Peer Success Coaches

Success Coaches are USA students who facilitate learning and academic success for their peers by building meaningful relationships to help students navigate through their college experience.  Coaches assist in identifying, locating, and utilizing appropriate resources to empower students to achieve their goals.  Through weekly meetings and email/text exchanges, Success Coaches work with students to develop study habits, effective time management skills, personal accountability strategies, and more.  Success coaches are strategically partnered with freshman and sophomore students who have similar interests and fields of study.

 


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Blake Batchelor

Senior Success Coach

Blake is a senior from Madison, Alabama double majoring in international business and French. In addition to being on the PAL team, Blake is involved in numerous other student organizations, including the Wesley Foundation, SGA, and serving as an ambassador for the Mitchell College of Business. His hobbies include playing piano and guitar, cooking, and watching any and every sport on TV!

 

 

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Isabella Zimlich

Senior Success Coach

Isabella is a 4’11” junior student majoring in elementary education, but what she lacks in height she makes up for in enthusiasm! Besides laughing, Isabella loves to talk, write, read, dance, bake desserts, eat desserts, hoard desserts, play sports (specifically soccer), and help people. In addition to working as a subject-area tutor Isabella serves as an Orientation Leader and does her best to make visiting families and incoming students feel as comfortable and at home at South as she does.

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Martine Alger

Success Coach

Martine Alger graduated from South in May 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science major and a minor in Spanish. She is part of South’s Physical Therapy Early Acceptance Program and began physical therapy school in fall of 2021. She enjoys all things outdoors and has a passion for education and teaching.  Martine’s future goals are to work as a PT and then return to teach at a collegiate level. 

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Gabrielle Crenshaw

Success Coach

Gabrielle is a nursing major from Pensacola, Florida. 


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Brasmine Durden

Success Coach

My name is Brasmine Durden and I am a graduate student studying Health here at South Alabama. I have a bachelor's degree in social work from South Alabama. I'm originally from Pascagoula, MS. I enjoy listening to music, playing video games and hanging out with friends.
 
 

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Mohammad Hamo

Success Coach

Mohammad is a senior biomedical sciences major from Birmingham, Alabama. 

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Luke Harris

Success Coach

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Nora Morris 

Success Coach

Nora is a senior student in speech and hearing sciences. 

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Faith Nguyen

Success Coach

Faith is a junior student in exercise science from Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Sun Irene Souvannasy

Success Coach

Sun Irene is a senior student studying economics and finance. Her hobbies include traveling, yoga, tennis, photography, and all things adventurous! She was a past recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship and studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea for a year. In addition to being part of the success coach team, she serves as Vice President for Friends of International. In the future, she plans to become a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department and hopes to start a non-profit dedicated to English education and financial literacy for undeserving communities.

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Trinity Walker

Success Coach

Trinity Walker is a junior at the University of South Alabama majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management, with a minor in Business Management. She is actively involved in Greek life as both an Executive Board leader within Chi Omega, as well as the President of the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. Trinity is also a USS ALABAMA Crewmate, serving as an ambassador for Battleship Memorial Park for the 2021-22 term. In her spare time, Trinity enjoys writing, painting, and being with friends.

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Jordan West 

Success Coach

Jordan is a senior student in meteorology from Mobile, Alabama.