah Eschtruth

Marriah Eschtruth
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1445
Bio
Tami Marsh

Tami Marsh
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1413
Bio
Duane Portee

Duane Portee
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1470
Bio
Phany Sarann

Phany Sarann
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1418
Bio
Melissa Dahlgren

Melissa Dahlgren
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1592
Bio
Angela Hook

Angela Hook
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1595
Bio
Mellissa Wright

Mellissa Wright
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1556
Bio
Erin Matesich

Erin Matesich
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1593
Bio
Pam Jaymes

Pam Jaymes
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1591
Bio
Keri Litwiller

Keri Litwiller
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1446
Bio
Valorie Smith

Valorie Smith
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1525
Bio
Gary King

Gary King
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1601
Bio
Jessica Cecil

Jessica Cecil
Academic Success Coach


517-483-1343
Bio

Academic Affairs at Lansing Community College

Academic Success Coaching Team
Phone: (517) 483-1422
lcc-successteam@lcc.edu

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