Nicole Hatter is the Director of Advising at Lake Michigan College. She has a Bachelor in Applied Arts in Integrative Public Relations from Central Michigan University and a Master's in Higher Ed Leadership from Siena Heights University. Nicole has 13 years in higher education experience ranging from customer service to admissions to advising.
Nicole advises students in CIS, Child Development and Teacher Education(AA&AAS).
Hi, I'm Rachel. I will be graduating with my Master's of Social Work from Western Michigan University in June 2022. I have been working in the area for the past five years as a case manager working with a diverse population of people. I live in the area with my husband, toddler, and two dogs. I enjoy spending time going on walks by the beach in the summer and crafting in my free time.
I enjoy working with students who have various life issues. I want to be able to connect them with resources in the community that can help them. I am passionate about empowering students and showing them that they have the abilities within in themselves. I hope to assist students with campus resources that can help them during their time in college. I have experience working with children, adults, elderly people, and the LGBTQ+ community. I view Life coaching as a way to help empower student by showing them how to connect with people and resources. Life coaching can help with organization, time management, and building a supportive network to help students while they are in college and when they leave LMC.
Born and raised in Benton Harbor, she started at Lake Michigan College in 2016 as a Box Office Clerk. She joined the Mendel Center team full-time in 2017 as the Mainstage Patron Services Manager. In 2021 she transitioned to the Facilities Management department. She has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a MBA from Western Governors University.
Mya Hernandez is a Psychology Instructor at Lake Michigan College. Prior to joining LMC in 2019, Mya worked as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in Kalamazoo County, providing services to children with developmental disabilities. She has conducted research in literacy with students at-risk of academic failure, in interventions for children with developmental disabilities, and in adult training practices. She has experience applying behavior analytic principles in a variety of environments including juvenile centers, autism centers, schools, and adult education programs.
Education: PhD, Western Michigan University: Behavior Analysis; MA, Western Michigan University: Behavior Analysis; BS/BA, Western Michigan University: Behavioral Sciences/Spanish
Memberships: Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), American Psychological Association (APA)