Finding your University Transfer Success Coaches, Counselor and Mentors

University Transfer Success Coach

Your success coach will help you select the right courses to target both your intended major and university(ies). Your success coach will be assigned to you by the college, based on the degree you seek and will work with you throughout your progress towards your degree.

Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Arts: Business Administration degrees:

Reece Linnell, 704.991.0223, rlinnell9468@stanly.edu,  SB 201

Reece Linnell

I was born in Minnesota, raised on military bases across the United States, and began my academic studies at Stanly Community after serving in the U.S. Army and before earning degrees from Wingate and Wake Forest Universities. I have over 20 years of experience in church ministry settings and have spent more than 10 years of teaching and advising at SCC and other colleges.  As a success coach in the Transfer Program, I can offer guidance to students interested in pursuing studies in history, religion, ministry, or other liberal arts.

Office: Snyder 201

Phone: 704-991-0223

Appointment: https://calendly.com/linnell/advising

   

SCC University Transfer Counselor (career or personal counseling):

Leigh Stewart, lstewart8341@stanly.edu, 704.991.0236, SB 220

 

Leigh Stewart

Leigh Stewart

Counselor for School of Transfer and College and Career Readiness

I am one of the counselors on campus. I provide personal, academic, and career counseling services. Additionally, I assist students with the university transfer process. Ideally, I assist students in identifying career and life goals through a number of career exploration techniques early on in his or her time here at SCC. In doing so, I can work collaboratively with the student and the Success Coaches in identifying the correct transfer courses that align well with the student’s intended major at the appropriate university.

Life as a college student can include stressors of many kinds. I’m available to provide a safe space to discuss these barriers, assist with identifying healthy coping strategies, and provide appropriate referrals as needed.

As a proud graduate of an NC Community College and university transfer student, I understand the unique challenges students can face on the journey. Please let me know how I can support you in reaching your goals:

Location: Snyder Building, Room 220

Phone: 704-991-0236

Email: lstewart8341@stanly.edu

 Calendly: https://calendly.com/lstewart8341

 

 University Transfer Faculty Mentors

Please note: Many of our mentors are 9-month faculty and will not be available in the summer months. Additionally, when the college is closed [i.e. December break] mentors may not be immediately available. Personnel changes may facilitate mentor changes. Students may call Mrs. Susy Shue at 704.991.0176 (SB 202) to locate a mentor who is on duty.

Mentors will help you determine what careers/majors/universities interest you and fit with your skills, interests, and life circumstances.   While all mentors can help you, generally speaking, it's advisable to talk with mentors who have experience in your main area of focus (STEM/health, humanities, social sciences, education, business, etc.).

 

Lori Barrier

Lorri Barrier

Humanities Department Head

English Instructor and Writing Tutor

 I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer into humanities, critical skills, and English-related subjects such as creative writing and literature. I can also help guide students interested in secondary education. I have ten years of high school teaching experience in addition to my years as a community college instructor.  

I am also a co-advisor of the Spectrum Club, which works to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of LGBTQ students and allies.

I am located in office 212 Snyder on the Albemarle campus. I can be reached by email: lbarrier8948@stanly.edu or by phone 704-991-0172.

 

John Bowman

John Bowman

English Department Head

English and Humanities Instructor

 I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer into liberal arts (critical skills) majors, certificates, and degrees associated with linguistics, grammar, literature, philosophy, the humanities, creative writing, and other general English-related subjects.

I am located in office 203 Snyder on the Albemarle campus. Please email me at jbowman0488@stanly.edu or call 704-991-0270 to schedule an appointment.  

 

Melody Braswell

English Instructor

 I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer into the fields of English, communication, public relations, technical writing, or liberal arts (critical skills).

I am located in Snyder Building, Room 216 on the Albemarle campus. Please email me at mbraswell5932@stanly.edu or call 704-991-0343 to schedule an appointment.

 

Steve Cumming

Career and College Promise Liaison


I work with high school students taking dual enrollment college courses in the Career and College Promise program.   I am best suited to work with high school students who are in the beginning stages of planning for a college major/program.  I work at the four Stanly County high schools and can best be reached via email at scumming0450@stanly.edu

 

 

Taffy Graham

English Instructor

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer into fields related to English and literacy, journalism, literature, creative writing, technical publications, and other liberal arts-centered endeavors.  

I am located on the Albemarle campus in the Snyder Building, room 115.  To schedule an appointment, please email me at tgraham0552@stanly.edu or call 704-991-0242.  

 

 

Claudia Gresham

University Transfer Program Head

Communications, English, and PE instructor

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer to marketing and business, communications, advertising, liberal arts (critical skills), fine arts, education, and criminal justice majors.

I am located in office 208 Snyder on the Albemarle campus. Please email (cgresham5647@stanly.edu) or call (704.991.0307) to set up an appointment, and let’s talk about your plans and ideas.  I’ll be glad to assist you in finding the right academic plan to help you achieve your dreams and ambitions.

