Norman Career Services 

Hours of Operation
Monday- Friday from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. or by appointment. 
Educate and professionally prepare students to meet their career goals.
Our Vision
A gratifying career for every Arkansas Tech University student.
• Major/Career Exploration Appt
• Professional Development
• Internship & Career Opportunities
Office Contact Information 
Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 229
1605 Coliseum Drive
Russellville, AR 72801
Office: 479-968-0278
Fax: 479-964-0863

Norman Career Services Staff
  Mrs. Dana Tribble
 Director of Norman Career Services
 Ph.D. in Leadership, University of Central Arkansas,  Anticipated 2017.
 M.S. in College Student Personnel, Arkansas Tech  University,  2011.
 B.S. in Business Administration, Arkansas Tech  University,  2009.

 Dana came to Arkansas Tech in 2005 on an  intercollegiate athletic  volleyball scholarship to pursue her undergraduate degree in Management and Marketing. Dana began her career at Arkansas  Tech in 2009, as a Student Worker in the College Student  Personnel Department. Upon graduation in May 2009, she decided  to further her education within the College Student Personnel  Master's program. Dana worked as a Graduate Assistant within the  department for a year and a half teaching Principles of College Success. She worked for the College of Business, College to Career Center from October 2011-September 2012. In September 2012, Dana joined Student Services as the Director of Norman Career Services. Dana, a Wilmington, Illinois native has resided in Russellville for five years. Outside of working with college students, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband, being outdoors and traveling.

Dana's favorite quote: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right." –Henry Ford
Melanie Diffey  Mrs. Melanie Diffey
 Career Counselor 
 Ed.D. in Workforce Development Education & Human
 Resource, University of Arkansas, Anticipated 2017.
 M.A. in Education, Ashford University, 2011.
 B.A. in Literature, Point Loma Nazarene University,  2006.

 Melanie began working in the career industry in her  hometown of  Pasadena, California as a resume writer/columnist for LawCrossing  and JD Journal in 2006. She quickly discovered her love for  assisting students in their career development and transitioned to  an administrative role at Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2010, she  moved to San Diego, California to become an Academic Advisor  with Ashford University where she was chosen for Student Services  Leadership training. Upon completion, she was promoted to Career Services Specialist with Ashford, where she was invited to join the Future Leaders Program and represent the university at multiple alumni networking events. In 2013, Melanie moved to Russellville to begin her time with Arkansas Tech as the Career Counselor for Norman Career Services. She currently serves students with their program selection, career goals, and individualized job search needs. When she is not assisting students on-campus or online, Melanie enjoys baking, singing, and going on walks with her husband.

Melanie's favorite quote: "I do not regret the things I have done, but those I did not do." – Rory Cochrane, Empire Records
Ms. Jayne Sewell 
 Administrative Assistant III  
 B.P.S., Arkansas Tech University, 2012.
AJones Ms. Autumn Jones
 Graduate Assistant
 M. Ed. in School Counseling & Leadership, Arkansas  Tech  University, Anticipated 2016.
 B.A. in Psychology, Arkansas Tech University, 2013.
 Autumn came to Arkansas Tech in 2009 from Sheridan,  Arkansas as a freshman pursuing a bachelor's degree  in the humanities field. In May of 2013, Autumn  graduated from Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After a year of working in the mental health field, Autumn returned to Tech to pursue a Master of Education in School Counseling with an anticipated graduation date of May 2016. Autumn was hired as the graduate assistant for the Office for Student Success in May 2014. She currently assists students with composing resumes and cover letters, and presents at various workshops. When Autumn is not working, she enjoys running, singing, and hanging out with friends. 
tamburo Mrs. Kelly Tamburo
 Student Worker
 B.A. in Graphic Design, Arkansas Tech University,  Anticipated 2015.
 Kelly came to Arkansas Tech in 2011 from Greenwood,  Arkansas as a freshman to pursue an art degree. She  is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. Kelly  began working at Arkansas Tech as an Orientation  Coordinator, then Resident Assistant, and now a  Student Worker in the Office of Student Success. Currently, Kelly creates and designs promotional materials and logos for the four offices of Student Success. When not in school or working, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.