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Work experience

Feb 2005Present

Admissions Specialist III

Shelton State Community College
  • Assist with development and maintenance of college website
  • Serve as financial aid liaison with determining eligibility though hours earned
  • Write enrollment management and retention plan for college
  • Supervise and Proctor ACT Test
  • Assist with college catalog, schedule of classes and developing academic calendar
  • Assist with START-UP andAdmissions office registration duties
  • Maintain and implement degree audit software for online advising
  • Assist with graduation operations: planning ceremony, degree certification,and degree evaluations
  • Manage degree audit for graduation purposes
  • Evaluate credit by inputting transfer credit and assisting students with institutional credits accepted
  • Write degree audit training manual for faculty, student an advisor use
  • Register and advise students according to program of study
  • Develop databases for tracking and maintaining graduation information
  • Provide admissions information to students
  • Prepare pre and post graduating reporting
  • Create spreadsheets to assist other departments with calculating pre-requisite GPAs and other spreadsheet applications
  • Develop policies and procedures relating to areas of degree audit, transfer credit evaluation international, AP/CLEP credit
  • Determine graduation eligibility through evaluation , degree verification, and follow-up
Dec 2002Jan 2005

Advisor/Coordinator of Testing

Jefferson Davis Community College
  • Developed and maintained individual  departmental webpages  (advising and testing) for college
  • Taught Student Orientation Series to College Course
  • Supervised federal work study students, VA Work Study students and other student employees
  • Assisted in developing colleges online virtual new student orientation
  • Prepared annual college reports and strategic planning goals related to testing, advising, ADA and Early Warning System
  • Developed Development Studies Learning Cohort for remedial students
  • Coordinated College’s Early Warning System for tracking at-risk students
  • Implemented College’s Annual College/Career Day for seven local high schools
  • Administered and managed testing schedules for two college campuses and off-campus sites
  • Determined dual enrollment student eligibility
  • Assisted Academic Dean with College Catalog
  • Prepared and monitored annual budget for individual department
  • Input and set up computer software programs for computerized grading and testing for COMPASS and WORKKEYS
  • Served as college ADA coordinator and VA Certifying Official
  • Recommended and purchased latest updates in technology for testing, advising, and other areas of the college
  • Coordinated advising services for two campuses
  • Appointed by president as the Institutional Statewide Transfer Articulation Reporting System (STARS) Transfer Appeals Contact
  • Advised students according to degree plans and career development
  • Trained new faculty as to how to academic advise students effectively
  • Submitted requisitions, purchase orders, time sheets for individual department
  • Recruited students at local and state recruiting events
Aug 2002Dec 2002

Graduate Research Assistant

College of Education, Student Services and Certification, University of Alabama
  • Evaluated undergraduate and graduate courses for college equivalencies for alternative certification
  • Served as co-advisor and aided in establishing Ambassadors to the College of Education.
  • Advised students in all areas of College of Education Academic Programs for Alternative Certification
  • Recruited students from community colleges around the state
  • Submitted necessary paperwork to State Department of Education for alternative certification
May 2001Aug 2002

Graduate Assistant for Employer Relations and Marketing

Career Center, University of Alabama
  • Assisted students with career information, aided students in résumé writing, interviewing and graduate school information.
  • Assisted students with development of individual action plans and career portfolios
  • Designed marketing pieces (brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, flyers, handouts and booklets) for Career Center, Culverhouse College of Business Administration, and other areas related to the Career Center. 
  • Aided in planning and coordinated recruiting events for Career Fairs, EXPOS, workshops and Dining Seminars. Aided students in career assessments tools: CHOICES and FOCUS.
  • Aided students in resources on job interviewing, and other life skills.
  • Assisted students in locating resources for career preparation, job skills and other career related handouts
  • Checked out and maintained records of materials for students who used the Sylvester Jones Resource Center


Jan 2006Dec 2008

Doctor of Philosophy, Phi Kappa Phi

Dissertation: The Impact the Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System (STARS) has had on an Alabama Community College

Aug 2001Dec 2003

Master of Science


Web CT
Quark XP
Microsoft Office


2007-P   2008                                           Systems Improvement Team IV Team Leader

2006-PresentAlabama Association of Collegiate Registrars 

  2008-2009                                Amissions Officers (ALACRAO) Chair, PAE Committee

2006-PresentChair, Student Finance and Appeals Action Committee

2005-PresentCommencement Committee

2005Academic Advising Task Force

2005College Enrollment Management and Retention Committee

2004-2005Jefferson Davis Community College ADA Committee (Interim Chair)

2003-2005Institutional STARS Transfer Appeals Person-JDCC

2004Jefferson Davis College Council


Presenter. Impact STARS Has Had on An Alabama Community College. AGSC/STARS Committee Meeting, Birmingham, Alabama

2007 Presenter. Accommodating Students with Disabilities. Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Annual Conference.Mobile, Alabama.

