The University Success Center



The seminar is a critical component of the First-Year Experience, where you will meet new people, connect with faculty and staff, and discover the UNA and Shoals communities.

FYE Seminars are themed, one-hour classes that may be attached to one or two of your required general education courses. Themes generally involve possibilities for majors, such as Nursing, History, or the Sciences. Seminar instructors determine the activities and assignments of the course, often times with your input, so your participation is important. In the past, activities have included:

When you arrive at SOAR this summer, be sure to ask your advisor to place you in the seminar that is right for you. Space is limited, so the sooner you get to orientation the more likely you are to get into your first choice. Click the link to view a list of the Fall 2014 FYE Learning Community Seminars.


Success Center Staff

Dr. Robert Koch Jr.

University Success Center Director

Center for Writing Excellence Director

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Ms. Tammy D. Rhodes

Administrative Assistant

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256.765.4764 (FAX)


Dr. Amy E. Crews

University Advising Services Director

Active Suspension Coordinator

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Mr. Matthew Little

First-Year Experience Director

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Dr. Kathleen Richards

Center for Writing Excellence

Assistant Director

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Prof. Marlow B. McCullough

Mathematics Learning Center Director

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Dr. Matt Price

Learning Support Coordinator

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Ms. Kenda H. Rusevlyan

Testing Coordinator

University Advisor

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Ms. Elizabeth C. Haggerty

University Advisor

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