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Phyllis N. Weatherly

Director

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Administrative Support

Jeff Hughes

Associate Director
of Counseling Services

Tanya Davis

Counselor

 

Holly Brown

Counselor

 

 Avis Blanton

Administrative Assistant/
Career Services Specialist

 

Cressia Callahan

Secretary

Lucy Elliott

Jared Pogue

Counseling Interns

 

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Phyllis

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Phyllis N. Weatherly, M.Ed., LPC

Director

    pweather@spsu.edu
Phyllis worked at Southern Polytechnic State University from 1983-1989 as a Counselor and as Coordinator of Academic Counseling Services/SCT 101. She returned to Southern Poly in August 2005 after 16 years at Georgia Highlands College (formerly known as Floyd College). There she established the Counseling and Career Services Department in October 1989.

A native of Georgia, Ms. Weatherly received her Master of Education degree in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Berry College. Ms. Weatherly is a licensed professional counselor and is actively involved in several professional associations.
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Holly Brown, M.S., LAMFT

Counselor

    hbrown2@spsu.edu

 

 

 

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Holly joined the Career and Counseling Center in September 2013. As a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Holly hopes to bring a unique perspective to the counseling department for Southern Poly students, faculty, and staff. Prior to joining SPSU.

Holly worked as a therapist with both Mercer University’s Counseling & Psychological Services, as well as River Edge Behavioral Health’s Crisis Stabilization Unit. Her passion for education and desire for helping others makes her work at Southern Poly very rewarding and enjoyable.

Holly earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University’s School of Medicine. She hopes to continue her education by pursuing a doctoral degree.

     

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Tanya Davis, M.S., LPC

Counselor

    tdavis26@spsu.edu  
Tanya Davis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate of Georgia State University’s Professional Counseling Program and a graduate of Livingstone College’s Bachelor of Science Biology program. Becoming a counselor in the Counseling and Career Center at SPSU is a perfect marriage of Tanya’s love of science and counseling. Tanya has worked with the Clayton County Court System for Juvenile’s, in a non-profit organization called Odyssey Family Counseling Center, and as a high school Biology and Physical Science teacher.
     

Jeff Hughes

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Jeff Hughes, Ph.D. (ABD), LPC

Associate Director
of Counseling Services
    jhughes@spsu.edu 

Jeff joined the Career and Counseling Center staff in November 2002. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and his areas of responsibility include academic, career, and personal counseling, coordinating outreach programming for the Center, supervision of counseling interns and working closely with the student-athletes of SPSU. He served as President of the SPSU Athletic Association from 2004 to 2008 and is the current Chair of the SPSU Athletic Association Hall of Fame Committee.

Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in the areas of Accounting and Economics. He attended the University of West Georgia for his graduate studies earning a Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Specialist degree in Guidance and Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Supervision. He is currently working on his PhD (ABD status) in Counselor Education from Ohio University with specializations in Marriage and Family Counseling and Clinical Supervision.

Jeff spent 20 years in the corporate world in various accounting, managerial, and consulting roles with positions in the manufacturing and service industries. For 16 of those years he was in managerial positions, responsible for the hiring and training of employees in the Accounting, Finance, and Computer fields. During that time, Jeff spent a great deal of time training employees, recruiting on college campuses, reviewing resumes, and interviewing potential employees for the various firms he was employed with.

When not at work, he loves to watch baseball (Go Braves!, Go Hornets!), college football (Boomer Sooner, Go Big Red!), and take photographs of nature.

     

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Lucy Elliott

Counseling Intern

    lelliott@spsu.edu 
Lucy joined the Career and Counseling Center staff in May 2013.  She is a graduate student at Richmont University, pursuing her graduate degree in Counseling.
     

 

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Jared Pogue

Counseling Intern

    jpogue@spsu.edu
Jared joined the Career and Counseling Center staff in August 2013.  He is a graduate student at the University of West Georgia, pursuing his graduate degree in Counseling.