Completion coaches provide a wide range of support services and individual guidance to help students overcome barriers to college success. Students are divided among the coaches by major, and every student has a coach.
Instructors with specific concerns about any student can refer them to a completion coach. We encourage referrals from all faculty, staff and administrators. Examples of possible reasons for referring a student to a completion coach include: early and repeated absences, lack of class participation, poor academic performance, health issues, and personal struggle to name a few.
The easiest and most effective way to refer a student to our completion coaches is through the Starfish Early Alert System. Starfish allows faculty to be proactive, supportive, and involved in early detection and intervention of students who may be at risk. Instructors can access Starfish through Blackboard.
For those that do not use Starfish, completion coach referrals can be sent by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include the student’s M number, and briefly describe your concern in the referral.
All five completion coaches have offices located in the Learning Commons (Information Technology building, room 129).
|DuWayne Engramemail@example.com||AAS, MVCC,|
BSW, SUNY Albany
MSW, SUNY Albany (expected Dec. 2018)
|Justin Johnson||(Utica) 315-792-5464|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||BA, Utica College|
MA, SUNY Albany
|Rosa Portorrealemail@example.com||BA, University Del Turabo|
MA, University of Phoenix
|Rachel Goldenfirstname.lastname@example.org||BA, Utica College|
BA, SUNY Buffalo
MS, Touro College
|Salina Billinsemail@example.com||BA, SUNY Buffalo|
MS, Utica College
|Rachel Simondsfirstname.lastname@example.org||BS, Sage College of Albany|
MA, College of Saint Rose