STUDENT-Athlete SUPPORT SERVICES

academic support

Go to ANDERSON ACADEMIC CENTER

ANDERSON ACADEMIC CENTER

The Anderson Academic Center provides a physical space for student-athletes to focus on their scholastic success. They have access to a large naturally lit study area, smaller tutoring rooms, and a computer lab.

Go to OBJECTIVE BASED STUDY HALL

OBJECTIVE BASED STUDY HALL

Objective based study hall provides all incoming student-athletes an opportunity to build good study habits and skills in order to transition from high school to college seamlessly.

Go to EXLU

EXLU

EXLU provides group and 1-on-1 sessions where student-athletes will work with a mentor to develop fundamental academic skills needed to be successful in college.

Go to TUTORING

TUTORING

Student-Athlete Support Services offers academic support through course-specific tutoring to provide greater understanding and retention of course content among the student-athletes.

Student-Athlete Support Service's mission is to holistically develop student-athletes on their path to graduation, and prepare them to become productive members of a global society.

sass staff

Albert Bimper

Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Student-Athlete Support Services

BECKY ORR

Director of Student-Athlete Support Services
Becky, a Muskegon, Michigan native, joined the SASS staff in 2010. Becky earned her B.S., M.A. and M.S. from Michigan State University. Duties include Women’s Basketball, Football, Human Resources

MARIE TYRRELL

Asst. Director of Student-Athlete Support Services
Marie, a Manistique, Michigan native, joined the SASS staff in 2014. Marie earned both her B.S. and M.S. from Michigan State University. Duties include Cross Country, Track & Field, Volleyball, Intern Supervisor, Rambition, Transfer Evaluations

Kim Mbadinga-Nzamba

Asst. Director of Diversity and Inclusion

JOYLYNN BENEFIEL

Academic Coordinator
Joy, a Fort Collins, Colorado native, joined the SASS staff in 2009. Joy earned her B.A. and M.A. from Colorado State University. Duties include Men’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis,Women’s Softball, Guest Coaches Program, Curriculum, Teaching and Research, and Graduate Students

Alex Sommer

Academic Coordinator
Alex, an Oxford, Ohio native, joined SASS in 2018. She earned her B.S. and B.A. from Miami University. She earned her M.Ed. from Kent State University. Duties include Men’s and Women’s Golf, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Women’s Soccer, and Football

Faustino Morales

Academic Coordinator

Will Allen

Learning Specialist

Haley Todacheene

Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion

Vacant

Academic Coordinator

We focus on the conscious pursuit of personal and collective growth through the expansion of knowledge, experiences, awareness, and empowerment.

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