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Advising Services

Welcome to Advising Services!  

We are here to help you on your journey.  Advising Services utilizes a one-stop shop foundation in order to assist students with academic advising, registration, financial aid, transfer assistance, and career guidance.  

We developed pathways and assigned an Advising Specialist to each pathway.

Advising Specialists will assist you to develop your academic plan, register for classes, direct you to resources on campus, provide financial aid guidance, and discuss transfer and career opportunities.  Meeting with the Advising Specialist in your preferred pathway is critical to ensuring that you choose the right program for your educational and career goals, and accomplishing your goal of graduation and/or transfer.  

To make an appointment to speak with your Advising Specialist, please use the Advisor Scheduling App on the Student tab in your MyJeffCo portal.  You can select the program or pathway you are interested in, and you will be able to schedule with the appropriate specialist.

If you do not have a login, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance applying to the college.  If you are already a student and do not know your login information, please contact the Help Desk at (636) 481-3234.

Have a quick question? You can contact your Advising Specialist directly via email, or phone at 636-481-3000, using the extensions listed below.  You can also send an email to for assistance.  This is monitored daily, Monday – Friday, and questions are answered as quickly as possible, with no response taking over 24 hours during the week.  Questions submitted outside of designated hours will be answered during regular business hours. 

Sarah Bright

Advising Specialist
Business/Communications, ext. 3259

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Culinary Arts
  • Economics
  • English/Journalism
  • Foreign Languages
  • Theatre
  • TV Production
Sarah Bright Advising Specialist Business

Judy Ellison

Advising Specialist
Social Science & Education, ext. 3260

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Global Studies
  • History/Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education
 Judy Ellison Advising Specialist Social Science/Education

Mandy McKay

Advising Specialist
Pre-Nursing (at Jefferson College), ext. 3211

  • LPN Level I
  • RN Level II
Mandy McKay, Advisor

Kyle Portell

Advising Specialist
Pre-Allied Health Programs (at Jefferson College, ext. 3256

  • Health Information Technology
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Veterinary Technology
Kyle Portell

David Smith

Advising Specialist
STEM & Fine Arts
, ext. 3261


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Physics/Physical Science
  • Pre-Professional programs (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Sonography, etc.)

Fine Arts

  • Art
  • Music
David Smith Advising Specialist STEM & Humanities

Shannon VonderHaar

Advising Specialist
Career Guidance, ext. 3263

The MyMajors assessment considers your academic achievements, interests, and personality to recommend top majors that you might be interested in pursuing while in college

 Shannon Sniegolski Advising Specialist Career Guidance

Caleb Yochim

Advising Specialist 
Technical Education, ext. 3271

  • Apprenticeship Training
  • Applied Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Academy
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic
  • Heating, Refrigeration, and
    Air Conditioning
  • Precision Machining Technology
  • Welding
Caleb Yochim Advising Specialist  Career Education

Michelle Conway

Part-Time Retention

  • Advising students on academic suspension
  • Providing academic and personal resources to students

 Michelle Conway

Kim Flora

Coordinator of Advising Services, ext. 3285

  • Non-degree seeking students
  • Visiting/Guest students
Kim Flora, Coordinator of Advising Services

Brenna Young

Coordinator of Retention Services, ext. 3286

  • Advising students on academic suspension
  • Providing academic and personal resources to students
Brenna Young Coordinator of Retention Services

Kathy Johnston

Director of Enrollment and Retention, ext. 3280

Kathy Johnston
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