Mr. Kyle Ireland, M.A.
Director of Student Support Services

Kyle Ireland received a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and a Master of Arts in teaching from Olivet Nazarene University, going on to work at Olivet for several years before coming to JBU. Kyle has taught mathematics, trained faculty advisers on placement criteria, directed university seminar programs and worked closely with registrars to ensure placement guidelines were met. He and his wife Darcy have been married for 13 years and have two daughters, Capri (9) and Carsyn (6). He loves to spend time with his children, joining them in  playing softball, jumping on the trampoline, riding bikes and scooters, and exploring new hiking trails. His dream is to one day take his wife to all of the Major League baseball stadiums.

Mr. Jarrod HeathcoteJarrod Heathcote, M.S.
Coordinator of Disability Services


Jarrod Heathcote is married to Jennifer Heathcote who works in parent and alumni relations. They have three sons: Henry, Calvin and Abel. Graduating from John Brown University in 2008 with a B.S. in youth ministry, Jarrod knows the ins and outs of JBU. Jarrod was diagnosed in third grade with a learning disability and has participated in learning centers and Student Support Services for the entirety of his academic career. He understands what it is like to have a learning disability in college and how to succeed here at JBU. Jarrod has completed his graduate work, holding a Master of Science degree in higher education leadership.

Deborah Raiees-Dana

Ms. Deborah Raiees-Dana, M.A.
Math Specialist/Tutor Coordinator

Deborah Raiees-Dana graduated from John Brown University with a degree in secondary mathematics education. She received her Master of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of Arkansas with a focus on geographic information systems and accessibility issues for persons with disabilities. Deborah has several years of tutoring experience with Student Support Services at John Brown University and at Ozarka College In Melbourne, Arkansas. She also works as the General Academic Adviser with Undeclared Majors. Her most rewarding career has been that of a mother.

Mr. Matt GwartneyJarrod Heathcote, B.S.
Academic Assistance Coordinator


Matt Gwartney graduated from John Brown University with a Bachelor of Science in family and human services and a minor a philosophy. During his time as a student he was a leader in JBU’s Audio, Video, and Lighting Technologies department, an active member of Theta Alpha Kappa religious studies honor society, and a member of the Honors Scholars Program. Following his time at JBU, Matt attended graduate school at The Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Matt loves to read and is an amateur woodworker in his free time.

Ms. Nichole GenheimerNicole Coates, B.S.
Advising Services Coordinator
/Reading Specialist

Nichole Genheimer graduated from John Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in communication and an emphasis in digital journalism. During her time as a student she played on JBU’s Savage Skies Ultimate Frisbee team, wrote and edited for The Threefold Advocate student newspaper, participated in Mukappa Association of Missionary Kid events, studied abroad in Jordan and met her future husband. Her favorite pastimes include hiking, climbing, rafting, trying new foods, and drinking lots and lots of tea.

Ms. Cheryl FoxworthyJarrod Heathcote
Administrative Assistant


Cheryl Foxworthy has worked as the Administrative Assistant off and on since the program was started in 2005. She loves her family – "great husband, beautiful daughter and wonderful son-in-law." She lives in Pea Ridge where her husband pastors the Nazarene church. They are blessed with a great church family.      

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