Meet Your Professional Advising Staff

E. Tiffany Milfort
Advising Manager
Mrs. 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 old movies.  She is married with two children.

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.

Lucille Wilcox
Academic Advisor
Mrs. 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. 

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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. 

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.

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.

Christina Haygood
Academic Advisor
Mrs. Haygood was born and raised in the Washington Metropolitan area. Ms. Haygood became “True Blue” when she came to MTSU to attend graduate school.  Before she could make her way back to the “DMV”, she met her husband and now calls Murfreesboro home.  She is no stranger to the College of Media and Entertainment as she worked as an Advisor in the department previously from 2015-2016.  Prior to working at MTSU, Ms. Haygood worked at Meharry Medical College, Fisk University, and the University of Oregon.  She earned a BA in English from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and both a M.Ed. and Ed.S. from MTSU in Administration and Supervision.  Her favorite pastimes are watching musical theater, singing, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two kids.

Mariahn Watkins
Academic Advisor

Mariahn earned her BA in Communication from Western Illinois University. She followed that up with her MS in Communication at Illinois State University. She has worked in sponsored projects, career advising, and most recently advising at Nashville State Community College. In her spare time, this left-hander assists her husband in creating model train layouts, cooks anything breakfast, and enjoys movies by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Robin Rabiner
Academic Advisor

Mrs. Rabiner has spent the last twenty years working in higher education in one way or another. She has been a teacher, mentor, coach and advocate for students and faculty. She is passionate about student success and strives to get students to achieve their goals and dreams. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Longwood College, and a master's degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  She has spent time at various educational institutions and is now proud to make MTSU her home. Away from school she is married with four children, two of whom are current university students.

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.

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