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Completion Coaching

The Retention and Completion team at South Seattle College, consisting of Completion Coaches and Financial Literacy Program Assistants, offer support to students nearing completion of their certificate or degree. Our services and resources are designed to educate, support and encourage individuals to reach their goals and graduate on time.

Some of the services, assistance and resources provided include:

  • Coaching students through academic, financial and/or personal struggles
  • Graduation planning and assistance with applications
  • Funding resources and scholarship applications
  • Educational planning, academic advising, and degree audit evaluations
  • Transfer planning and preparation
  • Referral to internal college resources and external community organizations

Get to know more about us here!


Who We Are:

Dagim Haile-Leul
Completion Coach
Dagmawi.Haile-leul@seattlecolleges.edu
206-934-5220



Julia Schechter
Completion Coach
Julia.Schechter@seattlecollges.edu
206-934-5855



Brian Kenney
Financial Literacy Program Assistant
Brian.Kenney@seattlecolleges.edu
206-934-6843



Erin Barzen
Director of Retention and Completion
erin.barzen@seattlecolleges.edu
206-934-6720

For Faculty & Staff:
Know of a student who could benefit from our services? Please send the referral to one of our Coaches or to southcompletion@seattlecolleges.edu.

Completion Coaching is part of Project Finish Line, a Gates Foundation grant focused on completion.