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'Lola Kennedy

'Lola Kennedy

Director of Financial Aid


Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5120

Email: lola.kennedy@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Administrative Affairs

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Shelly Klinek

Assistant Prof of Physical Education


Email: shelly.klinek@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Teacher Education

Degrees:

Ed.D. | Indian University of Pennsylvania

MA.Ed. | Malone College

B.S. | Salem College

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Susan Fernandez

Susan Fernandez

Dean of Education


Office: Center for Teacher Education

Office Phone: 803-947-2128

Email: susan.fernandez@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Teacher Education

Degrees:

Ed.D. | Union Institute & University

M.A. | Clemson University

B.A. | Clemson University

Bio:

Fernandez comes to Newberry from Lander University, where she served as the chair of the Department of Teacher Education and campus director for the South Carolina Center for Educators Recruitment, Retention and Advancement’s Teaching Fellows program. She brings several decades of education experience to the role, including as an elementary and middle school teacher, literacy coach, professional development coordinator, university professor, accreditation reviewer and senior institutional mentor-leader. Expansion and creation of relevant online and graduate programs, recruitment and retention, and strong partnerships with local schools are some of the priorities on Fernandez’s agenda. With strong interests in literacy and educational administration, Fernandez also serves as the executive director of the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators. She is a former president of the Palmetto State Literacy Association, and she presently serves in a variety of leadership roles in the national Association of Teacher Educators. Fernandez earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, her master’s and bachelor's degrees in education from Clemson University, and her associate degree from Anderson University.

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Holly Whitfield

Holly Whitfield

Executive in Residence | Organizational Psychology | Non-Profit Industry Leadership | Business Operations


Email: Holly.Whitfield@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S.L.  | Pfeiffer University

M.S.  | Nova Southeastern

B.A.  | Indiana University

Bio:

Ms. Whitfield, ABD is a non-profit industry and fundraising leader. Her professional experience spans non-profit, academic, and business contexts. Passionate about organizational diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, she works with students, clients, and community groups to optimize organizational culture and operations to drive mission enactment and maximum reach.

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David Scorzelli

Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Sports Performance


Office: Younts Performance Center

Email: david.scorzelli

Department: Department of Athletics

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Samantha Price

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach


Office: PHE Complex 210

Office Phone: 803.321.5160

Email: samantha.price@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Sean Lampkins

Assistant Football Coach


Office: PHE Complex 217

Office Phone: 803.321.5173

Email: sean.lampkins@newberry.edu

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Sarah Arsenault

Assistant Director for Compliance


Office: O.L. Casey: Room 9

Office Phone: 803.321.5218

Email: sarah.arsenault@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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David Harpool

David Harpool

Professor of Business | Director of Competitive Speech & Debate


Email: david.harpool@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Saint Louis University (1991)

J.D. | University of Missouri-Columbia (1989)

B.A. | Missouri State University (1983)

Bio:

Dr. Harpool is a strategic organizational leader. His professional experience spans legal, academic, and business contexts. Passionate about organizational change and ethical leadership, he works with students, organizational clients, and community groups to drive entrepreneurialism, resilience, and innovation.

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Myasia Byrd

Myasia Byrd

Admission Counselor


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.947.2063

Email: myasia.byrd@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

B.A. | Newberry College (2022)

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Mandy Counts

Mandy Counts

Adminstrative Assistant, Department of Nursing


Office: SCM: 125 - A

Office Phone: 803.321.5670

Email: mandy.counts@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Nursing

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Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson

Director of Athletics


Office: O.L. Casey

Email: sean.johnson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Chase Ward

Chase Ward

Athletic Communications Assistant


Email: chase.ward@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Isabella Weiskopf

Isabella Weiskopf

Assistant Athletic Trainer


Email: Isabella.Weiskopf@prismahealth.org

Department: Department of Athletics

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Justin Mordecai

Justin Mordecai

Athletic Communications Assistant


Office: O.L.CASEY

Office Phone: 404.713.9866

Email: justin.mordecai@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Turner Kirby

Turner Kirby

Athletic Communications Assistant


Office: O.L.CASEY

Office Phone: 678.899.3425

Email: turner.kirby@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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James Anderson

James Anderson

Equipment Manager/Assistant Tight Ends


Email: j.anderson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Katy Daly

Katy Daly

Associate Athletic Trainer


Email: kathryn.daly@prismahealth.org

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

M.S. | Sacred Heart University (2020)

B.S. | Massachusetts College Of Liberal Arts (2017)

Bio:

Katy Daly was born and raised in Upstate New York. She attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where she was a member of the women’s soccer team for four years. She graduated from MCLA in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Minor in Biology. Following graduation, Katy joined the staff at Newberry College as an Athletic Training Intern where she worked with Football and Softball. After her internship, she attended Sacred Heart University where she worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer working with Women’s Soccer and Men’s Volleyball. Katy graduated Sacred Heart University in May of 2020 with a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition.