2006Presenter.Faculty Advising Training. Presented by the Counseling Center to train faculty with advising, transfer credit and degree audit information

2004Presenter.Effective Advising and Transitioning to College. Sponsored by the President of Jefferson Davis Community College and Dean of Instruction for new faculty members.Trained all new faculty members on how to effectively advise students

2003Presenter.Upward Bound Program. Orientation to College. Sponsored by The Upward Bound Program at Jefferson Davis Community College for area high schools students to learn about college.

2003 -2004Presenter. Tips for Successful Interviewing and Resume Workshop.Sponsored by Student Support Services at Jefferson Davis Community College for students who plan to enter the workforce during and after graduation.

2003-2005Presenter. College Preparatory Program.Sponsored by Jefferson Davis Community College’s Tech Prep Program to teach area middle and high schools students about career options available

Professional Development

2008Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ALACRAO) Planning Committee Chair, PAE

2007Alabama Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (ALACRAO) Planning Committee Member

2007Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (SACRAO), Little Rock, Arkansas

2006National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), Austin, TX

2006American Association of Collegiate Registrars (AACRAO) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA

2005Completed Total Quality Management Training (TQM).

Shelton State Community College.

2003FERPA Workshop, The University of Alabama, Academic Outreach.

2005Department of Post Secondary Education FERPA Workshop

2003-2004Alabama Veterans Affairs Association Annual Conference, Mobile, AL

2003-2004 Alabama College System Human Resources Association Annual Diversity Conference, Birmingham, AL

2003Alabama Chief GED Examiner’s Conference, Gulf Shores, AL

2003Alabama Adult Educator’s Annual Conference, Birmingham, AL

2003Student Model Retention Components and Assessment

Conference, New Orleans, LA

2003Psychological and Personal Issues Affecting Students Workshop


6+ years of administrative experience in community college programming and    coordination

 Accelerated knowledge and practice of Interactive Technologies and Windows operating systems

Participated in local and state recruiting events

Served as an adjunct instructor for the past four years in the two-year college system

Prepared annual college reports and strategic planning goals

Assisted Dean of Students with College Recruitment Plan and Goals

Prepared and monitored annual budget for individual department


Large, K.(2009). A Study of Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting

System (STARS) Approved Courses Completed at an Alabama Community College. National Institute for Rural Community Colleges, Volume 1, Issue 2.

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science DepartmentJanuary 2005-Present

Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • ·Teach CIS 146- Microcomputer Applications and DPT 100- Intro to Computer Skills face to face and online
  • ·Collect, maintain and submit accurate class records including, grades, attendance, rosters, absences, and or class drop information
  • ·Prepare course syllabus and course outline
  • ·Maintain assigned office hours
  • ·Provide academic and career advice to students and promote student leadership and enrichment experience
  • ·Provide classroom instruction in accordance with approved course guidelines
  • ·Grade assignments, tests and submit final grades
  • ·Taught CEU 717 WebPages Basics Using FrontPage in Continuing Education Department

Adjunct Instructor, Orientation to College August 2007-October 2007

Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • ·Taught ORT 101-Orientation to College using blackboardtechnology
  • ·Assisted with developing Student Learning Outcomes for course
  • ·          Informed students concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, and academic progress
  • ·Maintained necessary attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submit them according to announced deadlines
  • ·Prepared grade assignments, projects, and examinations as required

Adjunct Instructor, Computer Science DepartmentMay 2004-December 2004

Reid State Technical College

·Taught DPT 146, Introduction to Multimedia Design and Development(CIS 203eqivilancy)

·Monitored departmental computer lab ensuring proper usage according to college policy

·Taught webpage design, including editors and use of HTML

·Adhere to all instructional procedures of the College in compliance with the Alabama College System and The Department of Postsecondary Education

Professional Organizations

Southern Association of College Student Affairs Administrators

Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Alabama Veterans Affairs Association

Alabama Association for Public and Continuing Adult Educators

Alabama Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers

Association of Higher Education Disability (AHEAD)

National Organization for Testing Administrators

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)


Jun 2006Present

Human Subjects

Institutional Review Board (IRB)