The Graduate Student Organization of the Student Affairs in Higher Education program within the College of Education is offering a series of virtual panels featuring recent alumni. These events will be held on February 17th, March 17th, and April 14th from 12pm-1pm CDT. Check back every month for the panelists and RSVP link.
Please join us on February 17 from 12:00-1:00 pm CDT for our first session focusing on academic advising.
Assistant Director, Curricular and Student Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abbey Kruse is the Assistant Director of the Office of Curricular and Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She provides operational oversight to the office as well as supports professional pharmacy students throughout their four years in the PharmD program. As a member of the leadership team, she has led efforts in student intervention and support services for students at risk. Most recently, she has published research with colleagues from the Eshelman School of Pharmacy on student's self-awareness of performance while on pharmacy practice experiences. Abbey has held previous roles in academic advising, undergraduate and graduate student program management, recruitment and enrollment for multiple institutions. Abbey graduated from the College Student Personnel Administration masters program from Marquette University in 2011.
Assistant Director, Student Advising, Lindner College of Business at University of Cincinnati
Lauren Thomas is the Assistant Director for Student Advising in the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. She has been working in Academic Advising in higher education since 2014 when she graduated from Marquette’s SAHE program (although it had a different name back then). Lauren previously worked at Indiana University as an academic advisor in the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences working with Psychology and Neuroscience students. In her current role, Lauren has had the opportunity to advise a multitude of business students on their academic journey, teach a first-year seminar course, travel with students while co-leading multiple study abroad programs, become a lead member of the orientation and student retention teams, and develop and enhance a curriculum that focuses on diversity and inclusion. The opportunities and experiences that advising has given her has reinforced Lauren’s love and preference for this career path within higher education.
Academic Advisor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Inspired by her Jesuit education at Loyola University Chicago (B.A. '07) and Marquette University (M.Ed. '11), Katie Trulley has built her career around creating and maintaining inclusive communities that allow people to feel safe, respected and inspired. As an academic advisor for more than 600 students each year and through other related initiatives, she strives to meet this goal. In addition to her advising role, she currently serves as the co-chair of the NWTC Diversity Team, is active in cross-functional initiatives across NWTC, and facilitates professional development trainings at the college related to equity and inclusion. She is passionate about community involvement, serves on the YWCA Greater Green Bay Board of Directors, and was honored by receiving the 2021 Future 15 Award from Green Bay’s Current Young Professionals. Outside of work, Katie finds joy in spending time with her family, friends, and her best friend (dog), Laurel. Post-COVID, she looks forward to attending concerts and traveling.