Meet Your Professional Advising Staff

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Olivia Young
Advising Manager
Ms. Young is True Blue, with a B.A. in English from MTSU, and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Chapman University in California. She has worked in higher education for over 13 years, many of which were at MTSU.  In 2011, she became an MTSU academic advisor exclusively working with Recording Industry students, and she still advises RIM students.  Ms. Young became Manager of the Advising Center in September of 2014. Like many of her students, she is passionate about music, as well as hiking, nature, comedy, cooking, reading, psychology, travel, and spending time with her family.

Janet Billingsley
Graduation Coordinator
Born in Oklahoma and raised in Kansas, Ms. Billingsley moved to Tennessee in 1989. Ms. Billingsley has been with MTSU for 15 years.  For the past 10 years, she has served as the College of Media and Entertainment Graduation Coordinator.  When not working hard to graduate students, Ms. Billingsley enjoys traveling and spending time with her adult sons.

Lucille Wilcox
Academic Advisor
Ms. Lucille Wilcox joins the College of Media and Entertainment family from the University Colleges' office of Distance Education and Non-traditional Programs. In addition to her advising duties, Mrs. Wilcox is an instructor for University 1010 Freshmen Seminar.  True Blue from the start, Mrs. Wilcox holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree with an emphasis in Professional Studies & Strategic Leadership.  In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, and spending time with her husband of 34 years, four children, and two grandchildren. 

Nancy Stubblefield
Academic Advisor
Mrs. Stubblefield is an alumni of the College of Media and Entertainment. After graduation, she worked in Marketing, Health Care Research, and Human Resources. She has worked with The College since 2007, first as a Career Counselor, and in 2011 as an Academic Advisor. Mrs. Stubblefield is an advocate of community service work and is currently a Girl Scout Service Unit Manager for the Rutherford County area. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, camping and traveling with her Girl Scout troop.

Trever Thomas
Academic Advisor
Ms. Thomas is a Bearcat "turned" Blue, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her B.A. in Social Work from Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio), and her M.Ed. in Educational Foundations from the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio).  With a background in College Admissions, First Year Experience, and Career and Leadership Development, she began her career as an MTSU Media and Entertainment advisor in Fall 2014.  With a passion for the creative and performing arts, Ms. Thomas is an accomplished songwriter and poet.  In her spare time she manages her own business as a professional makeup artist and pageant coach.  She also enjoys community service with her sorority, and spending time with her family and friends.

Tiffany Milfort
Academic Advisor
Ms. Milfort received a B.A. in Psychology from Northern Illinois University, and an MHRM from Keller in Illinois.  She has worked in admissions, registrar services, and advising at other institutions such as the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt University.  She started her career as an advisor at MTSU in August 2014, working with Media and Entertainment students. Her interests include a love of 70s and 80s music, reading, and watching movies from the 1940s.  She is married with two children.

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Rebecca Garrett
Academic Advisor
 Becky graduated from MTSU with a B.S. in Advertising/Graphic Design and M.S. in Education.  After growing up in East Tennessee and transferring to MTSU, she became “true blue” inside and out. She is excited to let the students know about all the resources available at their fingertips at MTSU. Her passion about what MTSU has to offer is expressed during advising sessions.  She has 18 plus years of experience in higher education but her favorite role has been advising and helping the student get a college degree. Becky joined the Media and Entertainment advising team in December 2014. Her hobbies include MTSU sports, photography, fishing, concerts, and spending time with her family. 

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Stephanie Maxwell
Academic Advisor
Stephanie is a recent transplant to Tennessee and MTSU; having just arrived in July of 2015.  Though she possesses a nomadic spirit, she may have just found her true home in Tennessee and MTSU.  With her, she brings much experience in Higher Ed; mostly recently as an Academic Advisor at the University of Arizona.  She spent almost six years in the desert and at the UA, and is currently embracing the cooler temperatures and rain.  Stephanie holds a BA in English thus reading still remains a great passion.  Other passions include music, travel, healthy cooking, and film/television.  Engaging in those activities is how you’d find her spending most of her spare time.

Janae' Daniels
Academic Advisor
Ms. Daniels received a B.A. in Journalism from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and a MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Columbia Southern University (CSU) in Orange Beach, Ala. Due to growing up in the military, Ms. Daniels has enjoyed the opportunity to move all around the world, but considers Middle Tennessee “home.” Ms. Daniels previous work includes the public affairs arena as a government contractor for the Air Force, customer service, and most recently academic advising. Prior to starting at MTSU this spring, she served as an academic advisor for the College of Business at (CSU) before becoming the training coordinator of advising. Her interests include a love of all kinds of music (live or radio), shopping, traveling when the opportunity allows, and being near the water whether the lake or the beach.

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