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 office of Student Success


Forrest Anderson
Associate Provost
Office: ADM 216
Phone: (704) 637-4279


Daryl Bruner
Director of Student Academic Success 
Office:  ADM 133H
Phone: (704) 637-4175


Jennifer Elium Board '02 
Student Success Coach
Office: ADM 133
(704) 637-4497

Jennifer began working at Catawba in 2015 with the C2C program (Catawba to Career) and Career Services and spent four years helping students find their major, career path, build skills employers are seeking, and editing their resumes and cover letters. She is excited to work with students as a new Success Coach and help them master their transformative education journey from freshman to alumni. Prior to her work at Catawba, she taught Biology and AP Environmental Science for five years at Jesse C. Carson High School in China Grove, NC. She also held several different management positions at James River Equipment, a local John Deere dealership before leaving business to pursue a teaching/coaching career. A 2002 Catawba grad, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, and returned in 2007 to earn her teaching certification. When she’s not helping students, she loves to hike with her husband, bird watch, volunteer, and attend every Catawba event from athletics to theatre performances to Lessons and Carols.


Anastasia Peach
Student Success Coach
Office: ADM 133

Anastasia is a two-time alumnus at The University of Southern Mississippi. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis in Student Affairs. During her graduate work, she worked in student conduct, academic coaching, community engagement outreach and event services for the university. As a first-generation student herself, Anastasia has a passion for helping these students reach their full potential. Anastasia is thrilled to be with the Catawba Student Success staff to help develop the Catawba students both professionally and personally! In her free time, Anastasia loves to explore Salisbury with her fiance Chandler and their two dogs, Oscar and Peanut.


Sarah Wanek
Student Success Coach
Office: ADM 133

Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. Her graduate work experience was in residence life and conference services, and she completed a capstone project, titled Providing Academic Care for First-Year Students of Color.  Sarah also has a passion for the first-year experience, which is what drew her to working in higher education, and specifically as a Student Success Coach!  Sarah is originally from Denmark, WI, the oldest of four children, and was a first-generation and Pell eligible student. Sarah enjoys spending her free time by listening to true-crime podcasts, watching The Office, and exploring her new home in Charlotte!