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General Success Coaches

  • Katie Vise

    Success Coach

    Phone Number: 254-299-8521
    E-mail Address: mvise@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Waco, Texas
    Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tarleton State University
    Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology from Grand Canyon University

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    I’m from Waco and I started school here. MCC is the community I came from, care about, and want to see be successful. I love how invested MCC is in its students, employees, and the community.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    Being in a position where connecting with people is a priority.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”

    What is your favorite thing to do to in Waco?
    I love watching movies at the Hippodrome, going out to eat with friends, or taking my daughter to the park. Doing something creative or making mini adventures for myself around Waco is always fun too.

  • Madiha Kark

    Success Coach

    Phone Number: 254-299-8239
    E-mail Address: mkark@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Lahore, Pakistan; Dallas, TX, Waco TX
    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Studies, Beaconhouse National University
    Master of Arts in Journalism, University of North Texas

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    Being a part of an awesome team that’s fun, hardworking, and always striving to help students and each other!

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    I love to help students find their strengths and connect them with resources that can have a positive impact in their life. Being able to give them tools to succeed and watch them take flight, write their narrative and tell their story in their voice, is really rewarding.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”

    What is your favorite thing to do to in Waco?
    I am relatively new to Waco, so I am still discovering new places. I enjoy going to Half Price Books, Cameron Park, or spending an afternoon walking around Homestead Heritage.

  • Spike Burt

    Success Coach

    Phone Number: 254-299-8291
    E-mail Address: bburt@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Samford University
    Master of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    I enjoy working with a team of people who care about our student body. I also really love getting to know and serve our student body.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    I love helping people with life. I love encouraging and helping students through life’s difficulties.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.” ~ Mr. Rogers

    What is your favorite thing to do to in Waco?
    I love spending time with my wife outside. We love walking around Cameron Park and really enjoy kayaking down the Brazos.

  • Starlen Roddy

    Success Coach

    Phone Number: 254-299-8597
    E-mail Address: sroddy@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Odessa, Texas
    Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Tarleton State University
    Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State University

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    I really enjoy the family-oriented and caring atmosphere McLennan provides, not only for students, but for staff as well. I enjoy working with a team that is empathetic, diverse, and very student centered.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    I absolutely love being able to motivate, and build positive relationships with students! I enjoy being able to help them reach their full potential, not just in an educational setting, but as a whole human being.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “People will shout your shortcomings, but whisper your accomplishments. You…yourself should not be one of those people.”

    What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
    I mainly enjoy spending time with family and friends. This includes Taco Tuesdays, checking out the latest scary movie, and trying different restaurants.

First Generation Scholars

  • Monique Hoskins

    Success Coach for First Generation and Julia Fund Scholars

    Phone Number: 254-299-8519
    E-mail Address: mhoskins@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Houston, Texas (by way of Spring, Texas)
    Education: Bachelor of Science (biology/pre-medicine), Stephen F. Austin State University
    Master of Divinity, Truett Seminary

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    It’s a family affair. I have loved getting to know folks from various departments who have become a part of my dream team of people who will advocate for and cheer on my students.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    Playing a small role in a many fantastic stories. My students are bold trailblazers who offer brilliance, kindness and innovation to the world. I have the honor of reminding them who they are as they tackle challenges and bring life to their goals.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    "Bless at least one somebody today; Semper Fi!" ~ Mike Criddell (my dad)

    What is your favorite thing to do to in Waco?
    I enjoy finding new local places to eat with my husband and three children. I also love to hang out with some of the brilliant women/mothers I have met both in Waco and at MCC - sharing life and laughter over a good meal.

Men of Color Success Initiative

  • Jovvanta Mason-Gray

    Success Coach

    Phone: 254-299-8851
    Email: jmasongray@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Waco, Texas
    Education: Bachelor of Arts in History, The Prairie View A&M University
    Master of Science in Education, The Prairie View A&M University
    Master of Arts in History candidate, Sam Houston State University

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    There is a true commitment to the students here. The college consistently challenges itself to meet students’ needs. MCC exemplifies the meaning of a community college.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    Seeing the students in the Men of Color program flourish. The confidence that is built when obstacles are overcome is paramount to these students. Just being a witness to that process and their success is the best part.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “If there is no struggle, there is no progress” ~ Frederick Douglass

    What is your favorite thing to do to in Waco?
    I’m a homebody. I’d rather stay in and read.

Support and Empowerment Program

  • Carrie Tran

    Success Coach for the Support & Empowerment Program

    Phone Number: 254-299-8569
    E-mail Address: ctran@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Anaheim, California; Durham, North Carolina; Waco, Texas
    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education, University of Redlands
    Master of Social Work, Baylor University

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    I appreciate the staff and students I have the opportunity to work with.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    I find joy in walking alongside my students on their academic, professional, and personal journeys.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
    I love hanging out with my family and friends, eating good food and having great conversations.

  • Rebekah Meek

    Success Coach for the Support & Empowerment Program

    Phone Number: 254-299-8600
    E-mail Address: rmeek@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Rockwall, Texas
    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
    Master of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    MCC is a place that cares about a student’s overall well-being beyond the academic experience. I value MCC’s holistic approach, and I believe it makes students and staff members better people.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    Students at MCC are hard-working and resilient, and I appreciate the opportunity to watch them achieve their goals.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

    What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
    I love downtown Waco! I enjoy going to the farmer’s market, looking at artwork at Cultivate 712, and exploring Cameron Park.

Administrative Staff

    • Victoria Rodriquez

      Completion Center Technician (front desk)

      Phone Number: 254-299-8226
      E-mail Address: vrodriquez@mclennan.edu
      Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
      Hometown: Waco, Texas

      What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
      Knowing that I work at a college dedicated to the success of our students brings me much fulfillment. I’m privileged to work at McLennan and love the family-friendly atmosphere exhibited here.

      What excites you most about working in the Completion Center?
      The Completion Center staff demonstrates such sincere willingness to help our students succeed. The genuine care that is demonstrated day after day is one of many reasons I call McLennan my second home. I enjoy seeing students exit the office of a Success Coach with the feeling of determination and accomplishment.

      What is an inspirational quote you like?
      “Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are.” ~ John Maxwell

      “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming… What do we do? We swim, swim, swim.” ~ Dory

      What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
      I love spending time with my family wherever we are; whether we’re together at church, going out to eat, at the movies, or having a simple, quiet evening at home.

  • Letitia (Tisha) Monsey

    Associate Director

    Phone Number: 254-299-8524
    E-mail Address: lmonsey@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services Center, Completion Center
    Hometown: Portsmouth, England; Fremont, CA; Plano, TX; Austin, TX
    Education: Bachelor of Science in Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin
    Master of Education in Counselor Education, The University of Texas at Austin

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    I love working with a team of people who live to serve others. You will not find a more passionate or dedicated group of student development professionals anywhere!

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    I love helping students strengthen their skills outside the classroom so that they can see more success in the classroom and beyond. I love empowering others to become their own advocates.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

    What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
    I am relatively new to Waco, so I love exploring all that it has to offer! From amazing restaurants to family-friendly festivals, to Cameron Park - this city is amazing and has something for everyone.