About New Student & Family Programs

The Office of New Student & Family Programs at Tennessee Tech oversees orientation and transition programs for new students and their families. Our office supports the transition of new students and families by bridging gaps between high school, community colleges, and Tech. Our staff is here to provide assistance and information to students and their families to establish a foundation for success. Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding orientation, the first-year experience, or our parent and family programs.

Our Mission

We are committed to serving students and families by:

  • Providing programs and services to assist the transition of new students into the intellectual, cultural, and social climate of Tennessee Tech.
  • Exposing new students to the University’s educational and extracurricular opportunities in order to foster personal growth.
  • Educating parent and family members and establishing partnerships to support students’ academic and personal success.
  • Developing students as leaders who are engaged inside and outside of the academic community.

Our Programs

  • First-Year Orientation - SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration)
  • Spring Orientation (Freshman & Transfer Students)
  • Transfer Orientation
  • The First-Year Experience
    • Week of Welcome
    • First-Year Connections Peer Mentor Program
    • University Convocation
  • Parent and Family Programs
    • Family Weekend
    • Parent Association (TTUPA)

Meet the New Student & Family Programs Team

Allen Mullis, Executive Director for Student Success

amullis@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3245

Photo of Allen MullisAllen is an alum of Tennessee Tech University from Chattanooga, TN. He received a B.S. in Business Administration - Management Information Systems and a MPS in Strategic Leadership. Allen oversees the offices of New Student & Family Programs, Advisement & Retention Services, and Center for Career Development. In addition to supporting the Golden Eagles, he mountain bikes, kayaks, and roots for the Nashville Predators and Dallas Mavericks.


Courtney Brehm, Assistant Director

cbrehm@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3245

Courtney BrehmCourtney is originally from New Orleans, LA. She received her B.S. in Accounting & Business Administration from the University of New Orleans and her M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Some of Courtney's professional interests include new student programs and leadership development. When she's not at work, Courtney enjoys traveling and spending time with her cat, Sookie!


Jessica Davis, Coordinator

jbdavis@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3245

Jessica DavisJessica is originally from Florida and received her B.S. in Event Management from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Before joining the Tennessee Tech family, Jessica was the Vibrant Living Director at an assisted living community in Massachusetts. Outside of work you can find Jessica treasuring time spent with her husband, son, and two dogs. Cooking, camping, creating, and being active are some of her favorite pastimes. She is thrilled to call Tennessee her new home.


Austen Jones, Student Coordinator

nsfp@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3245

Austen JonesAusten is a senior Civil Engineering major from Greenbrier, TN. Austen has been a Student Coordinator for 2 years and has served as a 2016 & 2017 Student Orientation Assistant.





Caitlin Finley, Student Coordinator

nsfp@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3245

Caitlin FinleyCaitlin is a sophomore Biology major from Columbia, TN. This is Caitlin's first year as a Student Coordinator, and she has previously served as a 2018 Student Orientation Assistant.




Daniel Hines, Student Coordinator

nsfp@tntech.edu | (931) 372-3245 

Daniel HinesDaniel is a sophomore Pre-Med major from Mount Juliet, TN. This is Daniel's first year as a Student Coordinator, and he has previously served as a 2018 Student Orientation Assistant.




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