New staff for Academic Support and Advising

Academic Support and Advising is pleased to introduce the Elon community to three new staff members.

Tina Kissell is the Assistant Coordinator for Disabilities Services. A psychologist by training, Tina comes to Elon most recently from Moore County Schools where she served for a number of years as Director of Student Services for K-12.  Tina earned a B.S. in Social Psychology and Counseling from Juniata College and an M. S. Ed. in School Psychology from Bucknell University. She is also a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations program at UNC-G.  

Margaret Sheridan joins us as the Elon 101 Advising Fellow. Maggie completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Stetson University. While at Stetson, she worked as an advising specialist in their office of Career Development and Academic Advising and assisted in the teaching of introductory writing classes. For the next ten months, Maggie will be working closely with Jason Springer, Director of Elon 101, to transition the Elon 101 TA program to a peer mentor model.

Lauren Varboncoeur joins us as an Advising Fellow to support general advising, transfer students, and to teach the Exploring Majors and Careers course while Troy Martin is on leave for 2013-14 to work on his dissertation. Lauren received a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Bucknell University and earned an M. S. Ed. in College Counseling from Old Dominion University. While studying at ODU, Lauren worked as an advising intern in their Center for Major Exploration. Lauren also complemented her graduate studies by working for a number of years as a services specialist and case manager for ForKids, Inc., a non-profit organization in the Norfolk area for families who have been homeless or are at risk for homelessness.