Meet Our Staff


Tracey Sonntag, M.A.

Coordinator, Academic Support Programs
Peer Academic Coaching, Success Coaching, EMU Edge Program
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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
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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.


Amelia Parnis, M.A.

UNIV Instructor and Success Coach
Coordinator of SI & Tutoring
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Amelia is a proud two-time EMU alum, earning a BS in English Language & Literature and MA in Educational Leadership. In addition to her experience with Holman Success Center, Amelia has worked in academic support at both Texas A&M University and Wayne State University, coordinating Supplemental Instruction (SI) programs. She is an internationally certified SI Program Supervisor and has earned Level 2 Learning Center Leadership Certification through the NCLCA.

Amelia is passionate about helping students understand the science behind learning and how they can develop learning strategies that work long term. She believes everyone should be a lifelong learner and that some of our most valuable learning experiences happen outside of the classroom. In her free time, Amelia enjoys reading, road trips, and adding to her record collection.