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Page, Heather

Heather Page, MS

Director
Email: hpage1@ewu.edu 

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Education:  
     Adult/Organization Learning & Leadership, MS - University of Idaho 
     Geography & Education, BS - University of Idaho
Professional:
     Heather has worked with students in higher education since 2003. She believes strongly in supporting student success and in nurturing a student's potential.
Favorite Quote:

Caligan, Roy

Roy Caligan, MAS

Associate Director of Academic Advising
Email: rcaligan1@ewu.edu 

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Education:
     Aeronautical Science, MAS - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
     Aviation Science, BS - Louisiana Tech University
Professional:
     Academic Advising, EWU, 2014 - Present 
     Faculty, Program Administration & Development, Eastern New Mexico University, 2007-2014

     Adjunct Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2011-2014
Favorite Quote: "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."

Maria Reyna

Maria Reyna, MSW

Associate Director of Retention Programs
Email: mreyna@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Education:  

     Social Work, MSW - Eastern Washington University
     Social Work, BA - Eastern Washington University

Professional:

     Associate Director, EWU, 2005-Present

     Mentor Coordinator for College Success Foundation Scholars, EWU, 2000-2005 
Favorite Quote: "Be faitful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." - Mother Teresa

Tracy Durbin

Tracy Durbin, MS

Pathways - Retention and Student Mentor Specialist
Email: tdurbin3@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Location: 
     Monroe Hall, Room 111

Education:  

     Communications, MS - EWU
     Journalism, BA - EWU

Professional:

     Director of the Forensics (Competetive Speech and Debate), SFCC

     Intercultural Communications Instructor - SFCC

 Favorite Quote: "Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." - Albert Einstein

Astudillo, Von

Von Astudillo, MA

Academic Advisor
Email: vastudillo@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Walk-in Hours: 
     Monroe Hall: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm 
     Learning Commons: Tuesdays 11am - 1pm
Education:  

     Human Resource Management, MA - Webster University
     Business Management, BS - University of Maryland

Professional:

     Assistant Professor of Military Science, EWU ROTC, 
          1st Year Cadet Instructor/Advisor, 2010-2014 

     United States Army, MAJ, 1990-2014 
Favorite Quote: "Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

Cook, Kathy

Kathy Cook, MS

Pre-Nursing Academic Coordinator

Email: kcook@ewu.edu 

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Walk-in Hours:
     Monroe Hall: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm 
     Learning Commons: N/A
Education:
     Education Policy, Foundations, & Administration, MS - Portland State University

     Women's Studies, BS - Portland State University

Professional:

     Academic Coordinator/Nursing Program, EWU, 2015-Present

     General Undergraduate Academic Advisor, EWU, 2007-2015

     Academic Advisor/Counselor, North Idaho College Educational Opportunity Center (TRIO), 2005-2007

     Academic Advisor, Mt. Hood Community College, 2000-2005

 Favorite Quote: "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -  George Eliot

Cramer, Jared

Jared Cramer, MIT

Academic Advisor
Email: jcramer11@ewu.edu 

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Walk-in Hours:
     Monroe Hall: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm 
     Learning Commons: Wednesdays 9am - 11am
Education:

     Masters of Initial Teaching, MIT - Gonzaga University
     Exercise Science, BS - Eastern Washington University

Professional:

     Retention Specialist, Eastern Washington University

     English Teacher, Mead High School

Favorite Quote: "I can accept failure.  Everyone fails at something.  But I can't accept not trying." - Michael Jordan

Erik Hoffman

Erik Hoffman, MA

Academic Advisor
Email: ehoffman1@ewu.edu 

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345 or 509.828.1392

Location:
      Spokane Campus: 310 N Riverpoint Blvd.

