Mariah Benfield


College Success Advisor

Advising Colleges: 
  • Regent University
  • Radford University
  • Tidewater Community College (All Campuses)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Wesleyan University

Describe yourself in three words: Energetic. Foodie. Crazy.

How did you first get involved with ACCESS? I first got involved with Access while I was in High school. Mr. Jordan Brown was my Access advisor. With the help of Mr. Brown, Ms. Jones, and Mrs. Bonnie, I was able to file my FAFSA, apply to college, and receive the Last Dollar Scholarship. I remained involved with my College Success Advisor, Mrs. Haygood.

What is your most memorable/rewarding moment working with ACCESS? There are so many! My most memorable and rewarding moment was watching the students’ excitement as they received their scholarships.

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to a college-bound student? Be yourself, but don’t be afraid to branch out and have fun!

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