Mission Statement for the Center for Student Outreach & Success 

The Center for Student Outreach and Success (SOS) will endeavor to identify and reduce barriers to success in order to retain, encourage, and advocate for students at Mountain Empire Community College.

The SOS Center staff are here to help all students with the college process.  If you have questions, need a schedule made, or just don’t know who to go to, please stop by and let one of our staff help you!

College Success Coach Program

The College Success Coach program was developed by Mountain Empire Community College in alignment with the Virginia’s Community Colleges Chancellor’s College Success Coach Initiative. This program is intended to increase student persistence and attainment of success. College Success Coaches empowers students to achieve their educational goals by providing them with encouragement and support, identifying on and off campus resources, and by collaborating with faculty and staff to identify and reduce barriers to success.

Who We Are

  • Dawn Harper- College Success Coach



  • Miranda Yates- College Success Coach



  • Nikki Anderson- Program Specialist





The SOS Center is located in Holton Hall (H107) beside the grill. The center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.