Staff and Contacts
Coordinator of Academic Success & Support Services
Tiffany Nicholson joined the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences as the Academic Success & Student Services Coordinator in September 2013. As coordinator, she oversees the academic support services for Barry University student-athletes which include academic progress tracking, coordination of support resources, and advising.
She has worked in the student services arena for over 20 years. She began her career at Bloomfield College in New Jersey. In 1997, she took a job at Florida Atlantic University and relocated to south Florida where she served as advisor in the College of Business and would later become Associate Director of Student Services.
A native of East Orange, NJ, Nicholson attended Emmanuel College in Boston, MA where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Economics. While a student, she competed collegiately in women’s basketball. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services from Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ.
Academic Support Services Graduate Assistant
Currently enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Master's Program here at Barry University, Altrese Hawkins is the current Graduate Assistant for Academic Support. In May 2013, Altrese graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Chemistry with a Biochemistry concentration and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and a Spanish minor. With the Tigers, Altrese was the captain of the volleyball team where she broke a 17-year-old record for most career kills in school history. She also earned accolades such as two-time AVCA All American Honorable Mention. In her free time she enjoys reading and running with her dog, Tyson.