Our Staff

ACE is led by professional learning consultants. Students are encouraged to contact ACE directly with any questions or to discuss setting up an initial consultation to discuss academic goals. In addition, peer tutors help students succeed.

Andrew Freeman
Academic Center and Retention Director
McAuley 130B
319-363-1323 x2888
afreeman@mtmercy.edu

Andy Freeman is the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence, and Retention.  As the director of ACE, his responsibilities are focused on academic counseling and academic support for students in the Center. As the Director of Retention, he has a larger scope of responsibilities related to campus-wide policies and practices that may affect the retention of students.

Jane Caraway
Disability Services Coordinator
McAuley 130A
319-363-1323 x1204
jcaraway@mtmercy.edu

Jane Caraway is the Disability Services Coordinator located in the ACE. Her responsibilities include working with students to access identified accommodations and to support student advocacy. She will also serve as a resource to faculty and staff in meeting the general and specific needs of diverse learners. Jane is part-time. She will typically be on campus Mondays and Thursdays or by appointment.

Nancy RhodesNancy Rhodes
Center Manager
319-363-8213 x1208  
nrhodes@mtmercy.edu

Nancy Rhodes serves as the ACE Center Manager.  She coordinates some of the center functions including our Peer Tutor program.  She tutors math, physics, statistics and other problem solving courses as well as teaches algebra in both the Traditional and Advance programs. Nancy earned a BS in Mathematics from Mount Mercy University and a BA in Physics from Coe College. Nancy began her career at MMU in 1989.