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Meet the Advisors of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences!

Mary Lawman
 Mary Lawman

Name: Mary Lawman
Position
: Student Success Coordinator
College: College of Behavioral Health Science
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Saint Joseph's College, Master of Science in Academic Advising from Kansas State University
Location: McReynolds 104A
Phone: (931) 221-6084
E-mail: lawmanm@apsu.edu
Majors Advised: Health & Human Performance Public Health

Mary Lawman has worked at APSU since the spring of 2017, helping students strengthen the skills that will help them succeed in college. Initially, with the Academic Support Center, Mary worked as the academic alert coordinator. She continues working with students in Student Success as an advisor and student success coordinator. Before moving to Ft. Campbell, Mary worked for McNeese State University as the Fort Polk program coordinator. She has also lived in Virginia and Heidelberg, Germany. Before frequent moves with the military, Mary worked for Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana, as the assistant director of admissions.


 

George Watt
George Watt

Name: George Watt
Position: 
Student Success Professional
College: College of Behavioral Health Science
Education: Bachelor of Science in Management from Davenport University, Master of Art in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix, and Master of Military History at Norwich University
Location: McCord 205H
Phone: (931) 221-6583
E-mailwattg@apsu.edu
Majors Advised: Criminal Justice, Leadership, Political Science, Professional Services, Public Management, and Sociology

George Watt has joined the student success as an advisor since November 2020. He works with students in the College of Behavior Science. He has been advising students since 2006 and has been in education since 2004. He has been an instructor as well has worked in the financial industry, retail and a non-profit museum. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management at Davenport University in Michigan. He also earned his Master of Art in Organizational Management at the University of Phoenix and his Master of Military History at Norwich University. 


 

Maria Harris
 Maria Harris

Name:  Maria Harris
Position
: Academic Advisor
College: College of Behavioral Health Science
Education:  Bachelor of Arts from Kentucky State University, Master of Arts in Education Leadership from Argosy University
Location:  McReynolds 204
Phone: (931) 221-6582
E-mailharrism@apsu.edu 
Majors Advised:  Psychological Sciences and Social Work

Maria serves as an Academic Advisor for Student Success. Before joining the APSU team, she worked for 8 years as a Project Manager at the University of Kentucky. Maria has been a support to young adults and families for her entire professional career and is excited to bring her passions here to Austin Peay State University. Maria received her Bachelor of Arts from Kentucky State University in 2008, she then continued her education earning a Master of Arts in Education Leadership from Argosy University in 2011.

Maria and her husband are proud parents of 3 children. They have had the privilege of residing in various locations from Ohio to Arkansas, but they are all excited to now call Clarksville, TN home. Maria enjoys live shows, art exhibits, reading and visiting new cities. More than anything she enjoys action packed family time.


 

Stephanie Garibo Alday
Stephanie Garibo Alday

Name:  Stephanie Garibo Alday
Position: 
Academic Advisor
College: College of Behavioral Health Science
EducationBachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University San Bernardino
Location:   McReynolds 103
Phone: 931-221-6585
E-mailgariboaldays@apsu.edu 
Majors Advised:  Criminal Justice and Kinseology 

Stephanie Garibo Alday joined the Student Success office as an Academic Advisor in the Fall 2022. Stephanie is no stranger to aiding student success ranging from Pre-College programs to Graduate Admissions. She is a firm believer in college accessibility to create college graduates. She is excited to work with students at Austin Peay in the Social Behavioral Sciences Department. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University of San Bernardino and is pursuing her Masters. Stephanie believes education must be accessible and welcoming to students of all backgrounds. Overcoming challenges such as low income, first-generation, immigrant, Latinx, English language speaker. She serves at National Association of Student Personnel Administrators under the Latinx Division and Undocumented and Allies Division. Garibo Alday credits her family for her work ethic and passion for helping others; She is excited to share her knowledge and skills with the community of Austin Peay students.