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FRIDAY9:00am4:30pm

 

Washington County Center (WCC)

MON–THURS 8:00am–4:30pm
FRIDAY9:00am–4:30pm

 

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WCC479.927.3330
EMAILaskyouradvisor@nwacc.edu

 

 

 

Meet Our Advisors

Your assigned Academic Advisor is based on your declared major/degree program and the number of credit hours you have completed. For example, if you are pursuing the Associate of Science in Business degree, with 25 or more credit hours eared - your assigned Academic Advisor would be Christy Reynolds. However, if you are in the same program but have earned 24 credit hours or less, your advisor would be Beverly Grau. NWACC has Academic Advisors as well as divisional program advisors - and your assigned advisor may depend on a combination of your degree/major and the number of credit hours that you have earned. See below for a full list of academic advisors.

 

All students are encouraged to seek regular advising assistance. Please contact the Admissions and Advising Center if you are still unsure of whom your advisor is.

Xue Lee
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Arts (AA) - Students with last names beginning with A - H with 24 college credit hours or less.
  • Students seeking education degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Paralegal
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Early Childhood Education
Hello! Welcome to the NWACC Admissions and Advising Office. I've been working at NWACC for over four years. I am an NWACC alumni and received my Bachelors and Masters from John Brown University in Organizational Management and Leadership and Ethics. My favorite part of being an academic advisor is helping students explore careers/majors and matching them up with a degree plan. I love the rewarding feeling of seeing students graduate and accomplishing their educational goals. When I'm not at work, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends.
Lea Sutherland
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Arts (AA) - Students with last names beginning with I - Z and 24 college credit hours or less.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Design
  • Concurrently enrolled high-school students taken college classes at NWACC
Hello! Welcome to the NWACC Admissions and Advising Office. I have been working at NWACC for almost 2 years. I am originally from Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Social Work. I previously worked as an Academic Advisor at the University of Texas at San Antonio for 3 years and worked in the Financial Aid Department here at NWACC for a year. My favorite part of this job is working with students to help them achieve their educational goals and providing students with information and resources to empower themselves. When I'm not at work, my husband and I enjoy hiking and watching movies. I look forward to assisting you and hope I can help make your college experience great!
Sarah Beth Phillips
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Science (AS) - with last names beginning with A - M
  • Students Enrolled in Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) assistance program
  • All students following Individual Plans (IP)
With a passion for English and speaking to people, I attended Arkansas Tech University where I earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations. I then earned my master's degree in Sports Administration from Henderson State University. Though I am a sports fanatic, my strong belief in the power of education to change people's lives led me to NWACC; helping students accomplish their goals is my favorite part of what I do. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, watching football, and reading.
Paul Kirkpatrick
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Science (AS) - with last names beginning with N - Z
  • Associate of General Studies (AGS)
  • Undecided or undeclared major students
Paul Kirkpatrick has been working in academic advising since 1985. Until coming to NWACC he primarily worked with student-athletes serving as Director of Academic Support and Assistant Athletic Director for Student Life and Academic Support at the University of Arkansas for 20 years. He also served as Academic Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Reno during 1991 and 1992. He has extensive graduate work in Higher Education with an emphasis on Student Services. Paul also served on active duty in the United States Army as a Rotary Wing Aviator achieving the rank of Captain. Currently Paul works with Students who are working on an Associate of Science, are Undecided or Non-Degree seeking, and students who are working on an Associate of General Studies.
Beverly Grau
Advises students in the following business and computer information degrees with 24 credit hours or less...
  • Associate of Science (AS) in General Business Transfer
  • Associate of Science (AS) in WCOB (UofA Business School) Transfer
  • Associate of Science (AS) in WCOB - ISYS (UofA Business School - Information System)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Business Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Computer Aided Drafting
    (CAD) Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Computer
    (Networking, Programming, or Application Management) Degrees
  • Students taking English for Bilingual (ENGB) reading or writing courses (any number of hours)
Hello! Welcome to the NWACC Admissions and Advising Office. I have been working at NWACC for over 3 years. I am originally from Guatemala and moved to Joplin, MO after graduating high school to earn a Bachelor's degree from Missouri Southern State University where I had the opportunity to study abroad twice. My favorite part of my job is helping students who are unfamiliar with the process of how to get started with college and help set them up for success. When I am not at work, I enjoy cooking and gardening with my husband. I look forward to working with you and help make your NWACC experience the best that it can be!
Austin Schader
Washington County Center (WCC) Advising
  • Advising all degrees and certificates seeking students in Washington County

