I am Shavron Henry, the Academic Advisor of the undergraduate
Community Health program as well as the graduate Addictions Studies program,
minor in Addictions Studies, and the certificate program in Addictions
Screening, Assessment and Referral.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in
Special Education as well as a Masters in Communication and Training.
Believe it or not, education was not my first career choice.
My main goal in life was to become a clinical psychologist with the goal of
helping people; that journey began in the world of social service. After a
short time in that field, I realized that I could help people in so many other
ways. That is when education became the choice for me.
It is very rewarding to be able to help someone fulfill a
certain goal in their life that at one point many of them did not think was
possible. As an Academic Advisor, I get to see all aspects of students' lives
and help them achieve their goals, whatever they may be. I have worked with the
22-year-old student who has the highest expectations and goals set for himself
and plans to have a doctorate before he is 30 years old, to the 45-year-old
mother who has raised her children and put them through school and now is
taking the time to get her education.
Working with such a diverse group of students helps me to be
not only understanding of their situation, but also understanding of where I
fit in to help them achieve their goals.
My journey in this wonderful world of education has just
begun, and I enjoy every minute of it. As an Academic Advisor, I expect
students to care about their education, because I care about their education
and helping them achieve their goals as much as they do.