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Center for Academic Advising and Retention
111 Monroe Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2345
fax: 509.359.6405

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (CSTEM)

Sue Magyar

Sue Magyar, M.Ed.

Senior Academic Advisor
Email: smagyar@ewu.edu

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Walk-in Hours: 
     Monroe Hall: Wednesdays 3pm - 5pm 
Education:  

     Higher Education Admin., EdD (ABD) - Northeastern University

     Curriculum / Institution Technology, MEd - Grand Canyon University

     Interdisciplinary Studies, BS - New York Institute of Technology

Professional:

     Dean, Curriculum & Instruction, Rasmussen College, 2014-2015

     Academic Dean, Program Chair, Faculty, IT, and Instructional Planning Administrator, various colleges, 2000-2010
Favorite Quote: "The best way to predict your future is to create it." - Abraham Lincoln 

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Vacant

Academic Advising and Student Success Coordinator
Email:

To Schedule an Appointment:

Call the advising front desk at 509.359.2345

Location: 
    Cheney Campus:  
Education:  

Professional:
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Melissa Dziedzic

Melissa Dziedzic, MFA

Academic Advisor
Email: mdziedzic@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: 
Mondays 1pm - 3m

Education:  

     Creative Writing, MFA - Eastern Washington University

     English, BA - University of Houston

Professional:

     English Instructor, Eastern Washington University 

     Assistant Managing Editor, Willow Springs

     Writing Consultant, University of Houston
Favorite Quote: "Hope is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul / And sings the tune without the words / And never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

Sue Murphy

Sue Murphy

Academic Advisor
Email: smurphy@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, 2012-2016 

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

     Volunteer Projects and Service-Learning, Pepperdine University
Favorite Quote: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get!" - Alice in Wonderland

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

Larry Surtees

Larry Surtees, MPE

Academic Advisor
Email: lsurtees@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 1pm - 3pm
Education:

     Athletic Administration, MPE - Idaho State University

     Athletic Administration, BS - Ball State University
Professional:

     Academic Advisor - Idaho State University

     Assistant Director for Student Retention - Utah Valley University

     Academic Counselor - University of Memphis
Favorite Quote: "If you live what you believe, you will always have the respect of others." - Dale Murphy

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

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