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Advisement

 

In order to provide a full-range of support to our students, advisement is open for in-person and virtual walk-ins.  Virtual walk-ins are recommended for general advising questions.  For FOI specific walk-in needs, in-person walk-ins are available for specific days See schedule below

In Person Walk-in Advising by FOI:

FOI's Advisors
Visual and Performing Arts, Culture and Society, Business, and General Walk-in - Monday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sharlene, Ian, Brett, Jerome, Daniel

Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Business, and General   - Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Margarita, Sharlene, Ian, Daniel
Business, STEM, Culture and Society,  Computer Information Technology and General - Wednesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Don, Brett, Jay, Jerome
Health Sciences, Education, Behavioral Health and Human Services, and Computer Information Technology and General - Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Brian, Chris Hunt, Christopher, Margarita, Jay, Jerome, Daniel
Health Sciences, Behavioral Health and Human Services, and General - Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Chris Hunt, Christopher, Brian, Jerome, Daniel

Drop-in advising (online) for all students

Monday through Thursday 8am-7pm Friday 10am-5pm

The purpose of the virtual drop-in advising is to assist you with quick general questions. These sessions are intended to be quick check-ins (typically no more than 15 minutes).

If you are a new student to PVCC and have never attended college, please visit Puma Power Up . We will help to get you all setup and ready to register.

Begin Virtual Drop-In Advising

 

Mission and Values

Mission: We advise and create educational pathways to foster student success.

Values:

  • Advocate: Encourage student by advocating and motivating to attain their educational goals.
  • Foster ownership & accountability: Deliver and share accurate instruction for students to achieve their educational goals with accountability.
  • Empathy: Provide guidance, comfort and a safe space to listen and advise for all students.

Seek Advising

Puma Power Up is only available Monday to Thursday. If you complete your Puma Power Up on Thursday or over the weekend. You will be contacted Monday or Tuesday of the following week.

Meeting your advisor is the first step in outlining both your short and long-term goals to prepare you for success. Our main mission is to see you thrive both in class and in life!

We’re here to help!

  • Navigate schedules, scholarships, test scores and more.
  • Create, review and re-evaluate your educational and life goals along the way.

Start Here

  • New Students - First step is attending a Puma Power Up session. Here you will connect with our advising team and be assigned an advisor. Click here to sign up.
  • Continuing and college transfer students - Schedule an Appointment - Schedule a phone appointment by clicking below on your advisor. New students please follow the Puma Power Up steps above.

Want to change your major?


Culture and Society

  • American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Culture/Human
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Journalism and New Media Studies
  • Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Undecided Students

If there is no immediate appointment availability, email Professor McNeal at brett.mcneal@paradisevalley.edu

Margarita Leyva

Margarita Leyva

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Education

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson

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Health Sciences

  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Professions
  • Healthcare Technology Systems
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Dietetic Technology

Sharlene Celeskey

Sharlene Celeskey

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Visual and Performing Arts

  • Audio Production
  • Dance
  • Digital Arts
  • Film and Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts

Chris Hunt

Chris Hunt

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Health Sciences

  • Nursing - RN and CEP only

Before making an appointment, students must complete the mandatory PVCC online Nursing Information Session. If you have not completed it when you make an appointment your appointment will be cancelled.

If you are pursuing one of the programs below please contact carol.frazier@paradisevalley.edu, not Chris Hunt.

  • Paramedic to RN
  • LPN to RN
  • CNA / NA
  • Advanced Placement Nursing (already in a RN program, but want to transfer to PVCC)

Donald McCorkindale

Donald McCorkindale

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Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship - Owning and operating a business
  • International Business
  • Finance

Business and General Advising

Jerome Abou Jaoude

Jerome Abou Jaoude

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General Advising

Jay Franzen

Jay Franzen

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Computer and Information Technology

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Networking Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Video Game Production

Kristin Bennes

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Geography
  • Geography - Meteorology
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Sustainability and Environmental Studies

Added Note: "For more information on our STEAM programs, click here!"

Chris Haynes

Chris Haynes

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Behavioral Science and Human Services

  • Administration of Justice
  • Counseling and Behavioral Health
  • Family Studies
  • Fire Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

Shannon Anzelmo

Shannon Anzelmo

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General Advising