Increase the number of minority- Pell eligible students who meet the requirements for admission into pre-professional areas such as Nursing, Education and Health Sciences. The Assistant Director coordinates all of the activities that are seen as necessary for program success such as: implementing and monitoring coaching sessions with students, program outreach efforts, staff development sessions and other activities as needed as well as administrative tasks.  The two coaches implement strategies to assist students successfully complete their classes.
Pathfinders assist in mitigating challenges (academic, time management, and non-participation in academic support/tutoring initiatives) that undermine success for students in pre-professional areas. Activities involved two graduate assistants. They provided academic assistance to students in various subjects as well as strategies on how to successfully mitigate the obstacles which impede academic success.  Their roles is to provide comprehensive out of classroom interactions with faculty and employers through research groups, internships, and shadowing days, will help students develop the skill sets necessary to succeed in college and beyond. No monies have been spent in direct relation with the objective at this time.
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Mrs. Ashanti Chunn

I am the Activity Director of the Pathfinders Project at TSU and I am responsible for the daily operations of the project and ensures that all objectives are systematically pursued and realized.  I am the former Activity Director for the SAFRA (2010-2015) Academic Success Program. In that position, I developed and implemented innovative educational/academic support services and programs for students who were underprepared for postsecondary success. Prior to this, I served as an Academic Advisor for Student Support Services and worked with first-generation college students in developing academic skills and identifying career paths.  615-963-2288 Student Success Center, Suite 107B


Ms. Mabel Dumenyo

I work with freshman students interested in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Dental Hygiene and Health Sciences. I provides individualized coaching support to students, focusing on preparing them to perform their best through goal-setting, strategy development, and acquisition of good study skills. I also serves as a resource person to connect students with the appropriate support services and academic success. I serves as an accountability partner to help students stay on track for graduation in four years. My previous background includes Coordinator of International Students and Study Abroad Programs at Fisk University and as an educator in the Education Services in Ghana.  615-963-1584 Student Success Center, Room 113

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Ms. Seneca McPhee

Before joining Tennessee State University, I served as a Healthcare Completion Coach for Nashville State Community College, Oral English Lecturer at China Agricultural University, and Hangzhou Normal University in the Peoples Republic of China as well as an Event Coordinator at the University of Memphis. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Marketing from Middle Tennessee State University and obtained a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Psychology from the University of Memphis. 615-963-5289 Student Success Center, Room 114