First Year Experience

The faculty and staff of Martin Methodist College want every student to have a successful college experience and are committed to providing them the best academic advisement possible.

First-time entering freshmen are required to participate in the First Year Experience Program, which begins just prior to the start of the semester and continues through the term. During FYE, students are introduced to the campus community, the academic program, and student life. Placement testing occurs during this time to help identify strengths and weaknesses in prior academic training. Based upon these results, students may be advised or required to take one or more courses designed to help them overcome prior academic deficiencies or accelerated to reflect academic strengths. First Year Experience (FYE) covers a variety of topics designed to promote a successful transition to college. First year students are mentored by their FYE instructors. The typical first year student will
enroll in 13-16 hours per semester.

Generally, new first-time freshmen or transfer students are advised and may register during summer orientation. During the initial semester of enrollment, all students are assigned a faculty mentor or advisor. All students are encouraged to meet regularly with their mentor throughout their stay at Martin Methodist College. Should there be a need to change advisors, students may contact the Registrar’s Office. Effective academic advising is vital to the success of students; however, the ultimate responsibility for enrolling in appropriate classes lies with the student.

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

FYE Faculty Mentors

  • Dr. Jennifer Adam, Assistant Professor of Music
  • Dr. Jennifer Aust, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Dr. Elizabeth Badolato, Instructor of English and Physics
  • Dr. Stanton Belford, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Felicia Dailey, Clinical Instructor of Nursing
  • Pat Ford, Coordinator of FYE; Instructor of Business
  • Laura Morefield, Assistant Coordinator of FYE; Instructor of Human Performance and Physical Education
  • Brandie Paul, Head Softball Coach; Senior Associate Director of Athletics
  • Claire Paul, Instructor of Education
  • Dr. Melissa Ryckman, Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. Daniel Scherr, Instructor of Criminal Justice
  • Harli Standish, Adjunct Instructor of English



Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478

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