Success Coaches serve as mentors and work with students throughout their time at Blue Ridge. We will learn about the students’ experiences at Blue Ridge, 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
Our Success Coaches
Office Phone: (828) 694-1803
Call or Text: (828) 674-9362
Visit: PATT, Room 140B
Early Childhood/Teacher Prep
Amanda received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Appalachian State University and is currently completing a master’s degree in Higher Education. Before coming to Blue Ridge, Amanda worked at Appalachian State as a learning lab advisor, small group tutor, and academic coach. She will bring proven strategies and practices to her students to help them reach their summit. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, baking treats, reading, and buying more houseplants.
Office Phone: (828 ) 694-4702
Call or text: (828) 674-8736
Visit: Spearman Building, Room 109
Programs served: Career and Technical Education
Crystal earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Gardner-Webb University. After completing her degree, she spent many years working at a nonprofit with adults with developmental disabilities. Most recently, she has served as an academic advisor and success coach at Gardner-Webb where she served adult learners in the degree completion program. Crystal has a passion for adult learners and helping them to reach their personal, academic and career goals. For fun, she enjoys attending music festivals, watching sporting events and spending time with her family.
Be sure to check the right side of this page for links to a variety of services and support available for Blue Ridge Community College students.