Dr. Florence O. Williams is originally from York, Alabama. In her role as Director of UA Early College, she manages the day-to-day operation of UA Early College. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA, a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from University of West Alabama, and a EdS and PhD in Instructional Leadership with an emphasis in Instructional Technology from the University of Alabama. Dr. Williams brings her experiences in public relations, classroom teaching, instructional design and development, and program management to lead the UAEC team.
Fun fact: Dr. Williams is a lover all things gadgets and tech. When she isn’t researching the next big tech craze, she’s out listening to live music!
Pam Mixon is from Hamilton, Alabama. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s in Secondary Education, as well as a master’s in Educational Administration and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership. As the assistant director, she oversees student achievement and co-oversees the Summer On Campus program (SOC). In addition, she works closely with high school counselors and UA faculty to ensure students have the resources they need to be successful. Students and parents contact her when they have questions about courses or the SOC program.
Fun fact: Pam has five grandchildren and can be found at most sporting events cheering on the Tide.
Katie Neidhardt is a Mobile, Alabama native and graduated from UA in 2005. Katie serves UA Early College as assistant director. She oversees the marketing and recruiting strategies for UA Early College and ensures that high school students, their families and high school counselors are aware of the benefits of UA Early College. Students, parents or high school counselors may contact her when they have a recruitment related question or when they’re not sure who they should ask their question to. Katie enjoys working with UA Early College staff to remove obstacles for high school students and help them to utilize all the opportunities this program offers.
Fun Fact: Katie is obsessed with organization and will sometimes drive her family crazy by constantly reorganizing various areas of her home.
Mary Glenn Agee is the Central Alabama and Central U.S. Recruiter, for UA Early College. Mary Glenn is originally from Tuscaloosa and participated in Early College while she was in high school. As a recruiter for UA Early College, she provides students, parents and counselors with information about taking college courses in high school and learning about collegiate resources that can help students be successful! Students may contact Mary Glenn when they want information about the opportunities UA Early College provides or if they need help filling out an application. Counselors and parents may contact her about the program costs, scholarship opportunities and long-term benefits for their students. Building relationships is very rewarding for Mary Glenn, and she enjoys being able to apply her personal UA Early College experience to other students’ journeys.
Fun fact: Mary Glenn loves puzzles and sudoku, so if she is not at work, that is what you can find her doing.
Reagan Caddell is from Addison, AL and an alumna of the University of Alabama. She serves UA Early College as an Academic Advisor for North Alabama and out-of-state students. Reagan supports students and parents through course advising based on the individual student’s anticipated major. She especially enjoys helping students discover their individual passion and ensuring their coursework provides a path to their goals.
Fun Fact: Reagan enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. She also loves playing just about any sport!
Lee Carter is from Butler, Alabama. She’s been with UA Early College since it began in 2009. In her position, She admits students, awards scholarships, coordinates classes and helps students enroll in those classes. Students contact her when they need help enrolling in a class. Parents contact her if they have questions about their student's account information. She most enjoys allaying the fears of students and parents regarding higher education, and she’s also proud to represent UA with the highest degree of integrity.
Fun fact: Lee, her two children and her daughter-in-law are all graduates of UA.
Leigh Heifner is originally from Tuscumbia, AL and has lived in Tuscaloosa for 20 years. She is a proud alumna of The University of Alabama and serves as an Academic Advisor for UA Early College's South Alabama geographic area. Leigh assists students with course selection based on the student’s individual goals. She meets with students and parents to help guide them in choosing courses that will build a foundation for them in their college work. Leigh's favorite part of academic advising is interacting with students and helping them achieve their academic goals.
Fun Fact: When Leigh isn't advising, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her husband is an alumna, her son is currently a student at UA, and her daughter plans to be a UA student soon.
Wendy Hoggle's hometown is Cleveland, Ohio. As the Summer Programs Coordinator, she oversees, plans, coordinates and promotes the Summer On Campus and LEAP programs. Students reach out to her if they are interested in or are participating in either summer program. Parents may contact her for any information regarding the programs or their students’ participation in SOC or LEAP. She finds it most rewarding to see the students grow academically.
Fun fact: Wendy is a loving mother to 4 girls that she is very proud of.
Tiffany Moore is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her job involves communicating with students and parents when they call the UA Early College office. She can provide information, answer questions or put you in touch with the person that can. Tiffany also helps students when they are missing application documents. She likes guiding students through the admission process and engaging with them as they pursue their goals.
Fun fact: Tiffany loves crafting door wreaths, her two children and yelling ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!
