Meet The SSC Staff
|Stephanie Battle, M.S.
Director of the Student Success Center
E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 252-985-5274, Office F
Erma Hedgepeth, B.S.
E: ehedgepeth @ncwc.edu P: 252-985-5131, Office D
Trista Law, M.S.
E: email@example.com P: 252-985-5272, Office B
Trista Law is originally from Buffalo, New York and currently resides in Raleigh. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Adolescence Education from SUNY Fredonia. Following her undergraduate work, she moved to Raleigh where she spent time teaching high school Spanish and event planning in the hospitality industry. In 2010, Trista returned to New York to earn her Master's Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from SUNY College at Buffalo. During her graduate studies, she engaged in numerous internships and assistantships in areas including career services, student services, new student programs, health and counseling services and TRIO. Through her experiences, Trista has developed a love for working with students. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, and engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, kayaking and cycling.
|Scott Marsigli, M.A.
Director of Freshman Advantage
E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 252-985-5259, Office E
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Scott spent most of his life in the Rocky Mount area. After graduating from Rocky Mount Academy, he attended North Carolina State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a concentration in Journalism. This was followed shortly thereafter by a Master of Arts Degree in English from East Carolina University, this time with a specialization in Creative Writing. In 2000, Scott accepted a position at North Carolina Wesleyan College as an Adjunct English Instructor and Professional Tutor in the College’s Writing Lab. Working closely with freshmen in their English Composition classes provided him with a strong belief in student advocacy and a sincere desire to help students achieve academic success. In 2003, Scott accepted the position of Pre-Major Advisor and coordinated the WesBridge conditional-acceptance program. This eventually led to his current appointment as Freshman Advantage Coordinator, another selective program for incoming freshmen.
"There are two things I really love about Wesleyan,” he explains. “First, I love the fact that it is a small school with a more personal feel. Second, I love the people, from the staff and faculty members to the students. Wesleyan is unique in that it allows for a greater sense of community than students at larger colleges might experience.”
Off campus, Scott enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies and working on seemingly endless creative projects, most of which involve either screenwriting, graphic design or desktop publishing. His favorite films include Pulp Fiction, Ocean’s Eleven, The Usual Suspects and almost anything from Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, M. Night Shyamalan or Quentin Tarantino. Scott is also a student of pop culture and loves to immerse himself in television (“Lost”), music (reggae & ska) and other entertainment mediums.
LaNika M. Richardson, B.S.
Whitakers native LaNika Richardson graduated from NC Wesleyan College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Committed to continuing her education, she is enrolled in the ASPIRE program working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies, while pursuing a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. LaNika began her professional career in 1999 as a chemical laboratory technician for Abbott Laboratories/Hospira, Inc., advancing to a senior position as coordinator of the API laboratory. She left in 2007 to work as an instructional assistant for the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System. She was selected to help implement a new all-male redirection program to promote academic achievement and behavioral growth for high-risk students. In 2010, LaNika joined the staff at her alma mater as the Student Success Specialist in the Student Success Center.
LaNika describes herself as a country girl, who treasures family time, especially with her husband and their daughters. In addition, she enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, and dabbling in the kitchen as an amateur chef. Her mission is to make a positive and lasting impact on the people that she meets. LaNika believes that she can relate to current NCWC students. She states, “My journey from freshman to graduate was not an easy one. I personally understand the personal, financial and learning challenges that so many students at NCWC face on a daily basis. Every day when I drive onto campus, my goal is to be a source of light and motivation.”