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Bentonville Campus Hours

MON–THURS   8:00am–6:00pm


Washington County Center (WCC)

MON–THURS 8:00am–4:30pm





Meet Our Advisors

If you are just starting out at NWACC, you are free to make an appointment with any General Academic Advisor at either of our Academic Advising Centers (Main Bentonville Campus or Washington County Center).

Important: However, please be aware that your academic advisor may change later as you progress in you degree (dependent on your declared degree/major). For example, if you are pursuing the Associate of Science in Business degree, with 25 or more credit hours earned - your assigned Academic Advisor would be Christy Reynolds in our Division of Business and Computer Information).

NWACC has General 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 and the degrees they advise for

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.

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Meredith Autrey
General Academic Advisor
  • Any NWACC Degree
  • Undecided students
  • Concurrent High-School Students
Welcome to Advising! I have been working for NWACC for over two years. My Bachelors of Science Degree is from the University of Arkansas. I enjoy meeting students and helping them however I can. My husband and I have been married over 25 years and enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors. We have two daughters, one in college and one in high school. (Plus two dogs).
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Lea Sutherland
General Academic Advisor
  • Any NWACC Degree
  • Undecided students
  • Concurrent High-School Students
  • Trade Act Adjustment (TAA) Students
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!
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Erin Hollingsworth
General Academic Advisor
  • Any NWACC Degree
  • Undecided students
Hello, and thank you for taking an interest in our college! I'm Erin Hollingsworth and I have received 3 associate degrees from NWACC and I went on to get my Bachelors in Psychology from Columbia College. Because of my personal experiences, I enjoy working with prospective students and motivating them to continue their education. My prides are my son and my education. I also have recently taken up antiquing furniture and just learned how to ride a motorcycle.
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Paul Kirkpatrick
General Academic Advisor
  • Any NWACC Degree
  • Undecided students
  • Students seeking Associate of General Studies (AGS)
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.
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Justin Stewart
General Academic Advisor
  • Any NWACC Degree
  • Undecided students
Hello, and welcome to Advising! I have been back working at NWACC for a little over a year now. About 10 years ago I was a work-study at NWACC in the Student Records office. Back in those days Student Records was on the second floor of Burns Hall. Shortly after I obtained my Associate of Arts here at NWACC. I then moved on to the University of Arkansas and completed a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Ad/PR emphasis). While doing so I started working in the Social Services field, which is where I developed a passion for helping others who truly want to better themselves and their situation. I then moved on to obtain a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Webster University. I am also passionate about the Fine Arts. When I am not at work I am spending time with my family, and it's quite possible to see me on stage acting in a production from time to time.
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Austin Schader
Washington County Center (WCC) Advising
General Academic Advisor
  • 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!

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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
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.