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Terri Edwards

Terri L. N. Edwards, M.Ed., M.A., NBCT
Director and Learning Specialist
Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling
Brody 4N-51
edwardste14@ecu.edu
744-0678


Specialty Areas: personalized study strategies; plans/calendars for exam blocks, licensing exam, and in-training exam study; support for learning differences or difficulties; building confidence and self-esteem; academic support during a Leave of Absence and upon return; testing accommodations applications for submission to ECU Office of Disability Support and NBME for Step exams

M.A. Exercise and Sport Science, Adapted Physical Education, East Carolina University
M.Ed. Specialization in Learning Disabilities, Marymount University of Virginia

Bernice Alston

Bernice M. Alston, Ph.D.
Learning Skills Specialist
Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling
Brody 4N-51
alstonb16@ecu.edu
744-2150


Specialty Areas: transition and adjustment to medical & professional school; time management skills; stress and anxiety reduction and prevention; coping strategies and support; personal and academic barriers; goal setting and evaluation; personal and professional conflict resolution; enhancement of interpersonal, writing and public speaking skills; diversity and inclusion; BSOM graduate students

Ph.D. Higher Education, Morgan State University
M.A. Organizational Communications, Bowie State University
B.A. Mass Communication, North Carolina Central University

Cassandra Acheampong

Cassandra (Sandy) Acheampong, Ph.D.
Learning Skills Specialist
Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling
Brody 4N-51
acheampongc17@ecu.edu
744-2504


Specialty Areas: resident physician academic support; oral presentation & writing consultations; burnout prevention & wellness counseling; motivational interviewing approaches; development of counseling microskills; underrepresented student groups in medical education; premedical student recruitment and pipeline programs; applications of MBTI

Ph.D., Counselor Education, minor in Psychology, North Carolina State University
M.Ed., Counselor Education, East Carolina University
B.A., Secondary Education, UNC-Chapel Hill

Sharon Topp

Sharon M. Topp, M.S.W.
Administrative Support Associate
Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling
Brody 4N-51
topps14@ecu.edu
744-2500


Specialty Areas: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Career Tasters, Medical Student Lending Library, Live Well @ Brody; Chair Massage and PAWS for a Study Break events.

M.S.W. Syracuse University
B.S. Social Work, Niagara University
A.A. Math/Science, Onondaga Community College