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David Jenkins

David Jenkins, Ed.D.

Director of First-Year Experience
Canes Central | Room 143

Hometown: Blakely, GA

Degrees: BBA and MBA, Georgia Southwestern; EdD, University of Georgia

Favorite restaurant in Americus: The Station

Favorite annual event: Graduation, I love seeing the students who we have worked with from the beginning completing and earning their degree. It’s always a bittersweet day.

Favorite spot on campus: Hello Walk

What is your notable first at GSW: I can still remember participating in my freshmen orientation over 25 years ago which took place in Florrie Chappell, “the old gym”

Courtney Harmon

Courtney Harmon

Assistant Director of First-Year Experience
Canes Central | Room 141

Hometown: Butler, Georgia     

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Georgia Southwestern State University; MBA, Georgia Southwestern State University

Favorite restaurant in Americus: Pats for Trivia, Gyro City for Chicken shawarma, and Taco Rey for tacos!

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is the fountain between the Marshal Student Center and the English Building. It is close to Hello Walk, Canes Central, Café Campesino, and is the perfect place to take a mid-day break.

Why you came to GSW/Why you enjoy it here: The first time I toured GSW out of high school, it felt right. Then, during my first year I connected with the campus, my sorority, and the many other student organizations I joined. Now, I am able to help new first-year students connect with the campus and find out why we enjoy GSW so much!

Brittany McKenzie

Brittany McKenzie

Academic Resource Coordinator
Canes Central | Room 141

Hometown: Vidalia, GA

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Georgia Southwestern State University, Masters of Public Administration, Valdosta State University

Favorite restaurant in Americus: Sweet Georgia Bakery/Café Campesino

Favorite annual event: On-campus: move-in day. I love seeing everyone’s excitement and thinking back to when I moved onto campus. All the new beginnings are just ahead!
Downtown: Women’s Wine and Chocolate Walk. I love getting a group of my closest girls together and walking around downtown and shopping all the sales!

Favorite spot on campus: I love the front lawn in front of the Wheatley Administration Building. The huge lawn and big Magnolia tree are all in front of my favorite building on campus, Wheatley Administration. In college, my favorite spot was the lawn area between the Oaks buildings. I used to sit outside with my roommates and study, play cards, listen to music, and just relax.

Shalisha Williams

Shalisha Williams

Academic Success Counselor
Canes Central | Room 141

Hometown: Americus, GA

Degree:  Bachelors of Science in Sociology, Georgia Southwestern State University

Favorite GSW Tradition: Student Appreciation Day

Favorite spot on campus: Canes Central    

Favorite College Class:  Development of Social Theory

Favorite Restaurant in Americus: La Hacienda

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Tripp Larkey

First Year Experience Assistant
Canes Central | Room 141

Hometown: Zebulon, GA

Degree:  Bachelors of Arts in History, Georgia Southwestern State University

Favorite GSW Tradition: Waffles with the Weavers

Favorite spots on campus: Florrie Chappell Gym or the Woods by Pines for Hammocking

Favorite College Classes: Beginning Glassblowing 1 and World War II: History and Memory

Favorite Restaurant in Americus: Monroe’s, Gyro City and Pat’s Place are my go to places to eat

 Tammy Middleton

Tammy Middleton

Administrative Assistant
Canes Central | Room 130