Your road to academic success

Our Staff

FASTrack’s dedicated staff offers a multilayered system of support. Our academic advisor meets with each FASTrack student during orientation to schedule classes and to assist students with the initial adjustment to the university.  Academic mentors track student absences and grades, ensure student accountability, and offer one-on-one support to help students manage time, develop effective study skills, and balance schoolwork with social life.



Maura Scully Murry

302 Sommerville Hall

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Maura attended LSU as a first-generation college student and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. The support and encouragement she received from faculty and staff had a huge impact on her ability to succeed in college. Wanting to pay-it-forward, Maura pursued a career in Higher Education to make a difference for students. Throughout her nearly 20-year career as an educator, she has been a strong advocate helping students who have been marginalized, under-served, or simply needed someone to listen. She is excited to be the newest member of the FASTrack team.




Jackie Certion

Coordinator for Enrollment and Advising
308 Howry Hall

As Coordinator for Enrollment and Advising for the FASTrack program, Jackie serves as the primary guidance for the students’ academic path.  As a member of the FASTrack team, she understands and knows the importance of being a major support system for each student.  “My willingness to GIVE coupled with their desire to LEARN has become my daily motivation.”


Camp Best

FASTrack Academic Mentor
225 Hume Hall

Camp is keenly interested in meditation, mindfulness and other contemplative practices and has received extensive training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from the Oasis Institute/Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Camp loves Ole Miss sports and is also the proud  “Pops” of three grandchildren, Campbell, Yates, and Savannah, who live with their parents in Madison.


LaTanya Dixon

FASTrack Academic Mentor
229 Hume Hall

LaTanya co-coordinates FASTrack LLC activities in partnership with Student Housing. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with research interests in the transition to college, first-generation students, and STEM education. When she can find some free time, she enjoys hanging with friends, trying new crafts and recipes from Pinterest, and volunteering with United Way.


Gray Flora

FASTrack Academic Mentor
305 Somerville Hall

Gray grew up in Macon, Mississippi, and graduated from UM. Prior to returning to Oxford in the summer of 2015, he lived in Charlottesville, VA, Nashville, and, most recently, Boston. He loves education policy, hip hop, reading, the NBA, Whit Stillman movies, and sitcoms from the 80s and 90s. Gray also directs the Grove Scholars program.


Susan Nicholas

FASTrack Academic Mentor
Director of FASTrack Peer Leader Program
231 Hume Hall

In addition to her role as academic mentor in the FASTrack program, Susan loves working with the FASTrack peer leaders. She volunteers for the Collegiate Recovery Community at UM, supporting students who are in recovery from substance use disorder. Don’t be surprised if you see her lifting weights at the Turner Center during the lunch hour.


Suzanne Wilkin 

FASTrack Academic Mentor
229 Hume Hall

Before becoming an academic mentor in the FASTrack program, Suzanne volunteered with local charities Interfaith Compassion Ministry and Doors of Hope Transition Ministries.  When not mentoring or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her family and cooking Italian food.