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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Sara McConville

Title: Coordinator for Advisor Training & Outreach
Department: University Advising Center
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-777-5083
Office: Close Hipp Building, 358


B.A. Speech Communication, Valdosta State University
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Valdosta State University


Hometown: Atlanta, GA

About Me: I am married to the love of my life and together we have two sons (Graham and Sadler) and  a dachshund (wiener dog) named Winston who are our whole world.

Favorite Quote: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

Advice to Students: If I could tell students one thing, I’d tell them to be vulnerable to their experience here. Let change happen to them, let themselves really, truly experience college, and life, and change, and diversity, and fully immerse themselves in this because it goes by so quickly. It’s truly life changing. This is where you become who you’re going to be for the rest of your life, and that’s a truly powerful experience.


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