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Director

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Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

Students that are suspended or dismissed from the university, non-degree seeking Post Bachelors, or have a tuition appeal should contact Frank Robinson.
UC 210C
robinsonf1@nku.edu

Bio

Frank brings many years of experience in higher education and advising to Norse Advising, as he has been serving at Northern Kentucky University since 2007.  Previously, Frank served as an Advisor/Lecturer for six years and then became Assistant Director of the Haile/US Bank College of Business Advising Center.  As Assistant Director of the College of Business Advising Center, Frank designed activities to recruit and attract freshmen to business programs, provided programming of new student programs toward college transition, and also worked with department chairs on curriculum updates and development.

In his time at NKU, Frank has won such accolades as the Dean’s Citation Award for Outstanding Citizenship (2012-13), NKU Outstanding Advising Award (2015), Outstanding Advisor for the Local Phi Beta Lambda Chapter for Kentucky (2015), and Outstanding Staff Member from the NKU Black Faculty and Staff Association in 2018. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to earn his Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL.

 

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Associate Director

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Amy Pieper

Amy Pieper

UC 210
piepera3@nku.edu

Bio

As the Associate Director of Norse Advising, Amy’s primary responsibility is directing the Pathfinders Program. She also works to develop co-curricular initiatives to encourage student success. Some of the programs she has developed include the Academic Success Workshops for students in academic distress; the major declaration advising campaign to help students in selecting majors in a timely manner; and the Norse Advising Recognition Breakfast, which recognizes outstanding students in Norse Advising.

Amy brings more than 15 years experience in higher education experience from a variety of settings, including Ohio University, University of Houston, and the University of Central Florida.

Amy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication, and a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Ohio University.

 

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Academic Specialist

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Susan Ryman

Susan Ryman

UC 210
rymans1@nku.edu

Bio

Susan coordinates the office activities as an Academic Specialist in Norse Advising. She came to NKU in 2015 and has previously worked in the College of Business and the Office of Research, Grants and Contracts. Her previous experience also includes administrative/financial positions in banking and professional services.

Susan is originally from Lexington, Kentucky and received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Kentucky and a MBA from Xavier University. She resides in Northern Kentucky and enjoys spending time with her rescue Chihuahua dog, cooking, reading, attending her daughter’s volleyball games, and playing bridge.

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Coordinator of Advising Programs

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Megan LaDow

Megan LaDow

UC 210
ladowm1@nku.edu

Bio

Megan LaDow is the Coordinator of Advising Programs in Norse Advising. In this position, Megan coordinates the Master Advisor program, supervises the Peer Coaches, and oversees new student Orientation in Norse Advising.

Megan has been at NKU since 2014 and previously advised students in English, History, and Geography. Prior to NKU, Megan’s higher education experience included working in admissions at Thomas More College and student success and retention at Xavier University.

Megan earned Bachelors degrees in History and International Studies at Thomas More College and a Masters degree in School Counseling from Xavier University. She and her family live in Independence, Kentucky.

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Academic Advisors (Undecided / Undeclared)

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Mike Irvin

Mike Irvin

Undecided / Undeclared / Exploratory: Last Names A-F
UC 210
irvinm1@nku.edu

Bio

Mike Irvin started at Northern Kentucky University in July 2012 as a Residence Hall Director and joined Norse Advising in February 2016 as an Academic Advisor. Also in his time at NKU, Mike has taught University 101 and served as the advisor to the Activities Programming Board and the Association of Campus Residents.

Mike completed his undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at Hope College and his Masters in Student Affairs at the University of St. Thomas.  He lives in Cincinnati with his wife and adorable dogs, Charlie and Rosie.

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Casey Thompson

Casey Thompson

Pathfinders: UNV 101 Sections 015 & 023
Undecided / Undeclared / Exploratory: Last Names G-M

UC 210
thompsonc@nku.edu

 

Bio

 

Casey is a Cincinnati, Ohio native that started at NKU in
July of 2014. Prior to arriving at NKU Casey was the Academic Exploration Coordinator at his undergraduate alma mater, The College of Mount Saint Joseph. Casey earned his Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University in May of 2013. Casey has eight years of higher education experience that includes residence life, academic advising, and teaching first year experience courses. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terkerah Washington

Terkerah Washington

Undecided / Undeclared / Exploratory: Last Names N-Z
UC 210
washingtonte@nku.edu

Bio

Terkerah has worked at Norse Advising since 2001 and has been working with students in some professional capacity for over two decades. In addition to advising students in an academic capacity, she also advises students in extracurricular groups on campus through the African American Programs and Initiatives office. She became a Master Advisor in 2007.  

Terkerah writes a newsletter each semester to inform advisors across campus about changes in advising and upcoming department events. She also teaches UNV 101 (First Year Experience classes) and Communication classes as well as serves on several committees across campus.

Terkerah earned her bachelor's degree at Kentucky State University, her Master of Education degree from the University of Kentucky, and her Certificate to Teach in Communication from Northern Kentucky University.

 

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First Year Advisors

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Vacant

Vacant

College of Education Advisor

Majors: College of Education Students (0-29 hours)
*College of Education students, please visit the College of Education Advising Center in MP 230:  https://www.nku.edu/academics/coe/advising/appointment.html 

Bio

 

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Robin Lester

Robin Lester

Health and Human Services Majors (First Time Freshman) (Last Names A-K)         

UC 210
lesterr2@nku.edu

Bio

Robin Lester is a native of Louisville, Kentucky. She is also a two-time graduate from Western Kentucky University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Robin currently serves as one of the Academic Advisors for First Year students in the College of Health and Human Services. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. Go Norse!

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Nick Pflum

Nick Pflum

Pathfinders:  Section 003,  Health and Human Services Majors (First Time Freshman) (Last Names L-Z)         

UC 210 pflumn1@nku.edu

Bio

Nick Pflum is one of the Academic Advisors for First Year students in the College of Health and Human Services. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership here at Northern Kentucky University (Go Norse!) and his Master's Degree in College Student Personnel from Ohio University. While at Ohio University, Nick worked in the Allen Student Advising Center, where he had the opportunity to assist first year students major exploration and academics. He also taught an introductory to college course where he had the pleasure of helping students with their transition to college.
Nick was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, but loves the environment of Northern Kentucky. In his free time, you can find Nick spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends and family, and discovering the next best coffee shop.

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Front Desk Staff

Julie Hellmann

Julie Hellmann

Front Desk Supervisor

UC 210
hellmanj2@nku.edu

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Nuttan Chamling Rai

Nuttan Chamling Rai

UC 210
rain1@nku.edu

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Lisa Kone

Lisa Kone

UC 210
konee1@nku.edu

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Thomas Ferguson

Thomas Ferguson

UC 210
fergusont7@nku.edu

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Vanessa See

Vanessa See

UC 210
seev1@nku.edu

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Isabella Campbell

Isabella Campbell

UC 210
campbelli4@nku.edu

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Contact Us

 

Phone: 859-572-6900

University Center 210

Nunn Drive

Highland Heights, KY 41099

Office Hours

 

Monday - Friday: 8:15am - 4:30pm

Evening Appointments Available by Request