Student Success Center - Student Success Navigators
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Student Success Navigators

The Navigators are responsible for providing a range of support and navigation services to students on the Rindge Campus. They will meet with students to discuss goals and assess their academic progress. Through asset-based coaching, they will work with students to develop strategies for success, study skills, and the ability to overcome challenges. This vital initiative will also empower the Navigators to work with students to proactively and creatively identify barriers to academic success and develop solutions that improve retention, persistence, and the ability for the student to thrive at Franklin Pierce.


The three Student Success Navigators are:


Jonathan Mandeldove
A graduate of University of Connecticut, Jonathan previously served as a Student Athlete Success Coach at Elizabeth City University in North Carolina. Jonathan comes to this position with a wealth of knowledge to support students, and an equally vibrant enthusiasm. Jonathan also serves as the Assistant Coach for Men’s and Women’s Basketball.

Jonathan’s hours are:
Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Helene Rogers

Helene is a graduate of Queens College for her undergraduate degree and has two Master’s Degrees from the University of Iowa and Worcester State University. She has been an instructor at Franklin Pierce University since Fall 2016 teaching Biology Labs, Anatomy and Physiology Labs, and Freshman Year Inquiry. Last year, Helene served as Navigator through a pilot program. She presently lives in Rindge with her husband, daughter, one dog, three cats, two chinchillas, and seven turtles.

Helene’s hours are:
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

George Robinson
George is a graduate of Keene State College and currently directs the Athletic Bands and teaches music at Franklin Pierce. George started at Franklin Pierce in 2019, and he also teaches music at Keene Middle School and Keene State College. George has worked with numerous students to uncover pathways towards their success.

George’s hours are:
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Each Navigator is assigned a cohort of students who have been identified through Nest referrals, and who have self-identified as needing support through our EdSights “Text Rocky” program. Navigators serve students in the Student Success Center on the 4th floor of the DiPietro Library, and are supervised by Derek Scalia, Director of Student Advocacy.