Laker Academic Success Center

LAKER Academic Success Center Staff Profiles

 

Damon Arnold, PhD

Director, Student Services for Laker Academics

arnoldda@gvsu.edu

In addition to working full time as the Director for Academic Services in Grand Valley State's Athletic Department, Damon has taught numerous classes at the University.

He holds an A.A. in Behavior Science (Citrus Community College), a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology (Chico State University), as well as an M.S. in Sports Psychology (University of Idaho). Damon also received his Ph.D. in Education Administration (Washington State University).  As you can tell from his educational accomplishments, Damon truly believes in life-long learning.

It is his goal to inspire his student-athletes to confidence in all situations, by encouraging education to inspire a generation. He wants to help young men and women understand that correct decisions and choices are an important part of life.

 

Alicia Adell

Academic Advisor

lloydal@gvsu.edu

Alicia works full-time as an academic adviser in the L.A.K.E.R. Academic Success Center. She also works on the Life Skills program for student-athletes. She received her B.S in 2005 from GVSU in Public Relations. She then went on to receive her M.Ed in 2007 in College Student Affairs Leadership. Alicia is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the students she works with.

 

Abby Johnson

Graduate Assistant- Academic Advisor

johnabig@gvsu.edu

Abby is a second year graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership Program. She graduated from Michigan State University in the spring of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy. Abby coordinates the LAKER Academic Success Center Tutoring Program, the Faculty Mentorship Program and is the academic advisor for Track and Volleyball.

 

Joe Miller

Graduate Assistant- Academic Advisor

Milljos1@gvsu.edu

Joe is a first year graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership Program.  He graduated from Grand Valley with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and Business.  Joe coordinates the Athletes Who Care Program, assists with the Life Skills presentation series and Student Athlete Study Tables, manages social media, and serves as an academic advisor. He is very excited to be a part of the LAKER Academic Success Center team!

 

Meghan Huyghe

Career Developement Specialist

huygheme@gvsu.edu

Meghan works as a career development specialist in the LAKER Academic Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Grand Valley. Meghan assists student athletes in their career planning and professional development.  This is Meghan's third year working with student athletes and is looking forward to the upcoming year.

 

Jasmine Padin

Graduate Intern - Academic Advisor

padinja@gvsu.edu

Jasmine is a second year graduate student in the College Student Affairs Leadership Program.  She graduated from Grand Valley State University in the Spring of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership with a minor in Business.  Jasmine currently has a graduate assistantship in Housing and Residence Life working predominately with upper classman students.  She is also the academic advisor for Women's Lacrosse and Men's and Women's Tennis.

 

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