AmeriCorps–COTC Student Resource Center

Helping students navigate campus and community resources.

Overview

The AmeriCorps–COTC Student Resource Center provides one-on-one assistance to all COTC students. Student Resource Center coordinators help students who face personal barriers to their academic success by connecting them to resources on campus and in the community. They address non-academic challenges, including:

  • Housing and rent
  • Utility bills
  • Food insecurity
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Legal services
  • Mental health, addiction and personal counseling
  • Sexual assault or domestic violence support
  • Disability services
  • Technical assistance and access to computers, WiFi and other technology
  • And more

The Student Resource Center exists thanks to many different partners. The initiative is hosted at COTC and is part of the Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps program. The Student Resource Center is coordinated by several AmeriCorps members who serve the COTC community.

Americorp, Student Research Center and Campus Compact logos

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Contact our Team

Location and Hours

COTC Newark campus
Hopewell Hall 146A

Student Resource Center coordinators are available by appointment only.
Schedule online at go.cotc.edu/studentresourcecenter.

  • Monday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m.–noon

Student Resource Center Coordinators

Stephen Pierce
pierce.661@mail.cotc.edu
Headshot of Stephen with short cropped hair wearing glasses and a polo shirt and sweater
Stephen (he/him/his) is a second-year AmeriCorps member serving COTC. This year he is part of the Ohio Campus Compact Student Resource Center Initiative. He focuses on challenges that students may face outside of the classroom that affect them in their academic pursuit. As someone who grew up in poverty-stricken, rural Appalachia, Stephen hopes to help create a community and safety net for students as they pursue their dreams. He graduated from Ohio University in 2014 with degrees in history and psychology and Columbus State in 2021 with a degree in cybersecurity. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and is an amateur bird photographer.

Hannah Brunaugh
brunaugh.3@mail.cotc.edu
Headshot of Hannah with long dark hair, v-neck sweater
Hannah is a first-year AmeriCorps member serving COTC through the Ohio Campus Compact Student Resource Center Initiative. Hannah is excited to make a difference at COTC and help students with various challenges they may face. In the past, she has developed and overseen many projects with focuses on mental health advocacy and food insecurities. Hannah is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Education with the goal to be an eighth-grade science teacher. In her free time, she enjoys coaching middle school cheer, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.