Nori Carter – Director, Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service
Nori Carter serves as the Director for the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Carter received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications—Advertising from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University.
Over the course of Ms. Carter’s career, she has worked for numerous corporations with the last four years in Higher Education as an adjunct instructor, as a staff member of FAU’s Broward Student Wellness Center, and in her current position. Volunteering has always been a part of her life making her job rewarding!
Jheanelle Shepherd – Assistant Director, Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service
Jheanelle Shepherd serves as the Assistant Director of the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service at Florida Atlantic University. She began working at FAU in 2008 as a student assistant in the Student Union. She received a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master's degree in Higher Education Leadership from FAU . After completing her Bachelors degree, she dedicated a year of service to FAU as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service. Jheanelle plans to continue her studies for a doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership. When she is not coordinating service opportunities for FAU students, she may be found volunteering on her own and spending time with her family and friends.
Ashley Williams – Specialist, Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service
Ashley Williams currently serves as a Specialist for the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service at Florida Atlantic University. She began her professional development at FAU as a Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement and Leadership. She received a Master's of Education degree in Higher Education Leadership from FAU and her Bachelor's degree in Family Youth and Community Sciences with a Minor in Education from the University of Florida. Ashley looks forward to pursuing her Ph.D. in the future. She is passionate about empowering and liberating the leader in others.
Dwayne Manuel – Graduate Assistant, Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service
Dwayne Manuel is currently serving as the Graduate Assistant for the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service. He graduated from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a specialization in Diversity Studies. He also earned minor degrees in Women’s Studies and Sociology. Dwayne is a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University pursuing a Master’s in Education in Higher Education Leadership.
Dwayne’s ultimate goal is to work in immigration services as a Designated Student Official and an ambassador for a university on the global market. He intends on pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education and wishes to write and research international education and globalization of higher education.
Kassandra "Kassi" Pedron – Student Assistant
Kassandra Pedron is from Caracas, Venezuela. In the Fall 2012 semester she transferred from Barry University to FAU to continue to pursue a Bachelors degree with a major in Mathematics and a minor in Chemistry. Kassi enjoys reading, drawing, singing, dancing, and most of all playing video games. She is very outgoing, honest, and talkative.
Kameron Berry – Student Assistant
Jupiter Campus Staff:
Khambrel Ward – Assistant Director, Student Affairs
Khambrel Ward joined the Weppner Center team as the Jupiter representative in Fall 2013. He is currently the Assistant Director for Student Affairs on the John D. MacArthur campus. Khambrel received his bachelor’s degree in Family Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Minority and Urban Education from the University of Maryland-College Park.