Frequently Asked Questions
Option 1: At the LAKER Academic Center we provide tutors for student-athletes in a variety of subject areas. Please stop by our office (B 152 Fieldhouse) for more information.
Option 2: If the LAKER Academic Center does not have a tutor in the subject area that you need, you may sign up for a tutor through the Tutoring Center (Locations: Allendale - Student Services Room 201 or Pew Campus - Devos Room 101B). Stop by B 152 Fieldhouse to obtain a tutoring request form.
Dr. Damon Arnold: Football
Myesha Gholston: Men's & Women's Basketball and Lacrosse
Micaela Mayer: Track & Field, Cross Country, Soccer, Baseball, and Golf
Justice Jacobs: Volleyball and Swimming & Diving
Sarah Tibbe: Tennis and Softball
All faculty members interested in mentoring a student-athlete are encouraged to stop by B 152 in the Fieldhouse or call Scott Stabler at (616) 331-8699 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to obtain more information about the program.
Freshmen & Sophomores, the advisors at the LAKER Academic Center are here to assist you with all of your scheduling needs. However, for upperclassmen with a chosen major, please consult with your specific major advisor to obtain current information on which classes you will need to register for in order to graduate in as timely a manner as possible.
How does my Athletic Academic Advisor help me?
The Athletic Academic Advisors are assigned to specific teams to provide services and assistance to members of those teams. Your advisor works with you from the start of the academic school year into the summer and beyond. Advisors meet regularly with students to monitor course progress and also serve as support outside of the athletic department and your team. He or she is an advocate for your academic and future success. Athletic advisors assist you with scheduling around practice times while still keeping you on track to graduate. Advisors also have different roles in the office. You can seek assistance in resume and cover letter writing, graduate school applications, community service participation, and other services from advisors in the LAKER Academic Center, even if they do not work with your team.