The Collegiate Recovery Community

University of Mississippi

Contact Information

We welcome all current or prospective students to contact us that are interested in learning about the recovery community. Additionally, we encourage faculty and staff to contact us who would like to provide support to our students in this program. For more information or questions about the CRC contact our graduate assistant by email at or by phone at (662) 915-6543. Inquiries sent to the recovery community e-mail are confidential.



Susan Nicholas

Advisory Board President

“Entering recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction is one of life’s greatest challenges.  I believe that once a young person chooses sobriety, they need our full support.”

Susan Nicholas is committed to providing students in recovery with the resources they need to excel while at the University of Mississippi.  Ms. Nicholas serves as an Academic Mentor in the College of Liberal Arts and Program Coordinator of the North Mississippi VISTA Project. Contact her at



Amy Fisher

Board Member

“I believe that no addict in recovery should be denied a chance to obtain a college education merely because he or she is in recovery.”

Amy Fisher is a long-term advocate for recovery in higher education.  She has been involved in the national movement to build and sustain Collegiate Recovery Communities since 2009.  Ms. Fisher has practiced clinical social work with an emphasis on addiction at both the university and community level since 2004.  In 2012, she joined the faculty of the Department of Social Work as Assistant Professor of Social Work. Contact her at



Beth Spencer

Board Member and CRC Faculty Advisor

“I owe my nineteen years of sobriety to mentors and friends both on and off this campus.  I am strongly committed to passing on what I have been given.”

Beth Spencer is an avid supporter of students in recovery.  Ms. Spencer has served on the CRC Advisory Board since 2010 and is an Instructor in the UM English Department. Her areas of interest are creative writing, composition, study abroad and community service learning. Contact her at



Clark Hunt

Board Member

“My hope is that every student in recovery receives the same opportunity and support I have received in order for them to achieve their academic goals.”

Clark Hunt received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2010, and a Juris Doctorate in 2013.  He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Leadership and Counselor Education.   Mr. Hunt is involved with program development, and active in raising awareness of recovery on campus and in the community. Contact him at