Every learner at Southwestern College Professional Studies is assigned an academic success coach (ASC), who will be your support throughout your academic program. Your ASC plays a critical role in the your educational journey. Our ASC’s are full-time coaches, meaning they are truly focused on you and your success. This person is your supporter, interpreter and guide while at SC.
Academic success coaching takes academic advising to the next level. The academic success coach is prepared with the tools and best practices to help you persist achieve your individual educational goals. Each academic success coach is committed to proactive learner contact, providing the necessary level of support for an optimal educational experience.
Operations Management, Business Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma Certification
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3383
Shirley earned her Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Quality Management from Newman University. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Communication from Wichita State University. In addition to advising students, she teaches at the college level. She is an avid traveler in her spare time.
Informations Systems Management, Computer Programming Technology, Early Childhood Education and Graduate Special Education
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3386
Stephanie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Clark Atlanta University as a traditional student and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Baker University as an adult learner. Stephanie has experience in regulatory and commercial banking, corporate management, family engagement, training development and delivery, and community partnership development. Prior to joining Southwestern, she worked for Wichita Public Schools in programs focused on supporting students academically and preparing them for collegiate success.
Criminal Justice, Security Management and Strategic Leadership
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3385
Danielle Freshnock comes to Kansas from New Jersey where she earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education at Rutgers University. She previously worked as the assistant field hockey coach and student advisor at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Danielle is eager to help learners progress through their programs and achieve their academic goals. Having grown up near the beach, she loves being outdoors and hopes to travel to Colorado soon to hike up Pikes Peak.
Accounting, Business Administration and Healthcare Administration
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3384
Adam Gunnels comes to Professional Studies with a B.A. in History and B.A. in Philosophy from Wichita State University and a Juris Doctorate from Belmont University College of Law in Nashville, TN. He previously worked for the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office in the Medicaid Fraud and Integrity Division. Adam is excited to assist adult learners earn their degree while they also work to meet work and family commitments. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming and bicycling and would love to find time to compete in a triathlon.
RN to BSN
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3381
Miranda Kober earned her B.S. in Human Resource Development from Southwestern College Professional Studies in 2013. She was hired as an admissions counselor in 2016 before transitioning into her role as the RN to BSN academic success coach. Miranda enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors in her spare time.
Senior Academic Success Coach (Graduate programs, Graduate Certificates and Human Resource Development)
Christian Ministries, Elementary Education, Psychology, Graduate Teaching and Graduate Curriculum & Instruction