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Student Success Center

Student Success Center

Midland’s Student Success Center for the 4-Year Graduation Guarantee is home to a team of professional advisors who actively engage students, monitor progress and instill habits that lead to success. Each student is assigned professional graduation advisors and faculty mentors throughout their entire academic career at Midland.

What should students expect after their first graduation advisor meeting?

Expect to have a one-stop shop for your class information and schedules, financial aid questions, dropping or adding classes, and someone to cheer you on through each academic milestone.

Meet our basic requirements and if you don’t graduate in four years, Midland will pay your tuition and fees until you do.  For more information on our 4 Year Graduation Guarantee, click here.

It’s simple, and we will help you get there and get on with your life.

Choose a career path from one of the 40 academic programs we offer, and we'll equip you to succeed. Our unique advising program ensures you have a partner dedicated to keep you on track toward graduation as well as connect you with Omaha's best employers.

Connect with an Advisor

Rachel Wachter - Director of Student Success

Office: 402-941-6024  Email:  wachter@midlandu.edu

Harmony - Responsibility - Discipline - Consistency - Developer

Midland is a family.  In working with the students, we help them celebrate the good times and we are here to support them in the tough times, and that’s what family does.  I enjoy seeing students grow and learn from their experiences.

"Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”- John Wooden

Keith Kramme - Student Success Advisor - Director of Athletic Student Achievement

Office: 402-941-6059  Email: kkramme@midlandu.edu

Adaptability - Harmony - Consistency - Responsibility - Relator

I welcome the opportunity to mentor our students and to partner with them on their path to academic success.

Binge watching NCIS or CSI:Miami makes for some very good viewing!

Jennie Sayker - Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-941-6330  Email: sayker@midlandu.edu

Positivity - Ideation - Belief - Woo - Developer

During my time at Midland University while earning my undergraduate degree,  I was supported by many faculty and staff. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to now work for Midland.  I intend to give the same support that was given to me to current students.

“If you wish to go to extremes, let it be in sweetness, patience, humility and charity.” - St. Philip Neri

Logan Faller - Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-941-6524  Email:  faller@midlandu.edu

Maximizer - Adaptability - Harmony - Ideation - Includer

When I came to Midland as a student I met many people that I looked up to as professionals. Now I get to work alongside them in creating the best possible experience for all of our students!

I have the cutest little pup named Gunner. Stop by my office and I’ll show you tons of pictures.

Jeff Hallstrom - Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-941-6491  Email:  hallstrom@midlandu.edu

Belief - Learner - Developer - Input - Arranger

Being part of a team and University that inspires people to learn and lead in the world with purpose is a pretty sweet thing to be part of.

“If you think you know everything you might not learn something.” - Eustace Conway-Mountain Men cast member

Melissa Kinsella – Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-941-6492    Email: kinsella@midlandu.edu

Input - Learner - Achiever - Responsibility - Intellection  

I am a program advisor for Elementary Education majors, and Human Performance majors with concentrations in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Strength and Conditioning. I look forward to supporting students throughout their time at Midland as they discover their passion and purpose. 

Liah Burke - Student Success Advisor

Office: 402-941-6378 Email: Burke@midlandu.edu

Input-Achiever-Positivity-Strategic- Woo

My passion for higher education is fueled by my desire to advocate for students and support them on their path to becoming lifelong learners. As a first year advisor; it is my goal to support every student both personally and academically as they navigate their transition to college life.

“You will only fail to learn if you do not learn from failing. You have to do something. If you do something, you become somebody. Even a daffodil does something, has a profession. It gives off scent, professionally.”  -Stella Adler

Midland's 4-Year Graduation Guarantee

Despite the strength of many institutions of higher learning, today’s American college experience is not nearly student-centric enough. One of the most telling indicators is that many colleges have all but given up reporting graduation rates on a four-year basis, in favor of a six-year rate.

In an age of innovation, rather than doing the hard work to better sequence courses, colleges have expanded course requirements and made it more difficult for students to complete their degrees on-time. Public or private, big school or small; all colleges share some responsibility in creating a culture that has delayed graduation and entry into the workforce for a generation of students.

Higher education hasn't done enough to help students complete their degrees in four years or less. Creating an environment focused on student success means that we must do better.

We aren’t satisfied with our performance. And so we are raising the bar. The Four-Year Guarantee reflects our promise to dramatically improve Midland’s degree completion rate.

Tune In Tuesday

During the summer, the Student Success Center advisors offered up some weekly advice. Take a look back at the complete Tune In Tuesday series:

Week 1 video: A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

Week 2 video: Stop Searching For Your Passion

Week 3 video: The Power of Saying Thank You

Week 4 video: Leading With Lollipops

Week 5 video: How Do You Define Yourself?

Week 6: Teach Every Child About Food

Week 7: Why Some Of Us Don't Have One True Calling

Week 8: 5 Tips for College Success

Week 9: The Key to Success - Grit