The Board of Regents presented a KUDOS award to Marissa Wolfe, Program Coordinator and Advisor for the ‘Success Academy’ at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Marissa helps retain the program’s students and give them all the resources they need to be successful while at UNO.
With an admissions process that allows for academically at risk students to be admitted, Marissa’s job is to, first and foremost, connect with an individual that they know is there for success. She helps educate students with financial barriers about scholarships available to them.
Marissa is excellent at considering the big picture, anticipating the needs of students, and strategizing efficiencies without compromising quality. Her peers have said her “…commitment to the Success Academy, her accountability to students and independence in her actions and trusted decisions have elevated the Success Academy and put it on an exciting trajectory.”
Students have also commended Marissa’s helpful and nurturing personality. “She is genuinely willing to help out,” they said, “If I need help, I know she’ll be there for me.”
Marissa has used resources to bring the Success Academy more help, with the use of a graduate assistant as well as undergraduate students to help act as peer mentors, further enabling the success of program students.
It is because of Marissa’s hard work and dedication to the Success Academy and its students, that they will be successful during their time at UNO, to receive an education and make major contributions wherever their life leads them.
Joining Marissa at the KUDOS meeting was Cathy Pettid, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Marissa’s spouse, Erin Bertram.