Helping Students Meet Their Career and Academic Goals

The Success Center aligns with our interest areas, which are a group of related academic programs offered at Sierra College. Each interest area has a dedicated support specialist who partners with Sierra College instructional faculty and counselors to help get you to your goal.

Our mission is to bridge the gaps between continuing students’ needs and the various campus resources, programs, and services our college provides to help students succeed.

Check out our interest area video to learn more about the support you receive. 

Learn How You Can Get Ahead

A support specialist’s primary goal is your success! They can help by directing you to the most fitting resources for your situation and interests, as well as minimize your need to visit various campus departments to find answers. 

At the Success Center, we can help you:

  • Problem solve and answer questions
  • Find FREE campus resources, programs, and services
  • Explore major and career options
  • Stay on track with your academic and career goals
  • Prepare for graduation

Meet Your Support Specialist

Receive one-on-one help from your interest area support specialist by dropping in or scheduling an appointment online through Sierra Connect in mySierra.

Pathway App Tech

Applied Technology

Headshot of Nicki Riley, Success Center Support Specialist

Nicki Riley

Pathways Bus Inn

Business and Innovation

Headshot of Iryna Chervenkova, Success Center Support Specialist

Iryna Chervenkova

Pathways Bus Inn

Business and Innovation

Headshot of Jessica Rios, Success Center Support Specialist

Jessica Rios

Pathways Earth

Earth and Environment

Headshot of Kayla Ham, Success Center Support Specialist

Kayla Ham

Pathway Ed


Headshot of Vanessa Smith, Success Center Support Specialist

Vanessa Smith

Pathway Lang

Language and Literature

Headshot of Erica Mercado, Success Center Support Specialist

Erica Mercado

Hands Icon

People, Culture and Society

Headshot of Karin Green, Success Center Specialist

Karin Green

Hands Icon

People, Culture and Society

Headshot of Shannon Ramias

Shannon Ramias

Pathway Pub Safe

Public Safety, Health and Wellness

Headshot of Lori Servin, Success Center Support Specialist

Lori Servin

Pathway Pub Safe

Public Safety, Health and

Headshot of Marie Joy Valdez, Success Center Specialist

Marie Joy Valdez

Pathway Stem

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Headshot of Amie Weaver, Success Center Specialist

Amie Weaver

Pathway Arts

Visual and Performing

Christina Ung Headshot

Christina Ung


Headshot of Kira Oerman, Success Center Support Specialist

Kira Oerman

Nevada County Campus

Denise Nichols Headshot

Denise Nichols

Get In Touch

Success Center Office


Building LRC, 444

Spring/Fall: M-Th, 8 am – 5:30 pm, F: 8 am – 5 pm

Summer: M-Th 8am-5:30pm, Fridays: Closed