Navigators are your guide for the first year experience! They represent FYE at various marketing functions, host weekly walk-in hours for students, and support the office with communication efforts and monthly events. Navigators use their college experience to help navigate you through the first year!
Navigators are current students on campus who want to help students in their first year at UA navigate campus life and the transition to college. These students are available to answer questions, provide connections to campus resources, and serve as a peer mentor. Navigators can be reached daily via email!Email FYE Navigators
Do you need assistance preparing for the semester? Do you want to improve your college experience? Do you want to become the best student you can be? Schedule a Success Consultation today! Success Consultations are your opportunity to outline semester requirements, set goals for the future, gain a peer mentor for your UA experience, and more. You can make the consultation all about what you need as you strive for excellence in all you do!Schedule Success Consultation
Navigators are here to be your guide and support you through your first-year at UA! Learn more about each Navigator and their available hours by visiting their profiles below.
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Major: Food & Nutrition
Campus Involvement: Huxford Symphony Orchestra, Honors Action Leader, Alabama Archery Club, Student Dietetic Association
Advice: Always keep your dreams at the forefront and know that every step you take is worth it!
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Campus Involvement: Lucy’s Legacy
Advice: Do not be afraid to try new things. College is all about experiences and the best way to get the most out of college is to get involved and plugged in!
Hometown: Fayette, AL
Majors: Advertising & Communication Studies
Campus Involvement: A-Team, International Peer Advisor, Engagement Pod Leader
Advice: Direction is more important than speed, find your why and then live on purpose!
Hometown: Ocala, FL
Majors: Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies
Campus Involvement: WVUA, A-Team, Blount
Advice: It’s okay to be scared or feel alone or not know what to do! We’ve all been there and there are plenty of resources accessible to you that are specifically for you – you just have to use them.
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Major: Public Health
Campus Involvement: Blount, Al’s Pals, Ferg Family Event Assistant, First Year Council, Blount Ambassadors, Freshman Forum, READ Alabama
Advice: Try to get involved in as many clubs and organizations as possible. You never know what opportunities you will love until you try them.
Hometown: Helena, AL
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Campus Involvement: A-Team, Al’s Pals, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, English Majors & Minors Association, Undergraduate Research, Writing Center Tutor, Blackburn Institute, Alpha Omega Epsilon Sorority
Advice: Get involved! It is the best way to make a large campus feel smaller and you’ll make new friends.
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Majors: Economics & Marketing
Campus Involvement: Avanti Orientation Team, Freshman Forum, BRIDGE participant, Residential Advisor
Advice: Never fell ashamed or scared to talk to anyone.
Hometown: Lester, AL
Major: Political Science
Campus Involvement: Peer Coach, Peer Leader, Freshman Forum Intern, Tide Against Trafficking, Pre-Law Association, National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter
Advice: (1) Be a friend to make a friend! (2) You can’t give from an empty cup, be passionate about what you do! (3) Be active in your education! (4) Never be scared to ask for help!
Hometown: Hoover, AL
Majors: Management & Marketing
Campus Involvement: Business Honors Program, Business LEAD Ambassadors
Advice: Do not wait to get involved and plugged in. Go out and meet people and join or apply for anything that sounds interesting to you!
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
Campus Involvement: BRIDGE Builder, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Black Student Business Organization, SGA, Collegiate 100
Advice: It is okay to not be okay – we are all humans trying to figure life out and there are so many resources out here to help us find our place and thrive!
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Major: Studio Art – Graphic Design
Campus Involvement: American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter, A-Team, Honors College
Advice: A failed test or a missed assignment are not the end of the world, and your grades are not a measure of your worth. What’s most important is learning from your mistakes.
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Major: Political Science
Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, National Council of Negro Women, Ignite UA, Peer Leader, Women of Excellence, The Crimson White, Honor Societies, Future Black Law Student Association
Advice: Make the most of your college experience. Get to know your teachers, make friends, and stay focused!
Be the Navigator of the first year experience by serving as an ambassador for the First Year Experience office! Navigators will represent FYE at various marketing functions, host weekly walk-in hours for first-year students, and support the office with communication efforts and monthly events. Use your college experience to help navigate students through their first year!
Mandatory Navigator Retreat: August 17, 2021 from 3 – 5 p.m.
Monthly Meetings: Schedule determined when Navigators are selected
Weekly Office Hours: 5 hours per week on a set schedule for fall 2021 and spring 2022 in the FYE Lounge
2022 Application Opens: Spring 2022
2022 Application Due: Spring 2022
2022 Interviews: TBA
2022 Notification of Selection: TBA
Applications are currently closed for Navigators. Please check back in Spring 2022.