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First Year Foundations

The offices of Student Development and Academic Affairs have partnered to create unique experiences for first-year students. Our First Year Foundations (FOUN 1000) class is designed to provide support and encouragement to new students  to help ensure personal and academic success. All students who enter the institution as full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students must complete the FYF course during their first semester. Students who actively engage in the class are more likely to be successful and have a more enriching college experience. As part of this experience, all students are asked to read a "common book" prior to arriving on campus.

What is First Year Foundations?

The First Year Foundations course (FOUN 1000) provides an opportunity for students to work with a YHC faculty or staff member and an upper-class student peer mentor to help them understand what it takes to succeed in college. First-year students will work through adjusting to college, learning to manage time and stress, setting priorities and understanding academics and campus life. The First Year Foundations course is a great way to begin life as a college student.

The two-credit hour course serves as a general education elective. The class meets during a student’s first semester, which is exactly the time when incoming students are finding their way and forming college goals.

FYF Primary Objectives

  •  Institutional Connectedness: Provide a deeper understanding of YHC and how to get the most out of your time as a student.
  •  Personal Relationships: Foster the development of meaningful relationships with students, faculty, staff and the community.
  •  Academic Foundations: Lay the foundation for relevant life and academic skills.
  •  Self Discovery: Connecting inherent strengths and passions to academic areas of interest and careers.   
  •  Civic Engagement: Exposure to life outside of YHC.
     

For more information, email or call the co-directors of the program, Louisa Franklin at (706) 379-5164 and Dr. Bryan Hayse at (706) 379-5174.

First Year Foundations Instructors (Fall 2014)

 

 

Stuart Miller

Assistant Dean of Students

 

(706) 379-5300
Email

Section: 01
Peer Mentor: Grace Williamson

Jeremy Waltman

Assistant Professor of Art

 

Email

Section: 02
Peer Mentor: Sazma Al-Rashid

 

 

MARY LAND

Senior Instructor of Music and Director of Bands

(706) 379-5244
Email

Section: 03
Peer Mentor: Kenneth Boykin

 

JENNY PATE

Career Mentoring Specialist

(706) 379-5349
Email

Section: 04
Peer Mentor: Allie Weldon

 

Dr. Jennifer Schroeder

Assistant Professor of Biology

(706) 379-5217
Email

Section: 05
Peer Mentor: Monica Ramirez-Leon

 

 
 

Dr. Baishali Ray

Assistant Professor of Physical Geography

 

(706) 379-5259

Email

Section: 06
Peer Mentor: Mallory Skolds

 

Emily Halstead

Residence Life Coordinator  (Enotah Hall, Manget Hall)

 

(706) 379-5305

Email

Section: 07
Peer Mentor: Karly Zacharias

 

 
 

DR. KENDALL MARCHMAN

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

 

Email

Section: 08
Peer Mentor: Samantha Jones

 

BLAIR STAPLETON

Reference Librarian 

(706) 379-5198
Email

Section: 09
Peer Mentor: Meaghan Adams

 

 
 

CHRIS CRAWFORD

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Theatre Department Chair
Musical Theatre Program Co-Coordinator

Dean of the Division of Fine Arts

 

Email

Section: 10
Peer Mentor: Natalie Andric

 

 
 

DR. ASHLEY CARR

Assistant Professor of Education

(706) 379-5326

Email

Section:11

Peer Mentor: Georgia Googer

 

 
 

DR. SHARON JACKSON

Assistant Professor of Education

 

(706) 379-5240
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Section: 12
Peer Mentor: Caden Boullon

 

AMY BROCK

Academic Advisor

 

(706) 379-5048
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Section: 13
Peer Mentor: Jessica Kirby

 

Jamie Miller

Director of the Student Success Center

 

(706) 379-5028
Email

Section: 14
Peer Mentor: Stephanie Mills

 

 
 

REV. DR. TIM MOORE

Dean of the Chapel, Minister to the College and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

(706) 379-5166

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Section: 15
Peer Mentor: Diane Mouangkham

 

 
 

Dr. Jennifer Hallet

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Faculty Athletics Representative
Chair, Communication Studies Department

 

(706) 379-5133
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Section: 16
Peer Mentor: Austin Tibbetts

 

Whitney Buser

Section: 17
Peer Mentor: Wade Orr

 

AMANDA VOEGEL

Residence Life Coordinator (Appleby Complex, Rollins)

(706) 379-5274
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Section: 18
Peer Mentor: Savannah Ledford

 

Anna DUSSLER

Library Assistant

 

(706) 379-4313

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Section: 19
Peer Mentor: Breann Lindsey

 

 
 

Louisa Franklin

Professor of English

Director of the Academic Success Center

 

(706) 379-5164
Email

Section: 20
Peer Mentor: Jared Lee

 

 
 

DR. ROB CAMPELL

Center for Appalachian Studies Director, Coordinator of the Bonner Leadership Program and Professor of Education

 

(706) 379-5139
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Section: 21
Peer Mentor: Parker Sewell

 

Danae Turchyn 

Instructor of Outdoor Leadership and Assistant Director of the Outdoor Leadership Center

(706) 379-5108

Email Ms. Turchyn

Section: 22
Peer Mentor: Durham Harris

SHAUGHAN KEATON

Section: 23

Peer mentor: Anna Lummus

 

DR. MARGARET FORRESTER

Professor of Chemistry

(706) 379-5152
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Section: 24
Peer Mentor: Aliyah Karriem

Todd Jones

Section: 25

Peer Mentor: Courtney Huskins