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Get to Know the Academic Advisors & Staff

Academic advisors at Bellevue College assist students with fulfilling their educational goals. The advisor with whom you meet is determined by your major or area of interest. Learn how to meet with your academic advisor.

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Here is a brief snapshot of our professional academic advising staff, as well as some advice that they would like to give you regarding your educational journey at Bellevue College.

Watch this video to hear some tips directly from advisors!

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Director, Entry & Academic Advising Services

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication for Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City; Master in Human Development and Master of Education in Counseling and Educational Psychology from University of Nevada, Reno.

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Emily MacPherson

Associate Director,  Entry & Academic Advising Services for First Year Programs

Advising Specialty: Undecided/Exploratory. I also manage the new student advising program and work with quite a few first-time-to-college students.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University …

Gary Linderberg

Academic Advisor for undecided/exploratory students

Advising Specialty: Exploratory / Undecided and with students who have disabilities.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, Central Washington University, Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies, Trinity College, Associate of Arts and Science, Shoreline …

Sandy Walkenhorst

Academic Advisor for Science Transfer students

Advising Specialty: Transfer science students

Education: BS in Education from Brigham Young University, Kindergarten certification from Ohio State University, Special education certification from University of Dayton

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Deanne Eschbach

Academic Advisor for students majoring Arts, Humanities and Social Science

Advising Specialty: I advise students interested in transfer and majoring in the Social Sciences and the Arts & Humanities.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Education, Teacher Certification in Physical Education; Bachelor …

Robin Bridges

Academic Advisor for undecided/exploratory students and Health Professionals

Advising Specialty (what type of students do you work with?): I work with students in the Health Sciences and Student Athletes, as well as Exploratory/Undecided students.

Education: MS in Psychology, Walden …

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Academic Advisor

Advising Specialty: Prospective/Exploratory/Undecided students

Education: BS in Kinesiology, Minor in Psychology from Washington State University

What can Bellevue College do for you: BC is a GREAT place to get started on your educational journey! Whether you know what …

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Academic Advisor

Advising Specialty: Prospective/Exploratory/Undecided students

Education: Associates Arts Degree from Grays Harbor College and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from St Martin’s University.

What can Bellevue College do for you:Bellevue College provides educational opportunity for all …

Audrey

Academic Advisor for Transfer Students

Advising Specialty: Transfer, Education, and Undecided Students.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and International Studies from Gonzaga University; Master of Arts in Policy and Organizational Leadership from Stanford University.

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Paula McPherson

Academic Advisor, Business 

Advising Specialty: Business transfer students and IBIT- Professional/Technical programs in the areas of business, information technology, and digital media.

Education: Bachelor in Physical Education by University of Santo Andre – Sao Paulo- Brazil; Master in Education from …

bonita

Academic Advisor, IBIT

Advising Specialty (what type of students do you work with?): I work with students interested in completing Associate Degrees and Certificates in the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) Department.

Education: MA in Organizational Psychology, Antioch …

Anissa

Academic Advisor

Advising Specialty:  Online and E-Learning Students

Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Michigan; Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan.

What can Bellevue College do for you:  Bellevue College is …