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Meet the Student Financial Aid Staff

Regent's student financial aid team is happy to assist you by facilitating access to financial and informational resources related to educational and tuition costs.



Rachael Wright

Senior Financial Aid Counselor (Last Names: A-B)
Rachael serves as Senior Financial Aid Counselor to the financial aid office, and she served as both a financial aid counselor and student worker before that. Rachael earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Regent University and is currently pursuing her MBA and Masters in Human Services Counseling.

Karen Sprague

Financial Aid Counselor (Last Names: C-F)
Karen has served as Financial Aid Counselor since August 2010. She was previously Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Virginia Wesleyan College. From 2002 to 2006 she worked as Senior Financial Aid Administrator and Interim Director of Finance at ITT Technical Institute in Norfolk, Virginia. She graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.

Hannah Wiles

Financial Aid Counselor (Last Names: G-K)
Hannah began her role as Financial Aid Counselor in March 2013. She has over six years of customer service experience, and her professional background includes work in bankruptcy law and psychological testing. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from North Greenville University.

Neketa Knight

Financial Aid Counselor (Last Names: L-O)
Neketa has served as Financial Aid Counselor since August 2012. She has over 10 years of customer service experience. She is currently studying for a degree in Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Neketa is also a minister at her local church.

Japri Hyatte

Financial Aid Counselor (Last Names: P-S)
Japri has served as Financial Aid Counselor since July 2012. Prior to entering the financial aid profession, her background includes banking and healthcare patient accounting. Japri earned her Bachelor of Science degree in General Business from Norfolk State University.

Maryanne Williams

Financial Aid Counselor (Last Names: T-Z)
Prior to joining the office of financial aid in April of 2013, Maryanne filled various positions in admissions at Regent University. Most recently, she served as Director of Admissions for the School of Communication & the Arts. She holds a degree from Northern Maine Technical College and brings with her 13 years of experience at Regent University.

Janine Smith

Student Loan Manager
Janine served as Financial Aid Counselor since October 2011 and recently accepted a new role as Student Loan Manager. She previously served as Associate Director of Residence Life at Texas A & M University and Residence Life Center Coordinator at University of Oklahoma. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University and a Master's of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management.

Dotti Davidson

Director of Financial Aid
Dotti took the role of Director early in 2013 and previously served as Associate Director since March 2005. Prior to that, Dotti served as Financial Aid Counselor beginning in 1999 until 2005. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business from Humphreys College where she was an assistant in the Financial Aid Office. Dotti completed the Master of Business Administration program at Regent University.

Deborah Brown

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Deborah serves as the Associate Director of Financial Aid. Previously, she worked as Regent University's Student Loan Manager. Deborah also held the position of Financial Aid Counselor at Regent. Prior to joining Regent University, she worked as the Direct Loan Coordinator at Hampton University. Deborah holds a B.A. in Pre-Law from Pennsylvania State University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University.

Judy Marroquín

Awarding Coordinator
Prior to this position, Judy served as Senior Financial Aid Counselor and as Financial Aid Counselor beginning in March 2003. She joined Regent after serving as Assistant to the President of Semilla, Inc. and has served in the Admissions and Financial Aid Offices at Goshen College, Indiana. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Goshen College.

Melissa Nannarone

Document Control Specialist
Melissa has served the Central Financial Aid office as Document Control Specialist since October 2012. She joined Regent after serving as Assistant to the Mayor of Tulsa, OK. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Oral Roberts University in 2008.

Joseph Cicero

Communications Manager
Joe has been in the financial aid office since 2010. Before accepting his role as Communications Manager in 2012, Joe served as Financial Aid Counselor. Joe has been with Regent University since April 2006. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History at Taylor University and a Master of Arts in Communication from Regent University.

Andrew Grice

Financial Aid Systems Manager
Beginning in 2009, Andrew served in the College of Arts and Sciences Admission's office as an International and Sr. Admissions Counselor. He transitioned to Financial Aid in August 2012. He earned a Communication Studies degree from Grove City College in 2009 and obtained a Homeland Security Certificate through Regent's PCE program. He is passionate about storytelling and creative writing.