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Patrick Smith

Academic Specialist / Athletic Liaison

Office: Wessels Library- Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803-321-5362

Email:

patrick.smith@newberry.edu

Degrees:


M.S.E., The University of Akron, 2014
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012
 

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DeVonte Davis

AmeriCorp Vista

Office: Keller Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5615

Email:

DeVonte.Davis@newberry.edu

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Sarah Bryant

Interim Chair in the Department of Business Administration

Office: McClurg 3

Email:

sarah.bryant@newberry.edu

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Bernie Coaxum

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Degrees:

B.A., Communications, College of Charleston, 2004

Bio:

Bernie Coaxum enters his first season as an assistant coach for Newberry College.

 

Coaxum comes to Newberry after one season as an assistant at Pfeiffer. During the 2016-17 season, Coaxum played an important role in helping the Falcons compile a 26-5 overall record and win the Conference Carolinas regular season championship. In addition, the Falcons were ranked nationally in the NCAA Division II polls and received a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Coaxum's main role as the defensive coordinator helped the Falcons set a school record in steals at (391) which ranked 2nd nationally in NCAA Division II. The Falcons were also ranked No. 1 in the country in forced turnovers at (725) with an average of 23.3 per game.

 

Prior to Pfeiffer University, Coaxum had three years of experience as a head coach at the high school level. He spent two years at Coastal Christian Prep in Mount Pleasant, S.C. and one at Palmetto Scholars Academy in North Charleston, S.C. His 2012 team at Coastal Christian reached the South Carolina Independent Schools Athletics (SCISA) Class A state championship game and posted a 28-4 record. Coaxum was named SCISA Region IV Coach of the Year.

 

A native of Mount Pleasant, S.C., he played collegiately for one season at Anderson University for coach Doug Novak before transferring to Division I College of Charleston.

 

During his time at College of Charleston, Coaxum was on a team that defeated the University of North Carolina and won the 2002 Great Alaska Shootout with victories over Wyoming, Oklahoma State and Villanova. He was a member of the 2002-03 Cougars that finished with a 25-7 record and spent several weeks in the AP Top 25. 

 

He is a graduate from the College of Charleston with a degree in communications.

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Angie Rachels

Public Services Librarian

Office: Wessels Library

Office Phone: 803.321.3341

Email:

angie.rachels@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994.

B.S., Secondary English Education, Auburn University, 1989.

Bio:

Angie Rachels grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and joined Newberry College on September 5, 2017.

 

She came to Newberry College from the Newberry County Library, where she served as the Technical Services Director and Cataloger. Previous to moving to Newberry in 2014, Ms. Rachels worked in Lexington, Virginia, as a public librarian and cataloger. A lifetime ago, she was a school librarian and middle school English teacher in Illinois.

 

Ms. Rachels’ interests lie in vernacular photography, films, books, art, Portland Timbers soccer, dance, cooking, type 1 diabetes in young adults, snow, and travel. This fall, she is dabbling in volleyball spectatorship. Having raised two sons, she remains intrigued by the mysteries presented by work-life balance. Few of these topics seem to appear in the weekly pub trivia that she enjoys, but she persists.

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Charles Johnson

Assistant Track and Field Coach

Office: Center for Teacher Education - room 122C

Office Phone: 803.321.5114

Email:

charles.johnson@newberry.edu

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Lisa Duncan

OIRE Research Assistant

Office: Holland

Office Phone: 803.321.5647

Email:

lisa.duncan@newberry.edu

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Reid Austin

Director of Wessels Library

Office: Wessels Library

Office Phone: 803.321.5228

Email:

reid.austin@newberry.edu

Degrees:

MLIS, University of South Carolina, 2000

MA in English, Clemson University, 1997

BA in English, Wofford College,1994

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Melissa Taylor

Adjunct Professor of Nursing

Office: SCM 119B

Office Phone: 803.947.2112

Email:

melissa.taylor@newberry.edu

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Melissa Sheppard

Adjunct Instructor of English

Office: McClurg 109

Office Phone: 803.321.5203

Email:

melissa.sheppard@newberry.edu

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Nathan Schroer

Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Office: SCM

Office Phone: 803.321.5256

Email:

nathan.schroer@newberry.edu

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Carmella Powell

Adjunct Instructor of Biology

Office: SCM 225

Office Phone: 803.321.5648

Email:

carmella.powell@newberry.edu

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Linda Pippin

Adjunct Instructor of Nursing

Office: SCM 119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

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David Mitra

Instructor of Mathematics

Office: SCM 119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

david.mitra@newberry.edu

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Rebecca Livingston

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

Office: SCM 119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

rebecca.livingston@newberry.edu

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Hubert Kinard

Adjunct Instructor of Biology

Office: SCM 221

Office Phone: 803.321.5281

Email:

hubert.kinard@newberry.edu

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Sandra Davis

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics

Office: SCM119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

sandra.davis@newberry.edu

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Keith Ringer

Visting Professor of Political Science

Office: McClurg 204

Office Phone: 803.321.5214

Email:

keith.ringer@newberry.edu

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Natasha Ferguson Dennison

Assistant Professor of Sport Professions

Office: P.E. Complex 104

Office Phone: 803.321.3304

Email:

natasha.dennison@newberry.edu

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Janay Boone

Sports Information Intern

Office: O.L. Casey

Email:

janay.boone@newberry.edu

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David Santiago

Director of Athletic Bands/Assistant Band Director

Office: Alumni Music Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5633

Email:

david.santiago@newberry.edu

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Brianna Bennett

Intern, Athletic Trainer

Email:

brianna.bennett@newberry.edu

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Carolyne Horton

Head Dance Coach

Office: O.L. Casey

Office Phone: 803.321.2113

Email:

carolyne.horton@newberry.edu

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Lauretta Grant

Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

Office: SCM 119 G

Office Phone: 803.321.5630

Email:

lauretta.grant@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ed.D candidate, Educational Leadership, American College of Education

M.T., Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics, University of South Carolina, 2014

B.S., Mathematics, University of South Carolina, 2013

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Cecilia Brandon

Assistant Coach, Volleyball

Email:

cecilia.brandon@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.A. candidate in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Public Administration, Waldorf University

B.S., Mass Communications with concentration in public relations, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 2016

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Angelia Bedenbaugh

Adminstrative Assistant for Teacher Education

Office: CTE 101A

Office Phone: 803.321.5201

Email:

angelia.bedenbaugh@newberry.edu

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Carrie Caudill

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: McClurg 308

Office Phone: 803.321.5262

Email:

carrie.caudill@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D.,Counselor Education and Supervision, University of South Carolina, 2012
Ed.S., Marriage and Family Counseling, University of South Carolina, 2005
B.A., Psychology and Bible, Columbia International University, 2003
Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor

Bio:


Dr. Caudill's current research involves exploring relational quality, college students and depression, and spirituality and psychological health. Before joining the Newberry College Faculty, Dr. Caudill taught psychology for eight years in higher education. She continues to maintain a part time counseling private practice in the community. She has presented at regional and national conferences, as well as given workshops in the community about psychology and wellness.  


Associate Counselor, Palmetto Counseling Associates (Jan. 2004 – Present)
Associate Professor of Psychology, Columbia International University, (2007 - 2016)
Family Counselor, Palmetto Health Recovery & Addictions Center (July 2006 – Sept. 2007)

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Alicia Davis

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Office: McClurg 305

Office Phone: 803.321.5674

Email:

alicia.davis@newberry.edu

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Laura Roost

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: McClurg 317

Office Phone: 803.321.5214

Email:

laura.roost@newberry.edu

Degrees:


Ph.D.,Political Science with graduate specializations in Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2014

M.A., Political Science with graduate specializations in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2009
 

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Hannah Luckett

Head Women's Golf Coach

Office: PHE

Office Phone: 803.321.2051

Email:

hannah.luckett@newberry.edu

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Lauren Grabowski

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: SCM 325

Office Phone: 803.321.5376

Email:

lauren.grabowski@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D, University of South Carolina, 2017

B.S., Saint Francis University, 2012

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Alexis Carrillo

Assistant, Women's Soccer

Email:

alexis.carrillo@newberry.edu

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Jerry Alewine

Respiratory Therapy Chair

Office: Keller Hall 103

Office Phone: 803.321.3320

Email:

jerry.alewine@newberry.edu

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Adia Daniels

Assistant Dean of Students

Office: Derrick Hall-Room 6

Office Phone: 803.321.5205

Email:

adia.daniels@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S.Ed., Old Dominion University, 2009 

B.S., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 2006

Bio:

Adia Daniels began her career in Higher Education as Director of Student Activities at North Carolina Wesleyan College (2009-2014) where she provided oversight and assessment of all Student Activities programming. She facilitated the chartering of several international fraternities and sororities and led a renovation project for the Student Center. Daniels also served as an instructor for the college’s freshman seminar and was an academic advisor for first-year students. 

Daniels served as Senior Coordinator for Student Victim Assistance for Georgia State University (2015-2016) where she helped provide comprehensive assistance and support for students experiencing victimization. 

Before joining Newberry, Daniels served as Director of Greek Student Engagement and Development at Western Carolina University (2016-2017). She was responsible for developing, implementing and assessing all Greek Life programming and served as member of the leadership team of the AVP/Dean of Students. 

In her role as Assistant Dean of Students, Daniels has oversight of the College’s Greek community, student clubs and organizations, campus recreation program, and she manages non-academic violations of the Student Code of Conduct. 

