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Meet Our Graduate Student Academic Life Coaches


Meet Coach Rodney Bates
 

"The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House."
-Audre Lorde
 


Meet Coach Andrea Benjamin

"You always have time for what you put first."
-Unknown


Meet Coach Deborah Binkley-Jackson

"'I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept."
-Angela Y. Davis


Meet Coach Wes Bush

"I don't know what's out there beyond those hills. But if you ride yonder, head up, eyes steady, heart open, I think one day you'll find you're the hero you've been lookin' for."
-Wiley Burp


Meet Coach Calon-Nicole Gunter-Cox


“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”
- Brené Brown


Meet Coach Rhonda Kyncl


"Love wins."
-Unknown


Meet Coach Theresa Marks

"You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself."
-Glinda the Good Witch


Meet Coach Johnnie-Margaret McConnell

"An unexamined life is not worth living."
-Socrates


Meet Coach Anthony Natale

"Every day on Earth is another chance to get it right."
-Steve Earle


Meet Coach Kathleen Shea Smith

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong, the amount of work is the same."
-Carlos Castaneda