Meet Our Staff

Mission

The Holman Success Center provides services to all students—those at risk, on academic probation, and currently well-performing—that support the development of skills they need to achieve academic success. Our services are innovative and utilize technology in unique and effective ways. We enhance students’ academic and personal development and assist them in creating opportunities for growth. Our mission includes the understanding and use of coordinated referrals to campus offices and resources to ensure that no student ever feels dismissed or abandoned by our staff. At Holman Success Center, we are committed to providing services to support student transitions through graduation and delivering excellence in everything we do.

Vision

Services that support students’ development of skills to achieve academic success

Philosophy on Diversity

At the Holman Success Center, we value the diverse experiences of our staff and students. Our goal is to empower disenfranchised populations and to provide a community for the unsupported, education to the marginalized, and opportunities to the silenced. We are committed to providing a compassionate student-focused office that places emphasis on building self-confidence, awareness, and education around the ideas of diversity, inclusion, and equity. The hope is that those who enter our doors will be propelled to become change agents in our society.

 

Meet Our Staff


Tracey Sonntag, M.A.

Interim Associate Director, Holman Success Center
Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, Success Coaching
EMU Engage app and Starfish
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Tracey has earned a BS in professional writing with a minor in business, an MA in written communication: teaching of writing and a graduate certificate in higher education: academic advising; all from Eastern Michigan University.

At Holman Success Center she has the opportunity to interact with hundreds of first-year and at-risk students. She is fulfilled by those small moments of celebration when she can assist a student in their path to degree completion.


Kimberly Jones M.A.

UNIV Instructor and Success Coach
Edge Program, Social Media and Promotion
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Kimberly Jones has earned her master's in educational leadership: higher education student affairs (HESA), a graduate certificate in higher education: academic advising, a bachelor's degree in psychology, and a bachelor's in literature; all from Eastern Michigan University. Kim has spent over 10 years working with the EMU Alumni Association and has spent the past two years as the Eastern Michigan University Black Alumni Association (EMUBA) president. Kim is dedicated to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals in life while maintaining a fun and engaged work-life balance. In her spare time, Kim is a devoted mother to her children and works on the board of her high school alumni association.


Alex Kubiak, M.A.

UNIV Instructor and Success Coach
HSC Blog and Newsletters, Winter Workshop Series
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Alex has earned two degrees from EMU: a BS in German Language & Literature and an MA in TESOL. She started working in the HSC during her undergrad as a Supplemental Instructor in 2011, then as a UNIV instructor and success coach in 2017. In 2020, her efforts have been dedicated primarily to coordinating the Peer Academic Coaching Program, success coaching, acting as a checkpoint for students seeking academic support, delivering Finance Series workshops to students, teaching inside the UNIV classroom, and coordinating HSC Blog and newsletter virtual publications.

Alexis Schmidt, M.A.

Success Coach
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Alexis completed her Bachelors of Science degree from Bowling Green State University where she studied Sport Management. After a year Alexis decided it was time to go back to school where she would go and earn her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership- Higher Education and Student Affairs from Eastern Michigan University. Alexis was a Graduate Assistant with the Honors College and a Graduate Intern with TRiO SSS and Student-Athlete Support Services.

In her free time she likes to hang out with her family and friends, watch sports and go shopping.