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Academic Advising Staff

Matthew Babula
Tracy Coulson
Shonda Cruz
Jennifer DeWeerth
Amanda Jones
Dawson McDermott

 

Justin Rahn
Claire Rudka
Peter Scialdone
Tina Trybalski
Carla Zupancic


 

 


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
Advisement liaison for the BISS

 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Shonda CruzShonda Cruz

Enrollment Assistant

Education

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!


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.


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
Liaison for CAAH
Utica new student advisor
 

Informational blurb coming soon!


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
Office for Utica - Payne Hall 111
Email

Input | Learner | Intellection | Deliberative | Relator

Academic Advising Center website content manager
Liaison for LAHS
 

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.


Tina TrybalskiAmanda Jones

College Services Associate

Educational Background

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

Strengths


Front desk staff
 

Informational blurb coming soon!


Carla ZupancicCarla Zupancic

Advisement 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
Liaison for STEM
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

Email - Advisement