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

Blue Ridge Success Coach Amanda Stansberry

Amanda Stansberry
Office Phone: (828) 694-1803
Call or Text: (828) 674-9362
Visit: General Studies Building, Room 102

Programs served:

College Transfer
Allied Health
Public Safety
Early Childhood/Teacher Prep
Fire Protection

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.

Luke Rose, Blue Ridge Community College Success Coach

Luke Rose
Office Phone: (828) 694-4702
Call or text: (828) 674-8736
Visit: Spearman Building, Room 109
Programs served: Career and Technical Education

Luke is originally from Berkeley, CA but has spent time in New Orleans, LA, Tulsa, OK, and most recently completed his Master’s in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Boston, MA. Prior to Blue Ridge, Luke worked in corporate finance before serving as a 7-12th grade math and computer science teacher. He brings a passion for supporting, mentoring and advising students. In his spare time, Luke enjoys listening to podcasts and supporting his favorite sports teams!​

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.

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