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Office of Academic Advising

Meet the Advising Team

To contact any of the staff members of Academic Advising, please call (319) 273-3406 or email the individual staff member (address provided with each staff member's bio).

Angie Tudor

Angie Tudor (Academic Advisor)

angie.tudor@uni.edu


Undergraduate
Major:  Psychology

Favorites:  Attending Panther Basketball games! In my free time I also enjoy movies, shopping, reading and spending time with family.

Advice to Students:  Get involved beginning with your first semester! College is more than just classes.

Anthony Smothers

Anthony Smothers (Academic Advisor)

anthony.somthers@uni.edu


Undergraduate Major: Business Administration & Marketing

Favorites: The Union is the best place on campus to see students, food and fun! I love spending time with family, UNI athletics, college football and home improvement projects. I also enjoy reading James Paterson books.

Advice to Students: Find something you enjoy doing for a balanced life of academics and personal! I recommend getting involved at UNI in your hall, a student organization, traditions program, or intramural sport.

David Marchesani

David Marchesani (Associate Director)

david.marchesani@uni.edu


Undergraduate Major:  Accounting

Favorites: Attending Panther athletic events with my wife and three boys! I enjoy being outside and taking advantage of the fantastic bike trails in the Cedar Valley when not attending one of the many activities my boys are involved in.

Advice to Students: Take the time to understand and listen to who "you" are – your passion, strengths, interests and skills – to help with your decision making and connections to opportunities on campus and future career possibilities!

Jane Fritts

Jane Fritts (Secretary)

jane.fritts@uni.edu


Undergraduate Major: Elementary Education

Favorites: Enjoy attending Panther athletic, music and theatre events. I also enjoy traveling, good movies and spending time with my family and friends.

Advice to Students: Take advantage of all that the University has to offer. There are so many activities going on. This is your time to explore and try new things. Just do it!

Jean Neibauer

Jean Neibauer (Director)

jean.neibauer@uni.edu


Undergraduate Major:  Spanish Teaching

Favorites: Favorite spot on campus is the Greenhouse. In the middle of the winter you can sit on a park bench and experience the tropics or the Mediterranean. It's a great place to take a break!

Advice to Students: Pick a major that you love – and get a minor/certificate to complement your strengths! As a student it's easy to travel, volunteer, or get paid work experiences all related to your interests.

Josh Sankey (Academic Advisor / Transfer Relations)

joshua.sankey@uni.edu


Undergraduate Major: Communications

Favorites: My faith and family (wife and 6 kids)! We live on acreage and spend most of our free time outdoors playing, having camp fires, and chasing our chickens, horses and peacocks around the property.

Advice to Students: Get involved on campus! Join a student organization, go to programs/events, and utilize resources like Academic Advising! Those who are involved get better grades, feel more connected and satisfied with their college experience.

Kimberly Schirm

Kimberly Schirm (Academic Advisor)

kimberly.schirm@uni.edu


Undergraduate Major: Journalism & Mass Communication (minor in Human Relations)

Favorites: Running with my dog Maverick, reading novels outside when the sun is shining, and heading to Lake Okoboji with my husband, family and friends.

Advice to Students: Be proactive! Take the time to engage yourself in a variety of activities and events...allowing you to successfully transition to college while exploring your own interests and passions.

Michele Peck

Michele Peck (Assistant Director / Advising Development)

michele.peck@uni.edu


Undergraduate Major: Special Education Teaching

Favorites: Favorite get-away close to campus: George Wyth State Park via the Cedar Valley bike trails. A great place to take a study break, relax and enjoy nature!

Advice to Students: Challenge yourself to make the most of your time in college....get out of your comfort zone! Try ice climbing, take part in a volunteer opportunity in the community, participate in National Student Exchange, or get to know someone from another culture or background than you. There are so many opportunities all around you, and it will never be this easy again to try something new. You'll be glad you did!

Nicole Lehman

Nicole Lehman (Graduate Assistant - Academic Advising)

nlehman@uni.edu


Undergraduate Major:
 Psychology

Favorites: Read a book for fun or be outdoors for a walk or camping for the weekend. I absolutely love watching movies to de-stress. I am a huge movie buff and have yet to be defeated at Scene-It!

Advice for Students: This is your chance to find your passion in life! There is a wide array of majors to choose from and the great thing is it means there is bound to be a major for you. Don't be afraid to change your major if you don't like it.