Dr. Ken Duffy is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Supervisor with over
25 years of professional counseling experience. In addition to teaching undergraduate and
graduate counseling courses for Manna University, he teaches graduate level courses in the
professional counseling program at Webster University on Fort Bragg and provides clinical
supervision to Practicum and Internship students in the Webster program. As an Adjunct
Professor for Campbell University at the Fort Bragg campus, he teaches sociology and
counseling courses as needed. In private practice, he provides clinical mental health counseling
to adults, couples, families, and groups, and clinically supervises State Board approved
applicants for licensure.

Next STeps

Congratulations on your acceptance to Manna University! We are so excited to have you with us as a new student. Your next step in this process is to get you enrolled in orientation. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, orientation is mandatory for all newly accepted students. This course is self-paced and 8 weeks long. Orientation should be completed as quickly as possible in order to get you prepared for your upcoming semester.

You can enroll for orientation the same semester you begin your normal classes. This course in Populi will be open a little earlier than your other courses to allow you to get a jump start. For those of you who use FAFSA or VA benefits, don’t worry, orientation will be financially covered just as any of your other classes would be. If you are not already registered for orientation and you would like some assistance, please email admissions@manna.edu or contact your advisor.

BACC Tips & Tricks

Welcome to Manna U! Here are some tips or hacks that will help you succeed at this level:
  • Tip 1: Take advantage of all the materials!

    I know it’s hard to read all of the books, but I promise you, it helps. Even skimming the chapters to find the meat of the topic you’re studying helps. 
    Pro Tip: When skimming, make sure to use a highlighter!
    Ask the professor if they have a study guide. 
    Pro Tip: Try and find a connection between the question and the answer.
  • Tip 2: Take breaks!

    Strive to commit to your actual study time.

  • Tip 3: Play to your strengths!

    Find out how you study best. Are you a visual learner, a hands-on learner, do you do better when you hear the material? Learn how you learn best and use that in your study time.
    Environment–Learn where you focus best; for example, in a quiet environment, study groups, listening to music, etc.
  • Tip 4: Chew gum or eat peppermint candy.

    It’s proven that chewing gum helps stimulate your mind, helps recall, and helps your mind stay focused.
    Pro Tip: Try chewing the same flavor gum or eating a peppermint candy while both studying and taking the test if your professor will allow it!
    A study done did show that peppermint did help students take a test to be more focused and more engaged.
    Peppermint increases the oxygen count in your blood, which in turn increases the flow of oxygen to your brain causing you to be more attentive. 
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