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Student Success Coaches

Student Success Coaches are here to support you through your college journey in academic, personal and professional development. Success coaches can work with you in individual meetings and in group programming to help you learn about campus resources and develop strategies for success!

Click the button below your success coach to schedule a one-on-one appointment with them. Coaches will reach out to you throughout the semester to schedule appointments through campaigns, but you are always welcome to email or call if you need help or to register for classes!

Don’t know who your Success Coach is? Find your major below and click on the corresponding Success Coach to schedule a meeting. If you have any questions reach out to studentservices@zanestate.edu.

Meet with your student success coach

New or Current Students, schedule with your Student Success Coach or Counselor below.
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Heather Merry

Chief Student Affairs Officer & Counselor

Students in these Majors should schedule an appointment with Heather: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Education, Non-Degree seeking, Social Work Assistant, Undecided, Transient/Visiting Students!

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Kim Baldwin

Student Success Coach

Students in these majors should schedule an appointment with Kim: Accounting, Accounting and Bookkeeping Certificate, Business Management, Cyber Security, Cyber Security Certificate, Digital Content Media Technology, Entrepreneurship, Game Design Certificate, Healthcare Management, Health Information Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Medical Coding Certificate, Networking and Server Operations, Programming and Web Development, Real Estate, Real Estate Certificate!

Julia Griffin Success Coach

Julia Griffin

Student Success Coach

Students in these majors should schedule with Julia: Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Electrical/ Electronics Engineering Technology, Electro Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Systems Certificate, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory, Multi-skilled Health Technician Certificate, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care, Water Technology Certificate, Wildlife Conservation!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is success coaching?

Success coaching is the process of supporting you through your academic journey. Coaches can lend a hand during every step of your college experience, while you develop the potential within yourself to succeed.

Zane State’s proactive approach to success coaching provides holistic support and builds meaningful relationships between students and college faculty and staff.

It’s a relationship that begins before you arrive. That means we’ll reach out to you! Every first-year student receives a letter about their Success Team and how coaches are at the ready to lend support from day one.

Why is success coaching important?

Students come to college with varying degrees of self-efficacy and problem-solving skills. Coaching provides the tools to help you prepare for college life, life after graduation, and a professional career. Coaching encourages you to understand your personal strengths and weaknesses, recognize patterns of behavior, reflect critically on decisions and make deliberate choices that support your best interests.

What can success coaching do for me?

Feel free to call or email your success coach with any questions or concerns. Attending college is all about challenges and changes. Through coaching, students develop self-sufficiency and academic confidence, while dealing with any challenges that have the potential to derail their academic journeys. Your coach can provide you with information to keep your college career on track.

Can I Register for Classes on My Own?

All courses must be approved by your advisor before registering.  For detailed instructions on how to register on your own, with advisor approval, click here