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    About Academic Success

    Purpose

    Our purpose is to support students’ academic experience by offering Writing and Communication Center and tutoring consultations, as well as academic skills assistance. The Hamline Academic Success unit is committed to helping Hamline students develop the skills needed to succeed academically and become independent, lifelong learners. It is our goal to foster an environment that supports and encourages individuals by creating a positive, open and intellectually-stimulating environment.

    Academic Success is located in the lower level of Bush Library.

    Our core hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Additional tutoring and Writing and Communication Center Hours are on the schedules available on the specific web pages.

    Phone: 651-523-2912
    Email: advising@hamline.edu 

    Staff

     Rob Cannella
    Communication Specialist

    As the leader of Hamline’s Writing and Communication Center (WCC), Rob coordinates and conducts tutoring in written, oral, visual, electronic, and nonverbal communication. His other responsibilities include hosting communication workshops and collaborating with various offices, departments, and programs to develop academic communication initiatives. Before joining Academic Success in 2018, Rob taught first-year writing for Hamline’s English Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Merrimack College and a master’s degree in English from New Mexico State University. 

     Cathy Carter 
    Transfer Specialist 

     Lisa Nordeen
    Director, Academic Success

    Lisa earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Sociology from the University of Minnesota. In her spare time Nordeen loves to participate in rec-league basketball and softball. She is also the skip on the Hamline staff curling team. In addition to sports, Lisa enjoys reading and traveling.

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    Natalie Darwitz, head Hamline women’s hockey coach and three-time Olympic medalist, has been selected for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

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    The Office of Residential Life is seeking assistance with Piper move-in day on Sunday, September 2 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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