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EXCEL Coordinator

The EXCEL Coordinator is a full-time staff member devoted to the success of the EXCEL students in the community. Our Coordinator, Emily Carle, oversees the community and plans community-wide activities and works with the Lake Hall staff to build community throughout the building. As the coordinator, she holds office hours in the EXCEL office in Lake Hall and is available for individual meetings. The coordinator position also works with some of the EXCEL First Year Experience courses. Overall, Emily is committed to the success of each EXCEL student and works with multiple campus partners to create a positive and motivational community for Kent State Exploratory students.

EXCEL Graduate Assistant (GA)

Our EXCEL Graduate Assistant, Hannah Croft, is a part-time staff member committed to the EXCEL Community. The GA works with the coordinator, mentors and students to plan programs, coordinate the EXCEL bulletin board and monthly calendar and works with an EXCEL First Year Experience Course. Hannah will hold office hours and be available for individual meetings with our EXCEL students.

EXCEL Mentors

Our EXCEL mentors are upper class student leaders on campus that can provide support and resources to our EXCEL students. Each mentor will have a small group that s/he works with over the academic year to build bonds, coordinate activities, and help students build a network of peers on campus. Many of our EXCEL mentors were Exploratory students and lived in EXCEL and can help give insight into the career exploration process and help give a student perspective to some of the challenges that can come in the first year.


Alyssa Walpole


Blake Kinsel


Cheyenne Fletcher


Chris Hren


Courtney Yoder


Demi Kontomerkos


Doneisha Hawkins


Katie Donovan


Max Jabara


Monica Leach


Star Albert