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The University of Mississippi

Success Coaches

Anna Lauren Heavener smiling outdoors in front of a tree wearing a dark blue blouse and red lipstickAnna Lauren Heavener

School of Applied Sciences

located in Mayes 113

Anna Lauren Heavener works as a Success Coach in the Center for Student Success and First Year Experience, serving students in the School of Applied Sciences. She meets with parents and students to discuss retention programming and opportunities available to students in order to be successful at the university. She is originally from Walnut, Mississippi but has called Oxford home since 2013 when she transferred to Ole Miss from Northeast Mississippi Community College and began working as a student worker on campus. Anna Lauren completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at The University of Mississippi in 2015 and Master’s degree in Higher Education/Student Personnel in 2020. She has worked at the university for a total of nine years, beginning her professional career as a Transfer Admissions Counselor before joining the CSSFYE team. She is a Certified Hospitality Professional, and teaches freshman and transfer sections of the First Year Experience course, as well as the Chancellor’s Leadership Class for Transfers. Anna Lauren values her ability to create strong and genuine connections with her students and is passionate about providing equal and equitible access and opportunities to this beautiful and diverse campus.

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Hope Tulchinsky smiling wearing a black sweater and circular earringsHope Tulchinsky

College of Liberal Arts

located in Martindale 304

Hope Tulchinsky is the Success Coach for the College of Liberal Arts. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Elon University and her Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Mississippi. She enjoys running and spending time with her husband and their three children. She is originally from Virginia but now calls Oxford home.

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Veronica Crawford smiling wearing a black sweater/jacket with a red blouseVeronica Crawford

General Studies

located in Martindale 303

Veronica Crawford is a Success Coach for General Studies students. She has worked in higher education for seven years as an Education Administrator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry and over two-years as a graduate assistant at the University of Mississippi School of Education Department of Higher Education. Veronica received her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and a Master’s degree from Troy University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education at the University of Mississippi. Her research interest focuses on technological advancements in teaching practices and their impact on student learning outcomes. Veronica is passionate about helping students succeed academically and professionally.

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Stephen Willhauck in a red striped Ole Miss button downStephen Willhauck

School of Business

located in Holman Hall 239

Stephen Willhauck is a Success Coach serving the School of Business. He is originally from Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Science in sports management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Before moving to Oxford, Stephen lived in Rochester, New York and served as an academic counselor while completing his Masters in Higher Education. Stephen is an avid sports fan and loves coaching rugby. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife and kids camping, hiking and fishing. Stephen is excited about joining Ole Miss and is passionate about serving students and helping students achieve their goals.

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