Emily Mott grew up in Mount Olive, New Jersey, before joining the UA Early College recruiting team. As a Recruiting Specialist for the South Alabama and Eastern U.S. territories, she engages with students, parents and counselors wanting to learn more about the program. Emily is always excited to meet with prospective students and parents one-on-one, or at a school event, to tell them about UA Early College. Students reach out to her when they want to learn more about the benefits of participating, assistance throughout the application process and when they want to hear about the different options regarding courses. Parents can call Emily when they have questions about scholarships/cost, application information and how UAEC will benefit their student. What Emily enjoys most is working with students, getting to help them achieve their educational goals and being a part of a program that opens the doors to so many opportunities for high school students.
Fun Fact: Emily loves to travel and when she's not traveling…she's usually spending time with her dog on hiking trails.
John Adam Page is from Phenix City, Alabama. His job involves working on marketing campaigns and prospective student communication, including maintaining the UA Early College website. Students and parents may communicate with him if they send the office a question by email. They may also see him at recruiting events or on-campus functions. He enjoys helping students get a head start on their college experience and working with the UA Early College staff and faculty.
Fun fact: He loves outdoor activities, water sports and travel.
Lindsey Hoyle is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and has worked with UA Early College since 2015. Her primary role at UA Early College is the coordination of multiple events each year that showcase the UA Early College program and benefits available to high school students everywhere. Outside of event coordination, Lindsey also assists with managing recruiting materials and assisting with student recruitment efforts. Additionally, she assists with responding to parent and student inquiries and is actively involved in the LEAP program. Students and parents may call her if they have any questions regarding an upcoming UAEC event or if they need UAEC materials to share with family and friends. She enjoys all the interactions she has with students, parents and educators as well as working with the rest of the UAEC staff. Her favorite part of working for UA Early College is being part of a program that is supports high school students in achieving their higher-educational goals.
Fun fact: Lindsey has a family tradition of watching “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” and she hopes for a chance to audition in the future.
Alison Schwartz grew up on Long Island, New York. As a UA Early College Program Assistant her primary responsibility is reconciling purchases and maintaining departmental expenditure reports. She’s a primary point of contact for students and parents with general questions about UA Early College. Alison is excited to be part of a program that allows high school students to get a jump start on college and helps guide them along their path toward their professional goals.
Fun fact: Alison loves traveling and has been to five countries and twenty-nine states so far. When she’s not traveling, she’s outside hiking or kayaking with her husband and dog or reading in her plant room (it has over 50 plants and it’s glorious.)
William “Will” Smith is originally from Greensboro, Alabama, and moved to Moundville, Alabama, when he was 14 years old. In his role as a Student Success Coordinator, he helps students manage the struggles of academic growth and keeps them engaged in their courses. Students should contact Will when they have a concern about their academics, or to get info on support services that are available to them. Will enjoys working with a team of positive and passionate co-workers that are focused on helping students reach their goals.
Fun Fact: Will loves to sing. He’s even gotten to meet/sing and hangout with Morgan Wallen for an entire night.
Justin Warren was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL. Being a Student Success Coordinator, he assists students reach their academic goals by providing access to a variety of resources that can help them get acclimated to college-level learning. Students may reach out to Justin when they need help with study tips, navigating college courses, time management and how to maintain a school life balance. Parents may contact him when they need help understanding our program and support assistance for their student. Justin enjoys being able to help the next generation reach their academic potential and reassuring them that they can do anything they put their minds to.
Fun Fact: Justin's favorite childhood show is Mighty Morphing Power Rangers... and yes, he still watches it today.
Epiphany Wells-Kelly was born in Tuscaloosa and raised in Pelham, Alabama. As the UAEC 200 Academic Advisor, she helps new UA Early College students adapt to college-level learning. She meets with students and parents to discuss their experience in the course and suggest future courses. Based on a student's anticipated major or areas of interest, she can layout an academic plan and offer paths to achieving there goals. Students reach out to her as part of their UAEC 200 College Readiness Course. Interacting with students and reassuring them is what she most enjoys about her work with UA Early College.
Fun fact: Epiphany loves arts and crafts and listening to music.
Sierra Wyatt has lived in Tuscaloosa, AL, her whole life. She has previously been a classroom teacher, but now serves UA Early College students as an academic advisor. Sierra supports students throughout their experience and offers insight on course options. Students and parents meet with her for academic advising before registering for courses. Students can also contact her when they have questions about upcoming courses they may want to take. Building relationships with students and families is important to Sierra and (as a former UA Early College student) she enjoys supporting today’s students as they achieve their academic goals.
Fun fact: When Sierra’s not advising, she loves being a mother to her little girl and a “fur-mom” to her two standard poodles.
Connar grew up in Hamilton Alabama and earned his BS in Chemistry and MBA from The University of Alabama. Prior to joining the Early College, Connar taught high school chemistry and earned a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He currently serves as an instructor for UAEC 200 courses, where he helps high school students and recent graduates prepare to take on college-level courses. Connar loved serving as a high school teacher and is excited to continue to support and aid students in his new role. Connar lives in Hoover, AL and loves to travel internationally. When he is not teaching, you can find Connar refereeing high school basketball games in the Birmingham Area.