We are here to help you succeed. The mission of the Office for Student Success is to provide academic support, connect students to resources, help students meet their educational goals and encourage academic achievement and excellence.
Students can receive assistance with creating academic action plans, time management, note-taking, study/test-taking skills, disability referral and accommodations, tutoring, referrals for personal counseling, in addition to other needs-based services.
Jami Poag, MEd
Director of Student Success
Telephone: (804) 627-5349
Jared Crist, BA
Telephone: (804) 627-5390
Arlene Holowaychuk, MSN/Ed, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor, Nursing Academic Success Coordinator
Telephone: (804) 627-5303
Incoming students will be assigned a permanent faculty advisor who will work with them during their time at BSMCON. The advisor is instrumental in helping foster student success and guiding the student’s educational experience. Students will be encouraged to get to know their advisor and meet with them several times each semester in addition to the required advising periods.
The purpose of academic advising is create a collaborative relationship between student and advisor, where both are active participants working to help the student achieve their educational goals. Advisors connect all students to the institution by building relationships, provide students with appropriate, timely information, serve as a resource agent, and strive to have a positive impact on student satisfaction.
how to make an appointment
BSMCON advisors schedule their own appointments. You can contact your advisor directly through phone or email to schedule an appointment. All advisors have office hours posted on their door for student convenience. Please check with your advisor for preferred method of communication.