About Us

The Student Success Centre is committed to student success. We provide professional academic support, and offer a range of programs and services designed to help students accomplish their learning goals at university. We work with students to strengthen and enhance their academic skills, to tackle challenges in their university learning, and to facilitate specialized supports.

Student Success Centre Team

Adaptive Technology Curriculum Specialist
Colleen Lawrence

Associate Director, Writing Resources
Stephen Kuntz

Director, Student Success Centre
Dr. Mebbie Bell

Fresh Start Coordinator
Tristan Donald

Graduate Writing Advisor
Dr. Rob Desjardins

Instructor, Graduate Writing Program
Dr. Kate Pratt

Learning Specialist
Sue Beaufoy

Learning Specialist
Maria Kotovych

Learning Specialist
Tracy Preston

Learning Specialist
Yasir Syed

Program Assistant
Gabriela Mesta Kim

Senior Learning Specialist
Sharon Stearns

Writing Advisor
Debby Waldman

Additional student success teams

Math & Applied Sciences Centre
Student Accessibility Services


Student Success Centre logo with graphicsWorking with students of all levels and from all faculties at the U of A for the past four years, the Student Success Centre is no stranger to the student services community. We asked the staff to share some of their experiences with us and learned more about their team in the process. [Read more]

Image of the YouTube video about the Long Night Against ProcrastinationStaff from the Student Success Centre were involved in the Long Night Against Procrastination, an event designed to help students receive support on writing and learning as they work on projects and assignments. Check out the video recap!

Image of YouTube video of webinarDr. Mebbie Bell from the Student Success Centre participated in a webinar for the Long Night Against Procrastination, aimed to give students advice and tips for successful exam writing. Check out the webinar!