Advising Center Staff

LOCATE YOUR CORRECT ADVISOR RESOURCE

ADVISING CENTER:
Advising Center staff provide advising for most undergraduate Cullowhee-based majors. 
Contact the Advising Center at 828-227-7753 or advisingcenter@wcu.edu.

SUITE 201:
Suite 201 staff provide advising for all Birth-to-Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle Grades, Inclusive, & Health and Physical Education majors.

DISTANCE and ONLINE PROGRAMS:
Staff in this department provide advising for majors offered entirely online or at a location other than Cullowhee.

ADVISING CENTER STAFF INFORMATION 


Director: Travis Bulluck
Associate Director: Alicia Cameron
Advisors: Sibley Bryan, Durand Capers, Cale Colbert, Julie Conway, Lydia Cook, Porscha Elton, Richard Gamble, Derek Kent and Ken Pfaff
Administrative Support Specialist: Anna Thompson

Person Majors Advised Bio Information

Travis Bulluck

TLBulluck

Director of Advising

828-227-7753
tlbulluck@wcu.edu

Communications, B.S.

Hometown:Rocky Mount, NC

Joined WCU: 2015

Undergraduate Institution:
UNC-Chapel Hill
B.A. Sociology, Minor in Exercise Sport Science

Graduate Institution:
East Carolina University
M.S. in Counselor and Adult Education

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, traveling, cycling, and enjoying the outdoors!

Alicia Cameron

advctr_alicia_profile

Associate Director of Academic Advising

828-227-3883
ajcameron@wcu.edu

 

Construction Management, B.S.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, B.S.

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

Engineering Technology (Applied Systems Technology Concentration), B.S. 

Engineering (Mechanical, Manufacturing and Electrical Power Concentrations), B.S.E.
 

Hometown: Black Mountain, NC

Joined WCU: 2003 as a freshman!

Undergraduate Institution:
Western Carolina University
B.A. Spanish, Minor in English

Graduate Institution:
Western Carolina University
M.Ed. College Student Personnel

Hobbies:Singing and playing guitar!

 

Academic Advisor

828-227-7533

Art, B.A.

Art, B.F.A.
- Art Education Emphasis
- Graphic Design Emphasis
- Studio Emphasis

Art Education, B.S.ED.
(K-12 Education)

Film and Television Production, B.F.A.

Interior Design, B.S.

Music, B.A.

Music, B.M.

Music Education, B.S.ED.
(K-12 Education)

Stage & Screen, B.A.

Theatre, B.F.A.


 

 Sibley Bryan

Sibley

Academic Advisor for Transfer Student Success

828-227-2537
fsbryan@wcu.edu 

Anthropology, B.A., B.S.
(Forensic Anthropology Concentration), B.S.

History, B.A., B.S.

International Studies, B.A.

Philosophy (Concentration in Philosophy), B.A.

Philosophy (Concentration in Religion), B.A.

Political Science, B.A.

Political Science, B.S.

Psychology, B.S.

Social Sciences, B.S.ED. (Secondary Education)

Sociology, B.A.

Sociology, B.S.

Hometown: Union Point, GA

Joined WCU: 2017

Undergraduate Institution:
University of Georgia
B.A. Philosophy

Graduate Institution:
University of Georgia
M.Ed. Adult Education

Hobbies: Playing music (banjo, guitar, singing), listening to music, running, hiking, and walking with my dog, exercise, the outdoors, reading, writing, spending time with my girlfriend, family, and friends!

 

Durand Capers

Durand-Capers

Academic Advisor for Student Athletes

828-227-2539
dtcapers@wcu.edu

All Majors
(for Student Athletes)

 

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Joined WCU: August 2016

Undergraduate Institution:
Sinclair Community College, Wright State University
A.A.S. Exercise Science, B.S.Ed. Sports Science

Graduate Institution:
Wright State University
M.Ed. Student Affairs in Higher Education / Sports Management Concentration

Hobbies: Traveling, Napping, Netflix, Sports, Exercise, Reading, and I like to try new things from time to time.

Cale Colbert

Cale Colbert

Academic Advisor

828-227-3890
jccolbert@wcu.edu

 

Accounting, B.S.B.A.

Business Administration & Law, B.S.B.A

Computer Information Systems, B.S.B.A.

Entrepreneurship, B.S., B.S.B.A.

Finance, B.S.B.A.

Hospitality & Tourism, B.S.

Management, B.S.B.A.

Marketing, B.S.B.A.

Sports Management, B.S.B.A.

 

Hometown: Winona, MS

Joined WCU: 2015 for the first time. I came back in 2017.

Undergraduate Institution:
Belhaven University
B.A. History

Graduate Institution:
University of Tennessee – Chattanooga
M.Ed Secondary Education

Hobbies: Listening to live music, hiking, paddling, climbing, watching sports, & spending with my family and friends.

