Student Life & Engagement Staff


Meet Our Department

Joe Pierce, Director of Student Engagement

 

Director of Student Engagement

Joe Pierce

Education: 
Masters in Business Administration, Kennesaw State University

Advises:  
Undergraduate Student Government Association | Jaguar Student Activity Center

Personal Statement: 
"My favorite thing about working in SLE is watching students grow and change with every experience."

Fun Fact:  People say that I look like Woody Harralson.

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LaTisha Joiner

Assistant Director Student Life Engagement

Kerry McCarthy

Education: 
Masters in Science in Higher Education, Georgia Southern University

Advises:  
Greek Life

Personal Statement: 

I am extremely excited and grateful to join the SLE team! I love being able to work with students and watch as they grow into amazing student leaders. I want to help facilitate an environment where all students can flourish. I think that the experiences students can gain from these years at Augusta can have lasting impact and help them realize their full potential. 

Fun Fact:  

I am from Madison, Wisconsin and I love fall! So my perfect fall day going back home would consist of going to the Farmer's Market to grab spicy cheese bread and apple cider, then watching the Wisconsin Badgers play!

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LaTisha Joiner

Program Coordinator for Student Involvement

LaTisha S. Joiner

Education: 
Masters of Education, Columbus State University

Advises:  
The CREW Programming Board

Personal Statement: 
"My favorite thing about working in SLE is watching the students’ faces brighten while enjoying events. Their joy and appreciation drives me to push even harder as a staff member to help incorporate better event programming."

Fun Fact: I’ve lived oversees (both China and Japan) for 3 years. I love to sing, read and I enjoy watching 90’s television sitcoms.

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ShaRon Dukes

COORDINATOR of STUDENT leadership

ShaRon Dukes

Education: Doctorate of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, University of South Carolina - Columbia

Advises:  Leadership Programs | Registered Student Organizations

Personal Statement: 

"My favorite thing about working in SLE is being able to cultivate programs to assist students in growing leadership skills to take beyond the campus of AU."

Fun Fact: I love horror movies!

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Roberto Aragon

 

Coordinator of STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

Roberto Aragon

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of South Carolina Aiken

Personal Statement: 

I am very excited about joining SLE. Campus involvement played a huge factor in my undergraduate journey and made me want to pursue a career in higher education. I hope to build memorable experiences for students to also help build lifelong memories for them. 

Advises: Civic Engagement & Volunteering

Fun Fact: 

I had the opportunity to rebuild houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina for 3 years. Through this opportunity as an undergraduate, I was able to build a group of friends that I have maintained friendships with for over 10 years. We have traveled together, been at each other's weddings, celebrated multiple birthdays, and other important milestones.

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Chelsea Purks

 

Office Assistant

Chelsea Purks

Supports:  
SLE Office

Personal Statement: 
"My favorite thing about working in SLE is working with the students and getting their perspective on life."

Fun Fact: My childhood nickname was weesquee.

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La Brea Bonam

 

JSAC Reservations Specialist

La Brea Bonam

Education: 
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Augusta University

Advises:  
Jaguar Student Activity Center Reservations

Personal Statement: 
"I love being a part of Student Life & Engagement, and giving back to the students by helping with their events and participating in student appreciation events.”

Fun Fact: 
I am a huge marvel fan!

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 Christina Conti

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANT

 Christina Conti

Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Augusta University 

Supports:  
Student Organizations

Personal Statement: 

"My favorite thing about working in SLE is getting to help students find a place and a home on campus through student organizations and leadership." 

Fun Fact: 

I will graduate in May 2021 with a Masters in Counselor Education! I am planning on becoming a licensed counselor after graduation! 

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