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.
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.
Christian Ministries, Elementary Education, Psychology, Graduate Teaching, Curriculum and Instruction
Toll-Free Phone: 888.684.5335 ext 3382
Brady earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in education at Wichita State University. He also has an associate’s degree in graphic design from Barton County Community College. Brady is most excited to assist learners achieve academic success. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and two dogs, tailgating at football games and attending concerts.
Senior Academic Success Coach (Graduate programs, Graduate Certificates and Human Resource Development)
Computer Programming Technology, Early Childhood Education, Information Systems Management, Graduate Special Education