First-Year Advisors

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Jennifer Czajkowski

Senior First-Year Academic Advisor, Academic Success Center

Exploring and Pathways Majors
  • Exploring Majors
  • Non-Admitted and Non-Degree-Seeking Students
  • Major Pathways Program
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Stephen Sumner

Senior First-Year Academic Advisor, Lee Business School

Business Majors
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
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April Zangari

First-Year Academic Advisor, College of Education

Education Majors
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Human Services
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

John Robles

Senior First-Year Academic Advisor, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

Engineering Majors
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Entertainment Engineering & Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
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Ryan Ziegler

Senior First-Year Academic Advisor, College of Fine Arts

Fine Arts Majors
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture & Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Dance
  • Entertainment Engineering & Design
  • Film
  • Graphic Design & Media
  • Jazz & Commercial Music
  • Music
  • Theatre
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Mary Vance

First-Year and Second-Year Senior Academic Advisor, Honors College

Honors Programs
  • University Honors Program
  • Research and Creative Honors Program
  • Service-Learning Honors Program
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Maria Aladjova

Senior First-Year Academic Advisor, School of Integrated Health Sciences

Health Sciences Majors
  • Comprehensive Medical Imaging
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Health Physics
  • Kinesiology
  • Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition Sciences
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Daniel Abeleda

First-Year Academic Advisor, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

Hospitality Majors
  • Hospitality Management
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Lae Morales

Senior First-Year Academic Advisor, College of Sciences

Science Majors
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Eric Michael

Eric Michael

Senior First-Year Academic Advisor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Urban Affairs Majors
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Journalism & Media Studies
  • Social Work
  • Urban Studies
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Cheryl Tillotson

Director and Interim First-Year Academic Advisor, College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Majors
  • African American & African Diaspora Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian & Asian American Studies
  • English
  • Creative Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • General Studies
  • History
  • Latinx & Latin American Studies
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Law & Justice
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Science Studies
  • Sociology
  • World Languages & Cultures

Additional Resources

  • Understand the differences between high school and college, and set yourself up for a successful first year.

  • Follow these tips to help manage your time if you plan on working while going to school.

  • Get a list of commonly used terms for academic advising.

  • Find helpful tips and suggestions to assist you with the registration process.

  • Break up your study time and have some valuable experiences outside the classroom.

  • R.S.V.P. and obtain a schedule for this event.

  • Learn about the roles and responsibilities of students, parents, and advisors.

  • Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about academic advising.

  • Access a list of advising centers and their respective majors.