Meet your Success Coaches
One of the exciting things about Lane's First Year Experience is the addition of Success Coaches!
My name is Scott Chase. As a Success Coach, it is my desire to provide exceptional support to students in their first year of college. I love helping students create goals for a successful life. Over the last four years, I have worked in coaching and mentoring college students in all areas of their lives. I enjoy hiking, climbing mountains, drinking coffee, and spending time with my family.
Success Strategy: Start each day with a goal in mind. Think about how today is shaping your tomorrow. Ask yourself: are you becoming the person today that you want to be tomorrow?
My name is Maggie Mitteis and I’m originally from Central Nebraska. Before relocating to Eugene, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine where I taught English in a teacher-training college. In addition to working as a Success Coach, I also teach in LCC’s English as a Second Language program. When I’m not working with students, I enjoy running, hiking, biking, and walking around Eugene, knitting, and pie baking.
Success Tip: Ask questions. Set a goal to ask at least one question a day. It can be a question for your teacher, an academic advisor, or someone in your learning community. You’ll learn so much just by asking.
My name is Amy Sanderson and this is my third year as a Success Coach at Lane Community College. I am also a part-time student at Portland State University where I'm pursuing a Master's of Social Work degree. My academic career started at North Idaho Community College in Coeur d'Alene where I studied theater, film and music. I went on to work in the film industry for over a decade and then taught media arts full-time at a high school in New Orleans. One of my favorite memories of that time was producing and coordinating student work for our annual film festival. I continue to collaborate on documentary films especially, recently helping to produce a feature on cultures of the Amazon river basin. Otherwise, I'm outside every chance I get to camp, explore or hike a new trail.
Success Tip: There are many different ways to get organized in college with demanding schedules, assignments, employment and life demands. Use something that works for you and if it is not working, try something else! Just be consistent about your method, whether a planner or calendar, so you develop the habit. In the evenings I make a to-do list on scratch paper or post-its before each day, putting items in their order of importance. I then take that list and find specific time blocks for each in my planner. The routine is actually calming, especially for those of us who feel overwhelmed or stressed out when having so much to do in our busy modern lives.
My name is DeLaney Stucki, and I'm excited to be a Success Coach at Lane! I am a California native, and have lived all across the country. I studied Sociology in college in Santa Barbara, and have a Master's degree in Education & Human Development from George Washington University. Over the last 5 years, I've worked with college students from Washington DC to Southern California, focusing on engagement, retention, strengths based advising, and student success. I love exploring the many ponds and trails of Eugene with my partner and two rescue dogs, Minnie and Pride, as well as cooking, reading, listening to podcasts, and drinking coffee.
Success Strategy: If you can convince yourself to procrastinate, you can also convince yourself not to procrastinate! Procrastination is really common but not inevitable, so try to identify when you're procrastinating: Why am I avoiding this? What can I do to make this assignment/paper easier to tackle? How much better will I feel once this is done!
My name is Nichole and I am excited to be a success coach! I am originally from Hawaii and hope to bring a spirit of Aloha to the campus and the students I get to spend time with. I have been working in higher education for eight years, and I love being a part of helping others achieve their dreams and goals. I studied communication, public speaking, peace studies and higher education and I am always looking to learn more. I hope to enroll in some enrichment classes here at Lane as well as explore the beauty of Oregon.
Success Strategy: Bloom where you are planted! Learn how to flourish and thrive here at Lane, whether you are from here originally or if you have recently relocated to the area. Figure out how to connect specifically to Lane as well as the culture of Eugene and Oregon, and if you’re from here, help others get connected as well! Let’s build an encouraging community, where we can feel more invested in our education/ professional goals and feel proud of the direction we are going together.
My name is Steven, I hail from the little known town of Grants Pass in southern Oregon and moved to Eugene to further my education (going to the Ducks games is a big plus too). I am currently a Business major with a concentration in Finance at the University of Oregon. I recently completed two years here at Lane before transferring in the Fall of 18’. After being a Peer Mentor for the First Year Experience for about a year and a half, I am excited to start this year off as a Success Coach and help you all in any way that I can!
Success Tip: Be organized! You can start by getting separate folders and/or notebooks for different classes so that way each classes materials are all in one place. Another way is to utilize a daily planner for things like appointments, special due dates and of course time management to get work done.