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Student Services Staff

Need help with Admissions, Registration, Advising, Disability Services, or more? Connect with Student Services at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College!

Chief Student Services Officer


darrell taylor

Darrell Taylor, CSSO | 304.896.7432 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Thurs: 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Office Location: B-203, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Gilbert High School
College/Degree: Marshall University/M.A.
Job at Southern: I provide leadership and direction to the Student Services Unit at Southern, which includes serving as the Title IX Coordinator too.
Favorite Food: Canteloupe
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: the Outer Banks
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Pipestem
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Be where you are. Anything else is madness.” – Buddha



shelly parker

Executive Assistant to the Chief Student Services Officer
Shelly Parker | 304.896.7626 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Thurs: 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Office Location: B-203, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Man High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/Business Administration and Accounting, AAA
Job at Southern: Assisting with admission applications, receiving high school transcripts and test scores for admission purposes.
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Tennessee
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: My backyard oasis
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “With God All Things Are Possible”

Admissions


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Tim Ooten, Director | 304.896.7658 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: A-132, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Mingo Christian School
College/Degree: Attended Southern; Lindsey Wilson College/M.A.
Job at Southern: Director of Admissions. The Office of Admissions is the first contact for students who are interested in applying to Southern. Students will apply to the college by logging onto apply.southernwv.edu. Once you have graduated from high school, students should send all final transcripts and test scores (ACT, SAT, or GED) to the Office of Admissions.
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Jamaica
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: New River Gorge
Fun Fact: I love homemade ice cream 
Favorite Quote: “It’s ok to struggle. It’s not ok to give up.” – Gabe Grunewald



Recruitment and Outreach Specialist
Shelby Porter | 304.896.7403 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: Building A, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Belfry High School (go Pirates!!)
College/Degree: Morehead State University/ Communications, Electronic Media and Production, B.A.
Job at Southern: Recruitment and Outreach Specialist – my job is to form friendships/bonds with potential students. I answer any questions potential students and current students may have about Southern and point them in the direction they need to go. I also work with local businesses and community organizations to see if Southern can assist them in any way.
Favorite Food: Soup and Grilled Cheese
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Any beach or Disney World
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Honestly, Williamson is my favorite spot in West Virginia. I grew up in Williamson and got married there. My passion is to help it flourish. I believe in supporting the local community and that’s what I try to do.
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Bloom where you are planted.”



brittany fekete

Student Services Receptionist
Brittany Fekete | 304.896.7333 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: Information Desk, Building A, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Man High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/Business Administration, AAS
Job at Southern: I am the Student Services Receptionist. I am the first face you see when you come through the doors of Building A on the Logan Campus. I am also likely to be the voice on the other end of the line when you call. I will help you to the best of my knowledge and ability. If we’re both stumped, we’ll figure it out together! After all, YOU are what’s important.
Favorite Food: Sweets!
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: My favorite “getaway” is hibernating in the Smoky Mountains. I love Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! I’m a “southern belle” at heart.
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Hinton—hands down! My husband and I, along with the majority of my family, all have camps along the New River and the Greenbrier River. It’s our home away from home. Hinton is peaceful, beautiful, and full of history!
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis



shelly stewart

Student Services Receptionist
Shelly Stewart | 304.236.7619 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: Information Desk, Main Building, Williamson Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Belfry High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/AAS
Job at Southern: Student Services Receptionist. I provide general assistance and guidance to answer and direct questions to the appropriate counselors and resources.
Favorite Food: Crawfish
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Swamps of southwest Louisiana
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Harpers Ferry
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha

Student Success


dianna toler

Dianna Toler, Director | 304.896.7315 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: A-132B, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Logan High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/AA; Marshall University Graduate College/ Counseling, M.A.
Job at Southern: Supervises the Student Success Advisors, Coordinator of Student Success, Career Services Counselor, and the TANF and GEAR UP Programs. The Student Success department assists students with testing, advising, registration, tutoring, success workshops, and more.
Favorite Food: Country Cookin’
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Florida and Amish Country
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: WV State Parks
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey, Photographer



brian carter

Student Success Advisor/Disability Services
Brian Carter | 304.896.7375 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: A-134, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

Job at Southern: My position focuses mainly on placing the student on the path to success in college completion. I work with each individual to help them determine what is the right career path for them and what major will help them reach that goal. We work together to evaluate their life demands and which type of class schedule would work best for them. My duties often include academic placement testing, schedule creation, schedule adjustment, and most recently, working with Disability Services. This allows me to provide accommodations to students who may need them to help further their education.
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” – George Washington Carver



rhonda collins

Student Success Advisor/SGA
Rhonda Collins | 304.236.7609 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: 132, Main Building, Williamson Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Belfry High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/Secretarial Science, AAS,  AA; Marshall University/ Elementary Education, B.A.
Job at Southern: As a Student Success Advisor, I can assist you in helping figure out what your path may be for the future. If you plan to go on to a University, I will help you stay on track for what you choose at a University. We will work together to put you in the correct classes for your program. If you have questions I will help you find your answers. I am here to assist you every step of your journey. I am more than an advisor, I am your friend.



