Success Coaches

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

Email: padillah@coastalcarolina.edu

Office: Ragsdale 108

Education

  • 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

Education

  • 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

Email: goodsonb@coastalcarolina.edu

Office: BT 235


Early Engagement Success Coach – Elmer Price

Phone: (910) 938-6130

Email: pricee@coastalcarolina.edu

Office: LRC 113

Education

  • 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

Education

  • 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

Email: lucasd@coastalcarolina.edu

Office: LRC 111