In an important step forward in our Navigate initiatives, Virginia Western has hired three Program Advisors to support the team advising efforts in the Schools of Business, Technology & Trades (BTT), Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (LASS), and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
Lacey Carey has been selected to fulfill the Program Advisor position for the School of Business, Technology & Trades (BTT). Lacey earned an Associate of Arts from Brevard Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida. Lacey has been serving the School of BTT as an Administrative Office Specialist for seven years and, in that time, has demonstrated the ability to develop effective relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, and students. In her current position, Lacey has also assisted with the start-up of a new academic program, guiding students through the application, placement testing, financial aid, enrollment, and academic planning processes. Lacey has also participated in group advising initiatives, like Discover, further deepening her experience advising in a community college setting.
Eric Vanover has been chosen to fulfill the LASS Program Advisor role. Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in English Literature from the University of Virginia-Wise and a Master of Arts in History from Virginia Tech. Additionally, Eric is currently completing his Ph.D. in Community College Leadership with Old Dominion University. Throughout his professional career, Eric has served as a faculty member for the history department at Tidewater Community College. Eric has also served Mountain Empire Community College as an academic advisor and Student Development (SDV) instructor. Eric’s combined experiences as a faculty member and an academic advisor in a community college setting provide him with a unique perspective that will benefit Virginia Western’s team advising structure. Eric will join the Virginia Western advising team on March 25, 2014.
Yvonne Campbell has been selected to serve as the Program Advisor for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). Yvonne earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Radford University, a College Professional License in Education from the University of Virginia, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Averett University. Yvonne has extensive experience working in a helping profession serving diverse populations through her experiences with the Alleghany County Department of Social Serves and the Wake County Department of Child Support & Social Services. Additionally, Yvonne possesses community college advising experience through her service to Virginia Western as a Career Coach and, most recently, as a New Student Advisor in the Advising Center. In her role as a New Student Advisor, Yvonne has taught Student Development (SDV) courses and participated in group advising programs, like Discover.
Please welcome these three professionals to their new positions at Virginia Western!