You’re off to great places.  Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go ….and the ways we will grow. LEC has grown by three! The Learning Enhancement Center would like to welcome its newest employees Toni Sayger, M.A., Staci Cox, M.Ed., and Sheila Morgan, Ph.D. to the team.  As we welcome new members, we would also like to wish our Amy Thornton, M.S. a fond farewell. 

Amy Thornton has been a member of the Learning Enhancement Center staff for 7 years and most recently served as Project Manager.  She is moving with her family to Columbus, Georgia where she will be employed by Columbus State University as an E-Learning Specialist. Amy is excited about the opportunity to continue her work in an educational setting. 

Toni joined the Think Center team as Student Development Specialist in November of 2012. She loves her job working with students individually and in groups helping them identify learning preferences, learn a problem-based process, and then apply that knowledge to become deliberate, self-guided learners.

After 10 years of being a part of the Luckyday Scholars Program in some capacity- student, graduate assistant, and Assistant Director- Staci joined the Student Think Center. During her time with the Luckyday Scholars Program, Staci worked primarily with the peer mentoring program, worked with faculty and staff in the development of the freshmen seminar, and taught a couple of courses each semester in Peer Mentoring and Learning Strategies. As an Instructional Specialist with the Student Think Center, Staci works with content-experts in course design/redesign and exploring strategies for design thinking implementation while creating learning communities across and within campus. 

Dr. Sheila Morgan has joined our team as the Design Services Manager. Dr. Morgan began her career in academia over 12 years ago in a library in a small Methodist institution called Wood College. After graduating Mississippi State University, she worked in Mitchell Library at State for 3 years, while working on her Master of Science degree in Education.  After obtaining her Master’s degree, she accepted a job as an Instructional Designer in the College of Continuing Studies at the University of Alabama and then moved into an Assistant Coordinator of Faculty Development position in the Faculty Resource Center. Sheila completed her doctorate at UA in 2012 in Instructional Technology.  From there, she worked as an Instructional Designer at eTROY at Troy University in Troy, Alabama until accepting this position in May, 2013.

The Learning Enhancement Center is ecstatic about our newest members and eager to see their accomplishments and successes! And although we are sad to see her go, we wish Amy the best of luck in this new chapter in her life and career. 

So just remember “The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.  –Dr. Suess

 

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