Amanda Currier is an academic coach and is originally from Moore, Okla. She obtained an undergraduate degree in exercise science from SWOSU in May of 2016 and is currently working on her master’s degree in parks and recreation management from SWOSU. She is excited to see what impact the Student Success Center can have on the campus and students of SWOSU.
Hey, I’m Casey Dowling! I am an academic coach with the Student Success Center. I moved from Charleston, S.C., to Weatherford in July and joined SWOSU’s Student Success Center team in August. I graduated from Charleston Southern University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I taught 4th and 5th grade English, science, and social studies Gifted and Talented for two years and I’m excited to work in higher education. My true passion is working with college students and making sure that all students are successful and can reach their full potential. I look forward to working with you and helping you become even more successful!
Dr. Veronica McGowan serves as the activity director of the Student Success Center at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is looking forward to serving as a mentor, SWOSU Connects instructor, and co-curriculum instructor. Let her help you plan a teaching service event today!
Terry Rickel serves as our administrative assistant for the Student Success Center. She is excited about her opportunity to work with students. She's here to answer questions, as well as help you become successful and follow your dreams. Success is hard work, and she’s here for you and will always greet you with a smile on her face.
Dr. Lori Gwyn is the director of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at SWOSU. Previously, Gwyn has worked in the SWOSU Department of Chemistry and Physics as an assistant/associate professor of biochemistry. During that time, she worked on bio-engineering related research and STEM outreach programs.
In addition, Gwyn mentored nine research students — with one of those students winning the grand prize at Oklahoma Research at the Capitol Day.
She received her B.S. in chemistry from SWOSU in 1999 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Missouri St. Louis in 2005. Gwyn was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center from 2005 – 2009.