First-Year Experience

Meet New People * Get Ahead on Academics * Get to Know UNA

Our First-Year Experience (FYE)  Program is an opportunity for you to get comfortable with your new college home while developing skills for college success. You will make new friends, gain mentoring relationships with faculty and staff, and hone the skills you need to plan your future and achieve your goals.

The goals of our FYE Program are to help you:

  • Get ORIENTED to UNA and the Shoals; after all, it's your home, too!
  • DEVELOP critical skills in studies and in life.
  • EXPLORE major and career possibilities. Explore your future from the start!

How do you get involved in the FYE Program?

Enroll in an FYE Seminar:

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To find out more, contact Mr. Matthew Little at or 256.765.4133 or Ms. Tammy Rhodes at or 256.765.4722.


Dr. Robert Koch Jr.
University Success Center Director
Center for Writing Excellence Director
The Commons 223

Ms. Tammy D. Rhodes
Administrative Assistant
The Commons 204
256.765.4764 (FAX)

Dr. Amy E. Crews
University Advising Services Director
Active Suspension Coordinator
The Commons 221

Mr. Matthew Little
First-Year Experience Director
The Commons 215

Dr. Kathleen Richards
Center for Writing Excellence
Assistant Director
The Commons 219

Prof. Marlow B. McCullough
Mathematics Learning Center Director
The Commons 217

Dr. Matt Price
Learning Support Coordinator
Academic Advisor
The Commons 220

Ms. Kenda H. Rusevlyan
Testing Coordinator
University Advisor
The Commons 214

Ms. Elizabeth C. Haggerty
University Advisor
The Commons 213


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