We Care

For now, we’ve all had to adjust to a new way of life and a new “normal.” We understand you may be going through a lot right now. We care about you and want to remind you that we have resources available to help you through this difficult time. The Offices of Enrollment and Student Support Services empower and support all students to achieve their full potential, helping resolve any issues that arise along the way. Browse through the various offices below to see what resources are available.

You are not in this alone. Please let us know how we can help you. We will face these challenges together and come out stronger on the other side.

Academic Guidance – Sarah McAbee

Sarah McAbee

As the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, I want to ensure you have the resources to help you through this stressful and changing time. My teams can assist you with the following:

  • Accessibility resources and tools
  • Career counseling and planning
  • Counseling
  • Financial aid
  • Student records
  • Academic advising and student success

Accessibility Services – Juliana Hunt

As the ADA Accessibility Specialist, I want to ensure you have the resources and tools to achieve your academic goals during this ever-changing time. The Office of Accessibility Services can provide you with the following:

  • Equal learning opportunities to students with physical, psychological, and learning disabilities
  • A collaborative environment free from social and environmental barriers
  • Reasonable academic accommodations, assistive technology, and support services

(256) 233-8143

www.athens.edu/accessibility-services

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Juliana Hunt

Career Development Center – Dr. Michael Radden

Dr. Michael Radden

As the Director of the Career Development Center, my role is to assist all students with professional development opportunities. The Career Development Center provides the following services to students:

  • Career counseling
  • Resume interview skill building
  • Networking assistance through in-person and virtual workshops
  • Assistance with co-ops, internships, and work-study placements

(256) 233-8146

www.athens.edu/career
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Counseling – Lisa Philippart

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, providing free mental health counseling to all students in an online format as a safe and easy way to meet confidentially. I’m here to help with the following issues:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Dealing with family conflict

(256) 233-8144

www.athens.edu/counseling-services

Dr. Lisa Phillipart

Financial Aid – Mitchell Bazzel

Mitchell Bazzel

As the Director of Student Financial Aid, I take pride in making it possible for students to achieve their educational goals despite their financial situation. The Office of Student Financial Aid provides assistance with the following:

  • Processing financial aid applications
  • Awarding funds from the Department of Education, the University, and the Foundation
  • Evaluating changes in financial situation, particularly in times of crisis such as COVID-19

(256) 233-8122

www.athens.edu/financial-aid

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Student Records – Dr. Greg Holliday

As the Registrar, my goal is to assist you during these unusual times with any inquiries or requests related to student records and registration. The Office of Student Records can assist with the following:

  • Transcript requests
  • Change of personal/contact information
  • Transfer credit inquiries
  • Registration or withdrawal
  • Applying for graduation

(256) 233-8131

www.athens.edu/student-records

Dr. Greg Holliday

Student Success Center – Derrek Smith

Derrek Smith

As the Senior Director of the Student Success Center, I want to make sure you are aware of the resources we have to help you as a student. Success coaches within the Office of Student Success are very knowledgeable and can support your needs in the following ways:

  • Course advising and planning
  • Evaluating and troubleshooting a unique academic situation
  • Navigating a University process
  • Mapping a pathway to degree completion

(256) 233-8130

www.athens.edu/tssc/
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