College Success Center

Meet Your Coaches

In private meetings or small group settings, Success Coaches target students' individual needs and identify appropriate resources. Success Coaches work with students on self-advocacy, goal clarification, motivation, mindfulness, time management, study skills, reading comprehension, and help them create personal plans for academic success. Key to their work is a student-centered approach which builds independence and accountability and encourages students to fully engage with all of the learning opportunities Central Carolina Community College has to offer.

Success Coach Campus Coach Bio
Torry Reynolds Title III Activities Director 919-718-7473 Sanford Main Campus Torry is a developmental educator and a student affairs professional who is dedicated to the personal and academic success of college students.

Torry is currently a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She holds a master of education in Student Affairs from Kutztown University and a bachelor of arts in Afro-American Studies and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include academic support programs, developmental education, and student advocacy. Outside of work, Torry relaxes by spending time with family, dining with friends, and watching movies and TV series on Netflix.

Daniel Berndt Success Coach/Advisor (Distance Education) 919-718-7315 Distance Education and Sanford Main Campus A proud Lee County Yellow Jacket, Daniel graduated from NC State University in Raleigh with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in journalism. Daniel got his start at Central Carolina as an adjunct instructor teaching Gateway Math Courses. Daniel later took on the role of Math Success Coach and ACA Instructor on the Lee and Harnett campuses. He recently transitioned into the role of Success Coach/Advisor (Distance Education).

A very passionate person, Daniel holds strong affinities for the arts, spending much of his time attending live performances held by Raleigh's Theatre in the Park, Durham's Performing Arts Center, and Red Hat Amphitheater. Daniel remains a lifelong student of the piano, an assertive family man, and a self-proclaimed "peanut butter addict."

B. Seth Buchanan Success Coach/Retention Manager 919-718-7394 Sanford Main Campus Seth holds an Associate in Arts from Sandhills Community College, a Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Technology from Saint Andrews Presbyterian College, and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University. In addition, he also received a Graduate Certificate in Distance Instruction from East Carolina University.

Seth is a self-proclaimed geek and Whovian, who enjoys writing fictional stories, and spends his free time with his wife and two dogs.

Solomon McAuley MADE/WADE Success Coach 919-935-3438 Sanford Main Campus Solomon started his college career in 1999 at Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC. Solomon majored in Social Work and graduated in 2004. Solomon retuned to Sanford in 2006 and is very active in the Lee County community since that time.

Solomon has organized community events such the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and he is also a part of the Lee County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors program.

C. Dane Peterson Success Coach/Advisor (Health Programs/Mathematics) 919-718-7484 Pittsboro Main Campus and Sanford Main Campus C. Dane Peterson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.S. in Mathematics. Prior to university, he attended Lee Christian School and Lee Senior High School in Sanford, as well as studying at Sandhills Community College.

A New Hampshire native, he is thrilled to have left the snowy weather behind for the sunshine and blue skies of North Carolina. Prior to joining the College Success Center team, Dane worked as a facilitator for CCCC's Academic Assistance Center in Pittsboro and as a Developmental Mathematics Instructor on various campuses. When he's not boring others to pieces with math, Dane enjoys traveling back to the coast, pizza, and audio engineering for the Little German Band and Dancers of Raleigh.

Chalis Sledge Success Coach/Advisor (FYE focus) 919-718-7486 Lillington Main Campus and Sanford Main Campus Chalis found a passion for working with college students while obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNC Charlotte (Go Niners!) where she studied Organizational Communication. She completed her Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University (Go Green!) in Student Affairs Administration.

Chalis uses her positivity and desire to build meaningful relationships to connect with students and support their academic and personal development. One of her favorite quotes is "no one reaches low standards". She hopes to continue to be a motivating force to her students and provide support to those who wish to reach their highest potential. In her leisure, she enjoys watching Scandal and trying new dessert recipes.