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Meet Century's Counselors and Advisors

As you begin your academic career at Century, you'll find all the support you need from Century's counselors, who are available to assist you with personal, academic or career counseling.

Our counseling staff believes in the College's mission and vision, and will help you reach your potential on your educational journey.

Location: West Campus, Room 2410, 651.779.3285.

Counseling staff were asked:

  • What do they like best about working in the Counseling Center at Century?
  • What advice do they have for you?


Linda Baughman-Terry

Linda Baughman-Terry
Counselor
W2409
651.779.3307


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I enjoy working with and assisting students reach their educational goals. It is an honor to work with our students at Century—they inspire me each day.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Be realistic about the time commitment it takes to be a student–you can’t "do" college well unless you have figured out a realistic study schedule.


Aundrea Billings

Aundrea Billings
Academic Advisor
Office: W2539
Phone: 651.773.1747


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Advisor?

It is rewarding to guide and support students through their educational journey.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Be open-minded, flexible, and realistic. We are here to help you succeed and can work with you to make an educational plan that is tailored towards your needs and interests.


Jean-Marie Brennan

Jean-Marie Brennan
Counselor
Office: W2413
Phone: 651.779.3313


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

It's rewarding to help students succeed in college, and it’s exciting to help students gain motivation and direction toward a career that is meaningful to them.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Transitioning to college can be challenging, but it gets better with each successful semester completed.


Abby Burkhart

Abby Burkhart
Academic Advisor
Office: W2414
Phone: 651.779.5789


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Advisor?

I love being invited by our students to be a small part of a larger journey for them, and am impressed by their experiences, skills and passions.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Choose to connect with at least one person, resource or service each semester. By the end of your time here, you will have a whole community of mentors, supporters, and biggest fans!


Janet Finlayson

Janet Finlayson
Counselor
W 2356
651.748.2604


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I love helping students grow and accomplish things they didn't think they could do before enrolling at Century.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Ask for help. There are so many faculty, staff, and students here who can point you in the right direction and who have "been there". You are not alone!


Justin Hauer

Justin Hauer
Counselor
Office: W2404
Phone: 651.779.3244


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

There is no "typical" Century student. I get to work with a variety of students on a number of different things.

What's your best advice for Century students?

It's okay if you don't have everything figured out when you start—we can help you get on the right path.


Brenda Hill

Brenda Hill
Counselor
Office: W2412
651.773.1722


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I enjoy working with students and helping them identify and meet their academic and career goals.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Good study habits will lead to your academic success.


Michele Jersak

Michele Jersak
Counselor
Office: W1235
Phone: 651.779.3221


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I really enjoy working with students to help them develop a plan to achieve their dreams.

What's your best advice for Century students?

It is never too early to plan for your future—use the resources that are available on campus.


Karen Machlica

Karen Machlica
Counselor
Office: W2411
Phone: 651.779.3331


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I enjoy the wide variety of students I am privileged to assist.

What's your best advice for Century students?

There are no dumb questions. Ask questions whenever you are unsure, seek help as you need it, and you will thrive.


Christine McLaughlin

Christine McLaughlin
Academic Advisor
Office: W 2460C
Phone: 651.747.4087


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Advisor?

Education is life-changing, and it's exciting. I enjoy seeing students become aware of all the opportunities available to them.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Ask a lot of questions. Ask about what classes you'll take, and about what will happen in those classes. Ask about financial aid and scholarships. Ask about jobs and careers. The more info you have you have, the more in control of your education you'll be.


Charlotte Nordstrom

Charlotte Nordstrom
Counselor
On Sabbatical 2013-14
Office: W2408
Phone: 651.779.3337


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I have the opportunity to assist students in reaching their educational and life goals.

What's your best advice for Century students?

You'll have many services available here at Century to help you succeed.


Shanae Phillips

Shanae Phillips
Academic Advisor
Office: W2404
Phone: 651.779.3223


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Advisor?

Watching students grow both inside and outside the classroom. Our student body is so dynamic, and helping each student along their unique path makes my job rewarding!

What's your best advice for Century students?

Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and experience new possibilities.


Frank Schultz

Frank J. Schultz
Counselor
Office: W2423
Phone: 651.773.1740


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I enjoy the variety of services I bring to students to help them successfully accomplish their academic, career, and personal goals.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Be your own best advocate--speak up for yourself and don’t be afraid to ask questions.


Alison Thompson

Alison Thompson
Advisor
Office: W2356
Phone: 651.747.4072


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

Working with our diverse student population, and watching students grow academically, personally, and professionally throughout their time on campus.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Get connected. There are so many ways to get involved with our campus community. Participating on campus can have a huge impact on students' experience here.


Janet Wacker

Janet Wacker
Counselor
Office: W2427
Phone: 651.779.3302


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I consider it a privilege to help guide students on their academic and career pathways.

What's your best advice for Century students?

You'll find a wealth of information on the Century College web site—Check out Ask Century and the GPS LifePlan!


Kathy Walker

Kathy Walker
Counselor
Office: W2407
Phone: 651.779.3931


What do you enjoy most about being a Century College Counselor?

I enjoy the experience of meeting new students every day from a variety of walks of life. I enjoy problem solving with students to help them reach their goals in life.

What's your best advice for Century students?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are many students and instructors/counselors that started out where you are and they are more than willing to help you through the process.