FASTrack

Your road to academic success

Our Staff

Our dedicated staff offers a multilayered system of support to FASTrack students resulting in a holistic approach that helps students in every aspect of life as they make the transition to college.

Our academic advisor meets with each FASTrack student during orientation to schedule classes and to assist students with the initial adjustment to the university.  The academic advisor is available during the semester to review progress toward completing the proposed academic program, and to discuss grades and other performance indicators.

Academic mentors foster relationships with each FASTrack student providing a foundation of support for any challenges first-year students face. Academic mentors track student absences and grades, ensuring student accountability, and they offer one-on-one support to help students manage time, develop effective study skills and balance schoolwork with other activities.

“My academic mentor doesn’t just care about the classroom. She cares about her students personally. She has made a huge impact on me already.” –FASTrack student

 

Monroe
Stephen Monroe

FASTrack Director
Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Office: Ventress Hall
662-915-1778
smonroe@olemiss.edu

Certion
Jackie Certion

FASTrack Academic Advisor
Office: 308 Howry Hall
662-915-1568
jcertion@olemiss.edu

LaTonya
LaTanya Dixon

FASTrack Academic Mentor
Office: 229 Hume Hall
662-915-2006
lldixon1@olemiss.edu

Hedgepeth
Heather Hedgepeth

Administrative Coordinator
Office: 200 Ventress Hall
662-915-7178
hrhedgep@olemiss.edu

Susan Nicholas
Susan Nicholas

FASTrack Academic Mentor
Program Coordinator, North Mississippi VISTA Project
Office: 231 Hume Hall
662-915-1905
nicholas@olemiss.edu

doug
Doug Odom

Americorps VISTA
Office: 227 Hume Hall
662-915-1922
daodom@olemiss.edu

Ben Piñon
Ben Piñon

FASTrack Academic Mentor
Office: 225 Hume Hall
662-915-1922
bepinon@olemiss.edu

Sarah Smitherman.  Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications
Sarah Smitherman

FASTrack Academic Mentor
FASTrack Peer Mentor Program Director
Office: 227 Hume Hall
662-915-2592
sasmithe@olemiss.edu