Canton native Colleen Coakley graduated from St. Lawrence in 2002, majoring in Psychology and History. As a St. Lawrence undergraduate she played on the women’s hockey team, was a tour guide for the Admissions Office, and conducted an Honors Project in Psychology. Between college and graduate school, Colleen coached hockey (from toddlers to university student-athletes) and worked in the management of her family’s hardware stores.
In 2011 Colleen completed her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Colleen returned to St. Lawrence after graduation, teaching classes in the Psychology Department and the First Year Program.
Colleen now works in the Academic Advising office, spending much of her day working one-on-one with students, helping them develop necessary academic skills and techniques for time management and organization, studying, test-taking, reading, and note-taking. She also works extensively to help students on academic notice develop and execute plans for academic recovery.
When she’s not working, Colleen enjoys playing golf and hockey, watching SLU sports, planning her next project around the house, and spending time with her family.