Our Mission

To increase persistence, performance and graduation

Our Vision

To revolutionize academic support programming and resources


Center for Opportunities, Resources, and Excellence Office is located in the Grace Hauenstein Library

The Center for Opportunities, Resources, and Excellence Team

Nisha van LaarNisha van Laar
Director of CORE and TRIO Student Support Services
Phone: (616) 632-2169
Email: nisha.vanlaar@aquinas.edu

Jessica Kline

Jessica Kline
Program Specialist
Phone: (616) 632-2165
Email: jrk006@aquinas.edu

Jill Straub, M.A., ‘00
Peer Tutor Coordinator, TRIO SSS Program Advisor, McNair Scholars Liasion
Phone: (616) 632-2170
Email: straujil@aquinas.edu

Julie Bevins

Julie Bevins, M.A.
Writing Center Coordinator, TRIO SSS Program Advisor
Phone: (616) 632-2168
Email: jlb006@aquinas.edu

Yesenia Bernal-Alcala

Yesenia Bernal-Alcala
TRIO SSS Experiential Learning Coordinator and Advisor
Phone: (616) 632-2131
Email: ymb001@aquinas.edu


Gabriel Seif

Gabriel Seif, M.A.
English as a Second Language Specialist, TRIO SSS Program Advisor
Phone: (616) 632-2163
Email: seifg@aquinas.edu


Nisha van Laar
Center for Opportunities, Resources and Excellence (CORE) and Student Support Services (SSS)
(616) 632-2169