Student Success Center

Student Success Center Office Visit
Success Coach Sr. Sarah Foster with her dog Bentley, the SSC therapy dog!
"Come visit us today!"
Professional Mentor, Sr. Sarah Foster, RSM, Tommy Titan and the SSC Therapy Dog Bentley!

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides quality, student-centered academic support services to help students achieve success. The SSC offers:

  • testing center,
  • tutoring and learning communities,
  • professional mentoring,
  • athlete study table,
  • placement testing,
  • Academic Interest & Major Exploration (AIME) progam,
  • Health Exploration Program (HealthEx),
  • developmental coursework and
  • student disability & accessibility support services.

Location: McNichols Campus Library, third floor
Phone: 313-993-1143

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    Student Success Center Professional Staff

    Main Office: 313-993-1143

    • Felicia Hartinger, Interim Director, Office: 313-993-1265 Email: mitrovfl@udmercy.edu
    • Laura Bagdady, Assistant Director of Disability & Accessibility Services, Office: 313-993-1158 Email: bagdadlm@udmercy.edu
    • Erica Graze, Academic & Career Advisor, Office: 313-993-1811 Email: grazeem@udmercy.edu
    • Sr. Sarah Foster, RSM, Professional Mentor, Office: 313-993-1401 Email: fostersa@udmercy.edu
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    Testing Center

    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    During finals week, hours are extended and testing is by appointment only. Call 313-993-1143 for more information.

    For more information on the CLEP/DSST (formerly DANTES), please visit the Registrar website.

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    Tutoring and Study Groups

    The SSC offers free tutoring in most freshman and some upper-division courses, including math, chemistry, biology, languages, philosophy, history and English. One-on-one and small group appointments are available in the Student Success Center on the third floor of the McNichols Campus Library.

    Make your appointment with a tutor in-person today at udmercy.accudemia.net. Limited walk-ins are available.

    Detroit Mercy also offers learning communities conducted by tutors who sit in on specific sections of targeted courses throughout the term and run study sessions weekly. These guided learning communities support freshman math, science and statistics classes. *LEARNING COOMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN CANCELED UNTIL FALL 2020 DUE TO COVID-19 UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES.

    To provide the most support for your academic needs, the Student Success Center has also created an online platform for you to access free tutoring through Blackboard. Each tutor has their own "classroom" where you can have a video conference tutoring session. Listed below is our tutors with their contact information along with a few subjects they tutor. If there is a subject that you do not see listed below, please do not hesitate to contact the SSC at 313-993-1143. We are more than happy to help!

    In order to set up an online tutoring appointment...

    1. Email the tutor and they will add you to the Blackboard classroom.
    2. Schedule a time with the tutor to "meet" on Blackboard for a tutoring session. 
    3. Once you are enrolled, log onto Blackboard and select "SSC Tutoring" as the class you would like to enter. 
    4. Once you access the page, there will be a drop down selection. 
    5. Click on "Tutoring Virtual Classroom"
    6. Select the tutor you have scheduled a session with at the time you both have agreed upon
    7. Once you have entered the tutor's "classroom" click "Join Session" 
    8. Select the video/audio options on the screen
    9. Click the purple arrow in the bottom right corner for more options (white board, sharing documents, etc.).

