Student Success Advocates

How can a Student Success Advocate help me?

A Student Success Advocate helps students at SCC be successful in their academic program. We offer services in the Student Support Centers to students in West Burlington and Keokuk. Your Student Success Advocate can help with testing, disability services/accommodations, and retention services.

Why meet with an advocate?

Disability Services

  • Register with an Advocate to receive assistance
  • Develop an individual plan for services that will include accommodations in testing and instruction
  • The Advocate will work in partnership with the student and faculty


  • Provide resources for various testing, for example: ALEKS, Accuplacer, CLEP, Pesticide, Online, Make-Up, and Keyboarding
  • Remediation: one on one recommendations on remedial course work
  • Retesting Strategies
  • Technology: Smarthinking, TextHelp-Read and Write Gold, Khan Academy, Turn it In, Live Text, Ecollege and many more

Retention Services

  • Academic coaching and transfer assistance
  • Assistance addressing social and personal challenges while attending SCC
  • Provide Community Resources and Referrals
  • Advocate for student success

How can I reach a student advocate?

Angela Mickelson
(319) 208-5167 - West Burlington Campus
(319) 313-1985 - Keokuk Campus

Kayley Lobberecht
(319) 208-5286 - West Burlington Campus

Diane Pepple
(319) 313-1985 - Keokuk Campus

West Burlington campus (Room 102)
Keokuk campus (Room 206)


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Denise Fraise | Lee County Auditor

By attending SCC I was able to prove to my son that you can go back to school when you are older. As a matter of fact, my son, my son-in-law and I all graduated the same night from SCC.

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