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Success Initiatives and First-Year Experience

College is hard. We are here to help! 

The mission of Success Initiatives & First-Year Experience is to support the holistic development of every student as they transition and navigate college life. Our goal is to foster experiences that support students’ social, academic, and spiritual growth.  

Meet Our Staff

  • Kara Alves

    Director of Success Initiatives and First Year Experiences

    (704) 406-2297

  • Benjamin Flournoy

    Coordinator of the Learning Resource center

    (704) 406-2254

  • Marina Bradic

    Graduate Assistant for Tutoring and Testing Services