Daniels is a member of the Southern Association of College Student Affairs and has been a conference presenter for that organization and others. She is a current member of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Society and the Golden Key International Honor Society. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Sandra Smith

Administrative Assistant for McClurg

Office: McClurg 109

Office Phone: 803-321-5203

Email:

sandra.smith@newberry.edu

Degrees:

BA, History, Newberry College, 2008

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Russell Rivers

Senior Graphic Designer

Office: Holland Hall - 2nd Floor

Office Phone: 803.947.2053

Email:

russell.rivers@newberry.edu

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Morganne Lander

Athletic Communications Assistant

Office: O.L. Casey Center - Athletic Communications

Office Phone: 803.321.5606

Email:

morganne.lander@newberry.edu

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Kelly Cardew

Admission Counselor

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5132

Email:

k.cardew@newberry.edu

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Travis Johnson

Chief Technology Officer

Office: Wright Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5112

Email:

travis.johnson@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.S. Computer Science, Claflin University, 2005

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Travis Ballenger

Director of First Year Programs

Office: Derrick Hall - room 12

Office Phone: 803.321.3311

Email:

travis.ballenger@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ed.D. with a concentration in Higher and Post-Secondary Education, Argosy University, 2016 

M.A. in Counseling with a Mental Health concentration, Webster University, 2005

B.A. in Sociology,University of South Carolina-Spartanburg, 2002

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Diana Alexander

Head Women's Soccer Coach

Office: Soccer Office-Bauchman Street

Office Phone: 803.321.5656

Email:

diana.alexander@newberry.edu

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Reuben Burk

Assistant Coach Men's Soccer

Office: Soccer House

Office Phone: 803.321.5375

Email:

reuben.burk@newberry.edu

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Elisabeth Ramirez

Accompanist for voice and choirs

Office: AMC 205

Email:

alice.ramirez@newberry.edu

Bio:

Mrs. Elisabeth Ramirez serves as the accompanist for the voice studio of Newberry College’s Department of Music, and for NC Singers and Madrigals. As a collaborative pianist, she won numerous prizes in Youth Competitions at the state and national level in Germany, her native country. Mrs. Ramirez studied at University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim with Prof. Ulrich Eisenlohr, emphasizing vocal and instrumental piano accompaniment. She has performed in many recitals and concerts with singers, instrumentalists, and ensembles in a broad repertoire in art songs, oratorio, and opera, as well as diverse chamber music from the Baroque Period to contemporary. She also worked as accompanist for several choir formations in Germany, including continuo playing. In addition to her piano skills, Mrs. Ramirez is also an accomplished violinist. In Germany, she was a violinist with the Symphony Orchestra of Kaiserslautern for over 25 years, and participated in several chamber orchestras and smaller ensembles, also. Since moving to Newberry in 2015, she has been a member of the Newberry Chamber Orchestra, teaches private lessons in piano and violin, and is organist at AR Presbyterian Church.

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Mark Wilhelm

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Mary Grate-Pyos

Degrees:

M.B.A. Syracuse University

B.A. Mathematics, Newberry College

Bio:

Mary Grate-Pyos, MBA, is a Certified Family Business Specialist who prides herself on being able to simplify financial issues and create solutions for families, business owners & entrepreneurs.  She speaks regularly at churches, conferences and businesses to share her insight financial strategies for peace of mind.

 

As a trained mathematician, Mary considers herself a “Proud Geek in Pearls.” She earned an MBA from Syracuse University; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Newberry College; and is a Certified Family Business Specialist, completed at the American College of Financial Services.   She has also completed training in the Certified Leadership Development Program at George Washington University.   

 

She is author of Wealthy woman – Wise Choices; former Columnist for the Capital Spotlight Newspaper in Washington, DC; and former Financial Expert on the syndicated radio show, “Serving Up Soul” with Gospel Singer Dorinda Clark.  She has been featured in countless publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine; Essence Magazine; Ebony Magazine; Today’s Christian Woman Magazine; Pink Magazine; Financial Woman International, Boomer Market Advisor, and Advisor Today Magazine. She hosts My Pearl Power events that focuses on powerful dialogues with successful women to educate, encourage and empower women in their finances and in life.

 

Mary is a member of Women in Financial Services (WIFS); Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA); and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).  She is a former Board Member for Dress for Success – Washington, DC and the Greater DC National Association of Women Business Owners.  She is a proud partner with the Women’s Business Center located in Springfield, Virginia, where she provides advice and guidance to new entrepreneurs.

 

She created and now chairs the Financial Ministry at her local Church and currently resides in Burke, Virginia.

