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Academic Advising and Counseling

Students:

It is very important to meet with your advisor or counselor each semester. Scroll down for contact information for your advisor or counselor.

Bring your DARS report when meeting with your counselor or advisor.

Academic Advising and College Counseling

Every student has an academic advisor or counselor, who is here to support students in their educational growth and guide them through program requirements. Your assigned counselor or advisor appears on your schedule and on your Degree Audit Report (DARS). Students should work closely with their academic advisor or counselor so that educational goals are met. It is very important to meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester to ensure that you receive ongoing advice regarding satisfactory academic and career progress. Students who have concerns that cannot be addressed by their assigned advisor are always welcome to meet with a counselor.

Academic Advisors and Counselors: What is the difference?

An Academic Advisors assists students with academic decisions, helps students clarify academic goals and understand how courses fit into these goals. A College Counselor is a credentialed counselor, experienced in assisting students with academic, transfer and career planning. Counselors also provide crisis counseling and services to assist with family and personal relationship concerns. Any RCTC student may meet with a College Counselor.

For more information about all aspects of Advising and Counseling available to RCTC students, please visit the RCTC Academic Advising and Counseling website.

Heintz Center Advisors

 

 

 

Eric Sime
Academic Advisor
H1434C
(507) 280-5006
    
Eric.Sime@rctc.edu

To schedule an appointment with Eric, please call (507) 285-7260.

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Assistant Expanded Functions
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Equine Science
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Human Services Specialist
  • Human Services Technician
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Surgical Technology
  • Veterinary Technician
  • ADA Coordinator
  • College Rep. for ROC
  • Workforce Center Advisor
 

Laura Duffie-Evans
Academic Advisor
H1434B
(507) 280-3115
Laura.Duffie-Evans@rctc.edu

  • Hawthorne Programs
  • Administrative Clinic Assistant Hawthorne Cohort
  • Advanced Hospital Nursing Assistant Hawthorne Cohort
  • Welding Hawthorne Cohort
     
    Colin Thao
Academic Advisor
HC1434A
(507)-280-3534

Colin.Thao@rctc.edu
   
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Building Utilities Mechanic
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Medicine Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Horticulture
  • Law Enforcement
  • Liberal Arts (S&T)
  • Precision Manufacturing Technology
  • Welding Technology
     

RCTC Main Campus Advisors

   

Kerry Schad
Online Academic Advisor
SS143
(507)-285-7272

kerry.schad@rctc.edu

To schedule an appointment with Colin, call (507) 285-7260.  Phone appointments are available upon request.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Clinic Assistant
  • Cancer Registry Management
  • Coding Specialist
  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare Document Specialist
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Administrative Assistant / Medical Secretary
  • Software Application Specialist
  • Liberal Arts (U-Z)
     

 

Paula Carlsen
RCTC Welcome Center Shared Advisor
Welcome Center AT107
(507) 535-3791
    
Paula.Carlsen@rctc.edu

To schedule an appointment with Paula, call the RCTC Welcome Center desk at 507-285-7557.

In addition to the WSU-Rochester majors below, current RCTC students planning to transfer to the WSU-Winona campus programs may connect with Paula for advising an efficient and seamless academic plan.

  • WSU Path to Purple Students
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Computer Sciences/CIS/Bioinformatics
    • Elementary Education K-6
    • Human Resource Management
    • Nursing: RN to BSN program
    • Social Work
    • Social Work/Human Services Specialist
    • Social Work/Alcohol & Drug Counseling
     

 

 

Jennifer Dahle
Academic Advisor
SS136
(507) 280-3535
Jennifer.Dahle@rctc.edu  

To schedule an appointment with Jennifer, call (507) 285-7260.  Phone appointments are available upon request.

  • Nursing, ADN
  • Students seeking majors in:
  • Nursing Mobility (PN to ADN)
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Practical Nursing
     

 

Anna Hanson
Disability Support Services Advisor
SS175
(507) 292-5198
    
Anna.Hanson@rctc.edu

To schedule an appointment with Anna, call her directly at (507) 292-5198.    

  • Disabilities Services Advisor
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (E-L)

 

     

 

 

Janell Holter
Academic Advisor
SS142
(507) 280-3120
Janell.Holter@rctc.edu

To schedule an appointment with Janell, call (507) 285-7260.     

  • Multi-Cultural Academic Advisor
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences  (A-D)
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (M-R)
  • International Students
     

 

 

Brooke Kosok, PSEO Advisor
SS140 - (507) 285-7160
Brooke.Kosok@rctc.edu

  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) Students

 

     

 

 

Glen Saponari
Academic Advisor
SS134 - (507) 280-5511
Glen.Saponari@rctc.edu

To schedule an appointment with Glen, call (507) 285-7260.     

  • Veterans Advisor
  • International Student Advisor
     

 

 

 

Nate Smith,
Academic Advisor
SS138
(507) 280-5005

Nate.Smith@rctc.edu

  • Student Athlete Advisor
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Technician
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management/Marketing
  • Art & Design (DIGI)
  • Child Development
  • Coaching-Diploma
  • Computer Science A.S.
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Interaction Design
  • Mass Communications (NT)
  • Motion Graphics
  • Music Technology
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Facility Management
  • Youth Worker
     

 

 

 

 

Becky Smith,
Deb Vang,
Gregg Wright

College Counselors:
SS133

To schedule an appointment with a Counselor, call (507) 285-7260.      

Serve all students with emotional and personal issues, career and academic issues, and students who are pursuing the following:
  • Transfer majors, all pre-majors;
  • Biotechnology
  • Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Technology
  • Clinical Research Study Coordination
  • Chiropractic
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Histology
  • Individual Studies
  • Laboratory Science
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences (M & N)
  • Medicine
  • Natural Science Associate
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical and Occupational  
  • Therapy
  • Radiography - UMR transfer
  • Respiratory Care - UMR transfer
  • Undecided/undeclared majors
     

Hawthorne Site Advisor

 

 

Laura Duffie-Evans
Academic Advisor
H1434B  
(507) 280-3115
    
Laura.Duffie-Evans@rctc.edu

  • Hawthorne Programs
  • Administrative Clinic Assistant Hawthorne Cohort
  • Advanced Hospital Nursing Assistant Hawthorne Cohort
  • Welding Hawthorne Cohort

 

 

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