All MTC students have an academic advisor who provides career and academic guidance. Your advisor can help you create an academic plan, register for classes, and keep you on track to graduate.  Advisors can also answer questions about your area of study and future career, help you transition to college, explain MTC’s policies and procedures, provide support for academic and personal challenges, connect you with other services at MTC and in the community, as well as help with study skills, strategies, and time management issues.

First-Year Advisors

First-Year Advisors are full-time, professional academic advisors.  Most new students will be assigned to a First-Year Advisor for their first 1-2 semesters, but possibly longer depending on circumstances. Click on the advisor’s name to send them an email.

Laura Emerick – Business

Kendra Karchella – Nursing, Medical Lab Science, Phlebotomy, Surgical Technology

Mandy Knight – Arts & Sciences (includes CCP students taking classes on campus), Criminal Justice, Human and Social Services

Brandy Page – Computer Information Technology, Engineering, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Occupational Therapy Assisting, Physical Therapy Assisting, Sonography, Radiologic Technology

The First-Year Advising staff is located in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Bryson Hall 183.  Appointments are strongly recommended – call 740-386-4200 to schedule an appointment or schedule online through My Plan with your My MTC log-in information.

Student Resource Center Hours – Fall 2020

  • 8 am-5 pm Monday through Thursday
  • 8 am-4 pm on Fridays
  • Evening appointment times available by request

Advisors may not physically be in the office every day due to social distancing guidelines but will be working remotely from home during regular hours.  All advising appointments will be held virtually via phone, e-mail, Zoom, or chat.

New! “Drop-in” Advising via Online Chat

Since advisors are not currently doing in-person advising, regular drop-in advising is not available.  However, the Student Resource Center now offers drop-in advising via online chat!  You can speak with an advisor in real time between 9am-4pm via chat.  Students utilizing chat will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis and will speak with the advisor on duty, not necessarily their assigned advisor.  If you wish to speak to your assigned advisor, send them an email to ask when they will be available via chat.

You can speak with an advisor via chat for the following:

  • Schedule adjustments (add/drop/change sections only)
  • Current students with a completed academic plan who need to register for an upcoming term (highly recommended you meet with your assigned advisor during their designated hours)
  • Consultations/information on academic policies or procedures
  • Advice/referrals on academic or personal concerns
  • Any other quick questions

The following will require an appointment:

  • New student enrollment/registration (initial appt – once registered, can utilize drop-ins)
  • Returning student (students who have not attended in the past three semesters) registration (initial appt – once registered, can utilize drop-ins)
  • Major/career exploration
  • Academic planning/degree mapping
  • Warning and probation success plans/probation check-in meeting
  • Reviewing application materials/checklists for admission to health programs

Note: On rare occasions, drop-in hours may be reduced or cancelled for the day due to staff availability.  In this situation, the chat option will be disabled.  Please send your advisor an email or try again later.

Faculty Advisors

Students who have been admitted to a limited enrollment program (i.e. all health programs, Human and Social Services, and Marion Law Enforcement Academy) will be assigned to a Faculty Advisor in their program of study at the time of admission.

Students in non-limited enrollment programs (Business, IT, Engineering, Criminal Justice, and Arts & Sciences/transfer pathway) will be assigned to a Faculty Advisor once they have completed 12 credits of college-level coursework (1000-level or above) and have a confirmed plan of study, as long as they are in good academic standing (2.0 cumulative GPA or higher).

Frequently Asked Questions

Who’s My Advisor?

Not sure who your advisor is?  Log into My Plan!  You can view your advisor’s contact information or send them a message.  If no advisor is listed, or you feel your advisor is incorrect due to a change of major, please contact the Director of Advising at emerickl@mtc.edu

When Do I Need to Meet With My Advisor?

You may meet with your advisor as often as you want, but you are required to meet with your advisor:

  • To register for your first semester classes (new students and returning students who have not attended in any of the last three semesters)
  • To register for classes if you have less than 12 credits completed/earned
  • If you are placed on academic warning or probation because of your GPA
  • During the term before you graduate (approximately 45 credits) to petition to graduate and review your academic degree audit

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are assigned to a First-Year Advisor, please call the Student Resource Center at 740-386-4200, stop by Bryson Hall 183, or schedule online in My Plan.

If you are assigned to a Faculty Advisor, please email your advisor directly or contact the department administrative assistant.

  • Arts & Sciences – Chelsea Glezen, 740-386-4220
  • Business, IT, Criminal Justice, HSS – Vicki Weaver, 740-386-4115
  • Engineering – Terri Martin, 740-386-4014
  • Nursing, Surg Tech, MLT/Phlebotomy, MA, HIT – Darlene Lewis, 740-386-4180
  • OTA, PTA, Radiography, Sonography – Jessie McCaulley, 740-386-4185

Where is my advisor located?

First-Year Advisors are located in the Student Resource Center.  Faculty Advisors have offices throughout Bryson Hall and the Health Technologies Center.  Please visit the staff directory to find your advisor’s office number and contact information.

How will advising work during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Until MTC is operating, as usual, most advisors will be assisting students in a virtual format.  Advising sessions will be conducted via phone, Zoom, email, or chat.  Your advisor will let you know what options they have available.