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Rob Best

Email:

rbest4545@comcast.net

Degrees:

B.A.,Mathematics, Newberry College

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Mary Shepherd

Spanish Instructor and Academic Specialist-International Students/Study Abroad Programs

Office: Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5270

Email:

mary.shepherd@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.A., Spanish, University of South Carolina, 2013

B.A., Spanish, Wofford College, 1998

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Jeff Orsoe

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Office Phone: 803.321.5184

Email:

jeff.orsoe@newberry.edu

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Steven Dorrell

Residence Hall Director - Walker Hall and Oakland Mill

Office: Oakland Mill

Office Phone: 803.321.5623

Email:

steven.dorrell2@newberry.edu

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Samelia K. Abney

Academic Specialist - Disability Services

Office: Wessels Library - Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5148

Email:

samelia.abney@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.Ed., Higher Education, Columbia College, 2018

B.A., Education; Concentration: English and Social Studies, University of South Carolina-Aiken, 2015

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Carl Lominick

Circulation Manager Wessels Library

Office: Wessels Library

Office Phone: 803.321.5149

Email:

cw.lominick@newberry.edu

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Ruth McDaniel

Adjunct Faculty, Music

Office: Alumni Music Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5633

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Patrick Fowler

Student Affairs, Residence Hall Director - Cromer Hall, Derrick Hall, Smeltzer Hall

Office: Derrick Hall - Room 2

Office Phone: 803.947.2119

Email:

kevin.fowler@newberry.edu

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Ralph Patterson

Director of Athletics

Office: O.L. Casey

Office Phone: 803.321.5166

Email:

ralph.patterson@newberry.edu

Bio:

Ralph Patterson comes to Newberry after serving nearly seven years as Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the Lander Foundation at Lander University in Greenwood. He was also Vice President for Advancement at Erskine College from 2007-09.

Prior to his work as a higher education fundraiser, Patterson was a college basketball coach for 18 years. He was an assistant coach at Colorado for five years and at Appalachian State for six years. He was the head basketball coach at Erskine College for seven years. The Boulder, Colo., native coached at Fairview HS in Boulder prior to joining the college ranks. He graduated from Ashford University with a degree in Organizational Management.

Patterson also has sports radio and television broadcasting experience. He hosted a sports radio show in Clemson from 1999-2003, and from 2003-2009 served as a co-host for the Clemson football radio network on the Tiger Tailgate Show and the 5th Quarter Show. He has continued to be a college basketball color analyst, and has done telecasts on Fox Sports South, Comcast Sports Southeast, ESPN Regional, ESPN3 and MASN.

Patterson currently serves as a board member of the Lakelands Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, and Anderson Counties), and is also on the Greenwood Rotary Club Board of Directors

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Frances Meetz

Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Education

Email:

frances.meetz@newberry.edu

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Callie Youngman

Head Volleyball Coach

Office Phone: 803.321.5237

Email:

callie.youngman@newberry.edu

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Lori Ricard

Adjunct Faculty, Teacher Education

Email:

lori.ricard

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Marian Bland

Adjunct Faculty, Humanities

Email:

marian.bland@newberry.edu

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Elisabeth Ramierez

Adjunct Faculty, Music

Office: Alumni Music Center

Email:

elisabeth.ramirez@newberry.edu

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Leon Banks

Adunct professor of Business Adminstration

Email:

leon.banks@newberry.edu

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Patrick Beatty

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Office: McClurg 303

Office Phone: 803-321-5216

Email:

patrick.beatty@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Management & Policy,
Seton Hall University (NJ)

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Seton Hall University (NJ)

M.S. in Safety Management, Saint Joseph’s University (PA)

B.A. in Law & Justice, Rowan University (NJ)

A.A. in Arts & Science, Gloucester County College (NJ)

A.A.S. in Law Enforcement, Gloucester County College (NJ)

Bio:

Dr. Patrick Beatty received his Ed.D in Educational Leadership Management & Policy from Seton Hall University in 2014. His dissertation work focused on the post-secondary education of New Jersey foster youths. He has served more more than 20 years in law enforcement with the New Jersey Department of Human Services State Police as a Senior Detective, and the Deptford Township Police Department as a Patrolman. His current research involves criminal justice policies focused on foster care victimization, juvenile delinquency, and police ethics.

 

Before joining the Newberry College faculty, Dr. Beatty previously taught at Kutztown University (PA), Cecil College (MD), Delaware County Community College (PA), Salem County Community College (NJ), Gloucester County College (NJ), and as a Certified New Jersey Police Academy Instructor.

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Laurie Addison

Assistant Cheer Coach

Email:

laurie.addison@newberry.edu

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Courtney Kozar

Volunteer Assistant Volleyball Coach

Office Phone: 803.321.5237

Email:

courtney.kozar@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S., Environment Studies, Wesley College, 2013

B.A., Biology/Health Science, 2011

Bio:

Courtney Kozar joined the Wolves as a volunteer assistant volleyball coach in January 2016. She previously served as the head women's volleyball coach at Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania from 2013-15, where she compiled a 39-35 overall record at the Division III school.

Prior to her time at Bryn Athyn, she was an assistant volleyball and softball coach at Wesley College in Delaware.

