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Student Success Center

MCC Success Center staff 2017

The Student Success Center (SSC) at MCC strives to provide an academic support system for students who need help reaching their goals. The SSC is located in room 406 and is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm while college classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. Interim and summer semester hours may vary. Phone us toll-free at (866) 622-4748 (MCC Switchboard) or (641) 844-5751 (SSC direct line).

Supportive Environment

  • Computer work areas
  • Individual and group study and tutoring areas
  • Informal, supportive atmosphere
  • Accessible accommodations

A laser printer, computers with internet access, and most software programs required for MCC courses are available for students’ academic use.

Supportive Services

Tutoring services are offered free of charge by MCC students who have successfully completed courses such as computer concepts, mathematics, sciences, business/clerical, and foreign languages. Subject availability varies by semester.

Writing assistance is available during the fall and spring semesters. The writing assistant provides suggestions and specific instructions to help students successfully complete writing assignments for many MCC courses. A student seeking assistance will need the instructor’s requirements for the assignment. Students are welcome to seek assistance at any stage of the writing process. Hours may vary per semester; help is available by dropping by the Student Success Center, room 406.

Math assistance is available from a mathematics adjunct faculty member during the fall and spring semesters. Hours may vary per semester; help is available by dropping by room 406.

Services for students with disabilities are arranged on an individual basis. This may include testing, alternative format textbooks, and/or classroom accommodations. Please speak with the Learning Services Specialist in room 304B for more information.

Need Tutoring Assistance?

Victoria Eudy Victoria Eudy
Learning Services Writing Assistant
Email: Victoria.Eudy@iavalley.edu
Phone: 641-844-5771
Arlo Hildahl Arlo Hildahl
Mathematics Adjunct Faculty & SSC Math Tutor
Email: Arlo.Hildahl@iavalley.edu
Phone: 641-844-5751

For more information about any of the services listed above, contact a staff member in person, by phone or email.

Office Associate/Tutor Coordinator

Donna Thompson

Donna Thompson

Hired in September 2011, Donna enhances the teamwork and genuine customer service in the MCC Student Success Center.  Her career includes 2...

Hired in September 2011, Donna enhances the teamwork and genuine customer service in the MCC Student Success Center.  Her career includes 22 years in hospital administration; 15 years of operating her own home business; 11 years in graphic design including creating national ads, press releases, and designing product packaging and catalogs; two years as a...

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Learning Services Specialist

Martha Schwandt

Martha Schwandt

Martha graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in elementary education with a reading endorsement. She has not limited ...

Martha graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in elementary education with a reading endorsement. She has not limited herself to the traditional role of classroom teacher, but instead has worked in the many fields of education including special education, early childhood education, Christian, prison, adult, literacy, and higher education. At MCC,...

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Director of Learning Services

Nate Chua

Nate Chua

Prior to joining MCC in 2010, Nate earned his B.A. in Psychology from Creighton University (Omaha, NE) and an M.A. from St. Edward’s Unive...

Prior to joining MCC in 2010, Nate earned his B.A. in Psychology from Creighton University (Omaha, NE) and an M.A. from St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX).  While he worked at both institutions, he gained additional academic and student affairs experiences at Austin Community College, Texas State University-San Marcos, and Simpson College.  While his two children...

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