Meet FYC

 
Savannah Greene Savannah Greene
Director 
My name is Savannah Greene and I am the director of FYC 2018-2019. I served as Vice President of first year Council last year. I am
currently in the nursing program and plan on working in Pediatric Oncology at Children's of Alabama. First year council brings together a diverse group of student leaders for the betterment of USA’s campus and the experience is beyond rewarding.
Grace Sekaya Grace Sekaya
President

Committee: Public Relations and Communications
Hello! My name is Grace Sekaya, and I’m the President for FYC. My major is International Studies (Pre-Med) with a double minor in French and Related Sciences. I am originally from Gadsden, AL! You can typically find me in the Rec Center squeezing in some cardio or on the 4th floor of the Marx Library. I encourage you to stop by and say hello! Go Jags!
Kartik Patel Kartik Patel
Vice President

Committee: Student Resources and Development Committee
Hey! My name is Kartik Patel, and I am the Vice President of FYC this year. I also serve on the Student Resources and Development committee. I am a Biomedical Sciences major from Hoover, AL, and I plan to be a physician. You can usually find me at Marx Library on the third or fourth floor!
Elise Paul Elise Paul
Secretary

Committee: Public Relations Committee
My name is Elise Paul, and I am from Pensacola, Florida. I am serving as the Secretary of FYC and on the Public Relations committee. My major is sociology, and you can usually find me studying in the Marx Library Starbucks!
Delanie Wheeler Delanie Wheeler
Chair of Student Resources and Development
Hi! My name is Delanie Wheeler, and I am the Chair of Student Resources and Development in FYC. I'm a Nursing major from New Orleans, LA. With my degree I plan to go back to school to become a Nurse Anesthetist. You can usually find me in the Marx Library or the Student Center (feel free to say Hey!).
Tanvi Patel Tanvi Patel
Chair of Student Engagement
Hi! My name is Tanvi Patel and I am the Chair of Student Engagement in FYC. I am a Biology major from Pensacola, Florida. With my degree, I plan to attend dental school. You can usually find me in Camellia Hall or the library.
 

Makenna Crone
Chair of Campus Safety and Improvement Committee

 

Hi! My name is Makenna Crone and I am Chair of the Campus Safety and Improvements Committee on FYC. I am a Secondary Education major with a focus in Social Sciences and hope to become a high school social studies teacher as well as work towards an administrative position. You can normally find me in the Caf or the Seaman’s Bethel Theatre.
Kelsey Taylor

Kelsey Taylor
Chair of the Public Relations Committee

Hey guys! My name is Kelsey Taylor and I am the chair of the Public Relations committee in FYC. I am a biology major on the pre-vet track and originally from mobile, Alabama. After graduating from undergrad, I plan to attend vet school. I am usually in the library on the 4th floor, so stop by and say hey!
Hannah Giannini Hannah Giannini
Chair of Governmental Relations Committee
My name is Hannah Giannini, and I’m the Chair of the Governmental Relations Committee. I’m a chemistry major from Orange Beach, AL, and upon graduation, I hope to study medicine. FYC is a wonderful opportunity not only to witness the inner workings of USA but also discover what actions we can take as individuals to help campus grow! Next time you see me in the Learning Commons, please say ‘hello’! 
Scotty Megginson Scotty Megginson
Council Member

Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement
My name is Scott Megginson, I’m a member of the Campus Safety and Improvement Committee on South Alabama’s First Year Council. My major is Professional Health Sciences, and I want to be an occupational therapist. I love FYC because it’s a bunch of the most driven and organized people I could be privileged to meet, let alone call my friends and peers. I wanted to surround myself with people from whom I could build good habits, and FYC is the place to do that.
Rilee White

Rilee White 
Council Member

Committee: Public Relations 

Hey! My name is Rilee White and I am from Hoover, Alabama. I am a representative on the Public Relations Committee. You can find me in the library studying or working towards my goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. Please let me know what I can help you do to better our community here at South!! 

Ebonee Dawson Ebonee Dawson 
Council Member   
          
Committee: Governmental Relations

My name is Ebonee Dawson and I am from Long Beach, Mississippi. I currently serve as a member of the Governmental Relations Committee in FYC. In my free time, I’m always at the dining hall, gym, or Camellia Hall.

Savannah Shaw Savannah Shaw
Council Member

Committee: Student Recourses and Development

Hi! I'm Savannah Shaw and I'm from Red Bay, AL. I am a Biomedical Sciences major, with an interest in Pre-Medicine, and I proudly serve on the Student Recourses and Development Committee. I spend most of my time in the library, and my favorite study spot is the learning commons. If you see me, please feel free to ask any questions, or just say hi!

