Dean of Students - Bill Currier
Dean Currier has a master’s in counseling from Illinois State and an MBA from Tarleton State (Texas). Some of the colleges and universities Dean Currier has worked at include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, The Culinary Institute of America, and Penn State University. He had two articles published with the Association of College and University Housing Officers International. Originally from Chicago, Ill., he has worked in student affairs for 25 years
Residential Life Coordinator - Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan joined the ASMSA staff in November 2011. He has worked as residence life coordinator at Reinhart University in Georgia and as a hall director at Ranger College (Texas) and Mitchell College (Connecticut).
Community Developer - Stacey Perry
Stacey Perry was born and raised a Buckeye. She graduated from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, with a B.A. in psychology and a double minor in Bible and educational ministries. She plans on pursuing a master’s degree from UALR. She enjoys being outside, attending sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Prior to becoming ASMSA Community Developer, she worked as a Residential Mentor at ASMSA.
Lee Thomas began working as Residential Life secretary at ASMSA in September 2011. Mrs. Thomas is originally from Hot Springs and was born in the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital which is now the ASMSA Residential Life Building. She and her husband Jim have been married for 38 years and they have one daughter, Laura Lee. Mrs. Thomas also has a sister, Melinda Gaither, who is a member of the staff at ASMSA. Her family also includes her cocker spaniels, Thumper and Zoey, whom she considers the other loves in her life.
Sharon Brown has worked at ASMSA since August 1998, first as the receptionist and presently as the secretary to the dean of Residential Affairs. Prior to coming to ASMSA, Sharon worked as a long distance operator for AT&T for 20 years. She is happily married and has two children and two grandchildren.
Maliah Wernette was born and raised in Hot Springs, Ark. She graduated from UCA with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Maliah is a Registered Nurse whose nursing career began in 1996 as an emergency room nurse at NPMC. In 2000 she took a job with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Outpatient Services as a pre-operative/post recovery nurse where she stayed for 10 years. In August 2008 she was welcomed into the ASMSA family as the School Nurse. Maliah is married and has two boys. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, skiing and boating, and stamp collecting. Visit the School Nurse Office page for more information about the school's medical policies.
Nicole Clark is the Senior Residential Mentor for the 2012-13 school year. She graduated from ASMSA in 2006 and from there went to Vassar College, graduating in 2010 with a BA in psychology. Her hobbies include photography, chainmaille, and playing guitar. A strong believer in the idea that every moment can be a teaching/learning moment, she hopes to involve herself in education and social justice in whatever ways her life allows.
Megan Bollier attended Southern Arkansas University after graduating from Guy Perkins High School in 2006. While at SAU, she completed her BS in agriculture science with a minor in animal science. She is currently working on a Master of Science degree. She enjoys sports, music, and just having a good laugh.
Randy Dye grew up in the small town of Mount Ida, which is just west of Hot Springs, and has grown up in the life of the outdoors. Leaving Mount Ida to pursue education and football, in 2009 he graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in professional studies/early childhood education and a minor in history political science. Besides loving the outdoors he also enjoys meeting new people, sports, anything to do on the water and traveling. He recently began working on acting and modeling as a hobby. His future plans will lead to accomplishing his life goals to become a great teacher and even better coach. His motto is "Think, walk, and talk positive and positive you will be."
Cassidy Gallup graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., with a BA in political science and minors in anthropology and religion. She devoted her time not only to academics but was actively involved with three honors societies and spent three years and a summer as a resident assistant. She loves baking, horseback riding, and a good conversation. Having recently spent three weeks in six of the best European cities, she has decided an education is incomplete without experiencing a culture different from one's own.
Kayla Kesterson is originally from a small town in Southwest Arkansas and moved to Conway after graduating from Dierks High School in 2006 to attend the University of Central Arkansas. There she completed a B.A. degree in history with a minor in Spanish. During her four years at UCA, she developed a love for culture, travel, and language, as well as the desire to help the planet and the people within it. In the future she plans to earn her MA in history or a related field, and dedicate her life to these interests.
Ryan McFarland recently graduated from the University of the Ozarks with a B.S. in mathematics and a minor in computer science. Ryan is originally from Nacogdoches, Texas. He is a great fan of Ultimate Frisbee, but enjoys all sports. He loves singing praise and worship music and is learning to play the guitar. Ryan’s experience in life has taught him many things but the most simple and practical is this “Peer pressure works, so choose your friends wisely.
Steve Simons was born in Anaheim, Calif., but moved to Searcy, Ark., at age 11. From a young age Steve had a passion for sports, excelling at baseball, soccer, and pole-vault. After graduating with honors from Searcy High School, he attended the University of Central Arkansas, where he graduated with a BS in political science and a BS in history. After graduating, Steve moved to Cheonan, South Korea, where he spent two years teaching English to children and adults. He has a strong interest in international affairs and history, and a passion for music. Steve hopes to one day work internationally for the government, an NGO, or charity.
Markeita Stubbs is a native of Magee, Miss., and a 2002 graduate from the Piney Woods School, one of four predominately black boarding schools in the nation. She was an honor student and a resident of the Charles Schulz "Snoopy” Honors Hall. She obtained her BA degree in history (cum laude) from Tougaloo College in 2006. While at Tougaloo, she became a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and served as a resident assistant for freshmen females. In her spare time she enjoys reading romance novels and just about anything that’s history-related, listening to music, writing, relaxing in her own space, working with youth, watching reality TV and soap operas. In the future, she plans on obtaining her MA in education along with her teacher certification. Her motto in life is “to treat others the way you want to be treated.”
DeKevious M. Wilson is a native of West Helena, Ark. He graduated from West Helena Central High School in 2006. He graduated from University of Central Arkansas in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in African/African American studies and a minor in theatre. While at UCA he found his passion for serving the community. He became a chartering member of the UCA Chapter of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, co-director for the Minority Mentorship Program, Rechartering member of the UCA Leadership Council, Junior/State Counselor for Arkansas American Legion Boys State, and UCA Ambassador. In the future he plans to continue to help the community through any avenue he can. Life has taught DeKevious so much and his philosophy is this: "My constant prayer for myself is to be used in service for the greater good. To lead with a servant heart; to be a beacon of light for the future."