Faculty member working with students

AAP Staff

Lois Kabela-Coates

Lois Kabela-Coates

Director of TRIO/Academic Achievement Program & Academic Coach

Email: lkabela@coe.edu

Directs Coe's federally-funded TRIO Grant. Provides academic coaching, time management and study skills assistance, career and major exploration, financial literacy education, assistance making connections at Coe and finding solutions to Coe-related problems (offered primarily to students eligible for AAP services).

Michelle McIllece

Michelle McIllece

Academic Coach, Academic Services Coordinator & Learning Commons Consultant

Email: mmcillec@coe.edu
Works primarily with AAP-eligible students on academic planning, personality and interest assessments (Strong and others), study skills and time management, and career and personal development. Offers customized class presentations for faculty to support their course learning goals.

Kim Pierson

Kim Pierson

Academic Coach, ADA/Accessibility Coordinator & Learning Commons Consultant

Email: kpierson@coe.edu

Works with students with disabilities. Collaborates with faculty on developing academic accommodations. Provides academic coaching, mentoring.

Karen Swenson

Administrative Assistant to the Learning Commons and the Academic Achievement Program

Email: kswenson@coe.edu

Assists the APP staff with projects and programs. Interacts with AAP students to answer questions, proctor tests, offer support and connect students to various supports across campus.

Shanna Pikora

Academic Support Specialist - Biology & Academic Coach

Email: spikora@coe.edu
Oversees the supplemental instruction (SI) program for biology and serves as a Learning Commons academic coach.