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Charles Sterner

Charles Sterner

Associate Athletic Trainer


Email: Charles.sterner@prismahealth.org

Department: Department of Athletics

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Cailen Andrews

Cailen Andrews

Assistant Athletic Trainer


Email: Cailen.Andrews@prismahealth.org

Department: Department of Athletics

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Jacki  Wisler

Jacki Wisler

Executive in Residence


Office Phone: 704.330.0025

Email: Jacqueline.Wisler@Newberry.edu

Department: Business Administration

Degrees:

Ed.D. | Argosy University
M.B.A. | Drexel University
B.S. | Drexel University 

Bio:

Dr. Wisler is a growth strategist. Her professional experience spans Fortune 500, FTSE 100 firms, and medium sized regional companies. Passionate about business, she works with growth-mindset organizations – steering contemporary Strategic Talent Management, Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness initiatives to achieve business outcomes.

 

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Todd Sanders

Athletic Club Rep


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Ralph (Ned) Tupper

Ralph (Ned) Tupper

At Large


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The Rev. Dr. Kevin Strickland

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Strickland

Bishop ELCA | SES Rep


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Jenna Farr

AP Coordinator


Email: jenna.farr@newberry.edu

Department: Business Administration

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Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Enrollment Systems & CRM Manager


Email: emily.smith@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

M.S. | Management and Organizational Leadership

B.A. |  Business Administration and Management

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Susan Bailey

Administrative Assistant to Music


Office: Alumni Music Building, Room 100

Office Phone: 803.321.5633

Email: susan.bailey@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Music

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Heather Hamilton

Heather Hamilton

Academic Success Coach


Office: Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5187

Email: heather.hamilton@newberry.edu

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Bart Cochcroft

Bart Cochcroft

Captain of Security


Office: Brokaw Hall, Room 176

Office Phone: 803.321.5600

Email: Bart.Cochcroft@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

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Denelle Williams

Denelle Williams

Coordinator of Enrollment Marketing and Communications


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5122

Email: Denelle.Williams@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

B.A. | Newberry College (2021)

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The Rev. David  Coffman

The Rev. David Coffman

Campus Pastor


Office: Weber House

Office Phone: 803.947.2052

Email: david.coffman@newberry.edu

Department: Office of the Campus Chaplain

Degrees:

MDiv. | Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (2001)

B.A. | Newberry College (1997)

Bio:

The 1997 Newberry College graduate returns to his alma mater from West Columbia-based SC House Calls, where he has served as patient care coordinator. Coffman has also been a chaplain for Agape Care, and has served its predecessor, Agape Hospice, in multiple roles since 2013. Coffman earned his bachelor's degree from Newberry in political science, and he holds a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.

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Russ Conrath

Russ Conrath

Outreach Librarian


Office: Wessels Library

Email: russ.conrath@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ed.D. | The University of South Carolina (2007)

M.L.I.S. | The University of South Carolina (2001)

M.A.T. | The Citadel (1993)

B.A. | The College of Charleston (1990)

 

Certifications:

S.C. Teaching Certificate:

Secondary Certification for English, K-12 for Library Information Science, and Secondary Administrator Certification

ADEPT & SAFE-T Evaluator Certifications

National Board Teaching Certification in Library Media

Bio:

A native of South Carolina, Dr. Russ Conrath holds a doctorate from The University of South Carolina in Curriculum Studies with a specialization in Literacy. His work in public schooling and higher education focuses on library science and the ways in which literacy and reading are metacognitively promoted in programs to reach marginalized populations in S.C. and beyond. He also holds numerous certifications across the State and participates regularly in the professional development of teachers and administrators.

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Ryan Erler

Ryan Erler

Men's Assistant Lacrosse Coach


Office: CTE

Email: ryan.erler@newberry.edu

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Sonya Turman-Stephens

Sonya Turman-Stephens

Assistant Men & Women's Cross Country Coach


Office: CTE | Room 122-C

Email: sonya.turman-stephens@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Maecy Burton

Maecy Burton

Assistant to the Dean of Students


Office: Derrick Hall Dean's Office

Office Phone: 803.321.5146

Email: maecy.burton@newberry.edu

Department: Office of the Dean of Student Affairs

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Eboni  Brown

Eboni Brown

Coordinator of Campus Recreation & Intramural Programs


Office: Derrick Hall | Room 8

Office Phone: 803.321.3329

Email: Eboni.Brown@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Northcentral University (2021)

M.S. | Southern New Hampshire University (2017)

B.S. | University of South Carolina at Aiken (2014)

Bio:

Dr. Eboni Brown is a native of Saint Matthews, South Carolina. In 2021, Brown published her journal, “A Case Study of Nurses Perceptions Regarding Learning Transfer from Online Classrooms to the Workplace,” which was dedicated to her loving mother, Annette Brown. In 2017, Dr. Brown became a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Brown became a girls’ basketball and strength and training coach for the AAU with the South Carolina Future Basketball Organization in 2017.