    First

    Last

    Email

    Major

    Subjects

    Alex

    Akins

    akinsal1@udmercy.edu

    Business Administration

    BUS

    Mark

    Blanchard

    blanchmp@udmercy.edu

    Psychology

    STA

    Jennifer

    Borawski

    borawsjl@udmercy.edu

    PA

    BIO

    Gazmend

    Duhanaj

    duhanaga@udmercy.edu

    Nursing

    NUR

    Olivia

    Elby

    elbyos@udmercy.edu

    Psychology

    PYC, ENL

    Sara

    Gifford

    zawacksf@udmercy.edu

    Nursing

    NUR

    Jillian

    Grabwoski

    grabowji@udmercy.edu

    Psychology

    PYC, ENL

    Jon Michael

    Grabowski

    grabowjx@udmercy.edu

    Mechanical Engineering

    ENGR, MTH

    Carson

    Green

    greence2@udmercy.edu

    Robotics

    MTH

    Emmett

    Green

    greenem5@udmercy.edu

    Business Administration

    BUS

    Kayla

    Hughes

    hugheske@udmercy.edu

    Robotics

    MTH

    Raza

    Hussain

    hussairm@udmercy.edu

    Dental

    BIO

    Jasmine

    Jefferson

    jefferjn@udmercy.edu

    Mechanical Engineering

    ENGR, CHM, MTH

    Cameron

    Johns

    johnscm1@udmercy.edu

    Bio-Chemistry

    BIO, CHM

    Cecilia

    Jones

    jonescr1@udmercy.edu

    PA

    BIO

    Zachary

    Kennedy

    kennedzja@udmercy.edu

    Accounting

    ACC, ENL

    Stephanie

    Korte

    kortesn@udmercy.edu

    Biology

    BIO

    Paul

    Manuszak

    manuszpc@udmercy.edu

    Mechanical Engineering

    MTH

    Sophia

    Mapes

    mapessj1@udmercy.edu

    Nursing

    NUR

    Bill

    Mathers

    matherws@udmercy.edu

    Dental

    BIO

    Larissa

    McCoy

    mccoylg@udmercy.edu

    Architecture

    ARCH

    Khrystyna

    Melnyk

    melnykkh@udmercy.edu

    Psychology

    PYC

    Devin

    Mendez

    mendezdr@udmercy.edu

    Biology

    BIO

    Shana

    Murphy

    murphysr@udmercy.edu

    Computer Science

    MTH

    Christina

    Nguyen

    nguyench2@udmercy.edu

    Psychology

    PYC, ENL

    Oliver

    Nigh

    nighog@udmercy.edu

    Business Administration

    BUS

    Maxwell

    Payton

    paytonmb@udmercy.edu

    Business Administration

    BUS, MTH

    Courtney

    Pefley

    pefleycm@udmercy.edu

    Chemistry

    CHM, MTH, STA

    Muhammad

    Rashid

    rashidmm@udmercy.edu

    Economics

    ECN, PHL

    Zachary

    Satawa

    satawazm@udmercy.edu

    Mechanical Engineering

    ENGR, MTH

    Antonio

    Segura

    seguraat@udmercy.edu

    Computer Science

    MTH

    Savannah

    Sloan

    sloansn@udmercy.edu

    Criminal Justice

    ENL

    Emma

    St. John

    stjohner@udmercy.edu

    Nursing

    NUR

    James

    Solomon

    solomojw@udmercy.edu

    Accounting

    ACC

    Matthew

    Vangalen

    vangalmr@udmercy.edu

    Business Administration

    BUS

    Garret

    Weaver

    weavergd@udmercy.edu

    Biology

    BIO

    Bilal

    Zahoor

    zahoorbm@udmercy.edu

    Dental

    BIO

     

    Kelli

    Doyle

    doyleke@udmercy.edu

    Education

    Peer Mentor

    Allison

    Konja

    konjaar@udmercy.edu

    Dental Hygiene

    Peer Mentor

    Emily

    Rico

    ricoem@udmercy.edu

    Psychology

    Peer Mentor

    Matt

    Turner

    turnerjm7@udmercy.edu

    Business Administration

    Peer Mentor

     

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    Professional Mentoring

    The SSC provides professional mentoring for all undergraduate students. Mentors meet with students on a weekly basis to provide academic success coaching and connect them with resources here on campus.
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    Placement Testing

    Testing in English, math, chemistry, computers, foreign languages and reading is available in the Learning Center by appointment for all new and applicable transfer students. The results of the placement tests are given to the student's advisor to assist in proper course selection.

    Click here for more about Detroit Mercy's math placement recommendation. 

    Click here for more on placement testing.

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    Developmental Coursework

    Developmental coursework delivered by SSC includes:

    • Basis Math Review (UAS0750),
    • Basic Mathematics (UAS0800),
    • Introduction to College Algebra (UAS0950),
    • Reading (UAS1040),
    • Academic Empowerment (UAS1045),
    • Athletes in Transition (UAS1070).
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    AIME Program

    The University College Program offers extensive support services, developmental advising and peer mentoring to conditionally admitted students. Students are admitted to the program through a selection and interview process. A condition of admission is the signing of a program participation contract. Click here for more on the AIME Program.

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    Kings-Parks-Chavez (KCP) Program

    SSC is home to the State of Michigan grant-funded program King-Chavez-Parks Initiative. Program highlights include professional mentoring, academic success coaching and various programs and events. Click here for more on the KCP program.
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    Disability Support Services

    Student Disability & Accessibility Support Services are available to all currently enrolled students who have documented disabilities that substantially limit them in one or more major life activities.

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    FirstGen Network

    If your parents did not graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you are a first-generation college student and we want you to join the network. FirstGen Network meets twice a month for food, conversation and community. Learn more on the FirstGen Network page.