Kozar was a two-sport standout student-athlete at Guilford College and was the captain of the volleyball team in her junior and senior seasons. She tallied 770 career kills to rank eighth on Guilford’s all-time list. She also ranks ninth in school history with 847 digs and was named Guilford’s 2011 Best Female Athlete.

On the diamond, Kozar graduated as one of the best softball players in Guilford history, holding the career record for batting average (.389) and on-base percentage (.455).  She also ranks third all-time in steals (24) and fifth in runs scored (88). A National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region and All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selection as a senior, Kozar hit .402 and led Guilford with a .476 on-base percentage, 11 stolen bases and a school-record 41 runs scored.

Kozar graduated from Guilford College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and in Heath Science. She also completed her Masters of Science in Environmental Studies from Wesley College in May of 2013.

Kozar also coaches USA Volleyball club volleyball for Carolina One Volleyball Club. She is a native of Laurens and graduate of District 55

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Jason Miller

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Office Phone: 803.321.5327

Email:

jason.miller@newberry.edu

Bio:

Jason Miller joined the Wolves as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2016 spring season. Miller came to the Wolves after coaching at the Augusta Christian Schools from 2008-10. He is currently coaching for Thomas Sumter Academy where he had two players selected to the SCISA 2A All-Region team. Miller was the former head coach for Bulls Soccer Club (2003-15) where he pushed over a third of his players to the collegiate level, including three former Newberry Wolves players. In 2015 Miller was the Director of Player Development/Director of Coaching for Sumter Soccer Club. There he ran all of the technical training sessions for every team in the club and also helped coach two teams to a state championship. Miller currently holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, Coerver Youth, and USSF National Youth License.

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Jarvis Littlejohn

Defensive Line Coach

Office: P.E. Complex

Office Phone: 803.321.5654

Email:

jarvis.littlejohn@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.A., Tusculum, 2008

Bio:

Jarvis Littlejohn came to Newberry College to coach the defensive line in the spring of 2016 after recently completing his third season on the Tusculum coaching staff in 2015.

Littlejohn, who starred on the Tusculum gridiron from 2005-08, served as the Pioneers' running back coach in 2013 and has was responsible for the outside linebackers in 2014 and 2015.

The 2008 Tusculum graduate returned to the Greeneville campus after serving the four years on the coaching staff at Gaffney (S.C.) High School.  While at Gaffney, he helped the Indians to a 45-12 record while capturing the 2012 state championship and a pair of region titles (2011 & 2012).

He served as Gaffney's freshmen basketball coach for four years, leading the program to 15 wins per season, including a perfect 20-0 record in 2009.

Prior to Gaffney, he served as a graduate assistant football coach at Delta State under head coach Ron Roberts. While at the Cleveland, Miss. school, he assisted with the linebackers along with other duties with the program.

During his playing career at Tusculum, he earned All-South Atlantic Conference honors twice (2007, 2008) and was a consensus All-Region linebacker in his senior campaign (2008) where he finished with 105 tackles, which were the third most in school history.

He served as team captain of that 2008 squad that captured the SAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the first time in school history. That squad finished the year with a 9-4 record, advanced to the region semifinals and ended the year ranked 16th in the nation. He earned All-Region distinction by Daktronics (CoSIDA) and Don Hansen’s Football Gazette.

Littlejohn accounted for 209 career tackles, which are 14th in Tusculum history. His five career fumble recoveries are sixth in TC history, including his three in 2008 (T4th in TC history).

In 2007, he led the Pioneers in tackles, recording 85 stops, including a career-high 17 against Mars Hill (T7th-most in TC history). The Gaffney native posted 11 tackles for loss in 2007, recovered two fumbles and forced a pair. For his 17-tackle effort against Mars Hill University, he was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week and D2football.com National Defensive Player of the Week.

While a student-athlete at Tusculum, he also served as a counselor and mentor to disadvantaged youth with the Boys and Girls Club.

Littlejohn and his fiance Latoya Lane of Knoxville, Tenn., are the parents of one son, Isaiah.

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Na'Shan Goddard

Offensive Line Coach

Office: P.E. Complex

Office Phone: 803.321.5173

Email:

nashan.goddard@newberry.edu

Bio:

Na'Shan Goddard joined the Newberry College coaching staff as the offensive line coach in the spring of 2016.

Goddard excelled at South Carolina under head coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier from 2001-05, earning SEC All-Freshman and Freshman All-America honors in 2002. He was also named preseason all-SEC in 2005. He played center, guard and tackle during his years with the Gamecocks.

When his collegiate career ended, Goddard signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants. He was there for three years, then had a brief stint with the New York Jets, before being traded back to the Giants. He later played with Seattle and closed out his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2008 and another ring with the Saints in 2010.

Goddard also played professionally with the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League and the Florida Tuskers and Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. 

