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Academic Advising Staff

Matthew Babula
Tim Burke
Grace Costello
Tracy Coulson
Roberta (Bobbie) Cross
Jennifer DeWeerth
Lizabeth Doherty
Sarah Heil
Lynn Igoe
Amanda Jones
 

Dawson McDermott
Josh Piejko
David Podos
Justin Rahn
Claire Rudka
Peter Scialdone
Alan Sherline
Kimberly Snow
Carla Zupancic

 

 


Matthew BabulaMatthew Babula

Academic Advisor

Educational background

Telephone - (315) 334-7707
Office - Plumley Complex A30
Email

Strengths

Rome and Utica student advisor


 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Tim BurkeTim Burke

Enrollment Assistant

A.A. Morrisville State College
B.T. Morrisville State College

Telephone - (315) 731-5800
Office - Payne Hall Help Desk
Email

Strengths

Student and staff ID's
SOS calling
Student Assistant training
Helping with FAFSA filing
Assisting with web-scheduling

Informational blurb coming soon!


Grace CostelloGrace Costello

Academic Advisor

Educational background

Telephone - (315) 792-5380
Office - Payne Hall 100
Email

Strengths

Utica student advisor


 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Tracy CoulsonTracy Coulson

College Advisor

B.A. SUNY Cortland
M.P.A. SUNY Binghamton

Telephone - (315) 731-5771
Office - Payne Hall 105
Email

Input | Intellection | Belief | Empathy | Connectedness

Utica student advisor

 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Roberta (Bobbie) CrossRoberta Cross

Academic Advisor

Education

Telephone - (315) 334-7755
Office - Plumley Complex A30
Email

Individualization | Arranger | Maximizer | Achiever | Futuristic

Rome student advisor


 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Jennifer DeWeerthJennifer DeWeerth

Associate Dean for Student Enrollment
and Retention Services

B.A. Swarthmore College
M.Div. University of Chicago

Telephone - (315) 731-5710
Office - Payne Hall 103
Email

Strategic | Achiever | Input | Learner | Intellection

Department budgeting
Strategic planning

 

I have worked as an administrator in higher education since 1998, and came to work in the Student Service Center at MVCC in 2004.  Academic advising is my passion because I love to help students get a great start in college, make good academic decisions, and succeed in their goals.


Lizabeth DohertyLizabeth Doherty

Coordinator of the First Year Experience

B.S. Elmira College
M.Ed. University of Texas at Austin

Telephone - (315) 731-5813
Office - Payne Hall 105
Email

Includer | Woo | Strategic | Developer | Connectedness

Pathways to Academic Recovery
Adolescence Education students A-Z
Utica new student advisor
 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Sarah HeilSarah Heil

College Services Representative

Educational Background

Telephone - (315) 731-5710
Office - Payne Hall 104B
Email

Strengths

Responsibilities


 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Lynn IgoeLynn Igoe

Academic Advisor

Education

Telephone - (315) 792-5380
Office - Payne Hall 100
Email

Empathy | Activator | Developer | Individualization | Relator

Utica student advisor

 

My career at MVCC started twenty-three years ago when I was hired as Coordinator of Disability Services.  When I decided to retire at the beginning of 2012, I was ready to leave that position, but reluctant to leave behind so many wonderful students and colleagues.  Now that I've been hired as a part-time advisor, I won't have to, and I'm thrilled to be back.


Amanda JonesAmanda Jones

Academic Advisor

Educational Background

Telephone - (315) 792-5380
Office - Payne Hall 100
Email

Strengths


Utica student advisor
 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Dawson McDermottDawson McDermott

Coordinator of Academic Advisement

A.A. Jefferson Community College
B.A. State University of New York Oswego
M.Ed. Middle Tennessee State University

Telephone - (315) 731-5819
Office - Payne Hall 104C
Email

Learner | Achiever | Relator | Positivity | Adaptability

Faculty and part-time advisor schedules
Advisor training
Utica new student advisor
 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Josh PiejkoJosh Piejko

Academic Advisor

A.A.S. Mohawk Valley Community College
B.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S. SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome

Telephone - (315) 334-7707
Office - Plumely Complex A30
Email

Futuristic | Achiever | Focus | Competition | Significance

Rome student advisor
Adjunct art instructor
 

Informational blurb coming soon!


