If you observe or are made aware of student behavior that leaves you feeling concerned, worried, or alarmed, trust your instincts and SAY SOMETHING.  The Care Team can assist with the student of concern and, in some cases, provide you with suggestions as to how you can assist the student directly.

Examples of concerning behaviors include the following:

  • Unusual or abrupt changes in behaviors or patterns;
  • Extreme reaction to a loss or traumatic event;
  • Preoccupation with weapons, violent events, or persons who have engaged in violent acts;
  • Uncharacteristically poor performance;
  • References to harming others or planning a violent or destructive event;
  • Evidence of depression, hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts/plans;
  • Inappropriate responses such as prolonged irritability, angry outbursts, or intense reactions;
  • Strained interpersonal relations, isolating behaviors, or low self-esteem;
  • Significant change in life circumstances such as loss of job or relationship

Source: Implementing Behavioral Threat Assessment on Campus: A Virginia Tech Demonstration Project, Marisa R. Randazzo, Ph.D., Ellen Plummer, Ph.D., November, 2009.

Anyone can report alarming, problematic, worrisome, and/or disruptive behavior to the Care Team by speaking directly to a team member, submitting an online form, or by calling Campus Police. Once a report is submitted, the report will be forwarded to the chair of the Care Team and the Chief of Police.

A Care Team member will reach out to you as soon as possible.  For questions regarding the Care Team process, please call the Dean of Student Services at 336-838-6141.

Please note that this is not an all-inclusive list.  The Care Team is always readily available to discuss scenarios concerning a student’s well-being and safety.

Reporting information to the Care Team may assist in the observation of a larger pattern of behaviors.  When in doubt, please submit a report and allow the Care Team to review.


Report Concerning Student Behavior

If there is an immediate threat, call Campus Police at 336-838-6275 or call 911.



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Jamie McGuire, BS
Chief of Police
Phone: 336-838-6482
Fax: 336-903-3168
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Lynda Black, PhD, LCMHC
Director, Counseling & Career Services
Phone: 336-838-6148
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Michael Roope, EdS, LCMHC
Career Counselor
Phone: 336-838-6147
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Renee Macemore, MS
Director of Disability, Inclusion, & Diversity
Phone: 336-838-6560
Fax: 336-903-3209

Curriculum Students

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Scott Johnson, EdS
Dean of Student Services
Phone: 336-838-6141

Continuing Education Students

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Chris Robinson, BA
Vice President of WDCE and Ashe Campus
Phone: 336-903-3111
Fax: 336-903-3164

Basic Skills Students

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Debbie Woodard, MA
Dean of College Readiness and Basic Skills
Phone: 336-903-3231

Alleghany Center Students

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Susan Nilo, MA
Director of Alleghany Center
Phone: 336-903-3141
Fax: 336-903-3152

Ashe Campus Students

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Kendra Perkins, MA
Director of Curriculum and Student Services
Phone: 336-903-3116
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Sherry Cox, MS
Executive Director of Human Resources/ Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 336-838-6422
Fax: 336-903-3218
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Scott Johnson, EdS
Dean of Student Services
Phone: 336-838-6141
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Debbie Woodard, MA
Dean of College Readiness and Basic Skills
Phone: 336-903-3231

Care Team Members

The purpose of the Care Team is to serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff who have concerns regarding alarming, problematic, worrisome, and/or disruptive student behavior.  The team uses a proactive approach to discuss potential problems, intervene early, and develop appropriate courses of action for referred students.  The goal is to support students who may be in distress and/or whose behavior is of concern to others before situations rise to crisis levels.

Scott Johnson, Chair Dean, Student Services
Dr. Lynda Black Director, Counseling & Career Services
Kim Faw Vice President, Instructional Support & Student Services
Dr. Yolanda Wilson Vice President, Instruction
Renee Macemore Director, Disability Services
Cinnamon Martin Dean of Advising Center
Jamie McGuire Chief, Campus Police
Mike Roope Career Counselor
Debbie Woodard Dean, College Readiness and Basic Skills
Mindy Blackburn Liaison – Wilkes Early College High School
Rebekah Gardner Director of College Access
Susan Nilo Director, Alleghany Center
Kendra Perkins Director, Curriculum & Student Services – Ashe Campus
Kim Perkins Academic Advisor / ACA Instructor
Jamie Reavis Instructor, Collision Repair
Angela Roten Dean, Instructional Support
Amanda Wiles Instructor, Criminal Justice
Billy Woods Dean, Health Science

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