Julie Conway

Conway_Julie

Academic Advisor

828-227-3882
jkconway@wcu.edu

Nursing, B.S.N.

 

Hometown: Glendo, WY

Joined WCU: 2010-2013 as a Graduate Student & employee. Came back in 2016.

Undergraduate Institution:
Mercer University
B.A. Communication

Graduate Institution:
Western Carolina University
M.Ed. College Student Personnel

Hobbies:Reading, traveling, creative writing!

Lydia Cook

Lydia-Cook

Academic Advisor 
Pre-Professional Advisor

828-227-2535
lwcook@wcu.edu

Athletic Training, B.S.

Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.

Emergency Medical Care, B.S.

Environmental Health, B.S.

Nutrition and Dietetics, B.S.

Recreational Therapy, B.S.

Pre-Professional Programs 
- all Pre-Health programs
- Pre-Law

Hometown:Murphy, NC

Joined WCU: 2009

Undergraduate Institution:
Western Carolina University
B.S. Education / Middle Grades Science & Social Studies concentration

Graduate Institution:
Western Carolina University
M.A.Ed. Education / Gifted, Creative, & Innovative Education concentration

Hobbies: Photography, enjoying nature, spending time with family, and snuggling with my dog.

Porscha Elton

Porscha
Academic Advisor

828-227-3885
psstreetelton@wcu.edu


Criminal Justice, B.S.

English, B.A.

English, B.S.Ed. (Secondary Education)

Spanish, B.A.

Spanish, B.S.Ed. (Secondary Education)

Hometown: Ellenboro, NC

Joined WCU: 2017

Undergraduate Institution:
Wake Forest University
B.A. English, Secondary Education

Graduate Institution:
Appalachian State University
M.A. Higher Education, Community College and University Leadership

Hobbies: Running, hiking, kayaking, cycling, swimming- essentially anything outdoors- writing, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends!

Richard Gamble

Gamble_Richard

Academic Advisor

Finish Line Coordinator

828-227-2133
rgamble@wcu.edu

Computer Science, B.S.

Environmental Science (Interdisciplinary), B.S.

Geology, B.S.

Mathematics, B.S.

Mathematics Education, B.S.ED.(Secondary Education)

Natural Resource Conservation and Management, B.S.

Parks and Recreation Management, B.S.

Science Education, B.S.Ed
(Secondary Education)
Concentrations in:
- Earth Sciences

Social Work, B.S.W.

 

Hometown: Gastonia, NC

Joined WCU: February 2016 (but, I also did my undergraduate and graduate work here)

Undergraduate Institution:
Western Carolina University
B.S. Biology

Graduate Institution:
Western Carolina University
M.Ed. College Student Personnel

Hobbies: Movies and Collecting Just About Anything!

Derek Kent

 Derek Kent

Academic Advisor for Student Athletes

828-227-2123
dakent@wcu.edu

All Majors
(for Student Athletes)

Hometown: Clinton, UT

Joined WCU: 2017

Undergraduate Institution:
Utah State University – B.S. Economics and B.S. Marketing

Graduate Institution:
Ball State University – M.A. Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

Hobbies:
Sports, fitness, trail running, cooking, traveling, attending concerts, and reading.

Ken Pfaff

Pfaff_Ken

Academic Advisor

828-227-2125
kepfaff@wcu.edu

Biology, B.S.
Concentrations in:
- General Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Pre-Health Professional
- Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Chemistry, B.S.


Chemistry
(ACS Approved with 4+1 Option), B.S.

Forensic Science (Interdisciplinary), B.S.

Science Education, B.S.Ed
(Secondary Education)
Concentrations in:
- Biology
- Chemistry
- Physics

Hometown: Naperville, Ill

Joined WCU: May 2015

Undergraduate Institution:
Western Illinois University
B.A. Journalism, Minor in Marketing

Graduate Institution:
Argosy University, Chicago
M.A.Ed. Higher Education

Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking, watching/playing sports, playing with my two dogs!

Carson Williams

Carson-Williams

Graduate Assistant

828-227-2540
carsonwilliams@wcu.edu

   

Hometown: Hickory, NC

Joined WCU: 2009 for undergrad, then 2016 as a graduate student

Undergraduate Institution: 
Western Carolina University
B.S.Ed. Music Education (2013)

Graduate Institution: 
Western Carolina University
M.Ed. Higher Education Student Affairs (2018)

Hobbies: Playing piano and letterboxing

Anna Thompson

athompson

Administrative Support Specialist
828-227-7753
athompson@wcu.edu

 

Hometown: Sylva, NC
Joined WCU: 2007
Undergraduate Institution:
Western Carolina University
B.S. Communications/PR, Minor in English
Hobbies:Cooking, going for a drive, and listening to music!

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