David PodosDavid Podos

Academic Advisor

A.A.S. Mohawk Valley Community College
B.S. University New School for Social Research

Telephone - (315) 792-5556
Office - Payne Hall 100
Email

Connectedness | Input | Empathy | Individualization | Developer

Utica student advisor
 

When I was in school, one of my teachers made such a connection with me it changed my life.  My ability to assist those students that I meet, to lead them in directions that will ultimately benefit and empower them, is a blessing.  This is what I strive to do in my advising as well as in my classroom instruction.


Justin RahnJustin Rahn

College Advisor

A.A.S. Mohawk Valley Community College
B.A. Nazareth College
M.S. Kansas State University

Telephone for Utica - (315) 731-5810
Telephone for Rome - (315) 334-7755
Office for Utica - Payne Hall 111
Office for Rome - Plumley Complex A30
Email

Input | Learner | Intellection | Deliberative | Relator

Academic Advising Center website content manager
Rome student advisor
 

After having worked as a student assistant in the MVCC Academic Advising Center and realizing that guidance counseling was not for me, I advised part-time during a summer term and came to enjoy the profession.  In my spare time, I am an avid gamer and also enjoy reading, running, traveling, live concerts, and hanging out with family and friends.


Claire RudkaClaire Rudka

Enrollment Associate

A.A.S. Morrisville State College

Telephone - (315) 731-5800
Office - Payne Hall Help Desk
Email

Adaptability | Empathy | Positivity | Achiever | Developer

Student and Staff ID's
SOS calling
Student Assistant training
Helping with FAFSA filing
Assisting with web-scheduling
 

I enjoy working with the students from the time they walk in the door to Placement Test  until I see them walk across the graduation stage.  Every day brings a new challenge and with that a new student to help and assist.


Peter ScialdonePeter Scialdone

Academic Advisor

A.S. Cayuga Community College
B.S. SUNY Cortland
M.Ed. SUNY Plattsburgh
CAGS SUNY Plattsburgh

Telephone - (315) 792-5556
Office - Payne Hall 100
Email

Woo | Harmony | Empathy | Maximizer | Communication

Utica student advisor
 

I like to ski, hike, camp, and spend time on the beach.  I have always been a “people person” and thoroughly enjoy working in the Counseling/Advising profession.


Alan SherlineAlan Sherline

Academic Advisor

A.S. Fulton-Montgomery Community College
B.A. Utica College
M.S. SUNY Oneonta

Telephone - (315) 792-5556
Office - Payne Hall 100
Email

Strengths

Utica student advisor
 

MVCC has given me the opportunity to continue doing what I love . . . working with students.  I still learn something new every day of my life . . . I love today and can't wait to see what new adventures tomorrow may bring.  I hope that all students I work with come away with the feeling that MVCC is an excellent place to earn a degree, and the Advisement Office can help them with any obstacles they may confront.  My hobbies include golf, running, tennis, skiing, chess, baking bread, and furniture making.  I also walk my two golden retrievers once or twice a day up and down the parkway.


Kimberly SnowKimberly Snow

Academic Advisor

A.A. Naugatuck Valley Community College
B.A. Central Connecticut State University

Telephone - (315) 792-5491
Office - Payne Hall 100
Email

Strengths

Utica student advisor
 

Having started my education at a community college, I am very passionate about their role in local neighborhoods.  I have always been impressed with how they can help individuals succeed in reaching many different kinds of goals.  I enjoy advising students and watching them thrive in their college experience, as well as aiding in overcoming any challenges they may face.  In my free time I enjoy supporting the Arts, hiking, and travel.


Carla ZupancicCarla Zupancic

Student Services Specialist

A.A.S. Mohawk Valley Community College
B.B.A. SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome
M.S. Touro College

Telephone - (315) 792-5590
Office - Payne Hall 117
Email

Relator | Competition | Maximizer | Arranger | Deliberative

Welcome Week
Utica student advisor
 

Informational blurb coming soon!


 

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Jennifer DeWeerth
Associate Dean for Student Enrollment and Retention Services


Utica - Payne Hall 104B
Rome - Plumley Complex A30

Phone (Utica): (315) 731-5710
Phone (Rome): (315) 334-7709
Fax: (315) 792-5696

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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