The purpose of the First-Year Experience Program is to assist new students in their successful transition to the academic and social aspects of college life. This is accomplished through students’ enrollment in the First-Year Experience courses (FYE 100, FYE 101), their participation in the summer and fall orientation programs, their involvement in 33 campus clubs and organizations, and their active participation in more than 100 workshops and programs organized throughout the year by the Student Resource Center, Career Services, Student Activities, the Student Advisory Board, and the F.Y.E. Program Office. First- Year Experience will also include a common reader, and community service projects each year.   


The First-Year Experience courses are taught by instructors who also serve as their F.Y.E. students’ faculty mentor/academic advisor for their first year at Martin Methodist College.


F.Y.E. Faculty Mentors

  • Dr. Melissa Bruninga, Assistant Professor of History
  • Felecia Dailey, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
  • Pat Ford, Instructor of Business
  • Hector Lora, Instructor of FYE
  • Dr. Chris Mattingly, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Ellie Meyer, Director of First Year Experience
  • Dr. Ken Vickers, Associate Professor of History
  • Ashley White, Director of S.O.A.R. Program
  • Tim Wilson, Assistant Professor of Sport Management




Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478