Student Success Center

Success Coaching

The Student Success Center is a dedicated space within the college campus that offers valuable resources and services to help students thrive academically, professionally, and personally. At the heart of this center are the Success Coaches, whose primary role is to inspire, guide, and support students on their journey towards achieving their short- and long-term goals.

The Success Coaches provide personalized, one-on-one meetings with students, offering guidance and assistance tailored to each student’s specific needs and circumstances. They help students develop strategies to align their everyday actions with their aspirations, making sure they stay on track and make progress towards their goals.

In the context of the college experience, Success Coaches address various aspects of a student’s life. They assist with academic planning, time management, study skills, and test-taking strategies to enhance academic performance.

Additionally, they support students in exploring and preparing for future career opportunities, providing resources such as resume building, interview preparation, and internship opportunities.


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 3:00 pm


The Student Success Center is located on the ground floor of Kitchin Hall beside the Learning Resource Center.

Meet our Success Coaches

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Jamie Cannady

Jamie serves as the Student Success Coordinator and Transfer Success Coach here at SCC. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro and her Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership from the Citadel. 

Jamie’s passion for student success stems from a background of student and personal development as well as her experience as a first-generation college student. From her own experience, Jamie knows that college brings a new set of challenges to every individual, and her priority is to make sure that Sampson Community College students have all of the tools necessary to be successful.

As a native of Sampson County, Jamie knows what it means to “begin here, go anywhere,” and in the Student Success Center, your success is our priority!

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Naomi Sandoval

Meet Naomi Sandoval, your dedicated CTE Success Coach at Sampson Community College. With a passion for empowering students, Naomi is committed to guiding them towards a successful future. Holding an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Naomi brings a unique blend of communication skills and educational insight to her role.

As a CTE Success Coach, Naomi focuses on more than just academics. She believes in preparing students both mentally and educationally for the path ahead. With her guidance, students can confidently navigate their educational journey and emerge as well-rounded, capable individuals ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

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Genevieve Merlos-Pulley

Genevieve, originally from Long Island, NY, and now settled in North Carolina after living in Texas, has served in the Army for 17 years across Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard.

With an A.A.S. in Community Spanish Interpreter and A.A. from Sampson Community College, plus a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from East Carolina University, she exudes a passion for languages and cultures.

Her love for diverse music, including bachata, salsa, merengue, country, 90’s R&B, and EDM, fuels her joy in helping others find their unique calling. Genevieve firmly believes that everyone possesses a distinct skill set and thrives when guided to harness their talents for success.

Success Resources

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Career services

Student at the Student Success Center exploring 4-year college transfer options

Transfer Services