Welcome to NWACC! I have worked at NWACC for about 7 years. I started my NWACC career as a work-study and quickly moved on to a part-time employee in the Testing Center. I was hired as the Advising Center Administrative Center in 2010 and that is where I honed my advising skills. I also worked for the Office of the Dean of Students and spent about 2 years working with Dean Dale Montgomery. I was able to learn a lot about student success, student conduct, and student support in the Dean of Students Office. I returned to the Advising Center in May of 2014 and became the Academic Advisor at the Washington County Center in October. I have an Associate of General Studies from NWACC, graduated with my Bachelors of Art in History from Columbia College in 2014. I will begin the journey to a Master's of Science in College Student Personnel Service from Arkansas State this fall. NWACC is hands down the best place I have ever worked! My wife and mother-in-law both work in Student Services, so NWACC is like one big family to me! When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, and relaxing. I look forward to helping you during your educational journey!

Christy Reynolds
Business and Computer Science Department
Advises students in the following business and computer information degrees with 25 credit hours or more...
  • Associate of Science (AS) in General Business Transfer
  • Associate of Science (AS) in WCOB (UofA Business School) Transfer
  • Associate of Science (AS) in WCOB - ISYS (UofA Business School - Information System)
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Business Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Computer Aided Drafting
    (CAD) Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - All AAS Computer
    (Networking, Programming, or Application Management) Degrees
Darcy Humphries
Health Professions Division
Advises students enrolled in the following NWACC Health Professions programs...
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Nursing
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Respiratory Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Paramedic
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Health Information Management
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Fire Science
  • EMT - Basic Certification
  • All Health Professions certificates
Welcome to NWACC! I have worked at NWACC for 13 years and love it! I returned to school in Fall 2000 as a nontraditional student after being laid off from a warehouse job, thinking I would go into Respiratory Therapy (RT). After a research paper in Composition I on RT, I decided that was not the profession for me. Instead I went into Graphic Design (talk about opposite ends of the spectrum!). In Fall 2001 I was hired as a work study in the Advising Center, the following fall I was hired full time in the Student Records office where I stayed for four years, before moving to Financial Aid where I worked another four years, then finally I returned to Advising - I had come full circle! I'm now the advisor for the Health Professions Division. During this time I've completed and Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree at NWACC, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Organizational Management from John Brown University, and am currently working on a Master of Arts (MA) in Management and Leadership from Webster University. I never imagined I'd have a career I enjoyed so much or that I'd go so far with my education. Please remember it's never too late to start something new or continue your education. It might just turn out to be the most exciting and rewarding adventure of your life. It has been for me!
Melissa Smith
Math and Science Division
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Science (AS) in Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Electronic Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Environmental Science
    (all concentrations)
Welcome to NWACC! I have worked at NWACC for 19 years and thoroughly enjoy it! When I started for NWACC 19 years ago I was the Division Secretary for Science & Mathematics. I also started taking classes at NWACC and found I had a thirst for knowledge and I haven't stopped taking classes! A few years ago the Science & Mathematics Division added a Division Advisor position and I was fortunate enough to get the position. I never dreamed I would work in such a wonderful environment and with such great faculty, staff and students. I received my Associate of Science and Associate of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Life Science from NWACC. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Administration through the University of Phoenix. I look forward to working with you and hope to make your experience at NWACC great!
Jennifer Cook
Communication and Arts Division
Advises Students in the following programs...
  • Associate of Arts (AA) - with 25 or more college credit hours.
  • Associate of General Studies (AGS)
I have been an English professor at NWACC since 2004. I attended undergraduate school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and graduate school at the University of Arkansas for degrees in English Literature. I am passionate about teaching and advising, and I strongly believe in our students. I am proud to be a part of a college that is making a visible impact on the lives of our students and our community. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, cooking, and spending time with my husband and three girls.
Rosemary Kleiner
Culinary and Hospitality Arts Department
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Culinary Arts/Hospitality programs
Rosemary has been with the Culinary Arts & Hospitality program since 2011. Her responsibilities include the organization of day-to-day operation of the program. Prior to her current position, she worked as a work study for the President's office. Rosemary is an alumnus of NWACC, and is working on her Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership at the UofA. She plans to earn an MBA and continuing to grow her ability to offer students the guidance needed to be successful in the program. Rosemary enjoys spending time with her two children and husband.
Anna Bock
Culinary and Hospitality Arts Department
Advises students in the following programs...
  • Culinary Arts/Hospitality programs
Hello! My name is Anna Bock and I have worked here at NWACC since 2008. I started out working in the Student Center and have since moved over to the Culinary Department where I am the Full time Baking Instructor for our program. I attended the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, where I graduated with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. I love engaging with our students and helping them on their path to an exciting career in the hospitality industry!