Resume

Resume

Education

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

Practicum/Internships

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

Publications

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

Presentations

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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