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Meet FYE Staff

Liz Patterson, Assistant Vice President for Student Success
(903) 334-6722
Kelly O'Keefe, Coordinator of New Student and Transition Programs
903-223-1350

Kelly earned a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Elementary Education at Tarleton State University and is completing her MA in Leadership and Student Affairs at the University of St. Thomas.

Kelly provides leadership for First Year Experience initiatives and coordinates all programs.  She is responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing FYE programming designed to enhance first-year students’ success.

2017-2018 First Year Experience Coaches:

Alex Claiborne is a junior Biology major and will be working with Dr. Ells in IS 1100.001.

Jonathan Nonmacher is a sophomore Business major and will be working with President Cutrer in IS 1100.002.

Alana Briley is a senior Biology major and will be working with Dr. Hinton and Dr. Perri in IS 1100.003.

Phillip Ludwig is a junior Electrical Engineering major and will be working with Dr. Allard in IS 1100.004.

Omar Hamzeh is a junior Business major and will be working with Dr. Sikorski in IS 1100.005. 

Hollis Thompson is a junior English major and will be working with Fr. Nakashian in Honors IS 1100.006.

Madison Pope is a sophomore Math Education major and will be working with Dr Murray, and Dr. Burzynski in IS 1100.007.

Alex Martinez is a sophomore Criminal Justice major and will be working with Ms. Shidemantle in IS 1100.008.

Shellby Halliburton is a junior Psychology major and will be working with Dr. Lawrence in IS 1100.009.

Mike Teta is a senior Electrical Engineering major and will be working with Dr. Alam in IS 1100.010.

Sebastian Barrientos is a sophomore Business major and will be working with Dr. Doughty in IS 1100.011. 

Philip Deuron is a sophomore Nursing major and will be working with Dr. Leighton in IS 1100.012.

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