Name: Jessie Patterson
Title: Academic Advisor
Location: Coshocton Campus
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Akron, 2011
Hometown: Millersburg, OH
Advice to Students: Work hard, stay motivated, ask questions, be positive and enjoy your college experience!
Philosophy: I believe academic advising is a partnership between the student and the advisor. Where both parties have individual responsibilities, but share one common goal. My responsibility as an advisor is to listen, provide insight and guidance along with encouragement and support to the students. The students will be able to take ownership of their journey and make informed decisions. The ultimate goal of an advising partnership is to empower the students to see their full potential and help them succeed academically.
Name: Ashley Siesel
Title: Coordinator of Retention and Completion Initatives
Location: Coshocton Campus (Travels to all campus locations weekly)
Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel, Kent State University, 2013
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Health Science, SUNY Brockport, 2011
Hometown: Watertown, NY
Advice to students: Never be afraid to ask for help. You have many responsibilities as a student, many that aren't even related to your education, but not one of our students has to tackle their journey alone. Learning is not always easy, but we have many resources here to help you succeed. If you allow, we can help you achieve your goals!
Philosophy: My advising philosophy is that of a partnership. You as the student determine and work to accomplish your goals; I as the advisor assist you in creating your pathway to your successful achievement of these goals. Each day I strive to simplify what can appear to be a complicated and intimidating process for some students. Classes alone can be challenging enough, so I work to create as supportive of an environment as possible to be of assistance along the way. If you run into road blocks on your pathway, it is my role to help offer alternatives or support mechanisms available to you for your success. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is watching students overcome challenges in their own unique ways and I am grateful to be able to share in your success!