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Delmus Willis is currently the GEAR UP Success Coach at Lenoir Community College. As the GEAR UP Success Coach, Delmus’ focus is to help first generation college students navigate their college experience by connecting students with necessary resources and academic advising for student success. Prior to this role, Delmus was the Career Coach for Lenoir Community College at Greene Central High School and served in this capacity for over 2 years. It is his goal to use his prior knowledge as a high school career coach to ensure that all GEAR UP students transition smoothly from high school into college.

Delmus is a Navy Veteran and believes that his military experiences surrounding networking, facilitating difficult situations and finding solutions are great attributes that can be implemented in helping his GEAR UP students. Delmus has a Masters in Adult Education and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice. Being a native of Eastern North Carolina, Delmus understands what it is like to grow up in a rural area and the importance of a college education.