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- Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Minor in Communications from Old Dominion University
- Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University
- Doctorate of Philosophy in Education from Old Dominion University
I enjoy shooting hoops on the basketball court and clicking add to cart.
Definitely 21st. Street because there are so many great restaurants to visit!
Borjo has great coffee and pasteries, perfect for that afternoon pick-me-up.
My favorite part of coaching is being an integral part of assisting students transform and build community. College is a huge transition, being able to guide students through unchartered waters while celebrating their accomplishments is invaluable.
It's a great community that allows students, faculty, and staff, to express themselves while providing endless opportunities for research and experiential learning in a premier education institution.
What I learned as a first-generation college student was how important it was to ask for help. It might feel scary or intimidating to reach out for assistance from a stranger, but push past the uncomfortableness and give yourself the gift of support. We want to help you in any way possible during your journey here at ODU.
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lake Forest College
- Master of Science in Education in College Counseling from Old Dominion University
I've traveled to nine Caribbean Islands; care to guess which ones?
Hands down, The Chrysler Museum of Art. It's donation based!
I like the Student Rec Center (SRC) because of all the group exercise classes.
I love seeing students discover their own path and then later get to hear about their success stories.
This college campus is a tight-knit community that values diversity and student success.
The best way to grow the most is when you jump outside your comfort zone -- make a new friend; join a student organization; try a new experience; put yourself out there!
- Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Old Dominion University
- Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University
I played NCAA field hockey as an undergraduate at ODU. Now, I love to run road races and play on competitive Kickball and Dodgeball teams.
The Waterside District.
The dock behind Whitehurst Hall. It's got the best sunset in town!
My favorite part of coaching is helping students see their own potential by recognizing their strengths and empowering them to be their own best advocates.
The opportunities that ODU provided me both as an undergraduate and graduate student played a large role in shaping me into who I am personally and professionally. ODU celebrates diversity while recognizing and engaging students in their strengths.
What I learned while attending ODU was college goes beyond classroom learning. In addition to knowledge related to my major, I learned so much about myself and the importance of getting involved. Volunteering and working at an internship impacted me greatly in my career development. Skills I developed in colleges such as time management, professional communication, leadership, and teamwork are vital to my day-to-day work now!
- Bachelor of Science in Biology from Salisbury University
- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Salisbury University
I'm a competitive Irish step-dancer and slightly obsessed with all things Disney.
The Virginia Zoo!
Starbucks and TASTE.
My favorite part is seeing a student grow and change over the coaching period, especially when the student recognizes the change within themselves.
The amount of opportunities that you have at ODU is fantastic. Both students and staff have the liberty to grow and try new things. Also, ODU has pride, unlike anything I've ever seen before. It's an amazingly welcoming community that truly is a family.
You are much more capable than you know. Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and impress yourself.
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Winthrop University
- Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
I trained to be a professional dancer for 20-ish years before an injury changed my plans - my original college major was dance education/performance!
The Botanical Gardens.
Empowering students as they figure out "how to college" and find their individual path to success.
ODU dedicates itself to all areas of student success and achievement - in and outside of the classroom.
Ask the questions! No one has everything figured out, so they are probably wondering the same thing you are.
- Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut
- Master of Education in Counseling Psychology/College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University
I'm a huge New England Patriots fan. Go Pats!
The Pagoda & Garden Fountain park.
Tonelson Garden in the middle of Webb Center. It's a great spot to have lunch outside.
Getting to know each student, learning about your dreams, and then turning those dreams into a reality. I enjoy being there for you throughout the journey of college!
ODU is a great place. There are so many opportunities and great people. It's also got a great sense of school spirit here. So, be sure to take advantage of everything this large university has to offer!
Set 2 alarms, check your email frequently, and ask questions!
- Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Old Dominion University
- Master of Science in Education From Old Dominion University
I love to travel. I've been to England, France, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and Austria. I have also completed two half marathons.
Town Point Park.
Kaufman Mall. It's nice to see all the trees and the grass. It's a great place to just sit and relax for a few minutes.
I enjoy helping students learn and understand who they are as a person. I also enjoy seeing them grow over some time and realize their true potential.
I had a great experience here as an undergraduate and graduate student. I love the community feel of the University, and how diverse the student population is.
As a first-generation college student, I learned that it is okay to ask for assistance. The faculty and staff members are here to help you succeed. Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and ask for help. Being the first person in my family to attend college, I found it important to explore different areas of the University and to make the college experience my own.
- Bachelor of Science in Human services / Minor in Psychology from Old Dominion University
- Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Student Affairs from Old Dominion University
I love dance fitness.
Anywhere in the Ghent area.
Starbucks and the Student Recreation Center.
I enjoy empowering students to see their full potential and help them meet their goals.
I love the diverse atmosphere and all of the great opportunities ODU has to offer.
Try to get involved on campus; never be afraid to ask questions!
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Virginia Tech
- Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech
- Post-graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University
I have family all over the world including the Middle East, Ecuador, and Belgium.
Chrysler Hall. I got to perform on violin in the lobby there as a kid before concerts began.
The pond near the conservatory.
Every day is different. ODU has a wealth of diversity, pride, and unique stories which means every student I interact with broadens my understanding and knowledge of the individuals I'm here to serve.
I love working in higher-ed and within a large university setting. I recently moved back to the area and couldn't imagine a place better suited to my interests.
Worrying will get you nowhere! The things that seem like they are going to end the world today are the same things you won't even remember in 4 years. When things get difficult (they will), it's a good time to reach out to your friends, family, or even your success coach - they can usually help put things back in perspective.
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sprots Science from Coastal Carolina University.
- Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University.
I'm in a Darius Rucker music video.
Granby/Waterside, lots of restaurants and events happen there.
The pond area by the Oceanography building.
Empowering students to achieve their goals!
The environment at ODU is welcoming, and there are so many opportunities for students to take advantage of.
Check your email regularly; get involved with something on campus!
- University of Phoenix; Human Services Intended
I served in the United States Marine Corps.
Ocean View Beach & Pier; I love the view and also fishing.
Salad To Go! Always fresh and healthy eating.
It gives Freshmen a vital connection to the University. They can discuss anything with their coach and are made to feel comfortable in doing so.
The diverse atmosphere; I love meeting students from other cultures and countries.
Enjoy every facet of this time in your life. Make friends, learn and live!
- Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Minor in Communication from Old Dominion University
- Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University
I've Island hopped in Greece and somehow wound up on national news while I was there exploring Athens.
The Norfolk Premium Outlets, there is a lot of great places to shop and explore around that area. I also really enjoy Get Well Soon a local shop where I can go to do yoga and guided meditations.
The dock near Whitehurst beach. It is a floating dock where you can relax and catch a good sunset. Or Tonelson Garden, a nice outside nook where you can take a break and eat lunch.
My favorite part about coaching is getting to witness the growth in my students from the beginning of the year to the end. The transition from high school to college can often be overwhelming so it is inspiring to see students overcome any barriers that they may have and achieve their goals both in and outside of the classroom.
ODU holds a special spot in my heart because not only did I receive 2 degrees from ODU, but I also get to witness how supportive and friendly the community is from day-to-day. The campus just has a certain charm to it that I appreciated. ODU is a great place to learn & grow through whatever phase of life you are in!
Don't let the stress from classes, transitioning to college, or life stop you from achieving your dreams. Find what is important to you, what you value, and take the little steps each day to pursue those things. If you fall get back up