Tamekia Wiggins

Academic Advisor I | First Year Advising Center | 850-474-3170 | twiggins@uwf.edu

Advising Areas - College of Education & Professional Studies

Aerospace Studies – Air Force ROTC

Building Construction (BS)

Criminal Justice (BA)

Criminal Justice/Social Work (BA)

Elementary Education (BA)

Exceptional Student Education (BA)

Engineering Technology/Building Construction (BS)

Engineering Technology/Information Engineering Technology (BS)

Health, Leisure, & Exercise Science/Sport Management (BS)

Interdisciplinary Social Sciences/Children & Society

Military Science – Army ROTC

Social Work (BSW)


Associate in Arts from Alabama Southern Community College
Bachelor of Science in Education from Auburn University Montgomery
Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University Montgomery


What do you enjoy most about being an academic advisor?

Having the opportunity to assist students with important decisions that impact their present and future goals. Being an academic advisor touches all aspects of students’ lives; not just the academic side.


What is the best advice you ever received, who gave it?

Work hard now, so you have more time and resources to play and enjoy life to the fullest later. This advice came from my father, George Preyear (firm, but lovable and fair educator).


What is one surprising thing about you that not many people know?

I’ve never flown on an airplane! I’m actually afraid of flying, but I want to be a contestant on Family Feud (my favorite gameshow), so I’m willing to fly if selected as a contestant.

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