Success Coaching

What is success coaching?

Your success coach is your go-to person on ACC’s campus. They can help you transition to being a college student, setting goals, connect to resources and learn about effective time management and learning strategies. If your success coach doesn’t have the answer to your question, they can help you get connected with the right person! Together, you and your coach will focus on the strengths and passions that bring you to Alamance Community College – through mentorship, student involvement, faculty interaction, and more. 

There are four programs at ACC that include success coaching. Read more about each one below. Not sure which one applies to you? Log in to Watermark: Student Success & Engagement (formerly Aviso) to view your assigned Success Coach! You can also download the Watermark Student Mobile App! 


Watermark: Student Success & Engagement


Watermark Student Mobile App


AWESM Grant Success Coaching

Aligning the Workforce and Education System for Manufacturing, or AWESM, is a grant under the Department of Labor’s “Strengthening Community Colleges” program. The success coaching part of the grant is tasked with increasing WIOA student enrollment and retention. WIOA, or the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, is a program that helps job seekers access the education, training, and employment needed to succeed in the labor market.

Who do we serve? The AWESM Intake and Success coach works with students receiving WIOA assistance in the following programs: Computer-Integrated Machining, Industrial Systems Technology, Mechatronics, and Welding. 

Contact Information:

Louis Killion
Location: AATC, T152
Phone: (336) 506-4326

MMSI Success Coaching

Minority Male Mentoring Success Initiative – The mission of Alamance Community College MMSI program is to increase success rates and completion rates of minority males through mentoring and exposure to academic, social, and career-based activities and opportunities. For more information about MMSI, click here!

Who do we serve? MMSI Success Coaching serves all minority male students at ACC.

Contact Information: 

Dr. Thomas Barksdale
Location: Room 233 in Main Building
Phone: (336) 506-4418

PACE Success Coaching

The PACE Success Coaches support and inspire students to engage in self-discovery, mitigate barriers, persist from application to completion, and become lifelong learners and global citizens. We have one PACE success coach for each division of the college. For more information about PACE, click here!

Who do we serve? PACE Success Coaches work with all ACC students who are enrolled in a certificate, diploma, or degree program. 

Contact Information:

Location: Room 359 in Main Building
(336) 506-4395

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.  The goal of the TRiO SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. For more information about TRiO, click here!

Who do we serve? TRiO Student Support Services serves Pell Grant recipients, first-generation college students, and students with a documented disability. 

Contact Information: 

Location: Room 261 in Main Building
Phone: (336) 290-0502