Western Kentucky University – August 2015 – Master of Arts in Education: Student Affairs

Western Kentucky University – May 2013 – Bachelor of Arts: History and English (Literature concentration) – Magna Cum Laude

Relevant Work Experience

Americorps Kentucky College Coach (KCC) September 2015 – Current

  • Mentor 60 core students (15 per grade level) and meet with them individually at least once a month
  • Assist other students at the high school as needed with college information
  • Keep up to date data on meetings, times, topics discussed, and student information
  • Recruit missing number of students by grade level for the program
  • Help conduct informational workshops on college applications, FAFSA and FSA ID
  • Work with parents to complete FAFSAs, or answer questions regarding college
  • Promote volunteerism within the community
  • Arranged Operation Holiday Mail in which ECHS students signed over 200 Christmas Cards for Veterans and Active Duty Military.
  • Collaborate with teachers to bring in college representatives for classroom visits
  • Assist with theater productions and the drama club
  • Write articles about College Readiness and college related events for Edmonson Voice\
  • Work with community programs and employment opportunities for the students.
  • Planned and recruited individuals for events such as an Adult Education Night at our public library, and Signing Day at the high school.
  • Update social media platforms (Twitter/Facebook) with news about current events, student success stories, and college updates
  • Collaborated with Innerview, a volunteerism social media application, to bring in representatives and speak with the juniors and seniors.
  • Collaborated with KHEAA to bring in presenters over various topics, such as college survival skills, and money managements.

Sales Associate (Hardlines/Electronics/Mattresses/Appliances)   June 2015 – Nov 2015

  • Kept the sales floor stocked, well presented and up to date according to layout
  • Greeted customers, and assisted if needed
  • Wrote feedback on new employee training papers, system, and orientation, as requested by store manager

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) Graduate Assistant: Aug. 14 – May 2015

  • Attended UCC meetings which is the primary governing body that reviews and approves changes for WKU academic programs.
  • Edited and managed content on UCC webpages using OmniUpdate Campus
  • Coordinated the receipt and tracking of information/consent/action proposals (up to 15 per month) for academic changes from colleges and departments
  • Collaborated with the Chair of the UCC to develop meeting agendas for more than 20 faculty participants monthly
  • Recorded changes made and voted on by faculty participants on each proposal for Senate Agenda
  • Tracked receipt of changed proposals and reorder and list each item for the UCC Report for Senate meetings, upon approval from the UCC Chair.

Student Support Programs Graduate Assistant: August 2013 – May 2014

  • Mentored and tutored Cornerstone (a retention initiative to help ensure students’ success at WKU) students
  • Maintained 60 current student records using Excel and Microsoft Word
  • Developed weekly student hour tracking spreadsheet, as they were required to get four hours each week.
  • Analyzed Cornerstone Student 5th Week academic assessments
  • Facilitated administrative duties such as preparing and maintaining electronic files and inputting advisement notes into the primary university’s advising system TopNet
  • Created workshops/events/programs PowerPoints on the differences between high school/college, as well as for study skills and stress relief for all Cornerstone students
  • Assisted with Academic Transition Programs (ATP) by signing in students, directing traffic, answering phones and questions, and preparing needed paperwork. ATP is WKU’s orientation program for incoming freshmen.
  • Developed a communication plan and outreach strategy to remind students’ of special events and expectations

Math/English Tutor, Alice Rowe Learning Assistance Center (LAC)   Aug 09 – Aug 2013

  • Worked with at-risk students on the attainment of academic goals
  • Collaborated with faculty/staff to ensure student success by creating trainings, reaching out and asking questions, and scheduling office hours in the LAC.
  • Tutored math, English, reading, Microsoft Office, Blackboard, TopNet, email
  • Assisted with Academic Transition Programs
  • Supervised incoming students testing in groups of 20+
  • Attended biweekly faculty/staff trainings on math or English and professional development.
  • Coordinated classroom and Learning Assistance Center visits with faculty
  • Actively participated in the recruitment and hiring of LAC staff
  • Trained new employees each semester


Internship with Assistant Director for Housing and Residence Life:  Jan. 15 – May 2015

  • Assist in planning Commuter Student Welcome program, and M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding) Commuter program.
  • Co-advisor, Commuter Student Ambassadors
  • Assist in recruiting and selecting new Commuter Student Ambassadors
  • Conducted benchmarking efforts across a number of similar institutions to establish a commuter student association
  • Appointed to serve on the presidential-mandated commuter student services committee consisting of more than 12 members from a number of units across campus (e.g. Housing, Career Services, Registrar’s, etc.)

Internship with Coordinator of Student Affairs: August 2014 – December 2014

  • Led creation of WKU Glasgow Orientation
  • Created students and faculty/staff surveys
  • Developed orientation day schedule
  • High School Recruitment
  • Traveled to 13 counties to promote WKU Glasgow
  • Attended college fairs and open houses
  • Photographed WKU Glasgow events
  • Promoted WKU Glasgow on the local 103.7 radio show with Kellie McKay
  • Contacted local high schools for advertising possibilities
  • Conducted campus tours to visiting high school seniors and juniors
  • Presented WKU Information to visiting school groups
  • Attended faculty/staff meetings
  • Prepared and sent 150 letters to interested high school seniors and adults in WKU Glasgow
  • Initiated a book club for WKU Glasgow through the Literacy Center

Practicum with Coordinator of Learning Assistance Center: May 2014 – August 2014

  • Coordinated Academic Transition Programs for South Campus
  • Created the Fall 2014 tutor schedule
  • Interviewed and evaluated potential tutors
  • Organized and led Tutor Orientation
  • Tutored students in math/English/writing
  • Maintained employment files


Rose, Richard; Fineout, Kassy; and Willoughby, Fallon, “Choosing Your Major” (2014). Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577). Paper 23.

Willoughby, F. (2015). Book Reviews with Edmonson Voice and Bowling Green Daily News.

Willoughby, F. (2016). College and Career Readiness focused biweekly articles with Edmonson Voice.


Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference  03/09/13

  • Presented “Magic: A Change in Belief and Persecution”

History Department Undergraduate Research Conference    04/25/13

  • Presented “Fortune Telling: Two Centuries of Persecution”

M.A.S.T.E.R Plan Orientation 2011-2014

  • Academic Expectations Presentation

Professional Organizations and Memberships

Member, WKU Student Affairs Graduate Association (SAGA)

Phi Alpha Theta

  • President (08/11 – 05/13)
  • Organized/led monthly meetings
  • Led recruitment efforts for new members
  • Helped organize annual lectures/
  • Planned events such as banquets/fundraisers, events, etc.
  • Created flyers for events and newsletters for History faculty

Trainings and Certificates

  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Certification – Suicide Prevention Training
  • OU Campus Training

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