Faces of LIFE- Dr. Stephanie Wakefield
Dr. Wakefield is relatively new to Life U, having only come on board in Fall 2020. Yet in her short time at Life U thus far, Dr. Wakefield has left several positive waves in her wake. “I really enjoy working at Life U, and one of the things I love is the openness of the University and the community here to create this new program—this Human Ecology program—and trying innovative teaching and learning methods, like outdoor learning, active learning,” said Dr. Wakefield.
Faces of Life – Kyle Padilla
Hands-on learning and a public servant mindset come naturally to Kyle Padilla. Padilla is a Doctor of Chiropractic student and Student Ambassador at Life University. Originally from Oregon, Padilla grew up on his family’s small farm as one of seven boys. His parents supported several children through the foster care system and actually adopted three of their kids.
Faces of LIFE- Coach Tony Annan
Native of Newcastle, England, Coach Tony Annan lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife, Elizabeth; son, Jax; and daughter, Ella. He played college soccer at Life U as captain, where he earned his B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1998.
“[My time at Life U] was in the years of Dr. Sid [Williams], who looked after and treated his athletes well. We were given multiple resources to do well. It was an excellent time, and we were very successful.
Faces of LIFE – Dr. Shannon Good
Shannon Good, B.S., D.C., CACCP is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Chiropractic Sciences Department at Life University. Dr. Good is the oldest of two children. She and her younger brother are from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where her parents and brother still live today. Dr. Good first became interested in Chiropractic when she was competing in gymnastics and under chiropractic care. Receiving this care led her to become a chiropractor.
Faces of LIFE- Danae Glanton
Danae Glanton grew up in Ohio as the middle child between an older brother and a younger sister. She learned from a young age the importance of higher education from her parents. Her father, a first-generation immigrant from Ukraine, became a U.S. citizen as an adult. Through that experience, her father’s side of the family put much emphasis on getting a degree because those opportunities had not been available for generations past.
Faces of LIFE- Stan Vandierendonck
For a student-athlete, time management is critical in achieving personal, academic and athletic goals. Stan Vandierendonck, mid-fielder and captain for the Life U Men’s Soccer team, understands the delicate tightrope he must walk and appears confident to take on any challenges that life throws at him.
Faces of LIFE- Dr. Jo Lobertini
Dr. Jo Lobertini is the Associate Dean of Online Education at Life University (Life U). She is a fresh face to the Life U community, having just come on board about five months ago. However, Dr. Lobertini already feels welcomed by staff and students at Life U and since the very beginning has felt that Life U is “her people.”
Faces of LIFE – Ruby Jordan
Meet Ruby Jordan, the Office Manager of the NeuroLIFE Institute (NLI). She loves working for the NLI, especially since she gets to work alongside Dr. Cynthia Boyd, Director of Special Projects; Dr. Michael Longyear, NLI Director; and Dr. Dominic Fetterly, NLI Clinician.
Faces of LIFE – Thomas Fabisiak
Dr. Thomas Fabisiak is the Director of the Chillon Project at Life University. With the establishment of the Chillon Project in 2015, Life University became the first Georgia-based postsecondary institution to offer an accredited degree program since then.
Faces of LIFE – Brenda Boone
Brenda Boone will be celebrating her fifteen-year work anniversary at Life University in February 2022. As the Director of Special Events in the Marketing Department, Boone works with virtually every department on campus, helping with large, campus-wide events, small individual department events and everything in between.