Meet the Coaches

Academic Coaches

Coaches are available on several campuses district-wide. Click on a tab under your campus to find out about the coaches, their hours of availability, and to book an appointment.

Highland Campus

  • Nancy Lobrovich
    Nancy Bishop

    Master of Education degree from UT Austin

    Availability:
    M-T: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    W: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy is: I embrace Zig Ziglar's saying, "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."

    For fun I like to: Travel as often as possible, work out regularly at the gym, and learn something new every day

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Clay Pit

    Email: nancy.lobrovich@austincc.edu

    Book an Appointment with Nancy

  • Thomas Blain
    Thomas Blain

    Master of Education from the University of Melbourne (Australia)

    Availability:
    M-F : 9 a.m. -6 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: Every student's situation is unique! I take this into account.

    For fun I like to: Watch and perform live music

    My favorite Austin restaurant: G'Raj Mahal

    Email: thomas.blain@austincc.edu

    Book an Appointment with Thom

  • Monica Burmicky
    Monica Burmicky

    B.A. in Business Administration & M.S. in College Counseling & Student Development from Azusa Pacific University

    Availability:
    M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy:  I love to harness the strengths in the students that I work with; listen to their story; and help develop strategies that will ultimately help shape their future.

    For fun I like to: Play with my 2 year old, workout, train for triathlons, drink lots of coffee, and spend time with friends.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Odd Duck.

    Email: monica.burmicky@austincc.edu

    Book an appointment with Monica
  • Valeria Flint
    Valerie Flint

    M.S. in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas

    Availability:
    M-Th: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: "Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right." - Henry Ford

    For fun I like to: Watch foreign movies, reading, talking to friends, and traveling.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: TBD

    Email: valeria.flint@austincc.edu

    Book an Appointment with Valeria

     

  • Sijoon Jang
    Sijoon Jang

    M.Ed. in Educational Psychology specializing in Higher Education Counseling

    Availability:
    M-Th: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
    F: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: "We cannot change anything unless we accept it." - Carl Jung

    For fun I like to: I love to garden, cook, and bake.

    My favorite Austin restaurant: Walton's Fancy and Staple

    Email: sijoon.jang@austincc.edu

    Book an Appointment with Sijoon

  • Joseph Lockwood
    Joseph Lockwood

    B.A. in Communication at Southwestern University

    Availability:
    M-F: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy: Work smarter not harder.

    For fun I like to: read comics.

    My favorite Austin restaurant is: Justine's.

    Email: Joseph.Lockwood@austincc.edu

    Book an appointment with Joseph

Round Rock Campus

  • Samantha Ackers
    Samantha Ackers

    Degrees: BA in Philosophy/English & MA in Teaching English Education from Xavier University of Louisiana, and a JD from Southern University Law Center

    Availability:
    M-F: 9:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

    My Coaching Philosophy is: "You do not have to be great to start, but You have to start to be great." Zig Ziglar
    "Tell me and I'll forget; Show me and I may Remember; Involve me and I will Understand." Chinese Proverb
    "Do not let what You cannot do interfere with what You can do." John R. Wooden

    For Fun, I like to: Roller Skate; Discover new Wines; Hang out with my newly rescued mini Schnauzers BoB & Ziggy.

    My favorite Austin Restaurant: Evangeline Cafe - Austin's Best Cajun-Style Food!!!

    Email: samantha.ackers@austincc.edu

    Book an Appointment with Samantha

  • Kellie Alford
    Kellie Alford

    M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Houston

    Availability:
    M-Th 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy is: Work with students to define their academic goals; identify their strengths and areas of growth; develop a plan and find the right resources that will assist them on the path to meeting those goals.

    For fun I like to: Watch any sporting event, especially the Longhorns, spend time with my friends and family, try new foods, swim, and read.

    My Favorite place to eat in Austin is: Tyson’s Tacos.

    Email: kellie.alford@austincc.edu

    Book an appointment with Kellie

Riverside Campus

  • Samantha Ackers
    Samantha Ackers

    Degrees: BA in Philosophy/English & MA in Teaching English Education from Xavier University of Louisiana, and a JD from Southern University Law Center

    Availability:
    M-F: 9:30 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

    My Coaching Philosophy is: "You do not have to be great to start, but You have to start to be great." Zig Ziglar
    "Tell me and I'll forget; Show me and I may Remember; Involve me and I will Understand." Chinese Proverb
    "Do not let what You cannot do interfere with what You can do." John R. Wooden

    For Fun, I like to: Roller Skate; Discover new Wines; Hang out with my newly rescued mini Schnauzers BoB & Ziggy.

    My favorite Austin Restaurant: Evangeline Cafe - Austin's Best Cajun-Style Food!!!

    Email: samantha.ackers@austincc.edu

    Book an Appointment with Samantha

  • RVS Coach coming Soon
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    Information will be added as soon as it becomes available.

San Gabriel Campus

  • Jordan Easley
    Jordan Easley

    B.A. in English from UTSA

    Availability:
    M-W: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Th: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    My coaching philosophy is: I believe in a personalized approach. Each student is entitled to all the time and attention they need to reach their specific goals and tackle their objectives.

    For fun I like to: I like going to the gym, watching cooking competition shows, and I almost always have music going.

    My Favorite place to eat in Austin is: 54th Street

    Email: jordan.easley@austincc.edu

    Schedule an appointment with Jordan