Meet Our Staff & Mentors


 

Stacie Williams

Dr. Stacie Williams

Director

I am honored to lead and be a part of the STAR Success Team. We are dedicated to assisting each student in having a Successful Transition to USCA and to making wonderful college memories. Each student who chooses to become a part of STAR Programs, becomes a part our team. We hope you'll choose to join us!

Feel free to contact me at 803-641-3321 or at staciew@usca.edu.

(photo coming soon)

Dr. Holly Jones

English Faculty 

Morgan

Morgan Bookstaver

STAR Program Tutor

Bio Info: Morgan Bookstaver is a junior Exercise & Sports Science major here at USCA, where she is captain of the USCA Dance Team, a member of the Honors Program, a Pacesetter Orientation Leader, and a Math & Science Tutor. Morgan graduated as Valedictorian of Fox Creek High School’s Class of 2015, entered USC Aiken in her freshman year academically ranked #1 of over 700 students, and continues to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Upon graduation, she plans to attain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of South Carolina and pursue a career in Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Morgan teaches ballet and pointe at Burns Dance Studio, and is an award-winning dancer with 18 years experience in a wide variety of dance styles, including ballet, pointe, contemporary, lyrical, tap, jazz and hip hop. After representing South Edgefield County as the Class of 2015 Distinguished Young Woman, Morgan has served as the Production Chairman for the Edgefield County DYW Scholarship Program for the past 3 years. 

Victoria Bush

STAR Program Tutor

Bio Info: I am a junior Middle Level Education major and the First PACE lead English tutor. I love being involved in anything English-related on campus, from working in the Writing Room to editing the campus newspaper Pacer Times. 

Words of Encouragement to new students in STAR Programs:  I am so excited that the students in STAR programs on campus chose to pursue their dreams at USC Aiken! Here, you have an excellent support system of peers and professionals dedicated to helping you succeed. College can seem overwhelming at times, but the most important advice I can give is for students to ask for help when they are struggling. Never feel like you are alone or that you can't accomplish something! To paraphrase the Beatles: "We all get by with a little help from our friends."

Mallory Crews 

STAR Program Tutor

Bio Info:  I am a Junior, Exercise and Sports     Science Major, a member of the College Republicans and love to play intramural sports. 

Words of Encouragement to new students in STAR Programs:  "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." -Norman Vincent Peal 

 

Peter Ferguson

STAR Program Mentor

Bio Info: Business Administration - Management major

  

Brandon H

Brandon Hill 

STAR Program Mentor

Bio Info: I am a Psychology major and I enjoy interacting with others and making new friends, the Secretary for the ACE Club, and an inductee of The National Society of Leadership and Success.

Words of encouragement to new students in STAR Programs: Success does not come and find you, you have to go out and get it.

Andrew Pridgen

STAR Program Tutor

Bio Info: I am a Junior, Industrial Processing Engineer Major and I am committed to helping fellow classmates succeed in math and science.

Words of encouragement to new students in STAR ProgramsIt is never too late to learn or educate oneself. When you are feeling overwhelmed, think of this; Abraham Lincoln went to war as a Captain and returned as a Private. 

 

Najha

Najha "Naj" Smith

STAR Program Mentor & Lead Tutor

Bio Info: I am a Secondary Education Major with concentration in Chemistry, Sophomore, Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority incorporated as well as the Z-HOPE coordinator.

Words of encouragement to new students in STAR Programs: I believe in every student that comes into the program. College is what you make of it and as long as you are willing to accept help and utilize it, you will go far. Every student has their strengths and weaknesses, the goal is to make your weaknesses a little stronger and take your strengths to incredible heights. I know without a shadow of a doubt that you all can and will go great, lets hope you believe that too.

Madison Willis

STAR Program Mentor

Bio Info: I am a Sophomore, Clinical Laboratory Science major, and also a member of the Western Riding Team.

Words of encouragement to new students in STAR Programs: It’s ok to be a glowstick; sometimes we need to break before we shine.