Academic Advising

Riverland’s enrollment advisors are professionals with advanced degrees who are ready and willing to assist students with their educational needs. Whether you are seeking a certificate to enhance your job skills, an AAS technical/vocational degree to obtain skills for immediate entry to the labor force, or a degree to transfer to a four-year institution, advisors will meet individually with you and help you with your academic planning.

Every student has an assigned enrollment advisor. To determine what Advisor is assigned to a particular major, please view the information below

Amanda mathews / director of advising services

Austin East
507-433-0374
Amanda.Mathews@riverland.edu

Amber Caswell

Austin East
507-433-0583
Amber.Caswell@riverland.edu

Human Services Programs
  • AA – Global Studies
  • AA – Elementary Education
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice – Corrections AS
  • Criminal Justice - Corrections Diploma
  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement AS
  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Non-POST
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Fire Science Technology AAS
  • Fire Services Certificate
  • Global Studies
  • Human Services
  • Public Safety Dispatch
  • AA/Social Sciences or Education Pathway

Katelyn Flatness

Austin East
507-433-0511
Katelyn.Flatness@riverland.edu

  • TRIO Advisor
  • Liberal Arts

Edel Fernandez

Austin East
507-433-0560
Edelgard.FernandezMejia@riverland.edu

  • Cycles for Success
  • Be Your Best
AA/Art, Music, Theatre, Communications, and CPRO Pathway
  • AA – Music
  • AA – Theatre
  • Art AFA
  • Cisco Network Associate
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Technology
  • Cyber Security AAS
  • Fundamentals of Network Security Certificate
  • Fundamentals of Voice Over IP
  • Microsoft Systems Engineer Cert
  • Network Security
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Theatre AFA
  • Web Developer AAS
  • Web Developer Diploma
  • Web Developer: Game Design
  • Web Page Design

Miguel Garate

Austin East
507-433-0686
Miguel.Garate@riverland.edu

  • English as a Second Language 
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Programs
  • AA – Ag Sciences
  • AA – Food Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Science
  • BioTechnology
  • Food Science Certificate
  • Food Science Technology AS
  • Natural Resource Conservation Cert
  • Precision Ag
  • Solar Installer
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • AA/Ag, Biotechnology, or Food Pathway
      Kris Gullord

      Albert Lea
      507-379-3316
      Kris.Gullord@riverland.edu

      Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology Programs
      • Applied Technology
      • Auto AAS
      • Auto Diploma
      • Automation Technologies – 360
      • Carpentry – Residential
      • Commercial Carpentry
      • Diesel Technology
      • Electrical Maintenance Technician
      • Electrician – Construction
      • IMMR
      • Machine Technologist Certificate– 360
      • Machining Diploma
      • Machining Certificate
      • Production Technologies – 360
      • Truck Driving
      • Welding Diploma
      • Welding Certificate
      • Welding Technology – 360
      • AA/Engineering, Science, Technology, Math Pathway

      Mel Morem

      Austin East
      507-433-0558
      Melodee.Morem@riverland.edu

      • International Students
      Nicole Nelson

      Austin East
      507-433-0688
      Nicole.Nelson@riverland.edu

      Health Science & Technology Programs
      • AA – PHED/Coaching
      • Coaching
      • Computed Tomography
      • Health Science Broadfield
      • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
      • Pre-Medical Assistant
      • Medical Assistant
      • Pre-Nursing
      • Nursing
      • Nursing Assistant
      • Personal Trainer
      • Pre-Phlebotomy
      • Phlebotomy
      • Pre-Practical Nursing
      • Practical Nursing
      • Pre-Radiography
      • Radiography
      • Pre-Surgical Tech
      • AA/ Health Pathway
      Juliana Sammon

      Owatonna
      507-431-2215
      Juliana.Sammon@riverland.edu

      Business, Management, & Administration Programs
      • AA – Business
      • Accounting AAS
      • Accounting Diploma
      • Accounting Clerk
      • Advanced Office Specialist
      • Administrative Assistant
      • Bookkeeper
      • Business AS
      • Business Certificate
      • Customer Relations
      • Desktop Publishing
      • Health Unit Coordinator
      • Human Resource Development
      • Leadership
      • Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
      • Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
      • Medical Receptionist Cert
      • Medical Secretary Dip
      • Office Specialist
      • Quality
      • Supervising and Managing
      • Supervisory Management AAS
      • Supervisory Management AS (
      • Tax Preparer Cert
      • AA/Business, Accounting, Marketing, Management Pathway
      Mary Kay Wilson

      Austin East
      507-433-0660
      MaryKay.Wilson@riverland.edu

      • Health Science & Technology