Melissa Knouse, M.S.
Academic Success for Student Athletes
Ms. Knouse is responsible for providing academic advisement, monitoring academic progress, counseling and referral, and assisting graduating student-athletes in researching and pursuing employment and/or opportunities for graduate education. In addition, she directs the Study Table Program, Laptop Loan Program, and facilitates programming associated with the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.
During her graduate studies, Ms. Knouse completed her practical counseling experiences at Shippensburg University’s Office of Academic Support for Student-Athletes and at Harrisburg Area Community College, Gettysburg Campus. She received a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University.
She has worked at Shippensburg two years prior as a graduate assistant for the Foundations of Business course in the John L. Grove College of Business. Prior to her career in Shippensburg, she worked for Adams Hanover Counseling Services, Inc. for 3 years where she worked with children with disabilities and also coordinated an after school program at the Gettysburg Middle School. Ms. Knouse lives in Gardners with her husband.
will serve as the graduate assistant in the Office of Academic Support Services
for Student-Athletes in the 2013-14 academic year under the direction of
received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in supply chain
management from Shippensburg in December 2012 and also graduated with a minor
in coaching. She is currently studying for her MBA at Shippensburg.
In the fall
of 2012, Johnson completed an internship with the SU Department of Athletics.
She was a valuable resource to the department and fulfilled a variety of roles,
including assistance with promotions and game management responsibilities.
Johnson was a four-year letter-winner in swimming. She earned College Swimming
Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America honors as a senior
and contributed to a school record in the 200-yard medley relay at the PSAC
Championships. Her career best in the 100-yard backstroke ranks among the Top
10 performances in school history.
the pool, Johnson was involved in a variety of activities – most notably the
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Johnson served as the SU SAAC
President for the 2011-12 academic year, a timeframe in which SU raised over
$10,500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. SU’s contributions, under Johnson’s
leadership, marked the third-highest total among 204 participating schools
raising money for Division II’s national charity.