Previously, Brown played basketball and volleyball with the Calhoun County Saints, and she was heavily engaged in the recreation and intramural program at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.

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Melissa Semkiw

Melissa Semkiw

Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach


Email: melissa.semkiw@newberry.edu

Degrees:

MBA | Saint Joseph's University

B.A. | George Mason University

Bio:

Melissa Semkiw becme the Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach in spring 2022. 

As a player, Semkiw excelled on the field at George Mason where she was named to the Atlantic10 All-Rookie team and Second Team All-A10 in 2017, First Team All-A10 in 2019, and Preseason All-A10 in 2020. After graduating from George Mason, she then went on to Saint Joseph's University to earn a master's degree in business administration. While at SJU, she went on to earn Second Team All-A10 as well as 2021 All-Championship Team honors in the spring of 2021 while also serving as a student assistant coach.  

Beyond her experience as a player, she also has extensive experience working both in and around the sport of lacrosse as both an official at Western Maryland Lacrosse in Frederick, Md. and a coach at Victory Lacrosse in Irmo, S.C. She has also served as a private goalie instructor for the past five years.

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Emily Roskopf

Emily Roskopf

Head Women's Rugby Coach


Email: emily.roskopf@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.A. | Quinnipiac Univeristy (2020)

B.A. | Quinnipiac University (2019)

Bio:

Roskopf was a four-year member of the women's rugby program at her alma mater, Quinnipiac University, where she helped lead Bobcats to three national championships while also serving as a captain during her senior season. She was also named the team's Offensive Player of the Year, also earning a nomination for the MA Sorenson award, an annual award given to the nation's top women's rugby player.

During her time at Quinnipiac, Roskopf displayed leadership across campus as she served on the Student Programming Board, was vice president of Quinnipiac After Dark, and served as the executive board communications specialist for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She was named to the Dean's List every semester while also being named a scholar-athlete in her first three years.

Her rugby career extends beyond the Bobcats however as during high school she was a three-time NorCal Varsity All-Star and an All-American honorable mention competing with the Pleasanton Cavaliers Rugby Club. During her time with the Cavaliers, she also helped them to an NIT Division II National Championships, a SoCal 7s Championships, a Serevi Cup championship, and a Las Vegas Invitational Girls Elite championship.

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Matthew Hamilton

Matthew Hamilton

Assistant Director of Academic Programs and Special Initiatives


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.947.2110

Email: Matthew.Hamilton@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.S. | Concord University (2013)

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Justin Cook

Justin Cook

Interim Head Men's Soccer Coach


Office: Soccer Office-Bauchman Street

Email: justin.cook@newberry.edu

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Kevin Raines '92

Kevin Raines '92

Member-at-Large


Office: Chapin, South Carolina

Degrees:

D.M.D. | Medical University of South Carolina (1997)

B.S. | Newberry College (1992)

Bio:

Dr. Kevin M. Raines, of Chapin, is a Newberry College alumnus of 1992 who went on to graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina and earn specialty training in pediatric dentistry at the Medical College of Georgia. He is currently a pediatric dentist and partner at Palmetto Smiles Pediatric, Orthodontic & Family Dentistry in Lexington. He is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has also served as president of the South Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Raines has been a volunteer youth baseball and basketball coach and a former board member of the Lexington County Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

 

Raines is a member of Gateway Baptist Church. He and his wife, Katie, have four children, Klaire, McGuire, Cooper and MaryKate.

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Jessica Morton

Jessica Morton

Assistant Registrar


Office: Holland Hall 108

Office Phone: 803.321.5172

Email: Jessica.Morton@newberry.edu

Department: Office of the Registrar

Degrees:

Certification in Instructional Rounds: Education | Harvard University (2018)

M.Ed. | Lesley University (2014)

B.S. | College of Charleston (2004)

Bio:

Morton came to Newberry College in October 2021 after 16 years with Greenville County Schools in Greenville, South Carolina. She held various roles there, including elementary classroom teacher, virtual science lab instructor, and most recently, she wrote elementary curriculum as an academic specialist.

