blazer central staffBlazer Central

Blazer Central is a student resource and success hub. It is a relaxed and supportive study and collaboration space that offers programming that promotes student success.

Fall 2021 Update

Blazer Central can help with any questions, struggles with motivation, time management, technology, understanding assignments, interacting with your instructors, study habits, setting up schedules, holding yourself accountable, and more!

Fall Appointments

Blazer Central is providing limited in-person services from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Appointments are encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, email or call 360-623-8119.

Fall Virtual Chat

Blazer Central's virtual chat service is available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 8 a.m.-6p.m. Wednesdays. You can access the virtual Blazer Central here or through your Canvas class by clicking on the “Stay Calm and Blaze Trails” link.


  • Academic planning;
  • Individual support for navigating the college experience and connecting to campus resources;
  • Basic technology support - student email, Canvas, Microsoft Office, etc.;
  • Workshops focused on study skills and habits for success, such as time management, effective reading techniques, and note-taking;
  • M2IND - Mentoring/Motivating for Inspiring, Networking, and Development is a peer mentoring program that pairs students with a personal guide through the college experience.

To receive services described above at Blazer Central, you need to be a current or incoming student of Centralia College. Come in during regular hours, and we will get you matched with appropriate resources.


The Mentoring/Motivating for Inspiring, Networking, and Development (M2IND) is a peer mentoring program designed to promote academic success and career readiness.

The M2IND mission is to enhance participants’ educational performance, facilitate classroom success, build career readiness, and support persistence through to attainment of educational goals.

Emergency Grants

Centralia College has grants to help students with emergency expenses. These grants can help pay for one-time expenses that arise from things like housing, transportation, childcare, medical expenses, and more. Learn more about emergency grants at CC.

Our values

  • Continuous Learning;
  • Investment in student success for all students through academic and holistic support practices;
  • Collaboration with staff, faculty, students, and the community;
  • Equity and Access;
  • All students can succeed.

To inquire about becoming either a Peer Mentor, or an Apprentice, please send an email to We will respond with the appropriate application attached, and schedule a time to meet with you.

Contact Blazer Central

Located in Centralia College’s Kirk Library to the left of the front desk
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (fall, winter, and spring quarters; summer hours vary)

erin baker

Erin Baker
Assistant Director
Student Success & Retention Programs 
Email Erin Baker

heather beaird

Heather Beaird
Program Specialist
Student Success & M2IND Program
Email Heather Beaird

oscar escalante

Oscar Escalante
Retention Specialist
Email Oscar Escalante