Goddard retired from pro football following the 2014 CFL season and lives in Columbia with his wife, Stacey, and two sons.

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Ira Keith Chapman

Director of Athletic Marketing

Office Phone: 803.321.5654

Email:

ira.chapman@newberry.edu

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Randall Stewart

Director of Athletic Communications

Office: O.L.Casey

Office Phone: 803.321.5667

Email:

randall.stewart@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.B.A., King University, 2014

B.S., Sport and Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina, 2013

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Tanner Swift

Athletic Communications Assistant

Office: O.L. Casey

Office Phone: 803.947.2107

Email:

tanner.swift@newberry.edu

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Joanna Tincher

Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Office: a210 Eleazer

Office Phone: 803.321.5137

Email:

joanna.tincher@newberry.edu

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Rashelle McLellan

Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Office: O.L. Casey

Office Phone: 803.321.3325

Email:

rashelle.mclellan@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.A., Limestone University, 2013

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Jay Reid

Assistant Men's Baskeball Coach

Office: 210 Eleazer

Office Phone: 803.321.5677

Email:

jay.reid@newberry.edu

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Cy Wainright

Head Wrestling Coach

Office: Eleazer 201

Office Phone: 803-321-5659

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Bryce Cooper

Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Office: Soccer Office-Bauchman Street

Office Phone: 803.321.5640

Email:

bryce.cooper@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Teaching license, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 2010.

B.A., University of Southern Indiana, 2004.

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Michael A. Smith

Director of Student Engagement & Greek Life

Office: Derrick Hall room 9

Office Phone: 803-321-5501

Email:

michael.smith@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.Ed., Georgia Southern University 2014

B.S., Coastal Carolina University 2011 

A.A., Horry Georgetown Technical College 2006

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Albert Roberts

Chapel organist and adjunct instructor of Music Theory and Ear-training

Office: AMC

Email:

Albert.Roberts@Newberry.edu

Degrees:

D.M.D., Medical University of South Carolina 

B.S., University of South Carolina 

B.A., University of South Carolina 

Bio:

Dr. Al Roberts is the Chapel organist and adjunct instructor of Music Theory and Eartraining.  He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Biology and a BA in Music.  He holds a DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is Director of Music and organist at St. David Lutheran Church in West Columbia, and is an active composer. His 40 published works are for piano, organ, band, and chorus.

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Thomas Ard

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5131

Email:

thomas.ard@newberry.edu

Degrees:

MPA., Clemson University

B.A., Presbyterian College

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Danielle Bell

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803-321-5128

Email:

danielle.bell@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.Ed., Columbia College, 2013

B.S., Lander University, 2005

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Tammy Errigo

Enrollment Office Manager

Office: Admission

Office Phone: 803.321.5134

Email:

Tammy.Errigo@Newberry.edu

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Rene Hamer

Admission Counselor

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803-321-5122

Email:

rene.hamer@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.A., Newberry College, 2012

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Barbara Joyner

Associate Director of Admission/Transfer and International Admission Counselor

Office: Library/Admission

Office Phone: 803-321-5625

Email:

Barbara.joyner@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.A., North Carolina State University, 1996
M.B.A., Elon University, 2006

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Bryan McDaniel

Assistant Director of Admission

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.947.2062

Email:

bryan.mcdaniel@newberry.edu

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Kayla Phlegar

Admission Counselor

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5127

Email:

kayla.phlegar@newberry.edu

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Joel Vander Horst

Dean of Enrollment Management

Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.947.2110

Email:

Joel.vanderhorst@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.B.A., Lynn University, 2006

B.S., Mars Hill, 2005

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Druie Cavender

Adjunct Instructor

Office: SCM 221

Office Phone: 803.321.5281

Email:

druie.cavender@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

M.P.H., University of Michigan School of Public Health

B.A., Miami University

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Cynthia Aulbach

Adjunct Instructor of Biology REMAST Master Teacher

Office: SCM 119A

Office Phone: 803.321.5250

Email:

Cynthia.Aulbach@newberry.edu

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Katie Sas

Women's Volunteer Assistant Soccer Coach

Office Phone: 803.321.5656

Email:

katie.sas@newberry.edu

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Krista Coggins

Women's Golf Volunteer Assistant

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Bennett Swygert

Offensive Coordinator - Quarterbacks

Office: Physical Education Complex

Office Phone: 803.321.5143

Email:

bennett.swygert@newberry.edu

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Pete Quinn

Men's Assistant Basketball Coach

Office: O.L. Casey

Office Phone: 803.321.5665

Email:

peter.quinn@newberry.edu

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Erik Schwager

Director of Strength, Conditioning, Sports Performance

Office: Physical Education Complex

Office Phone: 803.321.5188

Email:

erik.schwager@newberry.edu

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Hannah Dave

Women's Field Hockey Head Coach

Office: OL Casey

Office Phone: 803.321.5182

Email:

hannah.dave@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Major-Criminal Justice