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Melodie Hunnicutt

Adjunct Professor of Psychology


Email: melodie.hunnicutt@newberry.edu

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Dana Barbour

Student Financial Services Coordinator


Office: Holland Hall | Accounting Office

Office Phone: 803.947.2126

Email: Dana.Barbour@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Administrative Affairs

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April Padgett

April Padgett

Instructor of Psychology


Office: McClurg

Email: April.Dewalt@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.S. | Southern New Hampshire University (2017)

B.A. | Newberry College (2014)

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Phillip Enoch

Phillip Enoch

ROTC Senior Military Instructor


Office: McClurg 311A

Office Phone: 864.833.8494

Email: Phillip.Enoch@newberry.edu

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Casey Cline

Casey Cline

Director of Career Services


Office: Center for Student Success

Office Phone: 803.321.5362

Email: Casey.Cline@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Educational Services

Degrees:

M.S. | Nazareth College (2015)

M.S. | Nazareth College (2003)

B.A. | Mercyhurst College (2001)

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Lerone Wilder

Lerone Wilder

Assistant Professor of Religion


Office: Keller Hall, Room 103

Office Phone: 803.321.3322

Email: Lerone.Wilder@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Union Institute & University (2019)

M.Div. | Interdenominational Theological Center (2010)

B.A. | University of South Carolina (2005)

Bio:

Dr. Wilder received his B.A. from the University of South Carolina in Political Science with a minor in Spanish, his M.Div. from the Interdenominational Theological Center, and his Ph.D. from Union Institute & University in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Ethical and Creative Leadership and a specialization in Martin Luther King, Jr. Studies. While at Union, he completed a certificate in Educational Leadership and has been a recipient of the institution’s Doctoral Scholarship Award for successful academic achievement and the Christine R. Day Scholarship Award for his devoted research to the field of ethics. His dissertation investigated the influence of seminary education on social activism by African American Baptist clergy in Greenville, SC. He is also a licensed and ordained minister in the National Baptist tradition, currently serving as Stated Supply Pastor of the historic Mattoon Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Greenville, SC.

 

Prior to joining the Newberry College faculty, he has taught courses in Ethics, Professional Development, Political Science, Philosophy, Leadership and Spirituality, World Religions, and African American Studies as an adjunct faculty for several colleges and universities.

 

In addition to his academic and pastoral responsibilities, Dr. Wilder is a writer and a speaker who contributes and speaks to numerous publications and audiences (locally, nationally, and globally) regarding the topics of spirituality, the role of the church in the public arena, social justice, the life and ministry of Dr. King and more. He serves as Co-Chair of the Foothills Presbytery’s Anti-Racism Ministry Team and holds memberships in the American Academy of Religion, the Black Doctoral Network, Inc., the International Leadership Association, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and the Martin Luther King, Jr. College of Ministers and Laity Board of Preachers at Morehouse College.

 

Dr. Wilder is a husband to his wife, Kelli, and a father to their two sons, Douglass and Asher.

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Ramon Jackson

Ramon Jackson

Assistant Professor of History


Office: McClurg Center: 110

Office Phone: 803.321.5220

Email: Ramon.Jackson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Humanities

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of South Carolina (2019)

M.A. | College of Charleston (2007)

B.A. | College of Charleston (2004)

Bio:

Dr. Ramon M. Jackson earned his B.A. and M.A. in History at The College of Charleston and completed the doctoral program in History at the University of South Carolina in 2019. While completing his dissertation on the Long Black Student Movement in South Carolina, Dr. Jackson served as co-historian of Columbia SC 63: Our Story Matters, a landmark public history initiative that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the national Civil Rights Movement by reexamining the Black freedom struggle in Columbia and other sections of the Palmetto State. Dr. Jackson and other project leaders organized lectures, exhibits, wayside tours, and other public programs that conveyed the deeper, multifaceted story of the struggle for freedom and justice in South Carolina and its dramatic impact on our nation.

 

Over the past two years, Dr. Jackson served as the African American Heritage Coordinator at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, where he assisted the Agency and the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission with lectures, exhibits, genealogical workshops, and historic preservation initiatives.

 

Dr. Jackson’s scholarly interests include the intersections of race, higher education, and student activism in the American South during the 20th century. He also studies sport history and how race shapes American perceptions of childhood. Dr. Jackson joined the Humanities Department faculty in the fall of 2021. He currently teaches the introductory U.S. History survey and special topics courses on America during the World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Post-World War Two era.

 

Dr. Jackson lives in Columbia with his wife, UofSC Nursing professor Dr. Joynelle Jackson, and their energetic, brilliant 3-year-old daughter, Leiana.

