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Washington County Center (WCC)





EMAIL   AskYourAdvisor@nwacc.edu


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479-986-4000 or EnrollmentSupport@nwacc.edu




Meet Our Advisors

Important: Depending on your major or degree you may be required to meet with one of our Academic Program Advisors. Please keep reading!

Who is my Advisor?

NWACC has General Academic Advisors as well as Academic Program Advisors. Students in certain majors/degree are required to see their Academic Program Advisor for advising.

Academic Program Advisors

Students in the following degrees should make an appointment with their Academic Program Advisor.

  • Associate of Arts (with 25+ credit/hours)

  • Agriculture, Food, and Life Science

  • Business Degrees

  • Pre-Engineering and Engineering degrees

  • Computer Information and Computer Aided Drafting

  • Culinary and Food Studies

  • Environmental and Funeral Science (AAS)

  • Electronics Technology (AAS)

  • Graphic Design

  • Health Professions (Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Respiratory Therapy, EMT, Fire Science, HIM, etc)

General Advisors

If you are not seeking one of the above degrees, you are free to see any of the below general academic advisors in either our Bentonville or Washington County Locations.

All students are encouraged to seek regular advising assistance. Please contact the Admissions and Advising Center at AskYourAdvisor@NWACC.edu (and provide your ID number) if you are still unsure of whom your advisor is.


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Meredith Autrey
General Academic Advisor
  • NWACC Degree's not listed above on this this page
  • Undecided students
  • Concurrent High-School Students (more information available here)
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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Erin Hollingsworth
General Academic Advisor
  • NWACC Degree's not listed above on this this page
  • 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
  • NWACC Degree's not listed above on this this page
  • 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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Mandy Eppley
General Academic Advisor
  • NWACC Degree's not listed above on this this page
  • Undecided students
Hello! Welcome to NWACC advising site! I am very excited to be a new addition to the advising team! I would love to help you with any issues/concerns/questions you may have about your academic career. My passion is making sure EVERY student is able to fulfill their academic and career goals! If I don't have the answers to your questions I will keep digging until I find it! I recently relocated from a small town in Kentucky with my husband and two children to the Bentonville area. Before my move to NWACC I was with Eastern Kentucky University for 15 years. I was fortunate to spend 9 years with EKU working in the IT/Training/Online Learning areas. I then discovered my passion of empowering students in any capacity, which led to the past 5 years of building and directing a national award winning online/brick and mortar student success program. I received both my Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science degrees from EKU. I am an avid Disney fan and love having fun with my family and two rescue dogs. Please feel free to drop by and chat about fun stuff to do in the Bentonville area!
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Justin Stewart
General Academic Advisor
  • NWACC Degree's not listed above on this this page
  • 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!