Since beginning her undergraduate career in 2017, Tiffany Silvey has made an impact at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
She graduated from UALR in May with a master’s degree in business administration.
After earning her bachelor of arts degree in applied communications in 2021, Sylvie, a Rison resident, sought freelance strategic consulting opportunities with businesses in the state, according to a news release.
“I started providing knowledge and information on things they were struggling with and realized there could be a career in this,” Sylvie said. “I started taking on new clients and working on strategic goals and expansion strategies. It has become a small source of income for me, and I hope one day it will become a major source. It has potential.”
Through her small business, Tiffany, Silvey sells scrunchies, sweatshirts and t-shirts on Etsy.
“Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my grandmother, and she taught me how to sew and a lot of home economics, like cooking and baking,” Sylvie said. “I bought my own sewing machine my sophomore year of college and started making scrunchies to sell to my sorority sisters. It took off so much that I had to set up a platform to track all the sales. Etsy to get more people, and it kind of went from there.”
She has deals with various companies and community programs in Little Rock, including a Little League baseball team, making t-shirts and selling her hair at salons.
Until graduation, her priorities are completing the semester and supporting and mentoring her mentors. As a full-time student success coach for UALR’s Chancellor’s Leadership Corps, she guides, supports and provides resources to students in the program. manages the Trojan Food Pantry located on the second floor of the Student Leadership Center; And he teaches personalized tutoring to help freshmen transition seamlessly into college life.
“I think it’s a good thing that I’m only 23 in this role,” Silvey said.
“I’m able to easily connect with students, which helps me understand what support and resources they need. Being such a young professional in higher education shocks a lot of people, but I’m always looking forward to doing things outside of my comfort zone!”
That drive and commitment has not gone unnoticed by those in the UALR community, including her colleague and mentor Corrigan Revels, assistant director of student leadership and development.
“I’ve enjoyed watching Tiffany’s progress,” Revels said. “She’s been an amazing success coach, and it’s been great to witness and support her. I look forward to seeing her impact in the future.”
In Sylvie’s case, that future includes relocation and a career as a full-time entrepreneur of several successful companies.
“I’m excited to be in a new place with new perspectives, new people and new relationships so I can grow and learn,” Sylvie said.