Montgomery Campus Center for Student Success Fifth Floor, Whitley Hall

The Montgomery Campus Center for Student Success (CSS) has merged several existing student support offices with a mission to provide a central environment of support to help our students navigate their journey toward academic achievement.

This journey will begin with testing, assessment, and advisement and will continue through accommodation, remediation, and follow-up services and programs. Our combined efforts are targeted to increase student retention, progression, and success from initial entry on the Montgomery Campus to graduation.

The Montgomery Center for Student Success hours are:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm (close at 5:00pm during term breaks)
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

The Director for the Center for Student Success is Sherry Stearns-Boles.  You can reach her by phone at 334-241-9777 or by email at sstearns-boles@troy.edu.

College Success — We Are Here To Help

With college comes many experiences, and the Center for Student Success is here to provide as many resources as possible to assist with your path to collegiate success. Below are resources to use as needed, and if you require anything additional, please contact us…your success is our success!

CSS Montgomery — Fact Sheet for Students

Below are resources to use as needed, and if you require anything additional, please contact us!

Use the links on this page to further assist in any information you may be looking for.

Grammar/Mechanics | Research/Documentation | Special Kinds of Writing | The Writing Process

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Algebra Handouts | Arithmetic And Algebra Practice Sheets | General Algebra Practice Modules

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Additionally, free online, on-demand tutoring services are available for students via NetTutor, which may be accessed in the student’s Canvas account.

For more information and updates, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/troymgmcss.

For any general questions about the Center for Student Success, please contact us by phone at 334-241-9777 or by e-mail at cssmontgomery@troy.edu.

Academic Advisement, Rooms 509 and 511, Whitley Hall

Undergraduate Academic Advisors will work with Conditional, First Year, Undeclared and identified “At Risk” students. We will assist the students with academic requirements, counseling, evaluating test scores, problem solving, and scheduling. We will continue to educate students on how to use Trojan Web Express and how to pick classes. Once we increase their readiness level, the students will be able to transition easily to their faculty advisor.

To meet with one of our three advisors (Tangerla Jones-Foster, Lynn White, or Joseph Brame), come to the fifth floor of Whitley Hall and sign in at the Center kiosk computer.

Student Success Services, Room 510, Whitley Hall

Student Success Services offers resources and assistance outside academic advisement but in support of student academic progression and success areas such as organization, study skills, note-taking skills, test-taking strategies, time management, and goal-setting. 

For information or questions, contact Breanna Gentry (Student Success Specialist) by phone at 334-241-5407 or by email at bgentry@troy.edu.

Career Services, Room 521, Whitley Hall

Career Services assists students with their career development needs. By creating career goals, and developing a career plan, our students have a better chance of attaining a rewarding career. Assessing skills and interests, researching occupations, and learning job-hunting techniques will pave the way for positive results in employment opportunities.

For Career Services, contact Taylor Valenta (Career Services Coordinator) by phone at 334-241-5463 or by email at tvalenta@troy.edu, or to make an appointment, please click on the following link:  www.calendly.com/tvalenta.

Disability Services, Rooms 523a and 524, Whitley Hall

Students seeking information regarding documentation of disability and with requests for special services and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act should contact the Disability Services Office in rooms 523A/524 in Whitley Hall, or Jane Rudick by phone at 334-241-5486 or by email at jrudick@troy.edu.

Testing Center, Room 500, Whitley Hall

The Testing Center currently offers the following tests:

  • Accuplacer Math and English Placement Tests
  • ACT Residual Test
  • Make-up Tests
  • MAT (Miller’s Analogies Test)
  • Proctored Exams
  • TEAS (nursing Test of Essential Academic Skills, only for Troy students and Troy applicants)

The Testing Center hours are:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm (close at 5:00pm during term breaks)
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

For more information about our testing services, contact Keith Winn or Nicole Miller in the Testing Center by phone at 334-241-9530/9531 or by email at mtgygesc@troy.edu.

Information is listed below regarding other tests offered at the Troy University Montgomery Campus, but not currently under the CSS-Montgomery Testing Center:

  • PPT (Proficiency Profile Tests, formerly MAPP) - contact Richard Brienza by phone at 334-241-9791 or by email at rbrienza@troy.edu.
  • DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Test) - contact Trenda Echols-Woods by phone at 334-241-9532 or by email at tmechols@troy.edu.

Center for Student Success Staff

Name Position Contact
Sherry Stearns-Boles Director sstearns-boles@troy.edu
334-241-9777
Breanna Gentry Student Success Specialist bgentry@troy.edu
334-241-5407
Taylor Valenta Career Services Coordinator tvalenta@troy.edu
334-241-5463
Jane Rudick Disability Services Coordinator jrudick@troy.edu
334-241-5486
Linda Scanlon Disability Services Assistant lscanlon@troy.edu
334-241-5486

Tangerla Jones-Foster

Student Development Academic Advisor tdjones@troy.edu
334-241-5444
Lynn White Student Development Academic Advisor lynnwhite@troy.edu
334-241-9513

Joseph Brame

Student Development Academic Advisor jbrame@troy.edu
334-241-5485
Keith Winn Testing Clerk kwinn29362@troy.edu
334-241-9530
Nicole Miller Testing Clerk nmiller69924@troy.edu
334-241-9531
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