Kaleb Kittrell Kaleb Kittrell
Council Member

Committee: Student Resources and Development 
Hey guys! My name is Kaleb Kittrell. I'm from Samantha, Alabama and currently serve on the Student Resources and Development Committee. I major in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Mathematics.Hey guys! My name is Kaleb Kittrell. I'm on the Student Resources and Development Committee. You can usually find me in one of the study rooms in Azalea, Marx Library, or in the Caf!
Sarah Geck Sarah Geck
Council Member

Committee: Student Engagement 
My name is Sarah Geck and I’m on the Student Engagement Committee. I am majoring in Biology and plan to become a veterinarian. I am from Pensacola, Alabama, and you can find me in the library at South.
Cameron Hassenboehler Cameron Hassenboehler
Council Member

Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement
Hello!! My name is Cameron Hassenboehler, and I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana. I am a Biomedical Sciences major, and a member of the Campus Safety and Improvement Committee. If you want to come say hello, you can find me either in the Library or the Caf (Dining Hall)! Go Jags!
Anne Dang-Vo Anne Dang-Vo
Council Member

Committee: Government Relations 
My name is Anne Dang-Vo, and I am from Biloxi, MS. I am majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Forensics Science. With my degree, I plan to become a Pharmacist! I serve on the Government Relations Committee, and I love FYC because it gives me an opportunity to serve the school and the students that I love. You’re most likely going to find me in Azalea Hall
Preston White Preston White
Council Member

Committee: Student Engagement
I’m Preston White from Decatur, Alabama and I’m a member of Student Engagement Committee on First year Council. I am a transfer student with a major in nursing and a concentration in Bio-Medical Science in order to pursue higher education in medicine! You can find me in Marx library, life science, or Allied Health if you ever want to chat!
 Hope Bae Hope Bae
Council Member

Committee: Student Resources and Development
Hi!! My name is Hope Bae and I am a member of the Student Resources and Development Committee. I’m an International Studies major/pre-med and Spanish minor from Vestavia Hills, AL. I have no idea what my career will be (probably some type of doctor), but I’m excited for what the future holds! You can probably find me at the library or the Bethel!!
Kaylan Martin Kaylan Martin
Council Member

Committee: Student Engagement 

Hello! My name is Kaylan Martin and I serve on the Student Engagement Committee. I am an Art Major with concentration in Graphic Design. With this degree, I hope to pursue a career in graphic design! My hometown is Highland Home, Alabama. You can usually find me in either Camellia Hall or the Cafeteria!
Sarah Hemelt Sarah Hemelt
Council Member

Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement
Hi! My name is Sarah Hemelt and I am on the Campus Safety and Improvement Committee. I’m a Pre-Med Biomedical Sciences major from Slidell, Louisiana. With my degree, I plan to pursue a medical degree specializing in Neonatology or Pediatric Oncology. You can usually find me in the Student Center, Marx Library, or Phi Mu house!
Robin Capps Robin Capps 
Council Member

Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement
My name is Robin Capps and I am a part of the Campus Safety and Improvement committee. I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and I am a political science major with plans of attending law school so that one day I can be a lawyer. I love to talk to and meet new people so feel free to walk up to me when I’m at the caf or in Azalea!
John MacLatchie John MacLatchie
Council Member

Committee: 

Hey guys my name is John MacLatchie and I'm a Business major here at South. I want to minor in Spanish and go in to graduate with a concentration in Marketing. After college I am going to be an entrepreneur and I hope to one day own my own venture capital firm. You can find me on campus at South! 

  Caitlin Crownover
Council Member

Committee: Public Relations and Marketing

My name is Caitlin Crownover and I am a member of the Public Relations and Marketing committee. I am from Satsuma, Alabama. I am a Pre-Business Major, and you can find me at the rec or the College of Business.
Neha Piracha Neha Piracha
Council Member

Committee: Governmental Relations 

My name is Neha Piracha and I am excited to be a member of the FYC Governmental Relations Committee this year. I’m a Biomedical Sciences major from Ocean Springs, MS, and I’m hoping to become a doctor after graduation. I love FYC because it gives me the perfect opportunity to get involved on campus and meet new people! You can usually find me with friends or studying in the library.
 Melana Butler

Melana Butler                     
Council Member

Committee: Campus Safety and Improvement 

 

 

Hi! My name is Malena Butler and I am a member of First Year Council’s Campus Safety and Improvement committee. I am a Chemical Engineering major on a Pre-Med track from Elkmont, Alabama. You can usually find me at Seaman’s Bethel after classes!
 Makenzie Davis

Makenzie Davis
Council Member

Committee: Student Resources and Development 

 

 My name is Makenzie Davis, and I am from D’Iberville Mississippi. I serve on the Student Resources and Development Committee in First Year Council. I double major in Business Marketing and Russian Language. My favorite aspect of First Year Council is that I am able to make a change on campus. FYC offers me an opportunity to serve the needs of first year students. If I am not in class, I am usually at the student center. If you see me, I’d love to talk!

Dr. Krista Harrell Dr. Krista Harrell
Associate Dean of Students
Dr. Krista Harrell is the Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator at the University of South Alabama and serves as the advisor to the First Year Council.  In her role as Associate Dean, she is responsible for management of 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. Krista also helps coordinate several University-wide efforts including 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.  Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, she was the Assistant Director for Programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  She is a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, the USA Jag Gals, and is an active Junior League of Mobile member.