Minor-Psychology

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P.J. Zocchi

Pitching Coach

Office: The Castle

Office Phone: (803) 321-5301

Email:

pj.zocchi@newberry.edu

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Rebekah Dixon

Assistant Professor of Sport Professions

Office: PE Complex 101

Office Phone: 803-947-2109

Email:

rebekah.dixon@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Master of Science in Physical Education, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC (2003)

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Concentration in Athletic Training, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC (2000)

Bio:

Rebekah Dixon has been a member of the Newberry College Sport Professions faculty since 2004. She earned tenure in 2007 as an assistant professor in Sport Professions focusing on the academic major of Sport Management and minor of Athletic Training. During her time at Newberry College she has served as the Head Men’s & Women's Cross Country Coach at Newberry College (2006-2008 season) and has served on various Newberry College committees.  She serves as the Sport Management program coordinator and has served as the co-faculty advisor to the Blue Key Honor Society since 2010. She was awarded the Golden Machete Awards (2011-201) for program assessment. She also has been certified through the American Red Cross to teach First Aid/CPR since 2002 and uses her NSCA-CSCS certification as a part-time personal trainer to assist individuals with their health and fitness goals.Dixon was born and raised in Gastonia, N.C.

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Leanne Waters

Admission Administrative Assistant

Office: Holland Hall, 2nd Floor

Office Phone: 803-321-5127

Email:

leanne.waters@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.A., Columbia College, 2016

A.A.  Piedmonth Technical College

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Meredythe Goodreau

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Office: SCM 116

Office Phone: 803.321.5118

Email:

meredythe.goodreau@newberry.edu

Degrees:

ADN, Greenville Technical College 2006

BSN, University of Phoenix 2009

MSN-ED, University of Phoenix 2011

Bio:

Meredythe Goodreau received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Greenville Technical College, her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix with a focus in Nursing Education.

Prior to joining the full-time faculty at Newberry College in 2015, Goodreau worked as a nursing faculty member at Midlands Technical College in West Columbia, SC and as an adjunct clinical faculty member for the Newberry College nursing program. She has experience in the area of staff nurse education as well at hospitals across the Midlands. Goodreau is a practicing Registered Nurse since 2007 with experience in several areas–Cardiac Telemetry, Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care, and Mother-Baby. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.

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Lauren Watkins

Adjunct Professor of Music - Flute

Office: AMC 213

Email:

lauren.watkins@newberry.edu

Degrees:

D.M.A., University of South Carolina

M.M., University of Southern California

B.M., The Ohio State University

Bio:

Since returning to her home state of South Carolina, flutist Lauren Watkins maintains a versatile career as an educator, performer, and clinician.  Inspired by diverse musical experiences, her innovative pursuits as a member of the flute and percussion duo, flusSion, have led to experiential performances, masterclasses, and summer camps around the United States.

Lauren has received prizes in several national competitions, performed community concerts with the fellowship winning ensemble, Sound of 5, appeared as a soloist with orchestras, performed recitals at flute festivals, and presented a Spotlight Concert at Piccolo Spoleto with flusSion. Recently appointed Second Flute with the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Lauren will also perform as Principal Flute with the Aiken Symphony Orchestra this season. She has appeared in concert with the SC Philharmonic Orchestra, Palmetto Opera Orchestra, and the Long Bay Symphony.

Dedicated to creating community through music education, Dr. Watkins currently serves on the faculty of Newberry College, Limestone College, and the University of South Carolina Aiken. In addition to maintaining a diverse private studio, she directs Flute Loops, Columbia’s adult community flute ensemble. She has been a summer program instructor for Trustus Theater and frequently presents masterclasses and guest clinics to flute students across the state of South Carolina. Lauren currently serves on the board of the SC Flute Society and is past president of both the Carolina Flute Guild at USC and the Central Ohio Flute Association.

As an advocate for community engagement in higher education, Dr. Watkins was featured as a Big Idea presenter at the 2016 College Music Society Summit. Her presentation, “Community Engagement for the 21st Century Music School” directly draws on her doctoral research that assists applied studio teachers interested in creating and implementing community-based performance programs.

 

Dr. Watkins is a graduate of South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in her native Greenville, SC. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of South Carolina where she served as graduate teaching assistant for the flute studio. She is blessed to experience continual learning and growth under the instruction of her musical mentors Jennifer Parker-Harley, Jim Walker, Katherine Borst Jones, Patricia George, Mark Thomas, and Caroline Ulrich.

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Reed Hanna

Adjunct Professor of Music - Bassoon

Office: AMC 108

Email:

reed.hanna@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.M., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

B.S., Music Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bio:

American bassoonist and composer Reed Hanna is an active freelance musician in the southeastern United States. Currently, Dr. Hanna is interim second bassoonist of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. He also performs regularly on bassoon and contrabassoon with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Valdosta (GA) Symphony, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, and others. A committed educator and chamber musician, he maintains a private bassoon studio in Columbia, SC, and frequently plays in chamber and new music concerts.