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Mike Sanders

Mike Sanders

Director of Athletic Communications


Office: O.L. Casey Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5667

Email: Mike.Sanders@newberry.edu

Department: Office of the Director of Athletics

Degrees:

M.S. | Western Governors University (2019)

B.S. | Limestone College (2015)

Bio:

Sanders began as director of athletic communications at Newberry College in October 2021 after a six-year stint at his alma mater, Limestone University. While director of social and digital media at Limestone, he was responsible for Limestone Athletics social and digital media content, and he was the primary statistician for football and basketball.

Sanders started his career in the media relations department at Limestone as a public address announcer for soccer and swimming. He also provided live statistics and results for all Limestone swim meets. He then expanded his responsibilities to become the voice of in-game promotions at Saints basketball games.

Prior to Limestone, Sanders was an assistant, and later head coach, for the Hedingham Sharks swim team. While with the Sharks, he coached multiple city league champions and helped move the team up two divisions within the league. He was also an assistant coach for the New Wave Swim Team in Raleigh, North Carolina, for three years. During his tenure with the Wave, Sanders was in charge of teaching technique to swimmers of all ages, as well as programming the annual spring clinic.

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Quintavis Cureton

Quintavis Cureton

Assistant Dean of Students


Office: Derrick Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5205

Email: Quintavis.Cureton@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.Ed. | University of Arkansas (2016)

B.S. | Benedict College (2014)

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Timothy DuPont

Timothy DuPont

Visiting Assistant Professor of Business


Office: McClurg 311B

Email: timothy.dupont@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Educational Leadership, Clemson University (2018)

M.B.A. | Clemson University (2003)

B.S. | Business Administration, Lander University (2001)

Bio:

Prior to joining the Newberry College team, Dr. DuPont served as an instructor of business administration and adjunct professor at Lander University teaching courses in economics, business administration, and management information systems. He has served on several advisory boards and boards of directors. Dr. DuPont’s research interests include economic literacy and its measurement, 2/4 transfer programs, and organizational leadership.

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Alyssa Anstey

Alyssa Anstey

Assistant Professor of Music | Music Recruitment Coordinator


Office: Alumni Music Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5276

Email: Alyssa.Anstey@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.M. | University of South Carolina (2019)

B.A. | Newberry College (2016)

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Emanuel Jones

Emanuel Jones

Admission Counselor


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5258

Email: Emanuel.Jones@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

B.S. | Newberry College (2021)

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Len Lawson

Len Lawson

Assistant Professor of English


Office: McClurg: 112

Office Phone: 803.321.5251

Email: Len.Lawson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Humanities

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2021)

M.A. | National University (2007)

B.S. | Winthrop University (2002)

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Ruben Benitez

Ruben Benitez

Head Coach & Coordinator of Esports


Office: Wright Hall | Apex Arena

Email: Ruben.Benitez@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

B.A. | Georgia Southern University (2019)

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Tajuane Dockery

Tajuane Dockery

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Office: SCM: 116

Office Phone: 803.321.5118

Email: tajuane.dockery@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Nursing

Degrees:

D.N.P. | Liberty University (2020)

M.S.N. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013)

A.S. | Midlands Technical College (2008)

Diploma Practical Nursing, Midlands Technical College

Bio:

Dr. Dockery has more than 20 years of nursing experience. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and has extensive experience in the community health setting to include physician practice networks, community health centers, long-term care and home health.  She has more than 15 years of nursing leadership and quality improvement experience.  Dr. Dockery was most recently acknowledged by the President of the University of South Carolina at Columbia for her leadership and contribution to COVID-19 mitigation strategies in her role as the Director of Clinical and Ancillary Services for Student Health Services. 

Previous higher education experience includes adjunct Medical Assisting faculty at ECPI University in Columbia, SC.  In many of her previous roles, Dr. Dockery was responsible for developing continuing education curriculum and coordinating and overseeing skills fair for the organization’s clinical (nursing, medical assistant, personal care aide) staff members. 

Dr. Dockery’s interests include nursing informatics, population health management and the use of evidence-based practice to improve health outcomes.  She is passionate about the need to address social determinants that lead to the health disparities that impact vulnerable and underserved populations and finding solutions to close these gaps in care.  

 
Dr. Dockery is a member of the American Nursing Informatics Association and is Board Certified in Nursing Informatics.  She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for nurses.

Dr. Dockery lives in Columbia, SC with her husband Bernard.  She is active in church and enjoys watching sports, shopping, and travel. She and Bernard have two adult children.  Her daughter is a Newberry College alumnus.

