Peer Success Coaches

  • Halie Hicks

    Major: Early Childhood Education

    Hometown: Dallas, GA

    Interests: Reading, spending time with my family, education, and crafting.

    Why you want to be a peer coach: I would like to be a peer coach because I like to manage things, as well as help others learn how to manage things. With peer coaching, I will enjoy helping and making sure that students are up-to-date with information regarding the program, and what is needed of them. Since I was in their shoes not long ago, I can help ease their minds and help to lower the stress level that comes with the competitiveness. I enjoy meeting new people and I feel like this will be a good way to do

    • Jon Lively

      Major: Psychology

      Hometown: Cartersville, Georgia

      Interests: Hiking, cooking for myself and others, Showtunes, Driving At Night, Running, And Debates.

      Why you want to be a peer coach: To have an opportunity to see others achieve greatness. A large part of my life has been a series of 'supposed-to-be-impossible', starting with my birth as a 36-week old pre-mature baby. I wasn't supposed to even be able to walk, much less write these sentences you're reading here, but yet, I've made it all the way to working on my bachelor's degree at KSU. I want to become a peer success coach because I know everyone has the ability to go even further than they ever dreamed possible, and I want to be a part of the team that helps students achieve greatness.

      • Genesis Gabriella Ortiz

        Major: Early Childhood Education

        Hometown: Born in Miami, Florida raised in Powder Springs, Georgia

        Interests: Music, fine arts, education, children, church, traveling, hiking, concerts, family.

        Why do you want to be a peer coach: I want to help people reach their goals. I know that I wouldn’t have been able to get where I am now if it wasn’t for the help my peer coach gave me, I want to be able to do the same thing.

        • Christine Smith

          Major: Psychology

          Minor: Leadership

          Hometown: Hiram, GA

          Interests: Spending time with friends and family, giving back to the community, and trying all things new that do not involve macaroni and cheese.

          Why do you want to be a peer coach:  To give back. Through my peer success coach I learned that getting through the application process was just a small part of being a KSU Owl. My coach helped guide me from being interested in KSU to attending the first day of classes, assisted in getting me a job in the Work Study program, introduced me into clubs, and even continues to check in and offer any help or advice I may need throughout the semester. Without having that much support and guidance from a peer coach I would not be where I am today. By becoming a peer coach, I will be able to give back what my coach had graciously given to me, as well as continue to show how Kennesaw stands apart from other colleges.

          • Erin Tinnell

            Major: Early Childhood Education

            Hometown: Acworth, GA

            Interests: Elvis Presley, movies, music, hanging out with my family and friends, good conversations, helping people, good food, cooking, art, camping, hiking, swimming

            Why you want to be a peer coach: To help people. My peer coach helped me with the process so much and was my lifeline, I’d like to be able to do that for someone else.