Sherry Tignor comes to Union after 25 years in secondary education serving as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor and middle and upper school administrator.
Sherry holds a Bachelor of Science from Union University and Master of Education in Guidance with additional graduate studies from the University of Memphis. Sherry has served at
Union for 15 years working with incoming freshman students and the past 6 years developing and giving leadership to the Keystone program. With her colleague, Susan Hopper, they
authored three student workbooks for freshmen students: Wisdom for the Journey, Christian Learning and the University Experience, and Discovering My Design. They hosted, with
People Management Minnesota, a DMD workshop for universities and colleges featuring Os Guinness as the keynote speaker. They are also National Academic Advising Association
certified trainers. In the Fall of 2004, with Dr. Jimmy Davis and Dr. Charles Fowler, they completed a 9 week Bible Study, my design: His Purpose which has been piloted in 10 churches in Tennessee.
Julie Watson grew up in California where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communications at Cal State University, Stanislaus. After college, she worked with students in an academic resource center at Long Island University and then transitioned into a position working with Au Pairs, where she developed courses and taught international students about American history and culture. Julie moved to Tennessee in 2007, when her husband joined the Political Science faculty at Union, and had the privilege of joining the Keystone support staff in 2008. She feels blessed to be a part of the Union community along with her husband, five children, and two dogs.
Kalee Hall has three majors: English, French, and Applied Linguistics. She loves reading and learning more about almost anything. She also enjoys playing her guitar and is always listening to music. When she graduates from Union, she wants to go on to get her master's degree and PhD, probably in literature. One of her favorite books of the Bible is 1 John. A favorite verse from that book is in chapter 3, verse 18: "Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions."
Erin Boswell received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Education from Union University and returned to serve Keystone students in 2010, after two years of teaching English in universities and developing extracurricular English programs in Ukraine. She and her husband met while students and now both work at Union, seeking to be a part of its unique mission and community. Erin's time as a Union student instilled in her a passion for education and for sharing Union's vision with current students.
Olivia Abernathy received her Bachelors of Social Work from Union University in 2011. She then spent time in Waco, Texas serving and advising at-risk women in a short-term housing program. Olivia then returned to Union and completed a Masters in Social Work in 2012. Olivia's husband, Jon, also serves at Union. Her knowledge of counseling and unique experiences in social work give her the ability to meet students where they are and provide one-on-one support. She feels thankful to be a part of the Union community along with her husband and is confident that the Lord has many blessings in store for the Keystone program.
For more information on Keystone
Contact the Office of Academic Support
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, Tennessee 38305