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Nicole Stella

Assistant Director, Academic Advising and Retention, Progression, and Completion
Department(s): Academic Success Center
Phone: 702-774-4613
Email: nicole.stella@unlv.edu

Biography

Nicole earned her B.A. in Spanish (Spring '09) and her M.A. in Educational Leadership (Spring '11) from the University of Nevada, Reno. Following that, she moved to Colorado to work with on-campus students as a Hall Director at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Colorado Boulder. She has experience working with diverse populations of high-achieving undergraduate students to support their academic and personal success and was recently recognized as the "Outstanding Professional of the Year" by the College Personnel Association of Colorado (2014-2015).

Advising Philosophy Statement

Academic advising should be a process of exploration and discovery, where the student is challenged to examine their own needs and values in the context of their education and future goals. My role is to facilitate their learning and to be a primary support for the student's experience. As an advisor, I want students to develop strong ties to the UNLV community and I hope to provide them with the resources and educational framework to succeed.