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Staff Bios

Peter Higgins

Mr. Peter Higgins has been the Director of Student Success at Gordon State College since August 2008. He was born in Boston, MA, went to high school in North Carolina, earned an MA in American Literature at Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis), and did graduate work at the University of Tennessee. In addition to his duties as Director of Student Success, Mr. Higgins also teaches GFYE and STAR at Gordon and will be Faculty Fellow in Residence for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Sue Gilpin

Sue Gilpin is Gordon State College's Testing Center Coordinator. Sue has worked at Gordon State College since 2003. She earned an AAS in Business Administration from Western Wyoming Community College in 1982 and an AA in Psychology from Gordon State College in 2007.

Gay Grubbs

Gay Grubbs has worked at Gordon State College since 2010, first as a Learning Support Mathematics Instructor and, since 2013, as a Student Success Center Academic Advisor. She has a B.A. from LaGrange College and a M.Ed. from West Georgia College.

Tonya Moore

Tonya Moore has worked with Gordon State College since January 2009. She began as the Gordon @ Fort Valley Program Coordinator until May of 2012. She currently serves as a Professional Academic Advisor within the Student Success Center, Non-Traditional Student Advisor/Coordinator and the advisor for the recently established GSC Toastmasters International Club. Tonya Moore also serves as a professor within the Business and Social Sciences Department. A Michigan native, she earned her Bachelor's Degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN and her Master's Degree from Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in Human Capital Development.

Wanda Stuckey

Wanda Stuckey is a former English teacher who now advises pre-nursing and health information management advisees. She has a B.A., M.Ed., and Ed.S. in English and English Education from Columbus State University. Wanda first came to the Humanities division Gordon in 2007 before moving to the Student Success Center in 2011.

James Woodruff

James Woodruff joined the Student Success Center team as the center’s Academic Advisor in August 2015. He earned a B.S. degree from Lander College and an M. Ed. from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Woodruff teaches the Gordon First Year Experience and serves as the freshmen academic advisor to the men basketball team and men baseball team.

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