Newark Campus Advisors

Newark Campus Advisors

Name: Jennifer Abraham Abraham, Jennifer_Newark 2017.jpg

Title: Academic Advisor

Location: Newark Campus

Email: abraham.55@cotc.edu

Phone: 740-755-7325

Educational Background:

Master of Arts in Organizational Communication, Ohio University, 2013

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies, Ohio University, 2007

Associate of Applied Science in Business, Central Ohio Technical College, 2005

Hometown: Johnstown, Ohio

Advice to students:  I am a true believer that hard work pays off.  College is meant to be challenging and you will have ups and downs during your student experience.   The most important thing to remember is every situation is a learning experience.  Take advantage of the many academic and student resources available to you throughout your journey and enjoy your time as a student.

Personal Philosophy of Advising:  Although working in advising covers the same material and information for many students, the students bring in their own unique background and educational goals.  This is what I truly love about working in advising.  I am always up for a challenge and enjoy working together with students to develop an academic plan that meets their educational goals.  My philosophy is to teach students how to navigate through their plan of study and necessary requirements from the start of their academic journey to become confident with their education decisions.

  

Name: Amanda Dunlap Dunlap, Amanda_Newark 2017.jpg

Title: Academic Advisor

Email: dunlap.217@cotc.edu

Phone: 740-755-7090

Educational Background:

Masters of Science in Management, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2016

Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies, Ohio University, 2011

Associate of Applied Business, Central Ohio Technical College, 2009

Hometown: Newark, Ohio

Advice to students: As a college student you must work hard. You need to be open and flexible to new learning experiences and resources. Make the most of your education. Remember the beginning is always the hardest, so do not give up!

Personal Philosophy of Advising: As an advisor my role is to guide students through the academic process. To do this I provide support, resources, and tools students can use to be successful and help them reach their academic and career goals. The college experience requires learning both inside and outside of the classroom and as an advisor I am here to help students with the learning that happens outside of the classroom and to connect them with resources to aid in their learning within the classroom. Teaching students how to access and use the tools that they have at their fingertips as well as helping them identify and consider every option they have in various situations is the most rewarding part of my job. I am passionate about education and teaching and I love being able to teach while guiding students to their goals. 

 

Name: Charlene Ross Ross, Charlene_Newark 2017.jpg

Title: Academic Advisor

Location: Newark Campus

Email: ross.850@cotc.edu

Phone: 740-755-7667

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Educational Background:

Master of Science in Marketing and Communication from Franklin University

Bachelor or Science in Marketing with a Minor Human Resources from Franklin University

Associate of Applied Business, Business Management from Central Ohio Technical College

Advice to Students: Seek out and utilize all your resources.

Personal Philosophy of Advising: My role is to guide and empower students toward their academic and career goals by providing support, information and tools the student needs to be successful in and out of the classroom. I believe each student is an individual with unique experiences and backgrounds and should be treated with respect and dignity. I am committed to being an advocate during their educational journey, celebrating their accomplishments and successes and providing support during their struggles. The most rewarding part of my job is to witness the joy in students when they have achieved their academic goal, whether that is completing a couple courses to update their skills or transfer to another college, or obtaining a certificate or degree from COTC.

My role as an Academic Advisor is as diverse as the population in which I serve. Advising is not a one size fits all mentality and yet the basic needs and steps remain the same. It's about taking the person from the point of where they are and moving them toward an educational goal one semester at a time, creating the mentality and belief in themselves through the process. It all begins by reminding students they are not alone in this. That I as well as the College as a whole are there for them. Other support comes from sharing of concepts, resources and even the occasional anecdote. Each meeting going forward you can see the growth and the change ...not just academically, but personally as well. This all begins by giving them simple, basic first steps. The strength of that foundation will put them in the power seat to understanding their direction and taking ownership of it. From there it's a celebration of accomplishments towards their goal, be it a few courses that transfer, or a degree.