The Student Success Team helps students achieve their academic goals in college and helps them develop skills that transcend the classroom.
As a team focused on academic success, the Student Success Team assists students with accessing campus resources, including tutoring and study skills, using proven methods that help students: increase their GPAs, reach their academic goals, and graduate or complete their programs on time. This focused approach to learning helps students achieve academic success!
How we help you:
Encourage | Empower | Engage
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Meet the Success Coaches
Career and College Promise Liaison – Hannah Padilla
Phone: (910) 938-6703
Office: Ragsdale 108
- Bachelor of Science, Chemistry – University of North Carolina Wilmington
Hometown: Pittsboro, North Carolina
Advice to college students: Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Favorite random fact about Coastal: Since its founding in 1957, Coastal has only had 3 presidents.
When I’m not at Coastal, you can find me: Reading, hanging out with my family, doing yoga.
Favorite quote: Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. – Napoleon Hill
What brought me to Coastal: After teaching high school for several years, I had the opportunity to expand my professional experiences at Coastal.
Interesting fact about Coach Hannah: Coach Hannah absolutely loves dogs, especially her very large Giant Schnauzer.
Career and Technical Student Success Coach – Beverly Goodson
- Master of Arts, Literature – East Carolina University
- Bachelor of Arts, Communication – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hometown: Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Advice to college students: Be your own advocate! ASK, ASK ASK! Learn to value yourself.
Favorite random fact about Coastal: Lives are changed every day in CCCC’s Continuing Education and Adult High School programs.
When I’m not at Coastal, you can find me: Walking my dogs, watching movies or listening to music with my husband, in Chapel Hill at a football or basketball game while visiting my son, touring Washington, DC with my daughter, at a bible study with my friends, or sitting on my back porch with my best friend laughing.
Favorite quote: And these children that you spit on as they try and change their worlds are immune to your consultations; they are quite aware of what they are going through. Beveryly – Changes by David Bowie
What brought me to Coastal: My spouse’s career.
Interesting fact about Coach Bee: Coach Bee bleeds Carolina Blue. Go Tarheels!
Phone: (910) 938-6828
Office: BT 235
Early Engagement Success Coach – Elmer Price
Phone: (910) 938-6130
Office: LRC 113
- Bachelor of Business Administration – Campbell University
Hometown: Clinton, South Carolina
Advice to college students: Always do and give your best.
Favorite random fact about Coastal: Ragsdale is the oldest building on campus.
When I’m not at Coastal, you can find me: Riding my bicycle.
Favorite quote: Luck happens to those who plan. – Anonymous
What brought me to Coastal: My neighbor and the students.
Interesting fact about Coach Price: Coach Price once had an in depth conversation with President Jimmy Carter and was a watch stander during the Camp David Peace Accords and I met President Menachem Begin during one of his morning walks.
Military Service: Retired from the United States Marine Corps after 21 years of service as an Infantryman.
Veteran Student Success Coach – Debbie Lucas
- Master of Arts, English concentration in Multi-Cultural and Transnational Literature – East Carolina University
- Bachelor of Arts, Literature and Writing Studies – California State University, San Marcos
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Advice to college students: Go to class – being present is always the first step toward academic success.
Favorite random fact about Coastal: There are several beekeepers among the faculty and staff.
When I’m not at Coastal, you can find me: With my people, reading a book, at the beach, working on a DIY project.
Favorite quote: Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Maya Angelou
What brought me to Coastal: The opportunity to teach, help and support students.
Interesting fact about Coach Debbie: Coach Debbie loves musicals and ballet.
Military Service: Retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of service as a Surface Warfare Officer.
Phone: (910) 938-6863
Office: LRC 111