COBA

Meet Your Advisor

Student Services Center Coordinator

Lisa Sapp
Lisa Sapp began working in the College of Business Student Services Center in 2011. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and received her M.Ed. in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Services in Higher Education from Georgia Southern University. Her husband, Steve, is an alumni of the College of Business, and both her daughter and son are Georgia Southern graduates.  Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading a good novel, trying out new recipes and foods, and relaxing at home in Statesboro.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) lsapp@georgiasouthern.edu

Freshman & Sophomore Advisors

AdvisorAdvising Alpha
Kathryn LapeyreA-Dan
Kathryn earned her BA in Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2013, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Tulane University in 2015. Kathryn is licensed by the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). Kathryn is originally from New Orleans, LA and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) klapeyre@georgiasouthern.edu
Cassidy HortonDao-Hof
Cassidy earned her BS in public relations from Georgia Southern University in 2016 and her MBA in 2017 (expected). She began working as an academic advisor for the College of Business in August 2017. Cassidy’s interests include anything related to personal financial planning and minimalist living. In her spare time, you can find her eating chocolate chip cookies, sipping on some cold brew coffee, and watching endless reruns of The Office with her husband, Cody, and their two cats, Winston and Murphy.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) cbhorton@georgiasouthern.edu
Amanda MaynardHog-Mer
Mandy received a BS in psychology in 2010 from Georgia Southern as well as an MEd in counselor education with an emphasis in clinical mental health counseling in 2016. Before Georgia Southern, she worked in a counseling clinic in downtown Statesboro for one year. In her spare time, she likes to distress furniture, watch Game of Thrones, and eat chocolate ice cream.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) amaynard@georgiasouthern.edu
Kelly VanceMes-Sha
Kelly is from Statesboro, Georgia. He received his undergraduate from Appalachian State University in Political Science, and he looks forward to completing my MPA very soon. He has been a College of Business advisor at Georgia Southern University since 2012. Many have accused his office of being under-decorated, but, thanks to co-workers, his office décor is improving.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E)richardvance@georgiasouthern.edu
Katie WoodsShe-Z
Katie received both her B.S. in Psychology and her M.Ed. in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia Southern University. Her interests include Netflix, crafting, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Carini.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) kwoods@georgiasouthern.edu

Junior & Senior Advisors

AdvisorAdvising Alpha
VacantA-Den
Check your WINGS account for your temporary advisor.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) coba_ssc@georgiasouthern.edu
Shecora LovettDeo-J
Shecora received her BBA in Accounting and her MBA from Georgia Southern in 2004 and 2010, respectively. She worked as a financial aid advisor at Georgia Southern for eight years before joining the College of Business Advisement Center. She is married with two children. Shecora’s hobbies are cooking and crocheting.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) sclovett@georgiasouthern.edu
Neily BurkeK-Pr
Neily earned her B.A. in Spanish from New Jersey City University (formerly Jersey City State College), and plans on pursing her Master's at Georgia Southern in 2017. Prior to working in the College of Business Student Services Center, she worked as an academic advisor at The Citadel for two years and then as an academic coordinator with Student Athlete Services, specializing in Track & Field and Men's Tennis. Neily started in the College of Business Administration Student Services Center in July 2016, and is married to Rob, the Director of Basketball Operations for UNCW. They have 2 daughters, Mina (20), who is attending Cape Fear Community College and Marissa (10), who attends Bulloch Academy. Outside of work, Neily is chauffeur extraordinaire for her daughter, Marissa, and enjoys binge watching TV, reading, making specialty coffee, cooking Puerto Rican cuisine, & adding new makeup to her already vast collection.
Office Location: COBA2218(P) 912-478-0085
(E) uburke@georgiasouthern.edu
Trevor BruffyPs-Z
Trevor earned his B.A. in Sports Management from Lees-McRae College in North Carolina, his M.Ed. in Higher Education Adult Development from Appalachian State University in 2016. He began working in the College of Business Administration as an academic advisor in October 2016. Trevor and his wife live in Savannah with their one dog, Atlantis. Outside of work, Trevor enjoys spending time at the beach, watching sports, and traveling.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) tbruffy@georgiasouthern.edu

Specialized Advisors

Elizabeth NolesSuccess Coach
Liz earned her BA in political science in 2008, her MBA in 2011, her BS in justice studies in 2015, and her MASS in criminology in 2017 (expected)—all from Georgia Southern University. She worked as a financial aid counselor for Georgia Southern before joining the College of Business Student Services Center in September 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, and dabbling in a plethora of hobbies. She also loves all things Tolkien, Doctor Who, and Sci-Fi.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) anoles@georgiasouthern.edu
Amanda MaynardGraduation/Change of Major
Mandy received a BS in psychology in 2010 from Georgia Southern as well as an MEd in counselor education with an emphasis in clinical mental health counseling in 2016. Before Georgia Southern, she worked in a counseling clinic in downtown Statesboro for one year. In her spare time, she likes to distress furniture, watch Game of Thrones, and eat chocolate ice cream.
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) amaynard@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Student Services Center Staff

Melanie ShipmonAdministrative Assistant
Office Location: COBA1101(P) 912-478-0085
(E) mshipmon@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 8/9/2017

COBA Student Services Center • PO Box 8125 • 912-478-0085 • coba_ssc@georgiasouthern.edu