Kudos to Kelsey Wright: Kelsey is one of our 7 Supplemental Success Coaches. A student nominated her for the faculty excellence award. Since she isn’t faculty, she won’t be recognized in that way. But we wanted to make sure she was recognized! Great job Kelsey, you are here to support student success and make our team proud!

“Kelsey has truly been inspirational this semester to me. I can’t speak for the other students but she has really pushed me to do my best. Every time we have a conversation I’m so inspired it’s awesome, it was like being in boot camp all over again. The first time we met we went over my schedule and planned out what I should expect from each class. In the proceeding meetings, we went over what is working and what is not working. For example, we went over my study habits and set up a study plan for the week. I remember during the third or fourth meeting the topic of dropping classes was brought up and I was like “no way, with you as my success coach I could climb Mt. Everest.” More recently during midterms and such, I was struggling with my English paper, having a mean case of writer’s block, and it just so happens that Kelsey emailed me asking me if I needed anything. I told her about it and she shared a story she saw on The Weather Channel (believe it or not the weather channel cleared my writer’s block). It was her help that gave me the push needed to finish my paper. Kelsey’s positive attitude is another reason why I don’t want to give up on anything. I look forward to showing her my grades at the end of the semester and thanking her in person for her support.”

Experts suggest maintaining an “attitude of gratitude” increases positivity for yourself and for others. Please encourage your colleagues by submitting a KUDOS. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and are thinking of them!