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Stratton Foster Academic Center
Vanderbilt University
Department of Student Athletics
2601 Jess Neely Drive (McGugin Center)
Nashville, TN 37212
615.343.0444 (p)
615.343.1846 (f)
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Elizabeth Wright

Elizabeth WrightDirector of Academic Support and Academic Counselor
B.A. in American Studies, University of Virginia;
M.F.A. in Writing and Literature, University of Virginia.

Has worked as a textbook, science and medical editor in Charlottesville and New York City, and as a grant writer for the University of Virginia and VU Medical Centers . . . Has written a novel and has published two books of nonfiction as well as two dozen articles and short stories . . . Writing tutor in 25 subjects at Vanderbilt . . . Has worked in the Stratton Foster Academic Center since September 1999 as a tutor, Tutor Coordinator, Academic Counselor, Writing Specialist, and most recently Director of Academic Support.

Team: Football

Nate Bell

Assistant Director
B.A. in Psychology, Wabash College;
M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology/Sport Administration, Ball State University.
Ed.D in Higher Education Leadership and Policy, Vanderbilt University

Has previously worked in the Athletic Academic Support Offices at the University of Illinois and Ball State University . . . Was a four-year member of the Wabash College basketball team, earning various athletic and academic awards . . . Lives in Nashville with his wife, Sunny, and daughter, Charlotte.

Teams: Baseball, Men’s Golf and Women’s Golf

Neal Clark

Neal ClarkAssistant Director
B.A. in Social Work, University of Kentucky;
M.S.W. in Social Work, University of Kentucky

Has worked in academic advising at James Madison University, University of Kentucky, and University of Minnesota . . . Four-year member of University of Kentucky’s football program . . . Broke the single season reception record and finished career in the top 10 in 4 offensive categories . . . From Paducah, Kentucky

Teams: Men’s Basketball, Women’s Bowling 

Dawnyell Fletcher

Dawnyell Fletcher Learning Specialist
Tutor Coordinator

B.S. in Business Administration, University of Arkansas;
M.S. in Sport and Leisure Commerce, University of Memphis

Has previously worked in Athletic Academic Support offices at the University of Memphis, NC State University, and University of South Carolina … Four-year member of the University of Arkansas track and field team, earning All-American and various academic honors …. Originally from Atkins, Arkansas

Eugene Henderson

Eugene HendersonSenior Academic Counselor
B.S. in Health and Exercise Science, Middle Tennessee State University;
M.S. in Sport Management, Middle Tennessee State University.

Prior to joining the Academic Support team, Eugene worked in the Vanderbilt Athletics Ticket Office and currently serves on the Vanderbilt Athletics Diversity Committee . . . from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Team: Football                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Christy Hogan

Assistant Director
Director of Tutoring
B.A. in Studio Art and Education, University of Richmond;
M.S. Ed. in Secondary Education, Indiana University.

Four-year starter in both field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Richmond . . . Started as an Assistant Lacrosse Coach at the University of Notre Dame prior to becoming an Academic Counselor for the football, softball, and women’s soccer teams at ND . . . lives in Nashville with her husband, Rex and three children, McKenna, Ryan, and Erin.

Teams: Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis

Max-Maurice Martin

Max-Maurice MartinAssistant Director
B.S. in Criminal Justice, South Carolina State University;
M.A. in Criminal Justice, Tennessee State University.

Originally from Charleston, South Carolina. . . . Has previously worked as a Crisis Counselor at the Oasis Center . . . Married to Kimberly Martin and has a son, Mason.

Team: Football                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Morgan Roche

Academic Counselor
Tutor Coordinator
B.A. in Psychology, Quinnipiac University
M.A. in Education, Quinnipiac University

Originally from Clifton Park, NY…ran Cross Country and Track at Quinnipiac University, earning multiple academic and athletic honors…Before joining the Academic Support team at Vanderbilt, Morgan served as an Athletic Academic Services Intern at Clemson University, working both as an Academic Advisor and an Assistant Tutor Coordinator.

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Track and Field    

Beth Taylor

Learning Specialist

B.S. in Communications, Kennesaw State University
M.A. in Education/Counseling, University of Texas- San Antonio

Has worked as a learning specialist, director, guidance counselor, and academic and career coach in various educational settings over the course of her 20 years in Nashville. In addition to her Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts Degree, Beth is a National Certified Counselor, Board Certified Coach and has most recently obtained her certificate in Professional Coaching from University of Texas Dallas. Has two children, Emily and Ben; a dog, Bella and
two cats, Comet and Kiwi.

Ashley Vogl

Academic Counselor

B.A. in Secondary Education, Western Michigan
M.A. in Communication, Western Michigan

A native of Corunna, Michigan…Played volleyball at Western Michigan University…Previously served as Western Michigan’s Director of Volleyball Operations, Academic Advisor, and Director of Athletic Academic Services before joining the Academic Support team at Vanderbilt.         

Team: Football

Alison Wenzel

Assistant Director of Life Skills & Community Outreach
Academic Counselor
B.S. in Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Florida;
M.S. in Sport Management, University of Florida.

Alison joined the Life Skills team in October 2006 . . . Was previously the Assistant Director of Marketing for Vanderbilt Athletics . . . Originally from Jacksonville, FL . . . Enjoys spending her free time with husband, Justin, and her two children, Calla and Casey.

Teams: Lacrosse and Women’s Swimming and Diving

Important Dates

Mar 23: Summer Enrollment begins
Apr 6: Fall 2015 Registration begins
Apr 20: Last day of classes
May 8: Commencement Ceremony 9:00am

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