Staff

The Center for Academic Advising and Student Support is staffed by an advising coordinator, teacher licensure specialist, receptionist, professional academic advisor and graduate students who serve as academic advisors. 

The graduate students are completing master's degrees that lead to careers in the helping professions. Graduate students who serve as advisors are typically hired for a year-long employment in the Center and must go through an extensive training program prior to assuming their advising responsibilities.

Advisors in the Academic Advising Center are available to assist any student. The Center is located in Peters Hall, A104. Center hours during the fall and spring semesters are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

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Donna DeHaven
Director of Academic Advising

Ms. DeHaven works with students who need assistance related to academic petitions, creating a plan of study, problems or issues related to their progress toward graduation and more.

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Amber Fizzano
Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Ms. Fizzano works with students who are having problems meeting program requirements, new transfer students and all Elementary Education Freshman.  She is available to meet with any student interested in changing their major to one in the College and also meets with prospective students interested in Radford University and the college.

 

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Ellen Bielema
Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Ms. Bielema with students who are having problems meeting program requirements, new transfer students and all Exercise, Sport, and Health Education Freshmen. Is available to meet with any student interested in changing their major to one in the College and also meets with prospective students interested in Radford University and the College.

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Libby Hall
Teacher Licensure Specialist

Ms. Hall works with students when they complete their program/degree, apply for their Virginia teaching license and also provides guidance to prospective students seeking their initial teaching license.  Any question relating to a Virginia teaching license should be directed to Ms. Hall.  Ms. Hall performs numerous tasks to support the Advising Center including updating the web page, creating event announcements and scheduling appointments for staff members.

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Joyce Nester
Receptionist

Ms. Nester serves as the receptionist during the afternoon hours.  She directs Center visitors to appropriate offices in the Center, in the Dean's suite, faculty offices, and other locations across campus.  She also provides general information and processes all declaration of major/minor forms.