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. Amanda Warren

English Faculty 

Elena Bompieri

STAR Program Tutor

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. 

Mallory Crews 

STAR Program Tutor

Bio Info:  I am a Senior, 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 

Logan Driggers

STAR Program Tutor

Priscilla Raymond

STAR Program Tutor

Bio Info:  I am a Senior majoring in Biology with a Pre-Med concentration. I enjoy music and spending time with family!

Words of Encouragement:  "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" (Philippians 4:13)

Christa Turner

STAR Program Tutor

Bio: Hi! My name is Christa Turner and I’m a Middle School Math/Science Education major here at USCA (mouthful right?). I’m a Junior Teaching Fellow, and the treasurer of the Rotaract chapter on campus. I can’t wait to work with you!

Words of Encouragement: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he'd had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.” -Anne Lamott

 

Najha

Najha "Naj" Smith

STAR Program Mentor & Lead Tutor

Bio Info: I am a Secondary Education Major with concentration in Chemistry, Junior, 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.

Andrew Spencer

STAR Program Mentor

Bio Info: Senior theatre major from Columbia, South Carolina. He is laid back, funny, and creative. He likes helping people and likes to get to know people.

Alyssa Whisel

STAR Program Tutor

Bio Info: Sophomore, Exercise Science major, USCA Womens Soccer  player. I love the going beach and eating french fries. :)  

Words of Encouragement: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

Madison Willis

STAR Program Lead Mentor

Bio Info: I am a Junior, 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.