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Success coaches honor top students

Student of the month

LCC criminal justice major Andreana Thompson (right) is shown with her success coach, Larry Smith. Thompson was the first student chosen for LCC’s “Student of the Month" by LCC's team of academic success coaches.  Courtesy photo

Chloe Gregg

By Chloe Gregg
Associate Editor

LCC’s Academic Success Coach Team has started a recognition program for students called “Student of the Month.”

Each month, LCC’s team of academic success coaches will nominate and decide on a student who has been working hard on academics.

Academic Success Coach Director Sarah Garcia-Linz said the ASC leadership team will select up to three students each month to recognize.

“Success coaches can submit students who demonstrate success by achieving a goal, no matter the size, working through a challenge or barrier, and/or giving back to LCC or the community,” Garcia-Linz said. “The students receive a congratulatory email, a certificate signed by (President) Dr. (Steve) Robinson, me – the ASC director, and their assigned success coach.”

The winning students also receive a small Amazon gift card, an invitation to participate in the Student Success Scenario podcast, and are recognized on LCC’s social media platforms. Since the beginning of the fall semester, there have been three students chosen: Christine Reed, Chloe Willobee and Andreana Thompson.

Thompson, a criminal justice major, was the first student chosen for LCC’s “Student of the Month.”

“(My success coach and I) were talking and he informed me that he is proud of me and that he wanted me to be the student of the month,” Thompson said. “I’ve been doing good in my classes and my success coach has kept me motivated. I was very happy and proud of myself.”

Larry Smith, Thompson’s success coach, said Thompson is a hard-working student.

“Andreana Thompson is a student who had met with me prior to her enrollment in classes as a freshman,” Smith said.  “She first entered LCC as a high school student (and) she advocated for herself and let me know of her intentions as a college student.

“(She) attended classes on a regular basis and checks in to update me on her academic progress. I was truly impressed with her as a freshman student moving away from home, finding a place to live and working on her own.”

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