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Student Success Coaching Program

What is Student Success Coaching?

Gateway's Student Success Coaching Program was designed to help you be successful in college by providing individual support and helping you find and use resources you may need to reach your goals. Our Student Success Coaches will help you be successful beyond your academic needs. Our coaching team is made up of peer coaches and professional coaches. If you are part of this program, you would be required to meet with your Success Coach three times out of the semester; one of those meeting would be a workshop.

Students we work with:

  • Recommended by staff/faculty
  • Students having academic struggles
  • Students needing motivation help

Our Coaches:

Peer Coaches

Sophia Calhoun

Hi, everyone! I'm Sophia and I'm currently dually enrolled at Gateway and NKU, where I'm pursuing a BFA in Spatial Arts.  In addition to being a part of the Student Success Coaching Program, I also provide tutoring services for Biology and Writing. This is my last semester as a student at Gateway, and I am very excited to be working with you all to make it a great one!

alexis coxAlexis Cox

I'm Alexis Cox. I am a student here at gateway, in the Human Services/ Social Work pathway. I will transfer through the 2NKU program to continue my education for my Bachelor’s degree in 2020. I am a mom of 2, soon to be 3, and have been married for 3 years. It is my dream to work with children, and families in some way once I am done with school.  

Professional Coaches

anita adkinsAnita Adkins

Hi, my name is Anita Zike Adkins.  I am currently the Director of TRIO Project ASPIRE, a federal grant here at Gateway to serve low income (Pell eligible), first generation (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree) college students. I earned my associate degree in Human Services and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from NKU (97’, 99’).  I earned my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky (05’). I have worked in higher education/TRIO for 19 years, and love working with college students.  I have three children and 4 grandchildren.  I find joy in nature and music. 

holly allenHolly Allen

Hello! My name is Holly Allen. I am originally from Columbus and migrated to Cincinnati, so I live cross the river. My husband I got married in 2018 and we have our two puppies that are our kids. I am a certified EMT and I came from the Nursing field. I am currently working on my Master's in School Counseling at Morehead State University. At Gateway, I am over the tutoring center, work as a success coach, and also teach the Welcome to College course (FYE 105). I am excited to meet you soon!

jessica elamJessica Elam

Hello! My name is Jessica Elam and I am a Ready to Work Coordinator here at Gateway. The Ready to Work program is a program for student parents that are pursuing an educational goal. My office is in the TIE building, but I travel to every campus. I am a Gateway Alumni and transferred to NKU to pursue my degree in Social Work. I enjoy being able to help others and trying to make a difference in someone else’s life.

tyneah harrisTyneah Harris

Hello! My name is Tyneah Harris. I am a graduate of Gateway and work at the Information Commons at our Boone Campus. I look forward to working with you!

brandi mulliganBrandi Mulligan

I am Brandi Mulligan and I am a Louisville, KY native. I am a 2017 graduate of Northern Kentucky University and am currently pursuing my Masters of Public Administration at NKU. During my time at NKU, I served as the Vice President of NPHC and the president and Vice President of the Alpha Rho chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. After graduation, I served with AmeriCorps as a Vista with NKU’s Student Engagement office, as well as the Interim Director of NKU’s Early Childhood Center. I currently serve as the professional Success Coach here at Gateway. 

ashley rouseAshely Rouse

Hi! My name is Ashley Rouse and I am the Coordinator of Retention for Student Engagement. I am a Fort Wright, KY resident with 2 dogs and 1 cat and recently got married! I have a master’s degree in Teaching as a Leader and have worked at Gateway since June 2019. I am so excited to be your success coach and can't wait to meet you.

tracy stokesTracy Stokes

An educator for the past 15 years, I have served as an academic advisor, college access manager, and diversity/inclusion educator. I am currently the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Gateway. I assisted with the transformation of student programming and retention services which provided resources needed to navigate academic, social, and co- curricular activities. My passion is to empower others guides me as she I lead training and programming to ensure Gateway is an inclusive and culturally competent space. Originally from Dayton, Ohio I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio.  I am an active member of the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky region, a graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky Class of 2015, a past participant in the Higher Education Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati’s Women’s Institute for Leadership Development, a member of the NKY Branch of the NAACP, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

How to schedule an appointment: 

  1. Log into your Starfish account via Blackboard
  2. Click on the hamburger menu in the top left hand corner
  3. Select the Schedule Appointment below the contact information for the desired person or service in the My Success Network or Courses channel.
  4. Use the small calendar on the left to quickly identify the days with available office hours (available days will be shown in bold). Click the desired date in the small monthly calendar to display availability on that day.
  5. Available time slots on the selected day will include a Sign Up link. Click the Sign Up link associated with the desired time slot.
  6. This opens the Add Appointment form. Complete the form by selecting a reason for the meeting and a course (if relevant). Include an explanation of what you need so that your instructor or advisor can be prepared for the meeting.
  7. Click Submit to set the appointment. You will get an email with the appointment details and an email calendar invite

Success Coach Resources: 

  1. Log into your Blackboard account via MyPath
  2. Click the organizations tab on Blackboard
  3. There you will find the coaches, and any resource needed.

How to contact us:

Phone: (859)442-4111