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. 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.
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