Southwest D.R.E.A.M. Mentors

Meet our mentors

Tylan Barr

Tylan Barr
Trbarr1@southwest.tn.edu
DREAM Peer Coach

Hello, my name is Tylan Barr. I recently graduated magna cum laude from Southwest Tennessee Community College with an Associate Degree in Science with a concentration in engineering. I plan to continue my education at The University of Memphis this fall where I will major in engineering technology. However, I will always be a Saluqi. I plan to continue to serve fellow Saluqis as a STEM mentor. I will encourage as well as listen. I understand that everyone has a voice that should always be heard. Therefore, as a D.R.E.A.M. Peer Coach, I’m here to always assist students in need and make them feel that Southwest is their Best Choice.

Jody Ann Bartley

Jody Ann Bartley
Jbartley@southwest.tn.edu
DREAM Peer Coach

Hello, fellow Saluqis. My name is Jody Ann Bartley and I attend classes on the Union Avenue Campus. However, I was born and raised in the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica. I migrated to the United States in September of 2017. As of Summer 2019, I am completing my prerequisites to pursue nursing.

I am a hardworking, dedicated and jovial individual who believes that, with hard work, all things are possible.

I chose to become a peer mentor because I want to help students achieve their goals, and to encourage them to do their very best during their college years, regardless of how mentally challenging and demanding college life can be.

It would be my pleasure to work with you. Feel free to contact me.


Mya Burnett

Mya Burnett
Mjburnett1@southwest.tn.edu
SSP Peer Coach for TN Promise Students

Hello! I’m Mya Burnett and I study business administration at Southwest’s Macon Cove Campus. I also am a Tennessee Promise scholar. No one knows how hard college can be better than a student. If you feel like you need someone to keep your head in the game, feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Pamela Campbell

Pamela Campbell
pdcampbell@southwest.tn.edu
DREAM Peer Coach

Greetings! I’m Pamela Campbell. I study nursing at the Union Avenue Campus. I am no stranger to college campuses. I have a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's in instruction and curriculum. I am the proud mother of two girls, ages 7 and 14. I also work full time as a teacher in the local public school system and have served as co-chair for a high school mentoring group for the past three years. I truly enjoy mentoring.

Despite my hectic schedule, I want to take my passion for mentoring to the next level at Southwest. My 10 years as a teacher and many years as a college student fuel my desire to help my fellow Saluqis. I believe I have a lot to share. I hope you find my experience valuable. I look forward to encouraging you to reach your full potential!


Jessica McVey

Jessica McVey
jtmcvey@southwest.tn.edu
DREAM Peer Coach

Hi, my name is Jessica McVey. I am a sophomore at Southwest Tennessee Community College majoring in social work. I graduate this spring and plan to transfer to The University of Mississippi - Desoto Center in Southaven, MS. I was born and raised in Memphis. I am the proud mom of a 14-year-old young man. I enjoy being a D.R E.A.M. Peer Coach because I have a passion for helping others and want to make sure every student has a great and successful college experience just like I have had. I am looking forward to serving as your mentor. Feel free to contact me..


Lekeyantia Naylor

Lekeyantia Naylor
Lnevilles1@southwest.tn.edu
DREAM Peer Coach

My name is Lekeyantia Naylor. I am a 25-year-old non-traditional Southwest graduate. I have been married for six years and am the proud mother of a five-year-old and a three-year-old. I graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in paralegal studies. Originally from Chicago, IL and raised in Flint, MI, I moved to Memphis in 2012 when I began my studies at Southwest. I overcame many personal obstacles to earn my degree. I dropped out to give birth to my son in 2013. I returned to finish what I started in 2017 and attended college year round until I completed my program in May, 2019, graduating with high honors.

Akwi Anyie Oteh

Akwi Anyie Oteh
tanyie@southwest.tn.edu
DREAM Peer Coach

I am a team leader pursuing an Associate Degree in nursing at Southwest Tennessee Community College. I look forward to engaging you outside the classroom to encourage you to stay in college and finish your program. In me, you will find a committed partner in your journey to success. I thrive on helping others achieve their dreams.

Feel free to contact me!


Maria Stark

Maria Stark
mdstark@southwest.tn.edu
DREAM Peer Mentor

Hola! My name is Maria Stark. I am a bilingual mentor who works for Shelby County Schools. I have more than five years of experience and love to mentor adults and children in our diverse community.

I speak fluent Spanish and English. Spanish is my native tongue. I truly enjoy helping foreign students acclimate to American culture! I love teaching and learning, as well as helping and encouraging others to excel in their academics. My goal is to serve as a role model for my mentees.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Debbie Trimble

Debbie Trimble
dtrimble@southwest.tn.edu
DREAM Peer Coach

Hello! My name is Debbie Trimble and I am a DREAM Peer Coach at the Maxine Smith Center. I am a nursing major, so you may see me around the Macon Cove and Union Avenue campuses for classes as well. Please feel free to stop and say hi!

I chose to be a peer coach because I love to help people. I would like to be a positive influence during your journey at Southwest! Whether you are new to Southwest, or a semester away from graduation, I am here to assist you. As your peer coach, I will make sure you are aware of all the resources you have at Southwest. If I do not have an answer for your questions or concerns, I will make sure to connect you with the person that can answer your questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you!