Student Success and Career Services Center

VFCC Student Success and Career Services Center

The Student Success and Career Services Center (The Center), is a great resource for you to start your college career right! We offer the means to not only have you start your journey on the right foot, but to also help you succeed as you endeavor along your entire career here at the University of Valley Forge. You deserve the chance to succeed in college and The Center makes it a priority to ensure that you are provided with the proper tools to do just that. We accomplish this by trying to identify the academic or personal struggles you might have and reach out and come along side and assist in improving your academic progress and personal goal building. This gives the opportunity to make improvements that will contribute to your overall success.

The Center provides one-on-one interaction with students like you to help provide a smooth transition from high school to college and help you get acclimated to campus. We are actively involved in various activities around campus, meeting students like you outside of the office to meet and make real connections. In addition, we offer great coffee, fellowship and a place of solace. Our doors are open to all students who seek help.

Meet "The Center" Staff

Amy Thurston Director of Student Success and Career Services

Amy ThurstonAmy Thurston graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry and a minor in Counseling. She is a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God and has worked in Higher Education since 2002. In 2004, Amy started working as a Residence Director in the Office of Student Life at UVF. She served 5 years in Student Life and 2 years as the Associate Director of Recruitment in Admissions before moving into the role of Director of Student Success and Career Services (The Center). Amy had such a passion for students and their calling in life. She told her husband that her dream job would be to love and invest in the lives of students, while being one of their biggest fans by believing in the calling God had on their lives. When she was able to start the “The Center” she began to see her dreams come true. Amy's favorite part of working at UVF is when she met her husband Steve, who also works at UVF! They love mentoring students and leading chapel electives dealing with relationships.

Steve Stein Associate Director of Student Success

Steve Stein graduated from UVF with a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry. He is a licensed minister in the Assemblies of God and has worked in higher education since 2008. Steve started working in the Office of the Registrar for three years. This helped him gain the experience that he now draws upon for his current position in The Center. Steve has always had a passion and burden for students and is able to minister to them and feels blessed for such an opportunity. Steve’s favorite part of working at UVF is when he gets to meet with the students one-on-one to help, assist and mentor them. He is heavily involved as an advisor for three different student ministry groups and loves every minute of it. Steve’s wife of 18 years works at the university as well and assists him in his ministry.