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Amy McMillen, director of the S&T Advising Center, has been a dedicated part of the S&T community for almost 20 years.
She joined S&T in 1996 and has worked in roles with the Regional Professional Development Center and the Miner Alumni Association. She left S&T for seven years and returned in 2014 as an advisor to graduate students. She joined the S&T Advising Center in 2016 as an advisor. In January she became interim director, and she was named director of the center on June 1.
Amy spends her days overseeing a team of six full-time advisors and provides advising services to first-year computer science and engineering students. She also oversees the On-Track program, a student-led program to help struggling students get back on track for academic success. The center serves approximately 1,800 students.
Amy says the people are what she loves most about working at S&T. She enjoys learning from the students as they are the “best of the best.”
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College and a master’s degree in technical communication from Missouri S&T
Accomplishment that she is most proud of: Raising two sons, Mike, age 28, and Mark, age 18, to become responsible, hardworking adults
Favorite food: Mexican
Hobbies: Hiking, kayaking, floating, boating, camping – “anything outside or on the water”
Family: Mike and Mark and two dogs, Abby, a Labrador, and Sadie Mae, a Labradoodle
Advice to other employees: “Never stop learning. Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and learn something new or do something you are not comfortable with.”
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