Meet FYC

 
Delanie Wheeler Delanie Wheeler
Director 

My name is Delanie Wheeler and I am the Director of FYC 2019-2020. I served as Student Resources committee chair of First Year Council last year. I am currently in the nursing program and plan to become a nurse anesthetist. Part of the mission of FYC is to cultivate a learning environment for new student leaders! This organization pushes its members out of their comfort zone, helps them build leadership skills, and helps them make new friends. The experience of working with so many bright student leaders is beyond rewarding!

 

Leah Kunneth

Leah Kunneth
President

Committee: Student Resources and Development

 

Hi! My name is Leah Kunneth and I am the president of FYC. I am a psychology major in the early acceptance program to the college of medicine. I am from the west suburbs of Chicago in a city called Naperville. You can almost always find me in the learning commons of Marx Library studying for orgo. I am super excited for this upcoming year!
Margaret Braun

Margaret Braun
Vice President

Committee: Student Engagement

 

Hey everyone! My name is Maggie Braun, and I am honored to serve as Vice President and as a committee member of Student Engagement. I’m from the beautiful beach town of Gulf Breeze, Florida. My major is Biology on the pre-med track and I am looking forward to pursuing a career in medicine. You are most likely to find me in the Marx Library, so feel free to stop and say hello!
Reagan Crew

Reagan Crew
Secretary

Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement

 

Hey my name is Reagan Crew and I am FYC’s Secretary! I am a Sociology Major with hopes of working in either social services or criminal justice. I am originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. You can usually find me at the caf. I’m all about meeting new people so come eat with me! Go Jags!

Jamie Carpenter

Jamie Carpenter
Chair of Student Engagement

Hey y’all! My name is Jamie Elizabeth Carpenter and I am the Chairman of the Student Engagement Committee on FYC. I’m originally from Brookfield, WI and I am majoring in Communications with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Business. You can usually find me in the Campus Recreation Center, the Marx Library, or hanging out with my friends. I love South and I’m really looking forward to what is to come. If you see me around campus, don’t be afraid to say hi!
Catherine Lyons

Catherine Lyons
Chair of Student Resources and Development

Hi! My name is Catherine Lyons, and I am the Chair of the Student Resources and Development Committee on FYC. I am a Biomedical Sciences and Spanish double major from Mobile, and I hope to become a bilingual doctor one day. I'm so excited to be on FYC this year! I am meeting so many awesome new people and am able to help plan out fun events for the school year.

Sylvie Gray

Sylvie Gray
Chair of Campus Safety and Improvement

Hi! My name is Sylvie Gray, and I’m a Chemistry major from Boaz, Alabama. I am Pre-Med to one day become a Pediatrician. Before I moved to South, I danced for 13 years, but these days I’m usually at the beach, or at Starbucks! If you see me around, please stop by and say hi! I’d love to chat and get to know you!
Autumn Keenum

Autumn Keenum
Chair of Public Relations and Marketing

Hey guys! My name is Autumn Keenum and I am the Chair of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee. I am a Chemistry major from Birmingham, AL. FYC has been an amazing opportunity for me to make new friends and become more involved here at South! You can typically find me studying in the library or walking around campus! Next time you see me, feel free to introduce yourself!
Beck Guidry

Beck Guidry
Chair of Governmental Relations

Hello! My name is Beck Guidry and I am the chairman of the Governmental Relations Committee for First Year Council. I am a business major from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. If you ever see me around campus, do not hesitate to say hello! Have a great day and go Jags!
Madison Keener

Madison Keener
Committee: Student Resources and Development

Hey guys! My name is Madison Keener, and I am a member of the Student Resources and Development Committee! I am originally from Luverne, AL, and my major is Biomedical Sciences. FYC is the absolute best opportunity to meet other individuals equally invested in keeping South great! You can typically find me in the Marx Library, so feel free to stop by and say hello! Go Jags!

 

Jamie Dianne Garcia

Jamie Dianne Garcia
Committee: Student Resources and Development

Hi! My name is Jamie Dianne, and I am a part of the Student Resources and Development Committee! I'm from Long Beach, MS and a Biochemistry major to study medicine. You can usually find me at the Bethel studying or talking with friends!

Eriel Heard

Eriel Heard
Committee: Student Resources and Development

My name is Eriel Heard, I’m a member of the Student Resources and Development Committee on South Alabama’s First Year Council. My major is Nursing, and I strive to be a Newborn ICU Nurse. I enjoy being apart of FYC because of the diverse group of leaders that I have the privilege of meeting. I wanted to surround myself with people that focus on their goals and truly have a concern for others and FYC is a great place for that.

James Walden

James Walden
Committee: Student Resources and Development

 

Hello my name is James Walden and I am a member of Student Resources and Development Committee. I am from Mobile, Alabama. If you’re around campus stop by the humanities building to find me and say hi!

 

Hridhay Sheth

Hridhay Sheth
Committee: Student Engagement

My name is Hridhay Sheth and I am on the Student Engagement Committee. I am a Biomedical Science major from Biloxi, MS, and upon graduation, I hope to go to medical school and become a radiologist. You can normally find me in the Marx Library or the Caf. Go Jags!

