Academic Advising

Plan for success.

Academic advising is the key to reaching your academic goals! 

All degree-seeking students have an assigned academic advisor.  Advisors specialize in the academic interest area outlined below, though our advisors and counselors are able to see all students regardless of major or student type.  All advisors and counselors work with students who are exploring majors, pursuing Liberal Arts/MNTC, or PSEO.  Students may change advisors using the Advisor Change Request

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Art, Communication and Humanities majors

Includes programs such as: Art, Communication, Creative Writing, English, History, Music, Theatre, World Languages

Business majors

Includes programs such as: Accounting, Business, Business: Marketing & Management, Computer Information Management, Economics, Hospitality Management

Teaching & Education majors

Includes programs such as: Elementary Education, Special Education

Your advising team: 

Simote Katoa Simote Katoa, Academic Advisor
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Beth Decker

Beth Decker, Academic Advisor
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Fluent in Spanish

Mustafa Dualeh

Mustafa Dualeh, Academic Advisor
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Fluent in Somali and French

Shannon Schroeder Shannon Schroeder, Academic Advisor
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Jim Sutton Jim Sutton, Academic Advisor
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Val Dean Valerie Dean, Counselor
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Frances Bland Frances Bland, Counselor
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Healthcare and Wellness majors

Includes programs such as Community Health Worker Navigator, Dental Hygiene, Exercise Science, Health Sciences Broadfield, Nursing, Public Health

Social & Behavioral Sciences majors

Includes programs such as Anthropology, Archeology, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies

Your advising team: 

Katie Adams

Katie Adams, Academic Advisor
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Fluent in Spanish

Stacy Brunsgaard

Stacy Brunsgaard, Academic Advisor
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Ellen Carey Ellen Carey, Academic Advisor
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Holly Twiford Holly Twiford, Academic Advisor
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Lavonne Evenson Lavonne Evenson, Counselor
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Shannon Schenck Shannon Schenck, Counselor
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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors

Includes programs such as Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Analytics, Engineering, Food Science, Geography, Heathcare Systems Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Vacuum and Thin Film Technology

Your advising team: 

Dana Cimino Dana Cimino, Academic Advisor
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NjiaLawrencePorter Njia Lawrence-Porter, Academic Advisor
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KristenCooper Kristen Cooper, Counselor
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Paul Harlos Paul Harlos, Counselor
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Specialized Advising

We also provide specialized advising for students that have specific needs, including our VA benefits and military-connected students, international students attending Normandale on a student visa, and students with developmental education placement.

 

Adam Rusniak

Adam Rusinak, Developmental Education Liaison
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Adam helps students who have placed in developmental courses, including
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English, Reading, and Mathematics
courses numbered below 1000.

Howard Odor

Howard Odor, Retention Specialist
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Howard advises international students studying on a student visa.

Lori York

Lori York, Veterans and Military Advisor
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Lori provides holistic support for military connected students and veterans, 
including VA benefits, academic advising and transfer planning.