Career Planning and Development
Meet Our Staff
Melissa Medlin, Director
Melissa Tucker Medlin joined UNA in July 2008, after spending nearly 18 years as a student (MA, 1996 and BA, 1994) and student affairs professional at The University of Alabama. Melissa says being the Director of Career Planning and Development is her dream job—she loves being at UNA, working with the students and faculty and having the opportunity to develop a very important resource area for students. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work directly with students as they make their choices about careers and work while also developing my own skills as a Student Affairs Administrator. I consider it an honor to assist students in recognizing their true potential and the many skills which they possess that will contribute to them being successful," says Medlin.
She and her husband, James Medlin, have two children, Tucker and Heather and all are excited to now be a part of the UNA community.
Jennifer Smith, Assistant Director
Jennifer joined Career Planning and Development in January of 2010. Before joining Career Planning and Development, she advised undecided students within the College of Arts and Science for almost seven years. "I am very excited about combining my advising skills with career planning in order to best serve the needs of the students at UNA." Jennifer assists students with career counseling, assessment interpretation, resume preparation, mock interviews, job searches, decisions regarding majors and much more. She graduated from UNA with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts: Public Communications and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling. She is married to David Smith, and they have two sons, Isaiah and Spencer.
Kay Wammack, Senior Administrative Assistant
Kay Wammack joined UNA in February, 2009, as Sr. Administrative Assistant. She graduated with a B.S. from Samford University and worked in the insurance industry in Birmingham before moving to the Shoals area. Kay and her husband, Chip, have two children, Paul and Rachel. Kay appreciates the opportunity to help students realize their potential and begin the journey toward achieving their life goals.
Evan Burns, Practicum/Internship Student
Evan Burns recently joined Career Planning and Development as a practicum student from the Community Counseling program at UNA. He graduated from Freed-Hardeman University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2009 and has since worked as a youth minister for a local church congregation. "I am grateful to have the opportunity to work in a college setting assisting students and alumni with their career needs. I look forward to gaining knowledge and experience as I help individuals maximize their career potential." He is married to Sarah, and they have one dog, Ginger.