Stephen F. Austin State University

Meet the Mentors

OMA Peer Mentors

You will have a Mentor who is a:

1. Positive Lumberjack Role Model:

2. Student Advisor:

3. Peer Coach:

Meet the 2018-2019 Peer-Mentors

Jeffrey Agouna-Deciat
Jeffrey Agouna-Deciat - Male Mentoring Initiative Mentor Educational Background: Political Science (Minor: French)

Jeffrey is a Senior from Dallas, TX.

Jeffrey is currently involved with:

Brianna Arceneaux
Brianna Arceneaux - AXcel Program Coordinator Educational Background: Psychology

Brianna is a Senior from Katy, Texas.

Brianna is currently involved with:

What advice do you have for first year students?

"Try things out of your comfort zone. Being uncomfortable is part of the growing process."

Corey Christle
Corey Christle - Male Mentoring Initiative Mentor Educational Background: Kinesiology and Sport Business

Corey is a Senior from Teague, TX.

Corey is currently involved with:

Charleigh Clayton
Charleigh Clayton - AXcel Peer Mentor Educational Background: Communication Sciences and Disorders (Minor: Early Childhood Intervention)

Charleigh is a Senior from Beaumont, TX.

Charleigh is currently involved with:

Kristine Cross
Kristine Cross - AXcel Program Coordinator Educational Background: Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics

Kristine is a Senior from Houston, TX.

Kristine is currently involved with:

What advice do you have for first year students?

"Accepting help doesn't mean that you're weak, it means you're smart enough to know it's okay to not do it alone. College can be a difficult place to face alone."

Andrea Flores
Andrea Flores - AXcel Peer Mentor

Andrea is a Sophomore from Mission, Texas.

Andrea is currently involved in:

What advice do you have for first year students?

"Feeling out of place during your first year on campus is something that many students will go through. Just know that there are people on campus that are here to help you and organizations that can help you find people who you relate to. So don't be afraid to."

Jose Gamez
Jose Gamez - Male Mentoring Initiative Mentor Educational Background: Accounting

Jose is a Junior from Houston, TX.

Jose is currently involved in:

Tamia Garrett
Tamia Garrett - AXcel Peer Mentor Educational Background: Psychology Pre-Medicine (Minor: Combined Science)

Tamia is a Senior from Houston, TX.

Tamia is currently involved with:

What advice do you have for first year students?

"Don't be afraid to introduce yourself or ask professors for help. This is especially useful for professors in your area of interest because this allows you to build a rapport with the department. It also makes it easier to get things as simple as a word of advice or even a letter of recommendation."

Shamia Gipson
Shamia Gipson - AXcel Peer Mentor Educational Background: Health Science

Shamia is a Junior from Houston, Texas.

Shamia is currently involved in:

What advice do you have for first year students?

"Get involved with organizations that fit your interest, and take advantage of the many resources and activities that SFA has to offer!"

Ashley Hurst
Ashley Hurst - AXcel Program Coordinator Educational Background: Accounting

Ashley is a Graduate Student from Houston, Texas.

Ashley is currently involved with:

What advice do you have for first year students?

"Just breathe. You are going to be okay. Also, learn all the lessons that you can!"

Kennedy Jones
Kennedy Jones - AXcel Peer Mentor Educational Background: Marketing Major

Kennedy is a Junior from Houston, Texas.

Kennedy is currently involved with:

What advice do you have to first year students?

"In everything you do remember to prioritize and balance the many different things thrown at you. Whether it be homework, organizations, or your social life. Always have a balance and remember what's most important to you."

Kori Lewis
Kori Lewis - AXcel Peer Mentor Educational Background: Speech-Language Pathology

Kori is a Sophomore from Frisco, TX.

Kori is currently involved with:

What advice would you give first year students?

"Going to events on campus is a great way to meet new people. Having a presence on campus makes the transition into college life easier."

Allynn Shafer
Allynn Shafer - AXcel Peer Mentor Educational Background: Health Science (Pre-dental)

Allyn is a Senior from Houston, TX.

Allyn is currently involved with:

GeBrai Spiller
GeBrai Spiller - Male Mentoring Initiative Mentor Educational Background: Communication Studies

GeBrai is a Junior from San Antonio, TX.

GeBrai is currently involved with:

What advice do you have for first year students?

"Figure out why you are here and act accordingly."

Justin Vo
Justin Vo - AXcel Peer Mentor Educational Background: Bachelors in Health Science

Justin is a Graduate Student from Houston, Tx.

