A+CE Success Center

Making Successful Students In and Out of the Classroom

Welcome to the A+CE Success Center

Click the links to the left based on your needs. We’re here to help!

Mission of the A+CE Success Center


The mission of the A+CE Success Center at Ancilla College is to work in partnership with the College community to assist all students in becoming active, responsible, and successful learners. We strive to help students resolve the personal, academic and social problems interfering with their academic performance.


To accomplish our mission we:

  • Provide a foundation for learning by teaching strategies that promote active, independent learning
  • Provide service learning opportunities for students who have demonstrated academic excellence
  • Collaborate with the campus community to identify and support students who are not reaching their academic potential
  • Assist and connect students with institutions of higher learning to further their academic endeavors

Handouts for Success

Referral List

The following is a list of typical advising problems/questions along with the office on campus or publication where you can find information or assistance.

Academic grievances/issuesDepartment Chair/ Student Handbook
Appeals of academic decisionsVPAA Administrative Assistant/A+CE Advisor
Credit by examination (CLEP Testing)A+CE Testing & Tutoring Lab
Dropping coursesA+CE advisor
Math difficultiesInstructor/MATH LAB
Placement TestingA+CE Testing & Tutoring Lab
Reading DifficultiesA+CE
Repeating a courseA+CE advisor
Requirements for GraduationA+CE advisor
Applying for GraduationRegistrar Office
Study Skills DifficultiesA+CE Success Center
Transcript RequestsRegistrar Office
Transfer credit assessmentA+CE advisor/Registrar Office
Transfer informationA+CE Success Center/Transfer Pathway Program
TutoringA+CE Testing/Tutoring Lab
Withdrawing from collegeA+CE advisor/Registrar Office
Writing DifficultiesWriting Lab
Nursing InformationNursing Department
Career CounselingJim Cawthon – Career Development Advisor
Disabilities – LearningConnie Disbro – ACE Testing/Tutoring Lab
HousingResidence Life Office
Jobs (part-time, full-time, post-graduation)Jim Cawthon – Career Development Advisor
Jobs (campus)Financial Aid Office/Business Office
Behavioral CounselingSee A+CE Advisor for referral (Bowen Center)
Spiritual Life ProgrammingCampus Ministries
Campus Clubs & OrganizationsStudent Activities
Car RegistrationBusiness Office
ID CardsLibrary
Student GovernmentJill Neidlinger – A+CE Success Center
Volunteer OpportunitiesCampus Ministries

Who's My Advisor?

Inge Kirk: Non Student-Athletes with the last name starting with A-M; Students registered in Freshman Foundations; Baseball; Cheerleading; Volleyball

Tom Robbins: Women’s Basketball; Men’s Basketball; Cross Country; Wrestling; Men’s Soccer; Track & Field

Kristin Rust: Non Student-Athletes with the last name starting with N-Z; Bowling; Golf; Softball

Brian Welch: Lacrosse; Women’s Soccer, Intervention Specialist

Jill Neidlinger: Walk-in Advising Hours (Open)


Brian Welch

Director, Ancilla Student Advising (ACES) & Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

M.Ed. Ohio University, B.A. University of Notre Dame, A.A. Holy Cross College




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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Inge Kirk

Coordinator for Academic Advising / Freshman Seminar

M.S.M. Indiana Wesleyan University; B.S. Calumet College of St. Joseph; A.S. Ancilla College




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Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jill Neidlinger

Assistant Professor Mathematics and Developmental Studies; Center for Student Achievement Advisor

M.Ed. Olivet Nazarene University; B.S. Indiana University-South Bend; A.S. Ancilla College




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Monday and Wednesday

2:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Tuesday and Thursday

2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Tom Robbins

Academic Athletic Advisor / Head Women's Basketball Coach

B.S. Manchester University


C127 / C220


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Monday - Friday

By Appointment

Kristin Rust

Assistant to the ADA Coordinator

B.A. Indiana University-South Bend




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Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.