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Justin Bass

Justin Bass

Assistant Volleyball Coach


Office: PHE Complex 211

Email: justin.bass@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Charles Van Horn III

Charles Van Horn III

Head Women's Golf Coach


Office: PHE Complex 203

Office Phone: 803.947.2051

Email: charles.vanhorn@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Hunter Perry

Hunter Perry

Associate Athletic Director for External Relations | Senior Woman Administrator


Office: O.L.Casey

Office Phone: 803.947.2127

Email: hunter.perry@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams

Mental Health Counselor


Office: Wellness Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5271

Email: a.williams@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

M.A. | Clinical Mental Health Counseling, LPC, South University (2019)

B.A. | Psychology, Newberry College  (2011)

Certifications: Licensed Professional Counselor  

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Carlton Kinard

Carlton Kinard

Muller Center | Program Coordinator


Office: Keller Hall | Room 203

Office Phone: 803.321.5615

Email: Carlton.Kinard@newberry.edu

Department: The Muller Center at Newberry College

Degrees:

B.M.E. | Newberry College (2016)

Bio:

As a student, Carlton Kinard led the student body as president of the Student Government Association and a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In August 2021, he returned to his alma mater to serve as program coordinator for the Muller Center. He previously served as parenting coordinator at Newberry Elementary School.

 

A native of Newberry, Kinard was elected to the Newberry City Council in a 2020 special election. He also serves as a member and trustee of New Enoree Baptist Church, president of the Newberry County branch of the NAACP. His other involvements include the Newberry Rotary Club, Family YMCA, Newberry Downtown Development Association, Newberry County Chamber of Commerce, Newberry County Young Professionals, and the GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission.

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Molly Getsinger

Molly Getsinger

Director of Choral Activities


Office: Alumni Music Center 108

Email: Molly.Getsinger@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Music

Degrees:

D.M.A. | University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2020)

M.A. | Rider University Westminster Choir College (2017)

B.M.E. | Shepherd University (2012)

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Bill Tiller

Bill Tiller

Director of Development for Athletics


Office: Holland Hall | Second Floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5676

Email: William.Tiller@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Advancement

Degrees:

B.A. (Political Science) | Clemson University | 1988

B.A. (History) | Clemson University | 1988

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Lynn Livingston

Lynn Livingston

Enrollment Management Coordinator


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 80.321.5127

Email: lynn.livingston@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

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Dallas Williams

Dallas Williams

Database Specialist- Report Writer


Office: Holland Hall | Upper West Wing

Office Phone: 803.947.5288

Email: Dallas.Williams@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.S. | South Carolina State University (2004)

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Timothy Collins

Timothy Collins

Help Desk Technician - N3


Office: Darrow House

Office Phone: 803.321.5555

Email: Timothy.Collins@newberry.edu

Degrees:

A.S. | Piedmont Technical College (2019)

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Peter Foster

Peter Foster

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Office: Science & Mathematics Building

Email: peter.foster@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of Colorado (2019)

B.S. | Grove City College (2013)

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Debra Demidow

Debra Demidow

Applications System Coordinator - Net3


Office: Darrow House

Office Phone: 803.321.5231

Email: debra.demidow@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.Ed. | Jones International University (2010)

B.S. | Excelsior College (1998)
 

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Cindy Strange

Cindy Strange

Network Administrator - N3


Office: Darrow House

Office Phone: 803.321.3313

Email: cindy.strange@newberry.edu

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Nikki Brooks

Nikki Brooks

Director of Human Resources


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5117

Email: Nikki.Brooks@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Administrative Affairs

Degrees:

MBA | Strayer University (2014)

B.S. | Limestone College (2002)

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Jakqulyn  Williams

Jakqulyn Williams

Residence Hall Director


Office: Derrick Hall

Email: Jakqulyn.Williams@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

Ed.S. | University of South Carolina (2014)

B.A. | University of South Carolina (2012)

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Aslynn  Halvorson

Aslynn Halvorson

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Human Performance


Office: Center for Teacher Education: 106C

Office Phone: 803.321.5167

Email: Aslynn.Halvorson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sport Professions

Degrees:

M.S. | University of Tennessee (2014)

B.S. | University of Tennessee (2012)

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Laura Beth Shealy

Laura Beth Shealy

Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement and Communication


Office: Holland Hall, Second Floor

Office Phone: 803.321.5651

Email: LauraBeth.Shealy@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Advancement

Degrees:

B.A. | Newberry College (2016)

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Kelli Lynn Fellows

Kelli Lynn Fellows

Dean of Online and Graduate Programs


Office: Holland Hall - West Wing

Office Phone: 803.321.5685

Email: kelli.fellows@newberry.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of Georgia (2006)

M.S. | The University of Southern Mississippi (2002)

B.S. | The University of Southern Mississippi (1993)

Bio:

Dr. Fellows is a visionary operations and strategic communication executive. Her professional experience spans higher education, non-profits, and start-ups. Passionate about leadership, she works with organizations and individuals – optimizing performance through continuous process and performance improvement.

