Summer 2014
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Friday Closed

Summer Tutoring starts
Tuesday, May 27th


Annandale Campus
CM 363 - McDiarmid Building


Oral Communication Center

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Meet the Consultants

Shaunda Durham

Shaunda Durham will be serving as the Supervisor of the Oral Communications Center (OCC). Durham has worked in higher education since 2001 serving as a program coordinator, reading and study skills instructor, student affairs coordinator, academic advisor and CST adjunct faculty member. She holds a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois in Interpersonal Communication, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois in Mass Media Communication and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Higher and Postsecondary Education program, with an emphasis in Student Affairs at Argosy University. Durham has taught CST 110 Introduction to Communication and CST 126 Interpersonal Communication. Shaunda Durham is an Army veteran who has traveled and lived in almost every state and on two continents. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, journaling and looks forward to new travel opportunities. Durham is very passionate about helping students succeed.

Alicia Schaefer

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My name is Alicia Schaefer and I am a graduate student at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. I am currently enrolled in the M.Ed. program and plan to receive my Master's degree in Elementary Education by 2014. Before calling McLean, VA my home, I spent my childhood traveling the world due to my parent's job and had the opportunity to live in Africa, Europe, and several cities in Asia. I love working with students and as a public speaking consultant for the OCC my goal is to help you shine. Please stop by the OCC if you have any questions and I would be more than happy to help out!

Samridhi Sharma

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My name is Samridhi Sharma, but people call me Sammi for short. I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, but moved to the United States in 2003. I graduated from James Madison High School in 2011. This past May, I received my Associates Degree in Business Administration from NOVA. Currently, I'm a junior at George Mason University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Management. In the past I've held numerous leadership positions which have allowed me to enhance my communication, leadership and cooperative skills. I hope I can use these skills to help you strengthen your goals and meet your needs. Make sure you make an appointment at the OCC. See you there!