ARC Staff

Amanda Haney-Cech

Amanda Haney-Cech

Director

Dept: Academic Resource Center

740-376-4700

cecha@marietta.edu

amanda.cech@marietta.edu

Office: Andrews 3rd Floor

Amanda serves as the Director of the Academic Resource Center, overseeing all aspects of the department. Students meet with her in groups or individually to learn how to be academically successful. She presents workshops on various subjects for the campus community covering such topics as time-management, study-skills, motivation, note-taking and test-taking to name a few.

In addition to her role in the ARC, Ms. Haney-Cech teaches First Year Experience (FYE) courses to promote student success. She teaches FYE 102 and FYE 105 courses each year to support and strengthen students' skills in developing learning strategies.

Prior to joining the team at Marietta College, Amanda was the Assistant Director of the Upward Bound College Prep Academy at Washington State Community College. Her entire career has been devoted to working with students to achieve the dream of higher education.

Amanda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and her Master of Arts in Liberal Learning from Marietta College. She and her husband David live in Marietta with their daughter Geneva.

 


 

Keira Hambrick

Keira Hambrick

Academic Support Coordinator

Dept: Academic Resource Center

740-376-4651

kmh004@marietta.edu

keira.hambrick@marietta.edu

Office: Thomas 208

Degrees: Master of Arts in Literature & Environment Studies, University of Nevada, Reno (2011); Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Creative Writing, Marietta College (2009); Bachelor of Science in Biology, Marietta College (2009).

Year appointed: 2013

As an active member of the Marietta College community, Keira worked in both the Writing Center and Academic Resource Center as a tutor, prepared the introductory Biology lab course materials, hosted workshops for students writing lab reports, served as a teaching assistant for Microbiology, and developed passions for collaborating with faculty and mentoring other students.

Her master’s thesis explored the use of apocalyptic rhetoric in works of environmental nonfiction, literary fiction, and science fiction. While in Nevada, she wrote grant proposals for local non-profit organizations, mentored students to staff the new University Writing Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, and provided writing and editing consultations to students, faculty and area businesses.

 


 

Melissa Simmons

Melissa Simmons

Disabilities Specialist/504 Coordinator

Dept: Academic Resource Center

740-376-4467

mrs008@marietta.edu

Office: Andrews Third Floor

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Students with a concentration in Youth Development and minor in Recreational Studies, Kent State University (2009), Master of Education in Counseling, University of Cincinnati (2012)

Expertise: People First Terminology, Disabilities Education, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Students with Disabilities in Transition.

Year appointed: 2013

At Marietta College, Melissa is responsible for meeting with all incoming students with documented disabilities and determining appropriate academic accommodations. She also holds regular meetings with students with disabilities to ensure access and success at Marietta College. Melissa also partners closely with faculty and staff to educate on disability related topics.

Prior to joining the Marietta College team, Melissa worked for three years as a graduate assistant at the Disability Services Office at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating she worked at a mental health agency in Cincinnati counseling high school students.

Melissa enjoys being outdoors, trying new restaurants/foods, and spending plenty of time with friends and family.

 


 

Tracey Wynn

Tracey Wynn

Administrative Coordinator

Dept: Academic Resource Center

740-376-4700

tmd001@marietta.edu

tracey.dutton@marietta.edu

Office: Andrews Hall, 3rd Floor

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Tracey serves as the Secretary and Tutor Coordinator for the Academic Resource Center. She is responsible for maintaining the Tutoring Program, assisting students with finding tutors for any class offered on campus. Additionally, she is the contact person for students who are interested in working as a tutor on a paid or volunteer basis. Tracey is also responsible for serving as the ARC’s initial liaison with students, faculty, staff and individuals outside the campus community and also to coordinate the day-to-day office functions.

Before joining the staff at Marietta College, Tracey worked for ten years at the Marietta Family YMCA. She and her two daughters, Taylor and Morgan, live in Marietta.