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Olivia Young

Advising Manager

Ms. Young is True Blue, with a B.A. in English from MTSU, and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Chapman University in California. She has worked in higher education for 10 years, with 5 of those years at MTSU.  In 2011, she became an MTSU academic advisor exclusively working with Recording Industry students, and she remains the primary advising contact for that program, although she now advises for all three Mass Comm majors.  Ms. Young became Manager of the Student Success Center in September of 2014.  Like many of her students, she is passionate about music, as well as hiking, nature, comedy, cooking, reading, psychology, and spending time with her family.

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Janet Billingsley

Graduation Coordinator

Born in Oklahoma and raised in Kansas, Ms. Billingsley moved to Tennessee in 1989. Ms. Billingsley has been with MTSU for 15 years.  For the past 10 years, she has served as the College of Media and Entertainment Graduation Coordinator.  When not working hard to graduate students, Ms. Billingsley enjoys traveling and spending time with her adult sons.

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Lucille Wilcox

Academic Advisor

Ms. Lucille Wilcox joins the College of Media and Entertainment family from the University Colleges' office of Distance Education and Non-traditional Programs. In addition to her advising duties, Mrs. Wilcox is an instructor for University 1010 Freshmen Seminar.  True Blue from the start, Mrs. Wilcox holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree with an emphasis in Professional Studies & Strategic Leadership.  In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, and spending time with her husband of 34 years, four children, and two grandchildren. 

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Nancy Stubblefield

Academic Advisor

Mrs. Stubblefield is an alumni of the College of Media and Entertainment. After graduation, she worked in Marketing, Health Care Research, and Human Resources. She has worked with The College since 2007, first as a Career Counselor, and in 2011 as an Academic Advisor. Mrs. Stubblefield is an advocate of community service work and is currently a Girl Scout Service Unit Manager for the Rutherford County area. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, camping and traveling with her Girl Scout troop.

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Academic Advisor

Ms. Thomas is a Bearcat "turned" Blue, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her B.A. in Social Work from Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio), and her M.Ed. in Educational Foundations from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio).  With a background in College Admissions, First Year Experience, and Career and Leadership Development, she began her career as an MTSU Mass Communication advisor in Fall 2014.  With a passion for the creative and performing arts, Ms. Thomas is an accomplished songwriter and poet.  In her spare time she manages her own business as a professional makeup artist and pageant coach.  She also enjoys community service with her sorority, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Tim Kniseley

Academic Advisor

Tim was born and raised in rural Wisconsin and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Spanish and Latin American, Caribbean, Iberian Studies. During his undergraduate experience, he studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador for three semesters. He then spent a year teaching ESL with the Fulbright Commission before pursuing his M.Ed. in Higher Education from Arizona State University. He joins the Student Success Center team from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he worked as an academic advisor. In his spare time, Tim likes to read, watch TV and movies, cook, and work out. He is a comic book fan and loves his two cats.

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Academic Advisor

Ms. Milfort received a B.A. in Psychology from Northern Illinois University, and an MHRM from Keller in Illinois.  She has worked in admissions, registrar services, and advising at other institutions such as the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University.  She started her career as an advisor at MTSU in August 2014, working with all Mass Communication students. Her interests include a love of 70s and 80s music, reading, and watching movies from the 1940s.  She is married with two children.

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Rebecca Garrett

Academic Advisor

 Becky graduated from MTSU with a B.S. in Advertising/Graphic Design and M.S. in Education.  After growing up in East Tennessee and transferring to MTSU, she became “true blue” inside and out. She is excited to let the students know about all the resources available at their fingertips at MTSU. Her passion about what MTSU has to offer is expressed during advising sessions.  She has 18 plus years of experience in higher education but her favorite role has been advising and helping the student get a college degree. Becky joined the Mass Comm Student Success Center team in December 2014. Her hobbies include MTSU sports, photography, fishing, concerts, and spending time with her family. 

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Bryan Ros

Administrative Assistant

 A junior in the School of Journalism, Bryan is currently working towards his B.S. in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations in the Recording Industry. He is extremely passionate about music as well as pop culture. The Florida native has been a part of the Mass Comm. family for just over a year now and hopes to take on the fast-paced world of music publicity when he finishes his degree. As the Administrative Assistant, he not only hopes to make you feel at home in our Center but also hopes you feel free to come by anytime to ask any questions regarding your academic experience, or just to stop by and greet our friendly faces.