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Academic Online Support Services

Academic Online Support Services

We are so excited about you being here with us at Southern Wesleyan University, a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging you to be a dedicated scholar and servant leader who will impact the world for Christ.

Our team provides Academic Success Coaches to journey with you through your program and help with a variety of issues or questions that may arise, such as giving you career service help, connecting you with tutoring, and providing hands-on support for other academic matters. 

The Office of Academic Online Support Services (AOSS) is committed to ensuring the success and development of every online student. We take pride in learning each student and how we can support them along their educational journey at SWU. The goal of Academic Success Coaches (ASC) is to optimize the student experience from the beginning through the end of their degree program. AOSS is committed to providing superior services to online students. 

Your ASC is assigned depending on your academic program. See below for program assignments, and scroll down for contact information.

General Studies (AA) - Sharde Young

Business Administration (BS) - Sharde Young (last names A-M), Danita Jones (last names N-Z)
Early Childhood and Family Studies (BS) - Lindsey Winegard
Early Childhood and Family Studies Management (BS) – Lindsey Winegard
Human Services (BS) – Sharde Young (last names A-M), Lindsey Winegard (last names N-Z)

Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Danita Jones
Master in Counseling Psychology (MS) - Sharde Young
Master in Management and Leadership (MSML) - Sharde Young
M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision - Lindsey Winegard
M.Ed. in Classroom Leadership - Lindsey Winegard
M.Ed. in E-Learning and Instructional Design - Lindsey Winegard

Curriculum and Assessment (Ed.D.) - Lindsey Winegard
Management and Instruction (DBA) - Danita Jones


Student Services - SWU Online

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Danita Jones - Director of Academic Online Support Services

Location: Rickman Library 134 CPhone: 864-644-5094

Lindsey Winegard - Academic Success Coach

Location: Rickman Library office 134 DPhone: 864-644-5092
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Sharde Young - Academic Success Coach

Location: Rickman Library 134 APhone: 864-644-5095