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ACC’s PACE Success Coach to Take Spotlight at National Educational Conference

Dr. Jonathan Howle

Dr. Jonathan Howle

Dr. Jonathan Howle, a PACE Success Coach at Alamance Community College, has been invited to lead an interactive session next month at the 2022 Teaching Professor Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Howle will facilitate a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion session on the topic: “A Time for Action: Empowering Trans-Spectrum College Students in 2022.” This session is described on the conference website as “a call to action for higher education professionals to take meaningful action in order not to just support—but empower—trans-spectrum students in 2022.”

As a full-time dedicated success coach through the PACE (Persistence from Application to Completion in Education) program, Dr. Howle’s expertise ensures that every ACC student has access to support while matriculating through their specific program. PACE coaches build relationships with students, help them navigate the college, and work with academic advisors to help the students stay on track towards their academic and career goals.

Dr. Howle earned his Ed.D. in Adult Education from Teachers College/Columbia University in February 2022 and will graduate this month. For 13 years, he was an instructor and a Dean at Plaza College, a technical institution in Forest Hills, NY. Returning to his native North Carolina, he began employment with the NC Community College System. Dr. Howle’s work has taken him to Wilkes Community College, Forsyth Tech, and the Watauga campus of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. He has served as an instructor; Director of Faculty and Staff Development; and Director of Teaching and Learning Innovation.