lisa light

Student Success Advisor
Lisa Light | 304.307.0715 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: Boone Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Tug Valley High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/AA, AAS; Lindsey Wilson College/Education, Counseling and Human Development, M.A.
Job at Southern:  I am a Student Success Advisor. I assist the students in the registration process and give guidance to help them reach their goals while here at Southern.
Favorite Food: Fruits
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Hawaii
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: New River
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer



Katrina Matney

Student Success Advisor
Katrina Matney | 304.294.2012 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: 106, Wyoming Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Iaeger High School
College/Degree: Marshall University, Master’s Degree in Counseling
Job at Southern: Advise students, help them select classes they need and get registered, perform degree audits, answer questions about programs and degrees offered.
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: New York City
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Pipestem State Park
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”- Henry David Thoreau



Hattie Newsome

Student Success Coordinator
Hattie Newsome | 304.896.7068 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: A-136, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Lenore High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Associate in Applied Science (Business Administration); Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling / Master of Education (Human Development and Counseling) Bachelor of Arts (Human Services and Counseling)
Job at Southern: Early Alerts, tutoring services, advising, facilitating academic workshops, Learning Studio, adjunct faculty
Favorite Food: Homemade desserts and candies
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Tennessee
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Blackwater Falls State Park
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future.”



roger williamson

Student Success Advisor
Roger Williamson | 304.236.7003 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: 133, Main Building, Williamson Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Belfry High School
College/Degree: Attended Southern/ Earned Master of Science degree from Morehead State University
Job at Southern: Assist students with academic planning to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Aruba
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Stonewall Jackson Resort
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Learn as if you are going to live forever, live as if you were going to die tomorrow.”



kara plummer

Student Success Advisor/TANF
Kara Plummer | 304.896.7646 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Thurs: 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Office Location: A-136, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Gilbert High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College: Associates in Applied Science Board of Governors; Lindsey Wilson College: Bachelors in Human Services and Counseling; Grand Canyon University: Masters in Elementary Education.
Job at Southern: Student Success Advisor/ TANF Programs. Advising, Case Management, Event and Workshop Planning, tracking grades, making sure students stay on track through their educational journey.
Favorite Food: Japanese food
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Half Moon Cay
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Summersville Lake and White Sulphur Springs
Fun Fact: Love to travel, always ready for an adventure. Sports Mom; Gilbert Lions FAN!!! Go Purple and Gold
Favorite Quote: “The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” – BB King



anitra workman

Student Success Advisor/TANF
Anitra Workman | 304.236.7615 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 8 AM – 6 PM | Thurs: 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Office Location: 109, Main Building, Williamson Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Tug Valley High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College; Marshall University Graduate College, Master of Arts in Counseling
Job at Southern: Student Success Advisor for the TANF program
Favorite Food:Chili, Baked Potatoes
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: New York City at Christmas
Favorite Spot in West Virginia:My hometown, Breeden/Dingess
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He shall say, Here I am.” –  Isaiah 58:9



michele marcum

Student Success Advisor/GEAR UP
Michele Marcum | 304.896.7669 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: A-141, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: South High School, Cleveland, OH
College/Degree: Associate in Accounting/Associate in Business Administration at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College (2018); Bachelor of Arts at Lindsey Wilson College (2019); Master of Education at Lindsey Wilson College (expected graduation date December 2021).
Job at Southern: I am a WV GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Student Success Advisor and I serve and track GEAR UP students only. I am available to them for registration, academic advising, counseling, and more. GEAR UP provides supplies and educational workshops for our students. Our objective is to ensure student satisfaction and retention with services and campus resources.
Favorite Food: Homemade pizza
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Nevada
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Ridgetop between Wolfpen Hollow and Crawley
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Let go and let God.”



elijah hooker

Career Services Counselor
Elijah Hooker | 304.896.7482 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 8AM – 6 PM | Thurs: 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Office Location: A-142, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Beth Haven Christian School
College/Degree: SWVCTC, Associate in Arts, 2011; Marshall University, Bachelor of Arts in History with a Minor in Spanish; Master of Arts in Education (currently pursuing).
Job at Southern: In my role as the Career Services Counselor, I help students with career and job placement. I assist students with resume and cover letter writing, as well as conducting mock interviews, and offering them opportunities for career exploration and assessment.
Favorite Food: Pinto Beans with Cornbread
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Spain
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Seneca Rocks and The Greenbrier
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.” – Robert Francis Kennedy

