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office of Student Success

darylbruner.jpgDaryl Bruner
Director of Student Academic Success  
Office:  ADM 133A
Phone: (704) 637-4175

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Daryl received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Eastern Michigan University, and his Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His career includes similar student success leadership appointments in a variety of higher education settings including large state schools, community colleges, and small privates. Originally from Detroit, MI, Daryl was a first generation, Pell eligible, student, who flunked out of college.  And that is the experience he credits for igniting his passion for his professional career in student success. When not at work, Daryl enjoys traveling the world; spending time with his family, friends, and pets; and reading. Plus, he cooks an awesome prime rib!

danielallen19.jpgDaniel Allen
Student Success Coach
Office: ADM 133C
Phone: (704) 637-4688

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Daniel was born and raised right here in North Carolina. He graduated from East Rowan High School in Salisbury where he went to Western Carolina University. He earned his bachelors degrees and a masters degree in College Student Personnel. Prior to coming to Catawba College, Daniel worked in Residence Life and Student Success. He enjoys working with college students to help achieve academic success. He is married to his best friend and wife Lydia who also works in education.

austinmangus.pngAustin Mangus
Student Success Coach
Office: ADM 133H
Phone: (704) 637-4691 

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Austin received his bachelors degree from Wesley College in Dover Delaware in Exercise Sports Science and is currently working on his masters in Sports Leadership through Wesley College as well. He was raised in New Jersey but was adopted from Russia. He enjoys watching sports and exploring new things. He loves helping others and seeing others succeed in what they want to do in life. He also likes watching T.V. shows such as The Office, Shameless, and Big Bang Theory. 


dinahneal.jpgDinah Neal
Student Success Coach
Office: ADM 133G
Phone: (704) 637-4689

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Dinah is a proud alumnus of Barton College (BS in Psychology) and North Carolina A&T State University (MS in Adult Education). She is a former student athlete, having won a NCAA Conference Tournament Championship in 2017-2018 with the Barton College Women’s Basketball team. Dinah is passionate about assisting students and student athletes academically. She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, watching basketball, and traveling.