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Payton Ford Payton Ford
Director
My name is Payton Ford and I am the Director for FYC for the 2017-18 academic year. I served on the council last year as the Public Relations and Marketing Co-Chair. I am currently involved in Phi Mu Fraternity and am a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars here on campus! I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology and hope to attend law school in the future. FYC is a huge passion of mine and I am very excited to serve as Director this year!
Tia Nickens Tia Nickens
President

Committee: Public Relations and Communications
Hi! my name is Tia Nickens and I'm the President of FYC! I'm a member of both the Public Relations and Governmental Relations Committees. I'm a Secondary Education major with a focus in social sciences from Illinois. I plan to be a high school government teacher with my degree. You can usually find me at the Student Center or the Chi Omega house. I'm super excited for this year and all it will bring!
Savannah Greene Savannah Greene
Vice President

Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement Committee
Hey, Jags! My name is Savannah Greene and I'm the Vice President of FYC this year. I also serve on the Campus Safety and Improvement committee. I'm a Biomedical Sciences major from Birmingham, AL, and I plan to be a physician's assistant in Pediatric Oncology with my degree. You can usually find me studying at the Student Center (feel free to say hello). I'm pumped for everything this year has to offer and I'm ready to receive your opinions and feedback.
Hope Hill Hope Hill
Secretary

Committee: Student Outreach Committee
Hi my name is Hope Hill and I'm Secretary of FYC and in the Student Outreach committee.  I'm a Chemistry major from Wetumpka, AL. With my degree I plan to pursue a career in Psychiatry. You can usually find me in Stokes Hall or the Student Center. I am super excited for all this year will bring!
Brittany Jackson Brittany Jackson
Chair of Student Engagement Committee
Hi, my name is Brittany Jackson and I am the Chair of Student Engagement in FYC. I am a Biology Pre-Med major from St. Louis, Missouri. With my degree I plan to become either a Pediatrician or Internist. You can usually find me at Delta 6 or the library. I'm super excited for this year and I am ready to receive your opinions and feedback!
Kyle Samuels Kyle Samuel
Chair of Campus Safety and Improvement Committee
Hi, my name is Kyle Samuel and I am the Chair of Campus Safety and Improvement in FYC. I am a Criminal Justice major from Enterprise, AL. With my degree I plan to attend law school and to practice political law. You can usually find me at the library studying or the cafe eating. I'm excited to get to know all first year students and see what great ideas and feedback they have!
Jackson Davis

Jackson Davis
Chair of Public Relations and Marketing


Committee Member of Campus Safety and Improvement

Hi, my name is Jackson Davis and I am the Chair of Public Relations and Marketing in FYC. I am an Exercise Science Pre-Physical Therapy major from Tuscaloosa, AL. With my degree I plan to attend Physical Therapy school and practice Orthopedic Physical Therapy. You can usually find me in the Student Center or the cafe. I'm very excited to get to know some of the first year students and help make this even campus better!
Christian Marvin

Christian Marvin
Chair of Student Resources and Development Committee

Hi, my name is Christian Marvin and I am the Chair of Student Resources and Development in FYC. I'm a Mechanical Engineering major from Pensacola, FL. With my degree I plan to pursue a career in Aerospace Engineering. You can usually find me at the Rec Center or on my longboard around school. I'm super excited for this year and I'm ready to receive your opinions and feedback!
Keely Nguyen Keely Nguyen
Chair of Governmental Affairs Committee
Hi! My name is Keely Nguyen and I am the Chair of Governmental  Relations in FYC. I'm a Biomedical Sciences major from Montgomery, AL. With my degree, I plan to pursue medical school with my degree and become a pediatric surgeon. You can usually find me at the library studying for an upcoming Chemistry test or doing homework at Carpe Diem! I'm super excited for this year and I'm ready to receive your opinions and feedback.
Abi McCormick Abi McCormick
Co-Chair of Engagement Committee
Hi! My name is Abi McCormick and I am the Co-Chair of Student Engagement in FYC. I am a Radiological Sciences major from Auburn, AL. With my degree I plan to be a cardiovascular technician. you can usually find me at the rock wall in the Rec Center or in the library.  I'm super excited for this year and I'm ready to receive your opinions and feedback!
Jordan Ellison Jordan Ellison
Co-Chair of Campus Safety and Improvement Committee
Hi! My name is Jordan Ellison and I'm Co-Chair of Public Safety and Improvement in FYC. I'm a Professional Health Sciences major and I plan to become a hospital administrator with my degree. You can normally find me at my dorm or at the Rec Center. I am super excited for this year and all it will bring!
Danielle Lee

