Executive Board Members 2018-2019

William Davis - President
My name is William Davis and I am 3rd 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 Associated General Contractors 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
 
Emily Rowley - Vice-President, Marietta Campus
Hi everyone, my name is Emily! This is my second year at Kennesaw State University and I am currently an environmental science major. I have been active in KSU’s Phi Eta Sigma chapter since my freshman year, and was elected to be the VP of Marietta! I am also involved in Kennesaw’s Greek life as a member of Alpha Xi Delta, so if you ever see me on campus with my girls, feel free to stop and say hello! Some things I like to do in my free time are reading, painting, hiking at Kennesaw Mountain, and hanging out on the green. A quote I like is “Give like the sun and the whole world grows tall.” –Atticus
 
Emma Simmons - Vice-President, Kennesaw Campus
Hello, my name is Emma Simmons. I am a junior and majoring in Exercise Science. After graduating, I plan to go to physical therapy school and hope to one day be a therapist in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital. Other than Phi Eta Sigma, I am involved in the National Society of Leadership and Success and the Physical Therapy club. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, watching TV series, and shadowing physical therapists in preparation for PT school. A quote that I live by is "You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else's life." -Ralph Marston
 
Julianna DeCocco - Secretary, Marietta Campus
Hello!! My name is Julianna DeCocco, and I am a third 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. Aside from fulfilling my duties as Secretary, I am also Fundraising Coordinator for AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students). 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
 
Kaela Bellamy - Secretary, Kennesaw Campus
Hey everyone! I am Kaela Bellamy. Currently, I am a second-year student with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Although my major is on the Marietta campus, I primarily hang around at Kennesaw. I am also involved with the Honors College and a campus ministry. In my free time, I love to go on adventures, whether that’s hiking, exploring a town, or even just going for a drive. I also enjoy playing tennis when I have the time. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou
 
Kristi Derouen - Treasurer
My name is Kristi Derouen, and I am the current Treasurer for the 2018-2019 school year. I became a member during my freshman year in spring 2017. I am also a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (∑A∏), and the National Association of Black Accountants. I am now in my junior year and working towards a major in Finance. In my free time, I practice guitar, listen to music, and enjoy attending concerts. A quote that I live by is “No mistakes in life, only lessons.” – Sean Michael Anderson
 
Alijah Walker - Events Coordinator, Marietta Campus
Hey Everyone, it’s Alijah Walker, and I am majoring in Mechatronics Engineering. Planning and organizing is so much fun to do; that’s why I’m excited to be serving as your Service and Events Coordinator. 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 love mathematics, writing, singing and dancing. A quote I love is from RuPaul: “When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.” Let’s work together to make Phi Eta Sigma everything that it can be and more!
 
Carly Davis - Events Coordinator, Kennesaw Campus
Hi friends! My name is Carly Duncan. I am a third year student majoring in Media and Entertainment, and I am also enrolled in the Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business Program. I was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma in spring of 2017 and elected to the executive board in spring of 2018. In addition to my involvement with PES, I am completing an externship with a pop music PR agency and work retail part time. My hobbies include blogging, acting, and spending time with friends and family. A lesson I have learned: “Don’t let the world change your smile. Let your smile change the world”- unknown
 
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.