Student Financial Assistance


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Stella Estepp, Director | 304.896.7060 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 8 AM – 6 PM | Thurs: 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Office Location: 106, Main Building, Williamson Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School:  Matewan High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/Accounting, Business Administration, AAS; Marshall University/ Regents B.A. (Accounting)
Job at Southern: Director of Student Financial Assistance – Oversees the day-to-day operation of the financial aid department. Coordinate and manage all financial aid programs, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and institutional financial aid regulations, policies, and procedures.
Counsel and advise students and parents regarding financial needs and problems, and recommend financial aid opportunities.
Favorite Food: Fruit
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Any lake
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Love all of West Virginia



mary trent

Financial Aid Counselor
Mary Trent | 304.896.7060 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Thurs: 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Office Location: A-138, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Man High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College/Business Accounting, AAS; Marshall University/Accounting, Bussiness Administration, B.S.
Job at Southern: My job duties include analyzing and evaluating the financial capabilities of students and families, and providing advice and counseling regarding available financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements and application processes.
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Tennesee
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: There’s no place like home!
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” – Phil. 4:13



Financial Aid Counselor
Beverly McDonald | 304.896.7060 | [email protected]



janice bowens

Financial Aid Counselor
Janice Bowens | 304.236.7060 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: 107, Main Building, Williamson Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Williamson High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/ Psychology/Sociology, Liberal Arts, AA; Marshall University/Regents B.A. (History)
Job at Southern: My duties include counseling and advising students and parents on the various financial aid programs and evaluating Financial Aid applications in order to determine student eligibility for various financial aid programs. 
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Registrar’s Office


Teri Wells, Registrar/Veterans | 304.896.7443 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 8 AM – 6 PM | Thurs: 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Office Location: A-137, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Chapmanville High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia  Community and Technical College/ General Business, AAS and  Banking and Finance, AAS; Marshall University/ Adult and Technical Education, M.S.
Job at Southern: As the Registrar and Veteran’s Certifying Official, I oversee the Campus Records Offices, ensure FERPA guidelines are being followed, work with students on Exception requests and GPA recalculation, plan commencement, and assist in processing transcripts -both incoming and outgoing, I also submit student registration certifications to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Favorite Food: Sweets, desserts, snacks
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Cruise of the Eastern Caribbean
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Wherever my family is!
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard, The Office



Transfer Coordinator
Angie Dotson | 304.896.7330 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Thurs: 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Office Location: A-140, Logan Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Kermit High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/Business Accounting, AAS; Marshall University/ Accounting, BBA
Job at Southern: Transfer Coordinator/DegreeWorks Scribe. Articulate credits from Advanced Placement, Certifications, Edge, LEAP, other colleges, etc. Assist with DegreeWorks questions and graduation questions.
Favorite Food: Chicken Stir Fry and Mexican Foods
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Destin, Florida
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “God’s promises are new every morning.”



paula maynard

 

Student Records Assistant
Paula Maynard | 304.236.7636 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Thurs: 7:30 AM – 5 PM
Office Location: 134, Main Building, Williamson Campus

Staff Member Bio

High School: Williamson High School
College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College/ Business, AAS and Business Administration, General Business, AAS
Job at Southern: Student Records Assistant / Admissions, Transcript Processing, Obtain Records, Assist Students, Education Verification, Assist General Information, SSConnect Host.
Favorite Food: Variety
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: Our Cabin – Cave Run Lake in Morehead, KY
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Home- with my grandkids
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “God is good all the time, all the time God is good”



anna evans

Program Assistant I
Anna Evans | 304.307.0708 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 7 AM – 5 PM | Thurs: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Office Location: Boone Campus

Staff Member Bio

College/Degree: Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
Job at Southern: Admissions and Records


Program Assistant I
Patty Brooks | 304.294.2001 | [email protected]

Lincoln Site

Lincoln Site


angela bell

Angela Bell, Coordinator | 304.307.0718 | [email protected]
Work Hours: Mon – Wed: 8 AM – 6 PM | Thurs: 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Office Location: Main Office, Lincoln Site

Staff Member Bio

High School:  Hamlin High School
College/Degree: WVU, Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies: Minors in Communications Studies, Business Administration, and Human Services
Job at Southern: Site Coordinator of Lincoln Site: Advise students, All cashier functions, and Admissions process, and many other job duties. I am the One-Stop Shop for the Lincoln Site!
Favorite Food: Tacos and Mexican food
Favorite Place You’ve Traveled: The beach
Favorite Spot in West Virginia: Summersville and Hawks Nest
Fun Fact or Favorite Quote: “Every Day is a New Beginning – Take a Deep Breath – and Start Again”