 

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Daisy Bourassa-Dowd

Daisy Bourassa-Dowd

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Office: SCM: 315

Office Phone: 803.321.5281

Email: Daisy.Dowd@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Sciences and Mathematics

Degrees:

Ph.D. | Georgia Institute of Technology (2016)

B.S. | Simmons College (2010)

Bio:

Dr. Daisy Bourassa-Dowd joined the Newberry College faculty in February 2021.

 

As an undergraduate at Simmons College, Dr. Bourassa-Dowd worked on the solid state, asymmetric reduction of ketones using a chiral borate ester. In graduate school, she used novel zinc and copper fluorescent probes to investigate metal distribution during cell division and development of zebrafish embryos. After Georgia Tech, she taught organic chemistry, biochemistry, and gender equity in STEM courses at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Bourassa-Dowd was also the Associate Director of Residential Education at Agnes Scott, where she oversaw several living-learning communities.

 

In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga and hiking with her partner, Matt, and their three dogs, Maggie, Moxley and Bayley.

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Matthew Kidder

Matthew Kidder

Assistant Professor of Economics and Data Sciences


Office: McClurg 311B

Email: Matthew.Kidder@newberry.edu

Department: Business Administration

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of California - Irvine (2016)

B.S. | American University (2003)

Bio:

Dr. Kidder received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California Irvine with a focus in applied international trade.  He joined the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing as a tenure track Assistant Professor.  There he taught applied statistical methods to Ph.D. students in the Business School and conducted original research on global value chains.  Dr. Kidder’s research work is published by the World Bank and he has other academic papers under review.   

Dr. Kidder was the last US Academic trade economist, to leave Beijing during the height of the US-China trade war, where he lived for half a decade.  His research work in China discovered that traditional trade theories overemphasize the benefits of industrial specialization since he discovered that there are gains to diversification in production.  This discovery is highly relevant to understand the implications of hollowing out US Manufacturing and flagging US comparative advantages in the World Economy.  Dr. Kidder suggests that Chinese subsidization of zombie companies has contributed to China’s rise as a global power, which is a heterodox view in economics.  

Dr. Kidder is also a data scientist practitioner, where he has developed algorithms in Artificial Intelligence that are unique in the world.  This work is proprietary and not currently in the public domain.  As an applied statistician, he is most concerned with understanding how individuals are impacted differently by a given stimulus.  His work statistically teases these individual level effects out of large and messy data sets.   

Dr. Kidder is passionate about efficiency and automation.  His is constantly creating little tools that automate his job and he loves to share these tools with others.  He is also passionate about the communities in which he lives and is always searching for opportunities to make an impact at all levels.   

Prior to becoming an economist, Dr. Kidder was an entrepreneur, a semi-professional football player, an extreme sports athlete. 

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Tabetha  Quina

Tabetha Quina

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Office: SCM-119G

Office Phone: 803.321.5186

Email: Tabetha.Quina@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Nursing

Degrees:

M.S. | Saint Xavier University (2020)

B.A. | Florida State University (2002)

Bio:

Tabetha F. Quina received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Florida State University in 2002 and her Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus in Nursing Education from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL in 2020.  In January 2021, Tabetha obtained her certification in nursing education from the National League for Nursing.  She started her nursing career as an operating room nurse in both Tallahassee, FL and Columbia, MD before settling in Lexington County, SC in 2004.  Quina has worked for Lexington Medical Center (LMC) since 2004 with nursing experience in the operating room, information services, and discharge planning/utilization review.  She continues to work at LMC as needed during semester breaks to stay current on nursing practice issues and concerns.  Professional interests include women's health issues, community and rural health concerns, and the advancement of nursing education.

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Sara Perry

Sara Perry

Benefits Coordinator


Office: Holland Hall | Room 107

Office Phone: 803.321.5119

Email: Sara.Perry@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Administrative Affairs

Degrees:

B.S. | University of Phoenix (2015)

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Kenley Longshore

Kenley Longshore

Assistant Director of Admission


Office: Welcome Center

Office Phone: 803.321.5132

Email: Kenley.Longshore@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Enrollment Management

Degrees:

B.A. | Newberry College (2019)

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Landon Martin

Landon Martin

Assistant Football Coach – OL


Email: l.martin@newberry.edu

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Nicole  Borowinski

Nicole Borowinski

Assistant Women's Soccer Coach


Email: Nicole.Borowinski@newberry.edu

Degrees:

B.A. | Kansas Wesleyan University (2011)

A.A. | Grossmont College (2008)

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Mich Hall

Mich Hall

Assistant Football Coach - Defensive Line


Office: P.E. Complex

Office Phone: 803.321.5654

Email: mich.hall@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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 Jimmy  Stephens