Danielle Lee
Co-Chair of Public Relations and Marketing Committee

 

Committee Member of Student Outreach and Development 

Hi! My name is Danielle Lee and I'm from Birmingham, AL. I am the Co-Chair of Public Relations and Marketing and am also on Student Resources and Outreach in FYC. I'm currently majoring in Nursing and I plan to become a traveling nurse to save up enough money to go back to school to be a Nurse Anesthetist. You can usually find me at the gym or in the Student Center. I'm super excited for this year and I'm ready to receive your opinions and feedback!

Gynata Patel Gynata Patel
Co-Chair of Student Resources and Outreach Committee.

Hi! My name is Gynata Patel and I am the Co-Chair of Student Resources and Outreach in FYC. I'm a Biomedical Sciences major from Pass Christian, MS. With my degree I plan to attend medical school. You can usually find me at the Student Center or in the cafe. I'm super excited for this year and I'm ready to receive your opinions and feedback!

Brant Cook Brant Cook
Co-Chair of Governmental Affairs Committee
Hi! My name is Brantley Cook and I am a Criminal Justice major on a Pre-Law tract from Semmes, AL. with my degree I plan to further my education by attending law school before eventually becoming a licensed attorney. You can usually find me at either the SGA Office or the Rec Center. I'm super excited for this year and I'm ready to receive your opinions and feedback!
Aly Nguyen Aly Nguyen
Council Member

Committee: Student Engagement Committee
Hi! My name is Aly Nguyen and I am a member of the Student Engagement committee in FYC. I'm a Biomedical Sciences and Communications double major from Montgomery, AL. With my degree I plan to apply to medical school. You can usually find me at the library or in the Bethel.  I'm super excited for this year and all it will bring!
Autumn Sharp Autumn Sharp
Council Member

Committee: Student Engagement Committee
Hi! My name is Autumn Sharp and I am a member of the Student Engagement Committee. I'm a Nursing major from Huntsville, AL. With my degree I plan to continue my education and become a nurse anesthetist. you can usually find me at the library or the Allied Health building. I'm super excited for this year and I'm ready to receive your opinions and feedback.
Brittney Sanders Brittney Sanders
Council Member

Committee: Governmental Affairs Committee
 
Cana Brown Cana Brown 
Council Member

Committee: Student Engagement Committee
 
Cecelia Prentiss Cecelia Prentiss
Council Member

Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement Committee
 
Courtney Williams Courtney Williams
Council Member

Committee: Student Resources and Outreach Committee
 
Jessica Richardson Jessica Richardson
Council Member

Committee: Student Engagement Committee

 
Lizbeth Jacome Lizbeth Jacome
Council Member

Committee: Governmental Relations Committee
 
Mikayla Johnson Mikayla Johnson
Council Member

Committee: Public Relations and Marketing  and Student Engagement Committees
 
Nick Dailey Nick Dailey
Council Member

Committee: 
 
Rachel Harris Rachel Harris
Council Member

Committee:  Governmental Relations Committee

 
Trace Easterling Trace Easterling
Council Member

Committee:  Student Engagement Committee

 
     
     
     
Dr. Krista Harrell Dr. Krista Harrell
Associate Dean of Students
Dr. Krista Harrell is the Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator at the University of South Alabama and serves as the advisor to the First Year Council.  In her role as Associate Dean, she is responsible for management of the Student Center department including Student Center services and operations, Greek Life, Student Activities, and University Programming.  Her Title IX Coordinator responsibilities include ensuring compliance and prevention. Krista also helps coordinate several University-wide efforts including the USA Common Read/Common World program.  She received her B.S. in Human Services Counseling, M.S. Ed. in Higher Education, and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, all from Old Dominion University.  Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, she was the Assistant Director for Programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  She is a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, the USA Jag Gals, and is an active Junior League of Mobile member.