NACADA ELP Class 2015-2017

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 Mentors

 Leaders

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Erin Justyna
Texas Tech University

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Brandan Lowden
Pikes Peak Community College

Brandan successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. His accomplishments include serving on the Region 10 Steering and Conference Planning Committees, the Awards Committee, the Sustainable Leadership Committee, and the ELP Advisory Board. He was elected and served as Chair of the Two-Year Colleges Commission for the 2015-2017 term. He presented at multiple Regional and Annual Conferences and a NACADA webinar, and published an article in Academic Advising Today.  Brandon returned to the program to serve as a Mentor for the 2017-2019 ELP Class, and is currently serving as the Chair of the Global Awards Committee for the 2019-2020 term.

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Melinda Anderson
NACADA Executive Director (formely) Elizabeth City State University

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Breanne Flores-Contreras
Del Mar College (formerly Texas A&M University-Kingsville)

Breanne successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. Her accomplishments include serving on the ELP Advisory Board, presenting at Regional Conference, and serving on her Region Conference committee.

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Kimberly Smith 
Virginia Tech
 

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Fai Howard
University of South Florida (formerly Edinboro University)

Fai successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017.  Her accomplishments include serving as co-chair for the 2017 Region 2 Conference, facilitating a NACADA eTutorial, and serving on the ELP Advisory Board. She has presented at a number of NACADA conferences and is the receipient of an association Research Grant. She is currently assisting with the work of the President's Work Group on Race, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Kathy Earwood
Kennesaw State University

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Jared Burton
Pima County Community College (formerly University of Arizona)

Jared successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. His accomplishments include serving as a proposal reader for the Awards Committee and the Theory & Philosophy of Advising Commission. He has served on the steering committee of the Kansas Academic Advising Network (KAAN) and as the Kansas State representative to Region 7. He is serving on the Awards Committee and the ELP Advisory Board; he assists with Orientation of the incoming Emerging Leaders classes.

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Yvonne Halden
(retired, University of Manitoba)

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Jonelle Golding
Michigan State University

Jonelle successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. Her accomplishments include serving on the Inclusion & Engagement Committee and the Sustainable Leadership Committee, and as a proposal reader for the Regional and Annual Conferences. She has presented at state, regional, and annual Conferences, and she has served as a presenter for the NACADA Race, Ethnicity & Inclusion Work Group Training.

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Teri Farr
University of Illinois

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Joshua Adams
Texas Woman's University

Joshua successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. His accomplishments include serving on the Inclusion & Engagement Committee, for which he chaired the Data Collection & Review subcommittee. He has written a NACADA Book Review and an article for Academic Advising Today, and presented at annual conferences.

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Nathan Vickers
University of Texas at Austin

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Kyle Ross
Oregon State University

Kyle successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. His accomplishments include serving on the Professional Development Committee, Sustainable Leadership Committee, and the ELP Advisory Board. He has published articles in Academic Advising Today and the NACADA Journal, presented at multiple conferences, and presented in association webinars. He has served as coordinator for his state's Drive-In. In 2016, Kyle was honored with the NACADA Service to the C/IG Division Award. He was elected to serve as the Commission and Interest Division representative to the NACADA Council for the 2017-2019, and he mentored a new Emerging Leader in the 2017-2019 Class. Kyle is serving on the NACADA Board of Directors for the 2019-2022 term and will serve as association President 2021-2022.

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Sandy Waters
(retired, Old Dominion University)

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Marcus Peanort
Montgomery College

Marcus successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. His accomplishments include multiple presentations at NACADA conferences and serving as a conference proposal reviewer. Marcus' career path took as turn and he is now serving as an Associate Dean of Student Affairs, no longer directly involved with advising.

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Laura Mooney
Florida Atlantic University

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Meagan Hagerty
(formerly) University of Minnesota

Meagan successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. Her accomplishments include serving on the CIGD Task Force on Restructuring, the ELP Advisory Board, and the Inclusion & Engagement Committee. She has served as ELP Liaison to the Region 6 Steering Committee, presented at multiple conferences, and chaired a Region 6 Conference, In 2016, she was awarded the Region 6 Excellence in Advising-Advisor Primary Role award. Meagan.served as Chair of the Orientation Advising Interest Group and is chairing the ELP-AB for the 2020-2022 term.

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Hilleary Himes
Pennsylvania State University

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Stephanie Kraft-Terry
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Stephanie successfully completed the program and was awarded a Certificate of Completion at the Annual Conference in St. Louis in October 2017. Her accomplishments include serving as Chair of the STEM Advising Commission for the 2016-2018 term and being honored with the NACADA Outstanding Academic Advising Administrator Award in 2016. She has made presentations at conferences and published articles in the NACADA Clearinghouse and the NACADA Journal. Stephanie served as an Excellence in Academic Advising Institutional Liaison 2018-2020, returned to ELP to mentor a new EL in the 2019-2021 Class, and served as a Advising Community Division Cluster Rep 2019-2021. She served as faculty at the 2020 Administrators Institute and is chairing the institute's Advisory Board 2021-2023.

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