Geared Towards Your Success
The department of Student Success and Retention strives to connect students with various resources both on and off campus. The goal of connecting students with those resources is to help students that are struggling to overcome the barriers they are facing so that they can focus on their studies at Gaston College. This department also works closely with faculty and staff across campus to help them increase the persistence and retention of their students. Click the links below to learn about the various programs located in this department and how to get connect with their services.
We are here to help any student in need. If you are unsure with whom you need to speak, please call our main office number at 704-922-2242.
Damon Murray, Director for the Learning, Persistence, and Completion Center
704-922-2242 or 704-922-6349
Phyllis Davis-Brown, Upward Bound Projector Director
Dr. Eric Styles, TRiO/SSS Coordinator
Adele Earls, TRiO/SSS Advisor
Jessica O’Quinn, TRiO/SSS Advisor
Christian Smith Raines, TRiO/SSS Administrative Assistant
Sherry Sharpe, ACA Instructor/Retention Coordinator
Shelton Watson, Upward Bound Project Advisor
Christine Ziemba-Tolbert, ACA Instructor