Success Coaching | About

Success coaching is a one-to-one appointment where our coaches use a holistic advising approach to help you throughout your college experience. We do not replace your academic advisor but want to work with you to ensure academic and personal success.

Through success coaching, you can expect to be offered personalized support and mentorship-from applying to UVU to applying for your graduation from UVU-we are here for you! Success coaching is available to all UVU students of all genders and backgrounds.

What is Holistic Advising?

Holistic advisors see the whole student and are aware that there is more on a student's mind than just homework. When providing insight and resources, our success coaches tailor support to assist students in the moment with all that may be stressful and or exciting. For example, notices the differences in the types of support offered to each student in the figure.

Our goals are to be proactive of student challenges while ensuring continued success. We do this by connecting students directly to campus and community resources.

We're available to meet as often or as little as you'd like-weekly, bi-weekly, monthly-totally up to you! Please note that some scholarship recipients have predetermined time commitment to meet with success coaches.

Need Accommodations?

Students needing accommodation due to a disability, including temporary and pregnancy accommodation, should contact Accessibility Services at or 801-863-8747 located in LC 312.

To request ASL interpreters or transcribers, please contact Katie Palmer at

What do we talk about during a success coaching appointment?

Everything and anything! We will work with you to tailor your needs depending on your current situation. Below are a few possible topics we can discuss, but this is not a comprehensive list.

Please note that if you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, your coach will ask you to reschedule.

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Navigating UVU

Returning Wolverine Experience

First-Generation Student Experience

Non-traditional Student Experience

Career Changes

Success in and out of class

Success In & Out of the Classroom

Asking for help/feedback from professors

Skill or competency building (Organization, time management, or prioritization, etc.


Learning Strategies and Styles

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Parenthood and Single Caregivers

Pre-Natal and Child Care

Housing, food, or financial insecurity

Medical Care / Insurance




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Major/Minor Exploration

Brainstorm interests, values, and possible work environments

What can I do with my major?





Physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health

Seeking Balance: student, family, and community obligations

Boundary settings, no is a complete sentence!

Self-care: What does this look like?

Post Grad

Post-Grad: Off to Bigger and Better Things!

Career exploration and preparation

Will have a certificate/degree soon, how what?

Interview prep: articulate value and concerns to future employers



Getting Involved with UVU

Women of UVU

Women's Leadership Academy

Research Institute


Scholarship and financial aid

Scholarship and Financial Aid

How to apply and ensure eligibility

Check in about scholarship status

Application Support



Get to Know Our WSC Success Coaches


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  Hanna Jane Morrell   

      Success Coach Coordinator

  • I am from Augusta, Georgia.
  • I am always listening to a podcast (Morbid, Sexy Unique Podcast, and RadioLab are my favorites!)
  • On the weekends, you can find me on a mountain, next to a lake, or just outdoors with my pup Peach!


Make an Appointment with Hanna Jane



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  Makana Santiago  

  • I love to play volleyball.
  • I am Hawaiian, Puerto Rican, and Filipino.
  • I am a First-Generation college graduate.



Make an Appointment with Makana






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  Emilee Mabrey  

  • Dissertation title - From Single Mom to Supermom: A Transformative Journey to Heroine.
  • Favorite food is ice cream!
  • Passionate about comedy, fitness, and Post Malone.


Make an Appointment with Emilee


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   Tia Nero  

  • Thesis: Post-Secondary Correctional Education and Recidivism
  • First Generation Student Graduate
  •  Beach > Mountains


Make an Appointment with Tia







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