           Spokane, WA   99202
Education:

     Communication & Leadership Studies, MA - Gonzaga University

     English, with Teaching Certification, BA - Wheaton College (IL)

Professional:

     Advisor / Recruiter - CHSPH, EWU

     Admission Counselor, Gonzaga University

     English Teacher, D.C. Everest High School (Weston, WI)
Favorite Quote: "What is man, / If his chief good and market of his time / Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more. / Sure, he hat / made us with such large discourse, / Looking before and after, gave us not / That capability and god-like reason / To fust in us unused." - William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Hopkins, Lane

Lane Hopkins

Academic Advisor
Email: lhopkins@ewu.edu 

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Walk-in Hours:
      Monroe Hall: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm
      Learning Commons: Thursdays 11am - 1pm
Education:

     Social Work, BA - Eastern Washington University

Professional:

     Academic Advising, EWU, 1995-Present 
Favorite Quote: "Nobody who ever gave their best regretted it." - George Halas

Erica Morris

Erica Morris, MA

Retention & Advising Specialist
Email: emorris@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Education:  

     English - Literary Studies, MA - Eastern Washington University
     English Literature and Creative Writing, BA - Evergreen State College

Professional:

     Retention & Advising Specialist, EWU, 2013-Present

     Curriculum Advisor, Spokane Community College, 2010-2013 
     Quarterly Faculty in English & Writer's Center Responder, EWU, 2009-2010

Favorite Quote: "You can't be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it.  You have to go down the chute." - Tina Fey

Heidi O'Donnell

Heidi O'Donnell, MS

Retention & Advising Specialist
Email: hodonnell@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Education:  

     Counseling and Religion, MS - Pepperdine University
     Social Sciences, Secondary Education, BA - Pepperdine University

Professional:

     Retention Specialist, EWU, 2012-Present 

     Finance and Operations, Brahmananda Saraswati Foundation Education and Behavior Intervention Specialist, LAUSD and NMUSD

      Volunteer Projects and Service-Learning, Pepperdine University
Favorite Quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Adrian Reyes

Adrian Reyes, MA

Academic Advisor
Email: areyes15@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Walk-in Hours:
      Monroe Hall: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm
      Learning Commons: Thursdays 9am - 11am
Education:

      Communication & Leadership, MA - Gonzaga University

      Sociology, BA - Gonzaga University

Professional:

      Academic Advisor/Recruiter - Eastern Washington University

      Admission Counselor - Gonzaga University 
Favorite Quote: "Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." - Cesar Chavez

Kyle Ross

Kyle Ross, MA

Retention & Advising Specialist
Email: kross22@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Education:  

     Counseling, MA - Washington State University
     Psychology, BA - University of Washington

Professional:

     Retention & Advising Specialist, EWU

     Academic Coordinator, Health Policy and Administration, WSU

     Academic & Career Counselor, Center for Advising & Career Development, WSU

Favorite Quote: "Your identity and your success go hand in hand.  Many people sacrifice their identities by not doing what they really want to do.  And that's why they're not successful." - Lila Swell

Smith, Heidi

Heidi Smith

Academic Advisor
Email: hsmith@ewu.edu 

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Walk-in Hours:
      Monroe Hall: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm
      Learning Commons: Tuesdays 9am - 11am
Education:

     Music K-12, Instrumental/Vocal/Percussion, BAE - Eastern Washington University
Professional:

     Academic Advising, EWU, 1999-Present

     Admissions, EWU, 1994-1999 
     Teacher, Spokane School District, 1993-1994
Favorite Quote: "Have fun stormin' da castle!" - Miracle Max of The Princess Bride

Melanie Thomas

Melanie Thomas, MS

Retention & Advising Specialist
Email: mthomas@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Education:  

     Sport Psychology, MS - University of Idaho

     Psychology, BS - University of Idaho

Professional:

     Retention & Advising Specialist, EWU, 2013-Present

     Director of Student Services, Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, 2013

     Director of Academic Services and Life Skills Coordinator, EWU, 2009-2012

     Academic Advisor, University of Central Florida, 2008-2009

     Student Services Coordinator, University of Idaho, 2006-2008

Favorite Quote: "Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou

Vyakhk, Natasha

Natasha Vyakhk, MS

Academic Advisor
Email: nvyakhk@ewu.edu 

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Walk-in Hours:
      Monroe Hall: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm
      Learning Commons: Wednesdays 11am - 1pm
Education:

     Counseling, MS - California State University, Sacramento      

     Psychology, BA - California State University, Sacramento
Professional:

     Academic Advising, California State University

     Career Counseling, University of California, Davis 
     Student Personnel Assistant, Sacramento City College
Favorite Quote: "Destiny is no matter of chance.  It is a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan

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