The STAR Center offers a selection of student-focused workshops hosted by faculty, tutors, and staff. Our workshops are divided into two groups: course content-based workshops that provide an in-depth review of core academic concepts and academic skills workshops that explore various skills that are key to academic success in college.
Click the event record for the access link to the Webex event.
Sylvia Naranjo-Blaschke | Coordinator II | 936.273.7494
M.Ed, Angelo State University; BA, History, Texas A&M University
Lead for STAR Center service desk operations, including hospitality, circulation services, reserve collection maintenance, and Conroe Center library services.
Rhonda Cox | Circulation Specialist III | 936.273.7462
BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston-Downtown; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery
Lead for evening STAR Center service desk operations, also supports collection maintenance, and provides technical support for public computer stations, patron printing, and student ID printing process.
Monica Cammack | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7487
MLS, Texas Woman's University; BS, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at Arlington
Subject Librarian for: Art, Automotive Technology, Communications/Journalism, Dance, Drafting, Drama/Theatre, Education, English, English as a Second Language, Humanities, Live Entertainment Technology, Machining, Math, Music, Professional Piloting, Speech, Visual Communications, and Welding.
Melissa Heselmeyer | Reference Librarian/Professor | 936.273.7020
MS Learning Technologies & MS Library Science, University of North Texas; BS, Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Subject Librarian for: Astronomy, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, Engineering, Geology, Human Services, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physics, Radiology Technology, and Sociology.
Cole Williamson | Reference Librarian/Associate Professor | 936.273.7091
MS Library Science, University of North Texas; BA, History, University of Houston
Subject Librarian for: Accounting, Administrative Services, Anthropology, Business, Computer Information Technology, Economics, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, Land Surveying, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, and Psychology.
Mozhgan Pourasadollah | Manager, Academic Support Services | 936.271.6216
MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University; BBA, University of Iran
Oversees subject and academic success skills tutoring, academic coaching, and desk services for all STAR Center spaces.
Yolanda Guimerans de Perarnau | Coordinator III | 936.271.6113
MSc, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England; BA, Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Venezuela
Lead for subject tutoring, including scheduling and training. Also provides physics and math tutoring.
Adam Johnson | Coordinator III | 936.273.7414
Lead for academic success skills workshops and academic coaching.
Nathan Zingleman | Specialist IV | 936.272.7055
BS, Psychology, Sam Houston State University; AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery; AS, Lone Star College-Montgomery
Lead for writing tutoring and The Write Place.
Kara Castañon | Tutoring Specialist III | 936.273.7396
BA, English, Sam Houston State University
Lead for tutoring desk services, also provides academic coaching and writing tutoring.
Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm | Dean, Academic Affairs and Libraries | 936.273.7393
M.Ed., The George Washington University; MS/LIS, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; BA, Philosophy, The George Washington University
Oversees academic support services, including the STAR Center: Learning Center & Library, The Undergraduate Research Institute, Center for Civic Engagement, One Book One Campus, dual credit instructional support, and faculty professional development.
Steve Simon | Business Manager | 936.273.7453
BS, Texas A&M University
Lead for Academic Excellence Division human resources, budget, and administrative processes.
Jennifer Mau | Specialist IV | 936.271.6360
AA, Lone Star College-Montgomery
Lead for Academic Excellence Division purchasing, marketing, and administrative support.