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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Mary Joy

Title: Undergraduate Academic Advisor I
College of Education
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-5038
Office: Wardlaw College, Room 113


BMEd Music Education and BM in Vocal Performance, Columbia College 
M.M. Music/Voice Performance, University of South Carolina


Hometown: Lexington, SC

About Me: I have a husband and two college-age kids. I have a crazy dog named Luna. I enjoy singing and making music, including singing in the Praise Band at my church. I love watching sports of all kinds, but especially college football - Go Gamecocks! My favorite food is chocolate, and I love to stay up late at night watching Netflix. When I am not taking care of my family and home, I love to go out to eat and go shopping. One interesting fact - while growing up, I had 25 foster brothers and sisters (not all at the same time). My family loved to help kids through difficult life situations and nurture them until they could go back to their families. I was a public school teacher for 26 years and taught 2nd Grade and Music in elementary and middle schools.

Favorite Quote: "The end of all knowledge should be service to others." -Cesar Chavez

Advice to Students: Make time for laughter every day. Share a smile - your day will be brighter for it. Love above all else.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.