Career Development Staff

Center for Career Development Staff

Our primary focus is connecting students to employers by offering web resume referral, job posting resources, on-campus interviews, and the cooperative education program. By using any or all of these resources, you will meet the best and brightest students in the state of Tennessee!

This office is located in the Roaden University Center in Room 328 on theTennessee Tech campus in Cookeville, Tennessee. You can email us at

Use our printable campus map for driving directions to our office and information on campus parking for career fairs and special events.

Center for Career Development staff hold memberships in the National Association of Colleges and EmployersSouthern Association of Colleges and EmployersTennessee Association of Colleges and EmployersCooperative Education and Internship Association, and the American Association for Employment in Education.


Russ Coughenour Kristy Cunningham Sonja Higgenbotham Sharon Stevenson

Russ Coughenour
(931) 372-6153

Kristy Cunningham
Assistant Director
(931) 372-3266

Sonja Higgenbotham
Assistant Director
(931) 372-3296

Sharon Stevenson
Administrative Associate 3
(931) 372-6153


Student Staff

Alyssa Elliott  Graham McKay Helen Cannon Skylar Hart

Alyssa Elliott
Career Ambassador
Chemical Engineering

Graham Mckay
Career Ambassador
Electrical Engineering

Helen Cannon
Career Ambassador
Human Resource Management

Skylar Hart
Career Ambassador

Zach Brown Sarah Campbell Aaron Russell

Hannah Christian

Zach Brown
Career Ambassador

Sarah Campbell
Counseling Intern
Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 Aaron Russell
Web and Digital Media Intern
Computer Science

Hannah Christian
Peer Mentor

 Kaitlin Vantrease  Kasey Sadler    

Kaitlin Vantrease
Peer Mentor

Kasey Sadler
Peer Mentor



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