Student Success Center Staff

Brock Giddens, MSIT

Director of Student Success Services
Professional Academic Advisor - School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Location: Roberts Library 2nd Floor, Office 230
Phone: 478.934.3106

Paul Johnson Paul Johnson, M.B.A.

Macon Campus Student Success Center Coordinator
CRLA Level III (Master) Certified Tutor
Tutors: Anotomy & Physiology, Math, Statistics, English, Education, History, and Reading.
Unique skills/talents: Identifying birds by their calls.
Favorite course to tutor: Anatomy & Physiology
Hobbies: Birding (bird watching), Tennis, Classical Guitar, Art

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Devon Raleigh, MSIT
Macon Campus Academic Support Specialist
CRLA Level III (Master) Certified Tutor
Tutors: Information Technology
Unique skills/talents: Spotting computers in films, attention to detail
Favorite course to tutor: Networking Essentials and Web Development
Hobbies: Disney, road trips, classic cars, and collecting and restoring vintage computers

Jeannie Ruggerio Jeannie Ruggerio, M.P.A.

WRC Student Success Center Coordinator
CRLA Level III (Master) Certified Tutor
Tutors: English, Political Science, Communication and Public Service.
Unique skills/talents: Painting and Writing
Favorite course to tutor: Political Science
Hobbies: Reading and Traveling

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Director of Academic Initiatives
Dublin Campus, Library Bldg., Room 200
Phone: 478.275.6769


Theo Amporful

Theo Amporful
(Macon Campus)
CRLA Level I (Basic) Certified Tutor
Tutors: Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Major: Biology
Unique skills/talents: Good listener and easy learner
Favorite course to tutor: Chemistry
Hobbies: Watching and playing soccer, watching science fiction movies

Jin-Young An

Jin-Young An
(Macon Campus)
Tutors: Information Technology and Math
Major: Math
Unique skills/talents: IT and pharmacy background
Favorite course to tutor: ITEC classes
Hobbies: Playing games

Cole Crook

Cole Crook
(Macon Campus)
Tutors: Accounting
Major: Accounting
Unique skills/talents: Adaptive thinking, self motivated, and good at sports
Favorite course to tutor: Accounting
Hobbies: Working out

Landon Derr

Landon Derr
(Macon and Cochran Campuses)
CRLA Level II (Advanced) Certified Tutor
Biology, English, Math, Literature, Chemistry, Public Speaking, Political Science,
Perspectives on Wellness, and Sociology
Unique skills/talents:
Helping People, Public Speaking, and Analyzing Maps
Favorite course To tutor:
Biology, Chemistry, and Math
Traveling, Volunteering, and Shopping


Taliya Greenlee
(Macon and Warner Robins Campuses)
Tutors: Information Technology and Mathematics
Major: Information Technology - Software Engineering
Unique skills/talents: Musician - can play the trumpet and viola
Favorite course to tutor: Math
Hobbies: Reading and watching cartoons

Tori Howard

Tori Howard
(Cochran Campus)

Chase Jones

Chase Jones
(Macon Campus)
Tutors: Music
Major: Contemporary Musicianship Performance Track
Unique skills/talents: Amateur latte art
Favorite Course to Tutor: Music Theory and Sight Singing
Hobbies: Collecting coins and hiking

Hannah Kimball

Hannah Kimbell
(Macon and Dublin Campuses)
CRLA Level I (Basic) Certified Tutor
Tutors: Nursing
Unique skills/talents: Hosting themed parties, poll official
Favorite Course to Tutor: 
Any nursing classes!
DIY sushi rolls, gym junkie, classic movie buff

Victoria Ndimande Victoria Ndimande
(Macon Campus)
CRLA Level II (Advanced) Certified Tutor
Tutors: English, Psychology, Mathematics, American Government and Sociology
Major: Respiratory Therapy
Unique skills/talents: Can speak Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu fluently
Favorite course to tutor: Mathematics and Psychology
Hobbies: Watching documentaries and listening to philosophers
Dev Patel Dev Patel
(Macon Campus)
CRLA Level I (Basic) Certified Tutor
Tutors: Information Technology
Sarah Perez

Sarah Perez
(Warner Robins Campus)
CRLA Level I (Basic) Certified Tutor
Spanish, Chemistry and Math
Major: Biology

Brionna Pinkney

Brionna Pinkney
(Macon Campus)
CRLA Level I (Basic) Certified Tutor
Tutors: Biology, Chemistry, Math, Psychology, and Sociology
Major: Post Bachelorette (pre PA)
Unique skills/talents: Mental health crisis volunteer
Favorite course to tutor: Chemistry
Hobbies: Knitting, reading, and thrift shopping


Anna Schumaker
(Cochran Campus)
Tutors: Information Technology, History, Mathematics, and English
Major: Information Technology
Unique skills/talents: Logical thinking, problem solving mentality, and experience in leadership
positions and collaboration
Favorite course to tutor: Information Technology, Mathematics, and English
Hobbies: Programming, reading, volunteering in community, and DnD

Michelle Stephens Michelle Stephens
(Online Only)
Tutors: English, French, History
Major: English with a concentration in Creative Writing
Unique skills/talents: I write songs and play guitar
Favorite course to tutor: English! I enjoy looking over essays
Hobbies: I love reading, writing, and traveling
Azur Vulpix Azur Vulpis
(Eastman Campus)
Tutors: Aviation
Courtney Wagner Courtney Wagner
(Eastman Campus)

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