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.

Programs Serving Coach Bio

Angie Abraham

Success Coach

  • Office: Academic Assistance Center, Lee Main Campus
  • aabra464@cccc.edu
  • (919) 718-7563

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  • Broadcasting Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Library Information Technology

Angie holds an Associate of Arts from Onondaga Community College in Humanities. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Broadcasting and a Masters of Science in Student Personnel Administration both from Buffalo State College. She also has a graduate certificate in Athletic Administration. Angie enjoys working with students in order to reach their academic, career and personal goals. In her free time, Angie likes to read, watch sports, play golf, travel, and spend time with family and friends.

B. Seth Buchanan

Success Coach/Retention Manager

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  • Associate in Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Early Childhood
  • Special Credit

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.

Angela Crisp-Sears

Success Coach

  • Office: Academic Assistance Center, Building 42, Chatham Main Campus
  • acrispsears@cccc.edu
  • (919) 545-8010
  • All Programs at Chatham Main Campus

Angela Crisp-Sears received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in History and Women's Studies. She then attended the other Carolina, earning a M.Ed. in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education and a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from the University of South Carolina. She has over a decade of experience working in four year institutions in the areas of Student Leadership Development, Co-Curricular Programming and Student Activities. She joined the CCCC staff in 2014 as a facilitator in the Pittsboro Academic Assistance Center. Angela is very excited to be a Success Coach with the College Success Center.

When not on CCCC's Chatham Main Campus, Angela enjoys playing board games with her family, shopping at local farmers' markets, reading and working crossword puzzles.

Sarah Hoffarth

Director of College Success and Student Transitions

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  • Associate of Science

Being from a small town in Western NY, Sarah especially enjoys working with students from small communities. She attained her Bachelor's degree in Communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). Following graduate school Sarah worked for UNC Chapel Hill before joining the Success Center as the Lead in June of 2014.

In her free time Sarah enjoys going to country concerts, playing soccer, and watching the Bills and the Buckeyes win. She also spends a lot of time traveling to see friends and family.

Kevin Pearson

Success Coach/Advisor (Coordinator of Training and Marketing)

  • Office: Wilkinson Hall, Office 31, Lee Main Campus
  • kpearson@cccc.edu
  • (919) 718-7386

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  • Accounting/Business
  • Broadcasting Production Technology: Radio
  • Broadcasting Production Technology: TV
  • Business Technologies
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Electronics Engineering Lead/Laser & Photonics
  • Engineering Technology
  • Esthetics
  • Healthcare Management Lead/Office Admin
  • Human Services: Social Science
  • Human Services: Sociology
  • Industrial Systems
  • Library & Information Technology
  • Medial Office Administration
  • Paralegal
  • Office Administration
  • Office Systems & Med. Office Admin

Kevin Pearson earned his Bachelors Degree in Communications from Hampton University, Hampton, VA. He received his Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. Kevin's experience in higher education extends from College and Career Readiness within the Continuing Education Division to Student Outreach and Recruitment and as the Coordinator of Accreditation and Quality Enhancement Plan with the Institutional Research Division. He is dedicated to student success and looks forward to working with students to assist them with reaching their goals.

Nick Testa

Success Coach

  • Office: Lett Hall Office 9, Lee Main Campus
  • ntesta@cccc.edu
  • (919) 718-7528

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  • Lee Early College

Nick received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wilkes University in PA and a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from SUNY Oneonta. He and his wife, Whitney, have lived in North Carolina for four years. He was a school counselor for 3 years prior to becoming the Lee Early College Success Coach. He is very passionate about education and loves working with the LEC students.

In his free time Nick loves watching sports, especially Duke basketball, and having FaceTime sessions with his nieces and nephews . He also enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife. Nick is in his second year as the LEC success coach.

Adam Wade

Lead Success Coach

  • Office: College Fitness Center, Office 34, Lee Main Campus
  • awade@cccc.edu
  • (919) 718-7473

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  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate in Engineering
  • Associate of Science
  • Automotive Systems Technology

Adam received his BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and received his MA in College Student Development from Appalachian State University. Adam has worked in Housing and Residence Life, Student Conduct, New Student Orientation and Student Engagement over the past six years at large public universities and small private colleges.

In his free time, Adam enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family!

Jamie Wicker

Director of Student Learning

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  • All Programs at Harnett Main Campus
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Appalachian State University. She also holds a Master of Justice Administration Degree from Methodist University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education Degree at Wingate University. Jamie's research interests center around how education can help solve social problems. Jamie has a diverse professional background and enjoys volunteering in the community. She especially enjoys helping students reach their personal and educational goals. Outside of work, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing with the radio and taking naps.

Stormi Woltz

Success Coach

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  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health & Fitness Science
  • Healthcare Management Technology
  • Human Services Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Veterinary Medical Technology

Stormi received two degrees at Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) in Psychology and Human Development. She continued on to Lynchburg College where she received her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in higher education. Stormi has worked in Academic Advising and Residence Life at both large public and small private universities. She recently moved to North Carolina to pursue her career in higher education and is excited to work with students to help them reach their goals. In her free time Stormi enjoys exercising, and spending time with her family in Virginia. She particularly loves trying new and local restaurants and anything outside.