In 2015, Dr. Hanna performed in the Spoleto USA Festival both with the festival orchestra and in performances with New York Baroque, Inc. Shortly thereafter he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of South Carolina, where he studied with Dr. Michael Harley (member of the acclaimed contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound).

Dr. Hanna’s compositions have recently become more widely known among woodwind players for their interesting and imaginative musical ideas that challenge performers and captivate audiences. Recent publications include Little Suite for bassoon and bass clarinet (also for 2 bassoons), and Red Lights!, his second woodwind quintet. Amidst many current composition projects, Dr. Hanna is composing his Second Chamber Symphony and has begun work on a second concerto for tuba.

Prior to coming to South Carolina, Dr. Hanna earned the Performer’s Certificate from Penn State University, where he studied bassoon with Daryl Durran. He also holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he studied with Dr. Jeffrey McCray and Dr. Jason Worzbyt, respectively.

In addition to teaching and performing, Dr. Hanna enjoys running, swimming, and cycling. He teaches swimming lessons each summer in Columbia, and is looking forward to training for his next marathon or triathlon. All of life is a race, and you are your biggest competition

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Patrick Casey

Assistant Professor of Music Education

Office: AMC 104

Office Phone: 803.321.5634

Email:

patrick.casey@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. in Music Education, The Ohio State University

M. M. in Conducting, Northwestern University

B. A. in Music Education, Arkansas Tech University

Bio:

Dr. Patrick Casey joined the Newberry College faculty in August 2015 after a year-long visiting appointment in music education at Middle Tennessee State University and a five-year tenure in Germany as a vocal and instrumental music educator with the U.S. Department of Defense schools.  His return to primary and secondary teaching followed over two decades of instrumental music instruction in post-secondary education, including conducting and teaching appointments at Indiana University, Virginia Tech, the University of Central Missouri and the University of Oregon.  

Casey’s formal education includes degrees in music education and conducting from The Ohio State University, Northwestern University, and Arkansas Tech University, where his principal teachers included Craig Kirchhoff, Richard Blatti, John Paynter, Frank Crisafulli, Hal Cooper, Andy Anders and Vicki Kiehl.

 

He recently served as Music Director of the Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir (2008-2013), as President of the European Music Educators Association (2012-2013), and in earlier times, as the Southwest division chair of the National Band Association, and Missouri chair of the College Band Directors National Association.  He holds honorary memberships in Tau Beta Sigma, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Beta Mu, and his continuing professional affiliations also include the National Association for Music Education, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and the American Choral Directors Association.

 

At Newberry, Dr. Casey coordinates the music education program, teaches music education methods courses, low brass studio & masterclasses, and coaches the jazz combo.  He and his wife Elisabeth Ramirez are delighted to be living in Newberry, and look forward to making musical connections with generations of former, present and future Newberry College students.

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Jimmie Coggins

Email:

jcoggins@wkdk.com

Degrees:

B.A. Newberry College, 1974

Bio:

Occupation: 

Employment/Self-Employed/Professional. Currently President and General Manager, Newberry Broadcasting Co. Inc. radio station WKDK in Newberry, SC

Accomplishments: 

Professional/Business/Personal/Volunteer

Chairman of the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce

Former Honorary Chairman of the Newberry County March of Dimes Walk America

Former Member of the Board of Directors, Association for a Greater Newberry

Past Member of the Board of Newberry’s Great Town Program

President of the Newberry County Unit of the American CancerSociety, 1979

Member and Former President of the Newberry Cotillion Club

Served as Chairman of the United Way of the Midlands Campaign for Newberry County

under area Chairman Dr. Hubert Setzler, President of Newberry College

Served as a Member of the Board of Directors and as Secretary of The Newberry County Development Board/Chairman of Commerce

Served 1981-1991 including 2 years as Chairman of the Board of the State Department of

Youth Services Juvenile Parole Board

Member of the Newberry Rotary Club (President 1979-9180)

Named Rotarian of the Year (2002-2003) and a Paul Harris Fellow

Member of the City of Newberry Planning Commission 1981-1985

Charter Member and Board Member of the Newberry County Touchdown Club

Honored and recognized by the SC general Assembly for services to the State Gift of Life Trust Fund

Former Member and Treasurer of the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board

Former Member of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association

Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Newberry County Family YMCA

Member of the Newberry College President’s Club

Served on several Academic and Athletic Committees at Newberry College, 

including the 150th Anniversary Committee

Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from Newberry College.  August 19, 2007

 

Since 1982, Coggins has been the radio voice of Newberry College and Newberry High School Athletics.