 

Greg Edwards

Transition Class Instructor

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer for STEM (particularly math or computer science degrees).

I am located in the Snyder Building, Room 116 inside of the LRC. I can be reached by email: gedwards7784@stanly.edu or by phone at 704-991-0336.

 

David Graves

Dr. David Graves

Chemistry Instructor

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer in STEM fields. I have experience working with students seeking opportunities related to chemistry, physics, engineering, and environmental science.

My offices are Patterson 229 D on the Albemarle campus (T, Th) and room 225 at the Crutchfield Education Center (M,W).  Please email dgraves7296@stanly.edu to set up an appointment.

 

Sarah Carmella Hedrick

Music Instructor

 I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer into liberal arts (critical skills), education, and fine arts degrees.

I am located in office 209 Snyder on the Albemarle campus. Please email me at shedrick8645@stanly.edu or call 704.991.0253 to schedule an appointment.

 

Liane Honeycutt

Global Education Liaison

Spanish and French Instructor

 I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer into liberal arts (critical skills) majors, certificates and degrees such as languages, translation and interpretation, literature, linguistics, the humanities, and tourism. I will be glad to also help you explore all global opportunities available for you on campus, such as joining the free Global Distinction Program and studying abroad in the summer!

In addition, I am the Multicultural Club advisor which consists in organizing cultural events, as well as sharing and learning about new cultures, and help you build leadership experience. You are more than welcome to join us anytime on campus!


I am located in office 223 Snyder on the Albemarle campus. Please email me at lhoneycutt1167@stanly.edu or call 704-991-0257 to schedule an appointment. I am looking forward to help you find a career path to start building your future.

 

 Dr. Beth Hopkins

Dean of University Transfer

Psychology and Health Education Instructor

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer to psychology, social work, human services, counseling, health education, sociology, and mental health majors.

 Please email (bhopkins7671@stanly.edu) or call (704-991-0137) to set up an appointment to discuss your plans and ideas. I will be glad to assist you in finding the right academic plan to help you achieve your goals and aspirations. 

  

Michael Lowder

Department Chair for Life & Physical Sciences

Biology instructor

 

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer to fields such as genetics, general biology, evolutionary biology, invertebrate biology, forensics, ecology, animal science, and taxonomy/phylogenetics.

I am located in office 205 Patterson Building on the Albemarle campus. Please email (mlowder9380@stanly.edu) or call (704.991.0366) to set up an appointment, and let’s talk about your plans.  I’ll be glad to assist you in finding the right academic plan to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

 

Tamara Maness

English/Humanities Instructor

 

I teach English and the Humanities (mostly American Women’s Studies).  I am a graduate of Stanly Community College and Catawba College.  After that, I earned an MA at University of North the Carolina at Greensboro.

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students looking to transfer into the liberal arts (critical skills) fields: English, literature, creative writing, education, humanities, and creative writing.

 

I am located in office 219 in the Snyder building.  Feel free to email me at tmaness7662@stanly.edu or call me at (704) 991-0286 to schedule an appointment. 

 

 

Kim Miller

Sociology Instructor

I will be glad to serve as a mentor for you, particularly in the social science areas, including, in particular, sociology; I can assist with other interests as well, including education pursuits.  Also, I have a specific interest in gender, so I can assist with students who wish to major in gender studies.

 

I am also a co-advisor for Spectrum, which promotes awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ identities. You do not have to identify as LGBTQ+ to join; all are welcome! 

 

I'm located in 224 Snyder Building. My phone number is 704-991-0256 and my email is kmiller5978@stanly.edu.

 

 

 

Brigette Myers

Mathematics Department Head

Mathematics Instructor

 

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer in the STEM, education, or business fields.

I am located in office 211 Snyder on the Albemarle campus.  Please email (bmyers7799@stanly.edu) or call (704.991.0177) to set up an appointment.

 

Bryan Sharp

Biology Instructor

Conservation biology and environmental stewardship are my main areas of interest with birds being my preferred species to study.  However, I am more than happy to connect students to career opportunities in any field related to biology in particular and science in general: wildlife and natural resource management, agricultural science, investigative research, environmental education, etc.  If I don't have the connections or experience to help you, I will do my best to introduce you to someone who can.

You can reach me in PB 209 at 704.991.0309, and bsharp7334@stanly.edu.

 

April Simpson

Mathematics Instructor

I am best suited to provide guidance and support for students seeking to transfer in the STEM, education, or business fields.

I am located in the Snyder Building, Office 223, on the Albemarle campus. Please email me at asimpson6115@stanly.edu or call at 704-991-0305 to set up an appointment.

 

 

SB = Snyder Building 
EB = Eddins Building 
PB = Patterson Building