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Center for Advisement and Student Excellence

College of Arts & Sciences

Keep the PACE with CASE!

CASE is pleased to present the Positive Academic Coaching and Empowerment (PACE) program, a new resource to help ETSU freshmen begin their academic careers on the right foot.

Our coaches will help you reach your full potential by working with you on many elements of college success:

  • planning out your semester and your path to graduation
  • managing your time to make the most of every hour
  • cultivating effective study skills and textbook review methods to maximize reading comprehension
  • learning techniques to better manage text anxiety
  • transitioning from high school culture to university life
  • making the most of your learning style(s)

Meet your PACE Coaches


Rebekah Brandenburg

Rebekah Brandenburg

Master's degree candidate in Speech-Language Pathology

B.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Appalachian State University

My perfect day would be going on a hike with my dog and then floating down the river!

Why I want to be a coach: There were many times throughout my undergraduate experience that I would have loved a chance to talk with an older student about test anxiety, study skills, and time management.  I am excited to work with students and help them make the most out of their college career!


Kaitlin Long

Kaitlin Long

Master's degree candidate in Counseling with a Clinical Mental Health Concentration

B.S., Sociology with a minor in Psychology, East Tennessee State University

I am an ETSU Alumna, I am a twin, and I love reading.

Why I want to be a coach: I want to serve as an Academic Coach becasue I personally gain fulfillment from helping others maximize their potential.



The CASE office will be working remotely this semester - call 423.439.5602 to schedule your first virtual appointment with a PACE Coach. We look forward to meeting you and helping you be the best Buc you can be!

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