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Student Advisory Committee to the Dean


2017-2018 CommitteeBack row (L to R): Taylor Davis, Danielle Barlow, Robert Petteys, Madison Surrett, Jenna Harmon, Abi MyersFront row (L to R): Alease Harris, Amber Henry, Dean Kim Winter, Carolyn Habib, Ashley Oxendine

The purpose of the Student Advisory Committee shall be to advise the Dean on matters of mutual interest. The committee is comprised of Dean Kim Winter and students from within the college that are a CEAP Student Ambassador or have been nominated by their department. 

Committee Membership

Bio Information

Tyler Melvin

Tyler Melvin

Higher Education Student Affairs

My name is Tyler Melvin and I'm pursuing my Master's Degree in Higher Education Student Affairs with the intent of working in Residence Life upon graduation. I'm from Hickory, North Carolina and my hobbies include running, traveling, and petting dogs.


Jenna Harmon

Inclusive Education

My name is Jenna Harmon, I am a Junior, and I am an Inclusive Education major. I am from Eden, NC and I aspire to be a special education teacher in an elementary school. 


Madison Surrett


My name is Madison Surrett and I am a Junior in the Undergraduate Psychology program at Western Carolina. University. I plan to continue my education in persuit of my doctorate in Clinincal Psychology. Time away from schoolwork and research usually consists of capturing pictures of the beautiful mountains and spending time with friends.


Kalliope Balatsias

Inclusive Education

I'm Kallie Balatsias and am originally from Charlotte North Carolina. l plan to teach Inclusive Education and help kids explore their talents in art and music. I’m involved in United Sound, the UP Program, and CEAP Ambassadors Program. In the summer of 2018 I️ will be completing my art minor at Florence University of the Arts in Italy. 


Danielle Barlow

Secondary English Education

Danielle is a first-year transfer student at Western, and majoring in English Education. Danielle has been a tutor for Wilkes Community College for about three years, and has a passion for helping all students achieve their academic goals.

Abigail Myers

Abigail Myers

Elementary Education

I am from Asheville, North Carolina. My ultimate dream is to be an elementary school teacher here in North Carolina. I love reading, watching movies, spending time with family and friends, and painting. I even have my own small business called Just Plain Darling. I am passionate about teaching and inspiring the next generation through education!

Katie Rhoney

Katie Rhoney

Inclusive Education

My name is Katie Rhoney. I am a junior in the inclusive education program with the adaptive curriculum licensure add-on.  I am from Denver, North Carolina. Upon graduation, I intend to go to pursue my master's degree in a special education field I am from Canton North Carolina.  


Sara Pressley

 Elementary Education

I am junior majoring in Elementary education with a concentration in English. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I aspire to help shape the minds of young children as I build a foundation for their future


Alyssa Potts

Middle Grades Education


My name is Alyssa Potts and I am from Salisbury, NC. Currently, I am a sophomore in the Middle Grades Education program with a concentration in Social Studies. I am very involved at Western and I serve on the executive board for two clubs, including Whee Teach and the Student Catamount Club. 

Nick Botello-Hernandez



amber henry

Amber Henry

Inclusive Education

My name is Amber Henry. My major is inclusive Education with Adaptive course add on. I am from Danville, Kentucky.  Upon graduation, I plan to get my masters degree in a special education field . I then plan to work with individuals with disabilities in developing countries.  


Ashley Oxendine


My name is Ashley Oxendine. I am from Winston Salem, NC. I am a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in English. My favorite hobby is kayaking. 


Landon Brendle

Inclusive Education

I am from Old Fort, NC. My future carreer objectives include finding a position that I can make sure that each student of mine feels safe and learns effectively. My hobbies includes communtiy service and Netflixing. 


Robert Petteys

Secondary Math Education

My name is Robert and I am a triple major in mathematics, secondary education, and psychology. I am also a student ambassador for the Math and Education department's and an RA in Walker Hall.


Taylor Davis

Elementary Education

I am from Kings Mountain, NC. I hope to furhter my education and otain my Master's Degree in either Elementary Education or Administration. I aspire to change the world one student at a time. 

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