Center for Freshman Year - Staff Directory

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Academic Counselors 

 Erin Anthony, UCFY Counselor Erin Anthony
Academic Counselor
150-N Allen Hall
Erin Anthony is a licensed professional counselor. She joined LSU in 2007. As a counselor with University College’s Center for Freshman Year, she has worked with first year students in a number of capacities through various programs, activities, and daily advising sessions.  Anthony earned her Master of Science in Community Counseling.
 Tim Fields UCFY Counselor Tim Fields
Academic Counselor
150-S Allen Hall
For the past 25 years, Tim Fields has served as a licensed academic counselor. Fields oversees University College’s academic orientation presentations to potential freshman during on- and off-campus visits. Fields has served as President of the LSU Staff Senate. He is President-Elect of the Louisiana Counselors Association. He has contributed chapters in Freshman Year Experience Proceedings and national academic athletic advising publications on student-athlete reform. In 2007, Fields was awarded Outstanding Advisor of the Year by the National Academic Advising Association, LSU Advisor of the Year, and University College’s Counselor of the Year. 
 Allison Hargrave, UCFY Counselor
Allison Hargrave
Academic Counselor
150-M Allen Hall
 Allison Hargrave joined LSU University College Center for Freshman Year in 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from McNeese State University, and her Master of Education in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans. Hargrave is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Jennifer Ramezan, UCFY & Pnursing Counselor  Jennifer Ramezan
Academic Counselor
150-O Allen Hall

Jennifer Wale Ramezan earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Community Counseling degree, both from LSU. She previously worked as an academic counselor with the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences. She currently works with all students interested in pursuing a Pre-Nursing degree from LSU. Ramezan’s passion for academic counseling extends beyond the office, as she assists students learning about all of LSU’s available resources, so that students are as successful as possible in their personal and academic paths. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of Louisiana and is a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA), Louisiana College Counseling Association (LCCA) and the Louisiana Association for Spiritual, Religious and Ethical Values in Counseling (LASERVIC).
Gwen Snearl, UCFY Counselor
Gwen Snearl
Academic Counselor
150-T Allen Hall
Gwendolyn Snearl earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Science at University of Louisiana at Lafayette (formerly known as University of Southwestern Louisiana). She has worked in University College in a variety of roles, as well as in Multicultural Affairs. 
 Jennie Sparks, UCFY Counselor
Jennie Sparks
Academic Counselor
150 J Allen Hall
Jennie Chaisson Sparks earned her Bachelor of Arts from LSU in 2008. After traveling across the United States as a Marine Corps spouse for 8 years, Jennie resettled back in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she completed her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Nicholls State University in December 2016. Jennie is now a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor (PLPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).
Academic Counselor
150 L Allen Hall
 Mary Grace Wolcott, UCFY Counselor
Mary Grace Wolcott
Academic Counselor
150-P Allen Hall
After retiring from the business world, Mary Grace Wolcott joined University College’s Center for Advising & Counseling. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in education and her Master of Arts in agency counseling with school counseling certification at LSU. Wolcott worked as an academic counselor in LSU College of Arts & Sciences, now known as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She specializes in assisting disabled students in their academic, vocational and career goals, noting their abilities and interests through assessments and placement assistance. Wolcott holds national certification in case management along with state certification as an LPC and as an LRC w/ supervision endorsement. 
Academic Counselor &
SSP Coordinator
150-X Allen Hall