Meet New MMC, MMJ Advisor Nikki Waters
This month, Georgia Southern Alumna Nikki Waters joined the CLASS Advisement Center to serve as the new multimedia communication and multimedia journalism academic advisor.
The Metter-native earned her bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in child and family development and began working as a substance abuse counselor in 2010. She later returned to Georgia Southern to earn a master’s counselor education. After graduating with her M.Ed., Nikki served as a behavioral health counselor with CarePartners of Georgia. During this time, she also worked with the 21st Century afterschool program in Candler County as an enrichment aid and character education teacher.
Nikki said that she was excited to join the CLASS Advisement team because she has always wanted to work with higher education students. It is an added bonus that she also gets to work for her beloved alma mater.
“I have grown up loving this University,” she explained. “I’ve been to football games here since I was a little girl, and I have watched the program and university grow and change. Georgia Southern is truly a community, and everyone takes pride in calling themselves a part of the ‘Eagle Nation.’”
Nikki resides in Candler County and has a son, Andrew. She enjoys reading, watching movies, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
While training this summer, Nikki can be found in the CLASS Advisement Center located in the Carroll Building, Room 2244. Beginning in the fall semester, Nikki’s office will be located in Sanford Hall (off of Sweetheart Circle).