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Meet the Advising Center Team

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


Eric R. Pleiss
Interim Assistant Director
Phone: 763-424-0709
Educational Background: Southern Illinois University: MSEd-Educational Administration/College Student Personnel; Southern Illinois University: BA-English Literature



Amee Nefzger Banks
Academic Advisor
Specialty: TransferLiberal Arts, AFA, Graphic Design
Phone: 763-424-0946
Educational Background: Augsburg College: BA-Sociology; North Hennepin Community College: AA
 Virginia Ferlet
Virginia Ferlet
Academic Advisor
Specialty Area: ESOL, Study  Abroad,  PSEO
Phone: 763-424-0894
Educational Background: 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
Phone: 763-493-0527
Educational Background: Iowa State University, Ph.D. – Professional Studies in Education – Minor: Adult Education

Speciality: Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

Tracii Hunter
FYE Advisor
Specialty: FYE and Academic Development
Phone: 763-488-0400
Educational Background: 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
Educational Background: 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
Educational Background: St Cloud State University: MA-College Counseling and Student Development; College of Saint Benedict: BA-Psychology
Melissa P. Schultz
FYE Advisor
Specialty: FYE and Academic Development
Phone: 763-424-0914
Educational Background:

Saint Mary’s University (Winona Campus): MA-Counseling & Psychological Services, Saint Mary’s University (Twin Cities Campus):  BA – Psychology

 Ben Mullen
 Academic Advisor
 Specialty: Veterans, Math, Biology
 Phone: 763-424-0711
 Educational Background: 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
Educational Background: 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
Educational Background: Lander Unversity: BS-Psychology
Mala Ugargol
Academic Advisor
Specialty: Business & Career Programs
Phone: 763-488-0107
Educational Background: 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
Educational Background: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: BA-Sociology

Keelin Yenney
Academic Advisor 
Specialty: Liberal Arts, Education, Nursing
Phone: 763-493-0522
Educational Background: DePaul University: MA-Social and Cultural Foundations of Education; Macalester College: BA-Music, Educational Students, Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
Shantle Crews Frazier
Academic Advisor

Online, Liberal Arts, Physical Education, Fitness
Phone: 763-493-0590
Educational Background: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities: BA-Psychology, North Hennepin Community College: AA



Karen Roam
Administrative Specialist, Sr.
Phone: 763-424-0757
Educational Background:  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



Contact Information

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

Monday, Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00am-6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm