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Student Success Center

Every Hartwick College student deserves a chance to soar. At our Student Success Center, you’ll find people who have one goal in mind: to support your academic accomplishments and help build your confidence.

Located above the Stevens-German Library on the 5th Floor and on the 2nd Floor along with the Archives, the Student Success Center contains open and inviting spaces with cozy seating for conversations or reading, and small tables where you can work alone or on a group project with new friends.


Student Success Coaches are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Study Spaces on the 2nd & 5th Floors of Yager Hall are open during the hours below:

Monday-Thursday:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday:  12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday:  12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

More than just a quiet space, the Student Success Center has the people and resources you’ll need to address any academic challenge. Academic counselors will help you set academic goals and support your progress. A peer tutor may be just the ally you need to move through a difficult class or subject area – they’ve been there and are ready to help.

Our dedicated AccessAbility Services staff will help ensure you get what you need. Note-takers, readers, and private spaces for test-taking are all available to you, in full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

At Hartwick, there’s no reason to face academic challenges alone. The Student Success Center offers programs, including Success Strategies and JumpStart, to put you back on the path toward achieving your goals. Workshops on study strategies and test-taking will help you develop better time management and create organization techniques that work for you. It’s all about developing skills that will bring you success at Hartwick and throughout your life. 

Meet the Staff

Clara Mae Barnhart

Director of the Student Success Center

Thomas Brauer

Hybrid Learning Coordinator

Kathleen Carlson

Coordinator of the Student Success Center

Bri Dempsey

Success Coach

Alison Dodge ’05

Learning Specialist

Elissa Donovan

Success Coach

Chelsea Penn

Senior Success Coach

Dawn Rogers-Kroll

Learning Support Specialist

Lara Sanford

Director of AccessAbility Services & Academic Inclusivity

Jason Stanton

Senior Success Coach, Coordinator of Persistence Programs

Thomas Talbot

Assistant Director & Coordinator of Tutoring