Jimmy Stephens

Head Men's and Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Coach


Office Phone: 803.947.2115

Email: Jimmy.Stephens@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

B.S. | University of South Carolina (1991)

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 Rebecca Reeves

Rebecca Reeves

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach


Office Phone: 803.321.5188

Email: rebecca.reeves@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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 Breanna Lucas

Breanna Lucas

Associate Athletic Trainer


Office Phone: 803.321.5170

Email: Breanna.Lucas@prismahealth.org

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

M.S. | Lindenwood University (2021)

B.S. | Towson University (2018)

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Greg McMillen

Greg McMillen

Assistant AD for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer


Office Phone: 803.321.5184

Email: leo.mcmillen@prismahealth.org

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Elias  Fernandez

Elias Fernandez

Head Men's Tennis Coach & Associate Head Women's Coach


Office: City Tennis Complex.

Email: elias.fernandez@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

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Zach Watson

Zach Watson

Assistant Men's Soccer Coach


Office: Soccer House

Office Phone: 803.321.5265

Email: zach.watson@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

M.S.| College Athletic Administration, Coker University, 2019

B.S. | Criminal Justice, Sacred Heart University, 2017

Bio:

Originally from Bridgewater, Mass., Zach Watson was an assistant coach at Curry College in Boston for the past two years. There, he worked with the goalkeepers, who led the conference in saves in 2019. He also assisted in all aspects of the program. While at Curry, Watson also coached teams with Steel United and ran the goalkeeper program for the Boston region. In addition, he has worked with the New England Revolution of MLS as an academy staff coach.

Watson played collegiately as a goalkeeper at Sacred Heart University from 2014-17 and at nearby Coker in 2018. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2018 and a master's degree in College Athletic Administration in 2019. He currently holds his USSF D License, a USC Advanced National Diploma, and a Level 1 GK diploma.  He is also a Regional level referee and has done numerous high level events including the UPSL National Quarterfinal in 2019.

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Christopher Sharp

Christopher Sharp

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice | Online Program Coordinator for Criminal Justice Program


Office: McClurg Center 303

Office Phone: 803.321.5216

Email: Christopher.Sharp@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Degrees:

Ph.D. | University of Central Florida (2006)

M.S. | University of Central Florida (1999)

B.S. | Florida State University (1997)

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Chris Dominick

Chris Dominick

Senior Accountant


Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5199

Email: Chris.Dominick@newberry.edu

Department: Business Administration

Degrees:

B.S. | University of South Carolina (1994)

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Melody Boyd

Melody Boyd

Accounts Receivable Coordinator


Office: Holland Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5116

Email: melody.boyd@newberry.edu

Department: Business Administration

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Steffi Hiltgen

Steffi Hiltgen

Public Services Librarian


Office: Wessels Library

Email: steffi.hiltgen@newberry.edu

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Renee Arnold

Renee Arnold

Registered Nurse


Office: Health Services

Office Phone: 803. 321.3316

Email: renee.arnold@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

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Sherrigan Feaster-Johnson

Sherrigan Feaster-Johnson

Director of Housing and Residence Life


Office: Derrick Hall

Office Phone: 803.321.5328

Email: Sherrigan.Feaster-Johnson@newberry.edu

Degrees:

M.A., College Counseling and Human Development, Radford University, 

B.A., Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina.

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Patricia Pearson

ELCA South Carolina Synod Representative


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Mashario Morton

Mashario Morton

Men and Women Track & Field Assistant Coach


Office: CTE, 122C

Office Phone: 803.321.5114

Email: mashario.morton@newberry.edu

Department: Department of Athletics

Degrees:

B.A., Theatre Performance, Winthrop University, 2016

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Kenntrail Grooms

Kenntrail Grooms

Director of Student Engagement and Greek Life


Office: Derrick Hall, room 9

Office Phone: 803.321.3311

Email: kenntrail.grooms@newberry.edu

Department: Office of Student Affairs

Degrees:

M.A., Counseling (Mental Health), Webster University, 2009

B.A., Psychology, Newberry College, 2007

Bio:

Kenntrail Grooms returned to his alma mater in spring 2020 to head the College's student engagement and Greek life programs. He previously served Benedict College in student activities and leadership development roles from 2011 until his arrival at Newberry.

 

Grooms was heavily involved during his time as a Newberry College student. He was a member of the marching band, Metoka Galeda Gospel Choir, the Newberry College Singers, and he remains a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. He also served as a new student orientation leader and a resident advisor.

 

In his community, he has volunteered with the Alston Wilkes Society Columbia Youth Home, the C.A. Johnson High School Family Literacy Initiative, and the South Carolina 4-H Program. He is an active member of Grace Christian Church in Columbia.

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Richard Herrington '69

Richard Herrington '69


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