Bintou Tall

Bintou Tall
Committee: Student Engagement

Hey!! My name is Bintou Tall, I’m a member of the Student Engagement Committee on South Alabama’s FYC. I am a nursing major from Birmingham, Al. In the future I plan to become a nurse practitioner. You will usually find me in the Student center or the caf! Looking forward to meeting some of you!
Kimberly Lim

Kimberly Lim
Committee: Student Engagement

Hey! My name is Kimberly Lim and I'm a member of the Student Engagement Committee on First Year Council for the University of South Alabama. I plan to study computer engineering here at South and love to meet students here on campus! I've lived here in Mobile for about four years and I've had the opportunity from FYC to plan fun events to get to know the students and what goes on behind the scenes. You can usually catch me in the student center or library and please feel free to introduce yourself as I love meeting new people!
Patrick Marshall

Patrick Marshall
Committee: Student Engagement

My name is Pat Marshall and I am a member of the Student Engagement Committee. I'm a business marketing major from Birmingham, AL and upon graduation, I hope to continue my studies in graduate school. You can typically find me at the pool or in the Mitchell College of Business. Go Jags!
Abigail Miller

Abigail Miller
Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement

My name is Abigail Miller and I am a member of the Campus Safety and Improvement Committee within FYC.  My hometown is in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and I am a Speech and Hearing Sciences major pursuing a career as a Speech Therapist. FYC is made up of amazingly kind and outgoing people who have become my friends both inside and outside of the classroom. Whenever you see me around campus feel free to say hello or suggest an idea you would like to see happen on campus! I can’t wait for a fantastic year!

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement

What's up! My name is Jennifer Hudson and I'm a member of the Campus Safety and Improvement Committee. I'm a Chemistry major with a minor in Freshman from Mobile, AL. You can usually find ANYWHERE helping EVERYONE so don't be afraid hey! Go Jags!
Shawn Purdy

Shawn Purdy
Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement



My name is Shawn Purdy and I serve on the Campus Safety and Improvement Committee. I am a Mechanical Engineering major and hope to work in the field. I hope to make campus a safer and more diverse place. Don't be afraid to say hello.
Faith Franklin

Faith Franklin
Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement

Hi! My name is Faith Franklin, and I’m apart of the Governmental Relations Committee. I’m majoring in nursing and planning to get my Master’s as well. I am from a small town called Tanner here in Alabama. I am typically in my room doing work or hanging out with my friends. If you ever need me I live in Camelia Hall. Go Jags!!
Nicholas Coda Ramos|

Nicholas Coda Ramos|
Committee: Public Relations and Marketing

 

Hey! My name is Nick Coda Ramos and I am a member of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee. I am a nursing major and I graduated high school with my Certified Nursing Assistant License. I am from Gulf Breeze, FL and I love going home to Pensacola Beach for some fun. FYC is a great way for students to better their leadership skills and become familiar with the campus. If you see me around campus, don't be afraid to say hi!
Mia Paternostro

Mia Paternostro
Committee: Public Relations and Marketing

Hi, I'm Mia Paternostro and I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana! I'm a Business major and am currently exploring areas of specialty! I proudly represent the Public Relations and Marketing Committee on FYC and would love to answer any questions you have for us! Most of the time I can be found at the rec. center or azalea hall, so don't hesitate to come find me!

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith
Committee: Public Relations and Marketing

Hey! My name is Hannah Smith, and I am a member of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee. I am a Biomedical Sciences major from Hoover, Alabama, and hope to become a Physician Assistant. I love being on FYC because I am surrounded by students that want to make South Alabama the best it can be, while also lifting each other up and helping each other succeed. You can typically find me on the third floor of Marx Library or Dunkin' Donuts, so feel free to say hi!
Parker Roach

Parker Roach
Committee: Public Relations and Marketing



What’s up! My name is Parker Roach, and I’m a member of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee. I am a Communications major, concentrating in Journalism and minoring in English. I’m not quite sure what I want to do, but I know I want to write! I love FYC because the members and administrators push me to be a better leader. You can normally find me at the rec center, so come play some racquetball with me!
Megan Kirby

Megan Kirby
Committee: Governmental Relations

 

 

Hi, my name is Megan Kirby and I’m from Orange Beach, Alabama. I am an International Studies major on a Pre-Med track. I enjoy volleyball, playing music, and kayaking. I look forward to being a part of FYC and becoming involved in campus life. You can find me studying in the bethel or library.
Tyler Packer

Tyler Packer
Committee: Governmental Relations

 

Hello! My name is Tyler Packer and I am a member of the Governmental Relations Committee. I’m a nursing major from Birmingham, AL. I hope to further my education and become a Nurse Anesthetist. I joined FYC to ensure that every student feels comfortable at South Alabama. You can normally find me in the Student Center or Caf. I would love to get to know you!

Zion Riley

Zion Riley
Committee: Governmental Relations

Hello ladies and gentlemen! My name is Zion Riley , and I am from Huntsville, Alabama. I serve on the Governmental Relations Committee in First Year Council. I am a computer science major. I love FYC because it requires me to communicate with like minded people to achieve the same goal, in order to better help the first year students. You will usually see me in the Marx library or in the Shelby Hall, if you do say hello. I promise I will not bite.
Alex Jin

Alex Jin
Committee: Governmental Relations

Hey! My name is Alex Jin and I am a member of the Governmental Relations Committee. I am double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. I am from Queens, New York and I hope to become an aerospace engineer one day. You can usually find me in the Rec Center or Marx Library. Scream "Hi!" if you ever see me.
Dr. Krista Harrell

Dr. Krista Harrell
Associate Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator
Advisor of the First Year Council

Dr. Krista Harrell is the Associate Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator at the University of South Alabama, and serves as the advisor of the First Year Council. In her role as Associate Dean, she is responsible for managing the Student Center department, including Student Center services and operations, Greek Life, Student Activities, and University Programming. Her Title IX Coordinator responsibilities include ensuring compliance and prevention. Dr. Harrell also helps coordinate several University-wide efforts including the Week of Welcome & Beyond and the USA Common Read/Common World program. She received her B.S. in Human Services Counseling, M.S. Ed. in Higher Education, and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, all from Old Dominion University. She is a proud member of the ACUI Board of Trustees, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and is the Governance Director-Elect of the Junior League of Mobile.