Meet the Advisors


Mr. Jose Figueroa-Cifuentes
Mr. Jose Figueroa- Cifuentes
Academic Support Specialist,
Education Majors
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My full name is Jose Victor Figueroa-Cifuentes. I graduated in '18 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Security Emergency Management. As an undergraduate, I was involved in multiple organizations: The LaGrange Society, Student Government Association, Delta Chi Fraternity, HCO, HSO, and more. I am bilingual (Spanish and English) and took some French and Arabic classes at UNA. I enjoy calligraphy and helping others find solutions. Roar Lions!

Ms. Kate Hanbery

Ms. Kate Hanbery

Academic Support Specialist,
Academic Recovery

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I wear a lot of hats around here but my main focuses are Academic Recovery and Tutoring Services. I can be found assisting with CLEP, CPCE, and NBCC testing. I have a background in Criminal Justice and am fascinated by world of law. I am a 'helper' by nature and am driven to assist students as they study to meet their goals. When I am not working, I stay busy in graduate school, raising two super cool kids, and taking care of our home. 


Ms. Savannah Liles

Mrs. Savannah Liles, N.C.C.

Academic Support Specialist,
Exploratory COAS Majors

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I am a two-time graduate of UNA with a BS in Communications and an MA Community Counseling. I was very involved as an undergraduate Lion and worked as a Graduate Assistant while obtaining my Masters. I gained professional experience in Greek Life, Admissions, and Financial Aid before fining my home in Advising. I have 2 cats and 3 dogs with whom I am completely obsessed! I enjoy sewing and kayaking and taking pictures of my cats.  

Words of Wisdom: Don't hang out with knuckleheads. 

Mrs. Alaina Ramey

Mrs. Alaina Ramey

Academic Support Specialist,
Nursing Majors

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I graduated from UNA in 2007, majoring in History.  I will be finishing my master’s degree with a concentration in Higher Education Administration this December 2019.  This January marks my 10th year working at UNA. Before moving to the Success Center, I worked in the Registrar’s Office and ACONHP. I absolutely love my job and students!  I am married to Caleb Ramey and we have 2 daughters.  In my spare time I enjoy traveling, cooking, watching TV and movies and listening to music. 

Words of Wisdom: Read first, then ask questions.

Ms. Kenda Rusevlyan

Mrs. Kenda H. Rusevlyan

Testing Coordinator/
Academic Advisor

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I started working for UNA in October 2010. In addition to my advising duties, I am also the Testing Coordinator. I have a BA in English from the University of Alabama, and a MAED in Secondary Education from UNA.  Fun Fact: My parents both went to UNA. They actually met for the first time in the library! See, it really does pay to study.             I am married to John Rusevlyan and we have two children, Leigh and Jack.  UNA has lots to offer and I encourage you to make the most of your time here.

Words of Wisdom: Check your UNA email!