Welcome to TMCC Academic Advising! My name is Courtney and I look forward to working with you on achieving your education and career goals here at TMCC. I am originally from Upper Michigan and started working in higher education as a work-study student at Northern Michigan University. As an undergraduate student I was undecided for the first two years but eventually realized I loved the health field and worked hard to earn a Bachelors of Science in Community Health Education. While working as a work-study I provided services to students in a Registrar's Office. Throughout this experience I recognized the impact that post-secondary education can have on a student’s life and developed a strong desire to work with students on a college campus.
Having lived in the same town since I was five, I took a leap of faith and moved 1100 miles away from my hometown to Boston to pursue a Masters of Education in Administration of Higher Education at Suffolk University. After graduating with my masters I continued to work in the Boston-area at two four year schools as a Student Success Coordinator/Academic Coach and an Academic Advisor.
In 2015 I took another leap of faith and moved to Reno to be closer to family who had migrated to Nevada. I started at TMCC within Veteran Services certifying VA Educational Benefits, advising student veterans and evaluating military transcripts. In 2017 I took a full-time position within Academic Advising. I still continue to work closely with military-connected students and evaluate incoming military transcripts, along with coordinating Excess Credit Fee appeals and act as the liaison for the Life Sciences, Allied-Health, and Public Safety Academic Division. I am also an MBTI and Strong Certified Practitioner.
Outside of Advising I enjoy the occasional running road race, yoga, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, paddleboarding, and hanging with my dogs. My most recent hobby has been raising a flock of 12 hens in my backyard, which has been eggcellent!
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