Meet the staff in the A&S Advising Center. They focus on advising Integrative Studies students and Undeclared A&S students, but can provide support for a wide variety of processes and procedures in the College.
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Ms. Racke works closely with the dean on numerous college initiatives, especially those concerning student services. She directs the advising center, coordinates the A&S student orientation programs, and serves as a liaison to departmental chairs. Ms. Racke serves as a problem solver and directs the enrollment management for the College. She specializes in working with students who experience difficulties in progressing through their educational plans. Ms. Racke is a Senior Master Advisor and was awarded the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award in 2009.Ms. Racke graduated from NKU in 1993 with her bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated with a Master of Natural Science in 1996 from Southeast Missouri State University.
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Amanda lives in Oakley, Cincinnati with her partner Alex and their yellow rescue lab Roxie Hart. She loves exploring Cincinnati, playing Euchre, watching Top Chef, and planning her next travel adventure. Amanda spent six months in Scotland and has traveled around Europe and to China and Costa Rica. She also travels frequently to visit friends and family in her previous hometowns of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. With seven years of experience working in higher education, she previously advised business students at DePaul University, and also worked at Miami University and the University of Minnesota in orientation, residence life, and academic advising. Amanda joined the NKU family in December 2016 and is especially excited to work with Integrative Studies as they seek to complete their degrees.Amanda has earned her Bachelor of Arts, Sociology from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) and her Master of Science, Student Affairs & Higher Education from Miami University (Oxford, OH).
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Amanda joined the Norse Advising team in February 2019. She specializes in working with Undeclared A&S students and Integrative Studies students. She has nine years of experience working in higher education, including advising on program requirements, experiential learning opportunities, and scholarships. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at Ohio University and her master’s degree—also in Communication Studies—at Colorado State University. Amanda is always up for a road-trip to new places, welcomes good book recommendations, aspires to be a confectionary architect, and loves all things yarn related.
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Brittany is the Academic Assistant in the A&S Advising Center. She works meticulously with the Assistant Dean and Academic Advisors. She is charged with ensuring that the front office runs successfully in an organized manner as well as supervising the office student worker. Brittany provides professional services to students in-office as well as via email and phone. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2014.