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Meet the Advising Center Team

Amee Banks 
Sarah Doman-Flygare
Director of the Advising Center
Phone: 763-424-0755
Education: Saint Mary’s University: MA-Educational Leadership; Hamline University: BA-English


Eric Pleiss
Interim Assistant Director of the Advising Center
Phone: 763-424-0709
Education: Southern Illinois University: MSEd-Educational Administration/College Student Personnel; Southern Illinois University: BA-English Literature



Amee Nefzger Banks
Academic Advisor
Specialty: Transfer, Liberal Arts, AFA, Graphic Design
Phone: 763-424-0946
Education:  Augsburg College: BA-Sociology; North Hennepin Community College: AA
 Virginia Ferlet
Virginia Ferlet
Academic Advisor
Specialty: ESOL, Study  Abroad,  PSEO
Phone: 763-424-0894
Education: Saint Cloud State University: MA-English-emphasis TESL; University of Minnesota: BA-French; University of Minnesota: BA-Studio Arts-emphasis Classical Drawing


Miriam Chiza
First Year Experience Program Coordinator/FYE Advisor
Specialty:Program Planning and Evaluation
Education: Iowa State University, Ph.D. – Professional Studies in Education – Minor: Adult Education
Tracii Hunter
FYE Advisor
Specialty: FYE and Academic Development
Phone: 763-488-0400
Education: Iowa State University: BBA-Transportation Logistics; Kansas State University: MA-Academic Advising (in progress)


Scott Johnson
International Student Advisor
Specialty:  International Students, Liberal  Arts
Phone: 763-424-0892
Education: St. Olaf College: BA; Luther Seminary: MA, MTh; University of Minnesota: Post-Master's Certificate
Leah Klimek
Academic Advisor
Specialty: Health Careers and Nursing

Phone: 763-493-0514

Education: St Cloud State University: MA-College Counseling and Student Development; College of Saint Benedict: BA-Psychology
 Ben Mullen
 Academic Advisor
 Specialty: Veterans, Math, Biology
 Email: bmullen@nhcc.edu 
 Phone: 763-424-0711
 Education: University of North  Dakota: BA-Philosophy and Religion


Leslie Philmon
Workforce Partnership Liaison
Specialty:Credit for Prior Learning, Individualized Study Degree
Phone: 763-493-0501
Education: University of St. Thomas: MA-Human Resources Development; University of Wisconsin-Stout: BA-Business Administration
Sean Davis
Academic Advisor
Specialty:Bridge to Academic success, Liberal Arts
Phone: 763-488-0490
Education: Lander University: BS-Psychology
Mala Ugargol
Academic Advisor
Specialty: Business & Career Programs
Phone: 763-488-0107
Education: University of Minnesota: M.Ed Teaching English as a Second Language; University of Minnesota: BA-International Relations
Maria Yang
Academic Advisor
Specialty: Computer Science, Paralegal, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Public  Works
Phone: 763-424-0826
Education: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: BA-Sociology
Shantle Crews Frazier
Academic Advisor
Specialty: Online, Liberal Arts, Physical Education, Fitness
Phone: 763-493-0590
Education: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: BA-Psychology, North Hennepin Community College: AA



Karen Roam
Administrative Specialist, Sr.
Phone: 763-424-0757
Education:  Metro State University: BA- Business; North Hennepin Community College: AS - Accounting, AS - Small Business Management, AA degree, Certificates: Small Business Accounting, Business Communications, Business, Management, Business Computer Systems, Accounting, Small Business Management

Katie Elwell
Customer Support Specialist
Email: kelwell@nhcc.edu 
Phone: 763-493-0572



Contact Information

Location: Educational Services Building, Room ES-69
Phone: 763-424-0703
Email: advising@nhcc.edu 

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00am-6:30pm