Stetson University

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Staff Directory

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Stacy Collins

Director of the Academic Success Center

scollin1@stetson.edu

Stacy Collins began her journey with Stetson University by attending for both her bachelor and master of arts degrees. She continues to be a proud Hatter in her position as director of the Academic Success Center. In this position she leads the department in offering various initiatives to ensure student success. Ultimately, Stacy and the Academic Success Center team strive to help students enhance their empowerment and agency, practice self-advocacy, learn independent academic competency, reach their educational goals while at Stetson University and graduate proudly with a degree from Stetson University.

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April Thompson

Assistant Director, Accessibility Coordinator

anthomps@stetson.edu

April Thompson is the assistant director of the Academic Success Center and is also the accessibility coordinator. She uses her bachelor and master of science degrees, her background in vocational and career counseling, social justice, diversity and inclusion, and serving individuals with disabilities to assist students in having meaningful and significant enrichment at Stetson University. She continuously affirms the value of encouraging others to enrich themselves and to empower the world around them. In her roles at the Academic Success Center, April strives to help all students dare to be significant. In her spare time, she is an aficionada of comic books, theology and traveling with her husband.

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Kevin Miller

Academic Success Coordinator

krmiller@stetson.edu

Kevin graduated in December 2009 from Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in sociology, and in May 2012 from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa with a master's degree in student affairs. In his free time, Kevin enjoys reading, watching and talking about television, board games, and anything else that could remotely be considered "nerdy."

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Jesse Tucker

Academic Success Coordinator

jrtucker@stetson.edu

Jesse Tucker, a former student-athlete at Stetson University, graduated in spring 2011 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. The following fall she began pursuing her master of education degree in reading while working in the Academic Success Center as an academic success counselor. In fall 2012 she was hired full-time as an academic success coordinator. Jesse enjoys relaxing at the beach, spending time with her friends and collecting sneakers.

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Sam Slaughter

Academic Success Counselor

sslaught@stetson.edu

Sam graduated from Elon University in North Carolina with a degree in English/creative writing and anthropology in 2009. In the next few years, he lived and worked in Montana, New Jersey (his home) and New Hampshire -- as a graduate student, newspaper reporter, and finally as a fourth grade teacher through the City Year program. Currently, he is enrolled as an master of arts candidate in the English department. He is at work on his thesis about the literary history of mead (honey wine). In his free time he runs, volunteers at two animal shelters and writes for the Stetson Reporter. He is an avid fan of food and cooks whenever he can.

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Billy Biferie

Academic Success Counselor

william.biferie@stetson.edu

Billy has done a little bit of everything -- from waiting tables, digging ditches and selling auto parts, to coordinating volunteers and teaching high school. After graduating from the University of Florida in 2009 with a degree in English and classical studies, he took on odd jobs until joining Americorps NCCC. Since completing his year of national service, Billy has pursued his master of arts degree in English literature at Stetson University. He enjoys long walks on the beach, finely crafted anecdotes and pretending he is a space explorer.

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