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Stella Bridgeman-Prince

Assistant Director, FYS100, Life of the Mind and Early Alert


Stella is from Rockwood, Tennessee, and earned her Bachelors, Masters and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees from Tennessee Technological University (TTU). Upon Completion of her Ed.S she was hired as an Academic Advisor in the College of Education at TTU. She specialized in transfer advising. She also served as the Academic Counselor for the Academic Development Program.

Her experience in higher education extends over 14 years as she has progressed from academic advisor to assistant director managing programs that provide academic support to students. She enjoys assisting students in their academic careers and watching them become the leaders of tomorrow. In her spare time, she enjoys reading.

Stella is currently certified as an Advanced Level Academic Coach and Professional Coach Trainer through the National Tutoring Association. In her current role, she will serve as the primary contact for all aspects of FYS 100, Life of the Mind and Early Alert.

Personal Motto: 
"Every new day is another chance to change your life."


Education Specialist, Educational Psychology and Counselor Education, Tennessee Technological University

Master of Art in Educational Psychology and Counselor Education, Tennessee Technological University

Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies 1-8, Tennessee Technological University

Professional Service

First Year Experience (FYE),
2017 - Present

National Tutoring Association (NTA),
2013 – Present

College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA),
2013 – Present

Tennessee College Access & Success Network (TCASN),
2012 – Present

National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA),
2012 – Present

American College Personnel Association (ACPA),
2008 – Present

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA),
2004 – 2006, 2010 – Present



Bridgeman-Prince, C., Jones, B., Osborne, J., Reece, A., Renalds, D., (2013, October). Assessing and Reporting Student Impact. Presentation at the National College Learning Center Association-National Conference.

Bridgeman-Prince, C., Stokes, J., Stoles, E., (2013, May). UTLSI: Expanding Access, Enhancing Success-Maintaing Academic Momentum for Disadvantaged Students. Presentation at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education.

Bridgeman-Prince, C., Stokes, E., (2013, January). Leading Indicators for Student Success and Retention. Presentation at the Tennessee ACT State Organization Summit.

Bridgeman-Prince, C., Stokes, E., (2012, October). UT LEAD Summer Institute: Expanding Access, Enhancing Success. Presentation at the Tennessee College Access and Success Network Conference.

Bridgeman-Prince, C., Hedges, T., Reece, A., Renalds, D. (2011, May). Academic Coaches: Trained for Teamwork. Presentation at the National Academic Advising Association- Regional Conference.

Bridgeman, C., Casey, J., Mannle, B., Mells, D. (2005, October). Draw to an inside straight: Getting the information you need to be an academic success. Presentation at the National Academic Advising Association-National Conference. (Commission Sponsored Conference Presentation)

Bridgeman, C. Casey, J., Mannle, B., Mells, D. (2005, October). When does two plus two hit the jackpot? Presentation at the National Academic Advising Association National Conference.

Awards and Recognitions

Advanced Level Academic Coaching Certification,
National Tutoring Association 2014

Academic Coach Trainer,
National Tutoring Association 2014

Learning Center Leadership Award,
College Reading & Learning Association 2012

Contact Information

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