If there could be an award given for loving The University of Alabama, Megan would win it! She earned a BA in Communication and Information Sciences, a MA in Educational Psychology, and her EdD in Higher Education Administration from UA. As the Assistant Director of Bama By Distance Recruitment, she sees it as her daily mission to share her passion for UA, education, and student success. Her job is to oversee admission services and recruitment efforts for all Bama By Distance programs. However, her main goal is to continue sharing her enthusiasm for lifelong learning with others. Megan enjoys traveling and attending sporting events with her husband and son. She also serves as an Executive Committee Board Member for the Tuscaloosa County Alumni Association.
Have a question about UA? Miranda has the answer. Not just because she's an adjunct instructor for the College of Communication and Information Sciences, but because she's been a student here, just like you! No one knows better than Miranda. She'll help you figure out what you need to get started and hit the ground running once you do. And, if you want to know what you missed on the last episode of your favorite TV crime drama, she can fill you in on that, too.
Amy Caudle graduated from The University of Alabama with a BS in Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Family Financial Planning and Counseling. She earned her MEd in School Counseling from UT Chattanooga. Prior to joining UA Online, Amy worked in the insurance industry and as a school counselor for pre-K-12 for nine years. She is passionate about helping people and empowering them to reach for their dreams. When not attending sporting events at Alabama, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
Katie Southerland graduated from The University of Alabama with a BS in Public Relations and Leadership Communications. She previously served as a student recruiter, college ambassador and a student worker for Undergraduate Admissions. She loves helping students from across the country and is excited to be a part of your Capstone experience!
One of the first things you'll notice when you meet Sonya is her smile. She puts you at ease from the moment you meet her. She's a person you'll always feel comfortable with when you have a question. Whether it's about military education issues, testing, choosing your degree, graduating on time, or finding a scholarship, Sonya and her team are happy to answer questions and solve problems to help students reach their goals. And if you really want to see her smile, ask her about her family. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and attending Alabama football games with her family.
Soldiers make the best students. A former U.S. Army Senior Military Instructor at The University of Alabama ROTC Department, James knows it first-hand. He has a B.S. in Business Administration and later earned his M.S. in Human Environmental Sciences (Interactive Technology) from UA. When you talk to James, you'll know immediately that he loves what he does. He loves helping military students, and talking with military recruits. You'll appreciate James' give-it-all-you've-got attitude. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with computers.
Nichelle has over ten years of experience in student services, and her transcript is decorated with several degrees, all of which she has earned online. She holds a bachelor's degree in business, a master's in education, and she has a doctoral degree in adult education along with post graduate certificates in adult learning leadership and learning and accountability. It's safe to say she's an expert for distance learners! She looks forward to daily dialogue with prospective and current students who are taking steps toward accomplishing their dreams.
Rebecca helps distance students by providing and securing proctoring services for exams on and off campus. She loves taking the worry out of the equation so that all the students have to be concerned about is preparing for their tests! She has a history of helping students at the SupeStore during her undergraduate years here, and she looks forward to continuing her education at the Capstone. She loves all things Alabama and fills her spare time by watching Crimson Tide football with family and friends and working on the pottery wheel.
Claire has worked as a recruiting specialist for UA Early College, the enrollment coordinator for Bama By Distance and now as the assistant director of Online Student Success. She is able to combine her love of helping students with her interest in data analysis to provide support to nontraditional students earning a degree from The University of Alabama. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master of Science in Marketing, both from The University of Alabama. In her spare time, Claire enjoys crafting and decorating. She and her husband also enjoy attending sporting events.
Dani helps the Student Services team with everything from travel arrangements to planning the graduation reception at the end of each semester. She loves hearing from and helping distance students in her role. She graduated from The University of Alabama and loves the Crimson Tide and is also passionate about art, putting her talent to use in photography and design in her spare time.
Emily Covington is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She is currently pursuing a master's degree through The University of Alabama Online in Communication Studies. Emily volunteers for local animal shelters and contributes by fostering homeless animals and photographing them to promote their adoption. In her free time, she enjoys photography, art and spending time with her dogs and husband. Prior to becoming an administrative specialist, Emily worked for UA as an early childhood program specialist and for UA Online as an admissions counselor.