Justin is currently involved with:

What advice do you have for first year students?

"Never be too afraid to ask questions in class!"

Faculty and Staff Mentors

Charles Abel

Professor in the Department of Government

cfabel@sfasu.edu

Carrie Baker

Educator Preparation Program Manager
cabaker@sfasu.edu

Brian Beavers

Associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics

beaversbd@sfasu.edu

Katie Blevins

Campus Recreation Coordinator

kblevins@sfasu.edu

Tyler Boone

Director of Athletic Development

boonetc@sfasu.edu

Seth Bradshaw

Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication

bradshawsc@sfasu.edu

Bao Bui

History Lecturer

builb@sfasu.edu

Reba Carroll

Area Coordinator in the Residence Life Department

carrollrjl@sfasu.edu

Kimberly Deckard

Admissions Counselor

deckardkd@sfasu.edu

Tod Fish

Associate Director of Choral Activities in the School of Music
fishtod@sfasu.edu

Brittney Goad

Manager of Accounts Payable

bmgoad@sfasu.edu

Michaelyn Greene

Director of Admin Services- Finance and Administration

greenemf@sfasu.edu

Heather Hawkins

Assistant Director of Alumni Center

hawkinshd@sfasu.edu

Paul Henley

Assistant Director of Assessment for OSLIA

henleypt@sfasu.edu

Cleo House

Director of the School of Theatre
housecl@sfasu.edu

Heather Howell

Executive Assistant of University Affairs

hhowell@sfasu.edu

Shanon Jacobs

Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services/Senior Interpreter for the Disability Services Department

stantonsn@sfasu.edu

Stephanie Jones

Assistant Professor of Animal Science for the Department of Agriculture

joness119@sfasu.edu

Hyunsook Kang

Associate Professor for the Human Sciences Department
kangh@sfasu.edu

Travis Killen

System Programmer for ITS

tkillen@sfasu.edu

Judith Kruwell

Director for Financial Services
kruwelljf@sfasu.edu

Paige Renee Mask

Associate Professor of Human Sciences

maskp@sfasu.edu

Darrel McDonald

Professor Coordinator of Geography

dmcdonal@sfasu.edu

Herbert Midgely

Lecturer in the Music Department

hmidgley@sfasu.edu

Tammy Mitchum

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

mitchumtm@sfasu.edu

Perry Moon

Instructor for Languages, Cultures, and Communication

pmoon@sfasu.edu

Miguel Najera

Hall Director for Residence Life

najerama1@sfasu.edu

Mary Olle

Assistant Professor in School of Human Sciences

ollemary@sfasu.edu

Tina Oswald

Research Librarian

toswald@sfasu.edu

Dylan Parkhurst

Lecturer in the English Department

deparkhurst@sfasu.edu

LaShanda Parkhurst

Financial Aid Counselor

lbparkhurst@sfasu.edu

Rebecca Parr

Assistant Professor in the Biology Department

parrr1@sfasu.edu

Emily Payne

Lecturer and Advisor for Agriculture

epayne@sfasu.edu

Deena Peterson

Clinic Director and Instructor for Human Services

lprichardson@sfasu.edu

Deja Peterson

HR Specialist III for Human Resources

petersonda1@sfasu.edu

Raul Prezas

Associate Professor for the Human Sciences Department

prezasd@sfasu.edu

Janie Richardson

Research Librarian

richardsjl3@sfasu.edu

Amanda Rudolph

Professor in the SEED Department

rudolpham@sfasu.edu

Chris Sams

Associate Professor of Linguistics and Coordinator of English Education

samsc@sfasu.edu

Thomas Scarborough

IT Technology Specialist for the UPD

scarborotm1@sfasu.edu

Trace Seaton

Coordinator of the Sport Clubs and Camp for the Recreation center

seatonwl@sfasu.edu

Mychelle Smith

Assistant Professor for the Secondary Education and Education Leadership Department

Hollie Smith

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

hsmith@sfasu.edu

Julie Stadler

Coordinator for Certification Testing in the Assessment & Accountability in the COE

stadlerjd@sfasu.edu

Samuel Sutherland

Assistant Professor for the History Department

sutherlas@sfasu.edu

J.B. Watson Jr.

Associate Professor & Coordinator of Sociology/ Gerontology

jwatson@sfasu.edu

Sara Williams

Counselor for the Financial Aid Department

wilkersosa@sfasu.edu