Meet the Team

Associate Director

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  • Natalie James

    Associate Director, Success Coaching Services

    Phone Number: 254-299-8524
    E-mail Address: njames@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services, Success Coaching Services, 249C
    Hometown: Waco, Texas
    Education: Associate of Arts, McLennan Community College
    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Tarleton State University (through MCC's University Center)
    Master of Education, Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education, Angelo State University

Administrative Staff

Victoria Rodriquez

  • Victoria Rodriquez

    Success Technician (front desk)

    Phone Number: 254-299-8226
    E-mail Address: vrodriquez@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services, Success Coaching Services, Front Desk
    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 Success Coaching Services staff demonstrates a 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.

     

Success Coaches

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  • Allison Boyle

    Success Coach (General)

    Phone Number: 254-299-8291
    E-mail Address: aboyle@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services, Success Coaching Services, 249I
    Hometown: Decatur, Texas
    Education: Bachelors of Science from Stephen F Austin State University and Masters of Arts also from Stephen F Austin State University 

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    The campus and everyone here are very welcoming to everyone.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    Being able to work with students and help them with their college experience and to reach their goals is what I look forward to the most.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    "Have courage and be kind"- It is from the live-action Cinderella movie 

    What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
    Paddleboarding 

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  • Dondie Crook

    Success Coach (General)

    Phone Number: 254-299-8380
    E-mail Address: dcrook@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services, Success Coaching Services, 249G
    Hometown: LaMarque, Texas
    Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Baylor University; Master of Education in Counseling, Tarleton State University (through MCC University Center)

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan? 
    McLennan Community College recognizes that putting people first is essential to providing quality educational opportunities for our community.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    Life can be hard. College can be overwhelming. Balancing college life can feel impossible. McLennan Community College has so many resources to help with the expected and unexpected challenges of college life. I look forward to sharing those resources directly with students as they achieve their educational goals.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. ~Confucius 

    What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
    My favorite thing to do in Waco is to go to Brazos Park East and enjoy the view of the cliffs overlooking the Brazos River.. 

     

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  • Y'Kenya Robertson

    Success Coach (General)

    Phone Number: 254-299-8597
    E-mail Address: yrobertson@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services, Success Coaching Services, 249H
    Hometown: Waco, TX
    Education: BSW from University of Mary Hardin Baylor, MSW from Texas State University

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    What I enjoy most about working for MCC is working on such a beautiful campus, the friendly atmosphere, and all of the resources that we have on campus to help each and every student to be successful.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    I am excited about being a success coach because it is my way of giving back to my community, if it had not been for all of the mentors in my life and people that pushed me to be successful and pursue a college education I’m not sure where I would be today. I want students to know that their situations don’t define them and that no matter what they can be successful and that they deserve an education.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    “ Success isn’t about how much money you make it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” -Michelle Obama

    What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
    My favorite thing to do in Waco is spending time with my family and friends. I love going to new restaurants, the movies, and shopping.

     

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  • Mary Evans

    Success Coach (First Gen Scholars, Julia's Fund, & Men of Color)

    Phone Number: 254-299-8519
    E-mail Address: mevans@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services, Success Coaching Services, 249J
    Hometown: Waco, Texas
    Education: Associate of Arts - Elementary Education, McLennan Community College
    Bachelor of Arts - Speech Communication (Major); Spanish (Minor), Texas State University
    Master of Science – Educational Administration with Principal Certification, Baylor University

    What do you enjoy most about working at McLennan?
    Hands down, I most enjoy working with the students! I love to help students find their “why” and navigate their “purpose” while being at MCC.

    What excites you most about being a Success Coach?
    I get most excited about being a success coach when assisting students, both academically and personally. Knowing I can help students connect the dots in their educational journey, while also guiding them to key resources on and off-campus, allows me to feel like I’m making a difference in their lives.

    What is an inspirational quote you like?
    "If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” – Maya Angelo

    What is your favorite thing to do in Waco?
    I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my long-haired dachshund, Faith. I also enjoy going out to eat and walking. 

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  • Rebekah Meek

    Success Coach (Support & Empowerment Program)

    Phone Number: 254-299-8600
    E-mail Address: rmeek@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services, Success Coaching Services, 248A
    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.

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  • Carrie Tran

    Success Coach (Support & Empowerment Program)

    Phone Number: 254-299-8569
    E-mail Address: ctran@mclennan.edu
    Office Location: Student Services, Success Coaching Services, 249F
    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.