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 

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. 

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)

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.

Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor

STAR Program Tutor

Bio Info:  My name is Ashley Taylor. I am a junior, middle level education major who is passionate about learning.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with the First PACE program this year! 

Words of encouragement to new students in STAR Programs:   I hope that I will be able to help everyone construct a toolbox of skills that will provide success  in and out of the classroom. When going through always remember K-N-O-W. Know who you are. Never give up. Open your hearts and minds to receive new knowledge, and wait patiently for your season to shine.

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.