New Faces (Spring 2014 Edition)

Several times a year, we share some insight into new faculty and staff we've welcomed to the LC family. Please join us in welcoming these individuals who have come on board in recent months.

Aaron Baker Aaron Baker | Assistant Football Coach

Aaron returned to LC earlier this semester for a third (non-consecutive) year as the strength and conditioning coach for our football program. During his year-and-a-half absence, he served as an assistant football coach at Olivet College (MI) and Manchester University (IN), and as a strength and conditioning assistant at Texas Christian University (TX). Originally from Constantine, MI, Aaron holds a bachelor's degree from Albion College and a master's degree from Ohio University.

Jeremiah Church Jeremiah Church | Maintenance Technician

Hailing from Grantsville, West Virginia, Jeremiah has previously worked as a roofer and electrician, as well as in the fields of plumbing, estimations/sales, and other areas. He enjoys hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, and good people.

Jane Falkner Jane Falkner | Adjunct Instructor of English

Jane is a graduate of Michigan's Alma College, where she majored in both English and Education; she also holds both an MA in Education and a Reading Specialist Endorsement from Virginia Tech. One of the only certified Literacy Coaches in the state of North Carolina, Jane has over twenty years of teaching experience. Also an award-winning journalist, she was one of the first women to cover sports in the Southeast, and was the first female sports writer in Virginia.

Michelle Foster Michelle Foster | Office Services Assistant

A native of Louisburg, Michelle enjoys working with students, having served as a Franklin County substitute teacher for the past eight years. She has also worked in the LC bookstore the past several years in a contract position during peak seasons. Michelle and her 13-year-old daughter enjoy doting on their three dogs, a Yorkie, Chihuahua, and Rottweiler; she loves the beach, sun, shopping, and spending time with family.

Scott Grissom
Scott Grissom | Campus Safety Officer

Robin Johannesen Robin Johannesen | Office Administrator for Student Life

Robin has worked in higher education for over 15 years, and enjoys the opportunity to be part of the community that higher education offers. She lives in Louisburg with her husband and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren; her favorite pastimes include baking and cooking.

Jay Koloseus Jay Koloseus | Head Cross Country Coach

Jay comes to us from Auburn University, where he recently served as an assistant coach. He ran Cross Country at Syracuse University where he received academic honors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Health Science. Jay went on to Auburn University where he earned his master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Kisawn Mays
Kisawn Mays | Campus Safety Officer

Bennie Perry
Bennie Perry | Campus Safety Officer

Wendy Randall Wendy Randall | CHOICES Coordinator

Originally from New Orleans, Wendy has lived in several states and two countries (Spain and Italy). She holds a bachelor's degree in French, and a master's degree in Adult Education and Development; she's also a licensed clinical addictions specialist (LCAS). In addition, Wendy speaks both French and Spanish.

Samantha Shaner Samantha Shaner | Faculty Tutor

Born and raised in Los Gatos, California, Samantha earned an MA in English from ECU in 2003, and has since taught at ECU, Pitt CC, Wilson CC and Nash CC. A resident of Rocky Mount along with her husband Michael, her son Nic graduated from NC State and works as a computer programmer; her daughter Zoe is a PhD candidate in ECU's biology department. A self-professed Doctor Who fanatic, Samantha also enjoys studying Eastern philosophy and theology, and is "thoroughly subservient to two ungrateful dogs."

Jermaine Thomas Jermaine Thomas | Campus Police Officer

Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Jermaine left the nest to attend Winston Salem State University where he majored in communications. His path eventually led him to a career in law enforcement, and he spent seven years as a Wendell Police Officer before coming to Louisburg College. He also has a passion for softball, and currently manages a high-ranking adult slow pitch team as well as a newly formed adult fast pitch travel team.