Executive Board Members 2019-2020


William Davis - President
My name is William Davis and I am a 4th year student. I was accepted into Phi Eta Sigma in the spring of 2017: and I became the president of Phi Eta Sigma in 2018. I was the vice president of the Marietta campus in 2017. I am on the Marietta campus and my major is Mechatronics Engineering. Other than fulfilling my duty as the President of Phi Eta Sigma, I am also a member of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team and a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Some things that interest me are swimming, reading, running, and sports. "If you fall down, fall down on your back because if you can look up, you can get up.” Les Brown
Alijah Walker - Vice-President, Marietta Campus
Hello everyone! It’s Alijah Walker and I am majoring in Mechatronics Engineering with a minor in Business Law. I proud to be serving as your Vice President for the Marietta Campus and plan to continue to expand and make this organization as great as it can be. I’m also a member of the Kennesaw Pride Association and the National Society of Black Engineers. I enjoy spending free time gaming or helping others—whether that’s family, friends, or strangers. I also love mathematics, writing, singing and dancing. A quote I love is from Martin Luther King Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Let’s work together to make Phi Eta Sigma everything that it can be and more!
Taylor Harrison - Vice-President, Kennesaw Campus
Hey everyone, my name is Taylor Harrison and I am a rising senior here at Kennesaw State majoring in Finance. I was inducted as a member of Phi Eta Sigma in spring of 2017 and I was elected to serve as Vice President of the Kennesaw Campus for the 2019-2020 school year in spring of 2019. In addition to being VP of the Kennesaw Campus, I am a member so several on-campus organizations such as XMT, Ladies of Distinction, and I serve as an Odyssey Peer Mentor. In my free time I enjoy working out, shopping, and spending time with my friends.
Julianna DeCocco - Secretary, Marietta Campus
Hello!! My name is Julianna DeCocco, and I am a fourth-year architecture student. I was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma the spring of 2017 and was elected Secretary of the Marietta campus for the 2018-2019 year as well as this 2019-2020 year! In my little free time, I enjoy watching movies, playing video games, hiking, spending time with family and friends, and water coloring. “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”-Yoda
Santana Bryant - Secretary, Kennesaw Campus
Hello! My name is Santana Bryant. I serve as the Secretary for the Kennesaw chapter of Phi Eta Sigma on the Kennesaw campus. I am currently a sophomore and majoring in Biology with a concentration in pre-med. I hope to one day become a family physician and practice in different states. I am also a part of the Department of Student Leadership and Service, and I serve as a Volunteer Ambassador. During my free time, I love spending time with family and friends, watching YouTube videos, and reading. How I get through life is three pillars family, discipline, and faith.
Faith Gaines - Events Coordinator, Marietta Campus
Hello! My name is Faith Gaines and I am currently a second year student majoring in Biology with a minor in Criminal Justice. My dream is to one day become a Forensic Pathologist. I was inducted into PES during the spring of 2019 and was elected to be the Events Coordinator of the Marietta campus for fall of 2019. My interests include writing poetry, listening to music, and going for evening walks. “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” -Edgar Allan Poe
Emily Rowley - Events Coordinator, Kennesaw Campus
Hello everyone! My name is Emily Rowley and I will be your social events coordinator for the Kennesaw campus this year. I am so excited to serve on this executive board with such awesome members of Phi Eta Sigma, and to try out a new position. This will be my third year at KSU and my major is political science. I am also involved in Greek life here by being a proud member of Alpha Xi Delta! If you have any questions about school, events on campus, or Greek life please reach out. I am so glad to be working with all of you!
Jessica Bailey - Phi Eta Sigma Co-Advisor
When I was a freshman at KSU in 2012, I had an extremely hard time adjusting to college. However, when I joined Phi Eta Sigma in 2013, things really began to change for the better. I served as an officer for 3 years until I graduated in 2016. When I started my position in the Enrollment Services Division, I also accepted the role of co-advisor in 2018 to allow me to give something back to Phi Eta Sigma. I really believe if you utilize the many resources that PES has to offer, you too will realize what a wonderful gem that we have in this organization.
Kathy L. Matthews - Phi Eta Sigma Faculty Advisor
Kathy Matthews is an Assistant Professor of English and serves as the Coordinator of the First-Year Student Success Advocate Program. Since joining the faculty of Kennesaw in 1992, Ms. Matthews has been recognized both by her students and her peers for her devotion to students and her passion for teaching. A Ford Foundation Fellow, she earned her degrees in English and Comparative Literature from San Jose State University (B.A) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (M.A.), respectively. She has been awarded the Betty L. Siegel Award for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service to KSU; the Mike Carroll Sportsmanship Award; the Catherine C. and Kenneth O. Kiesler Learning Support Programs Service Award, and the Outstanding Student Activities Supporter. She also served as the Director for the First-Year Experience program for over ten years and was a founding editor for the campus-specific textbooks for KSU’s First-Year Seminar.