Staff in Student Activities
The staff are educators in the area of Student Development. As advisors they help student organizations grow and develop and are a primary resource for student leaders in interpreting college policies and procedures. The staff strives to create an environment that fosters student initiative, collaboration, diversity and organizational development. To contact any staff member by phone please call 360-867-6220, to contact by email please click on the name of the staff member below.
Courtney Bailey Senior Advisor
Courtney is responsible for creating student leadership opportunities, providing advising and budgetary support to organizations, and also the supervisor for the Campus Information Desk and CAB Program Coordinator. She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Springfield. Courtney also spent two years working in Residential Life before coming to Evergreen. When not in the Student Activities office she can usually be found at a concert (bluegrass or jam) or enjoying the beautiful mountains.
Andy Corn Assistant Director
Andy has been at Evergreen since 2005. As the Assistant Director, he is the advisor responsible for the management of business, financial, purchasing, and administrative support functions of student organizations. Additionally, Andy works closely with Service and Activity Fee allocations for the college and serves as the advisor to the Evergreen Bike Shop and a member of the Flaming Eggplant Board of Advisors. Before arriving at Evergreen, Andy worked in Student Development at Hope College & Residential Life at Indiana State University. He's also a graduate of Indiana State University.
Reaz Mahmood Publications Advisor
Reaz joined Evergreen in January 2012 to advise students at the Cooper Point Journal. He would love to train anyone interested in journalism and multimedia production, and he encourages students across various disciplines to get involved with CPJ. Before coming to Evergreen, Reaz was a faculty member in Fresno State’s mass communication and journalism department. He has a bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film from UT-Austin and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from UNC-Chapel Hill. In his spare time, he is a multimedia artist focusing on creative writing, music composition, photography, and video. Seeking some publication advising?
Tom Mercado Director
Tom has been the Director since the fall of 1991. As the Director, he oversees the Student Activities Office, Campus Children's Center, Cooper Point Journal, KAOS-FM and the student activities operations at the Tacoma and Reservation Based Programs. Prior to coming to Evergreen, he worked in the student/campus activities offices of the University of Washington and the University of Houston-University Park. He's a graduate of Humboldt State University and a former Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala.
Emily Pieper Student Organizations Advisor
Emily Pieper is a graduate of Evergreen herself and as a student spent much of her time working with various student groups on campus as well as supporting other on and off campus community organizations. Prior to working at Evergreen, Emily worked as the Program Director for a local grassroots nonprofit, Stonewall Youth. She is particularly interested in supporting students to find connections between the work they are doing in Student Activities to make the campus thrive and how it can affect and support the larger community outside of Evergreen. She is very excited to be working with such a variety of creative and inspired students!
Greg Porter Productions Advisor
Greg is Productions Advisor in Student Activities Administration and Coordinator of S&A Productions. He has worked in these capacities at Evergreen since 1997. As Productions Advisor he advises student groups and sits on various event committees throughout the campus. As Coordinator of S&A Productions he organizes large stage events for the Evergreen campus. He hires approximately 14 students as Productions Assistants each year who learn about and gain practical experience in event productions. Additionally, Greg hires and trains the Geoduck Guides for the Orientation program. Prior to coming to Evergreen, he worked in public school education for 9 years providing music education to more than 50 school districts.
Allie Van Nostran Secretary Senior
Allie manages the front desk and serves as support staff to the advisors and all the students who organize through our office. She has been involved in Student Activities in various capacities since 2007 when she joined the student staff as an office assistant; she graduated from Evergreen in 2010 and returned in 2011 as Secretary Senior! When she’s not at Student Activities, Allie can be found playing in the dirt at her community garden plot, dancing the five rhythms downtown, or at home cooking and watching documentaries with her cat. She commonly describes Student Activities as “the coolest office on campus,” “the place where students with a passion congregate,” and “where dreams come true.” Come see what all the hype is about!