Academic Advising

Meet the Riverland Academic Advising Team 

Riverland’s academic 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.


Schedule Appointments

The Riverland Advising Team is on campus and online to help you through the advising and registration process!

Student Services Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM

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

If you need to schedule an appointment outside of Student Services scheduled hours, please contact your advisor to make those arrangements.

Haley Bauer, Associate Registrar

Haley Bauer / Associate Registrar

Austin East
Phone: 507-433-0580
Text: 507-821-0199
Haley.Bauer@riverland.edu

Make an Appointment

Human Services Programs
  • Coaching
  • Elementary Education Specialization AA
  • Exercise Science Transfer Pathway
  • Fire Services Certificate
  • Personal Trainer/Athletic Coaching
  • Physical Education/Coaching Concentration AA
Amber Caswell, Academic Advisor
Amber Caswell/Academic advisor

Austin East & Austin West
Phone: 507-433-0583
Text: 507-320-1386
Amber.Caswell@riverland.edu

Make an Appointment

Athletes
    Human Services Programs
    • Advanced Practice Esthetician
    • Psychology Transfer Pathway AA
    • Cosmetology
    • Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway AS
    • Criminal Justice - Corrections Diploma
    • Criminal Justice – Peace Officer Non-POST
    • Criminal Justice - Peace Officer Transfer Pathway AS
    • Esthetician
    • Global Studies
    • Global Studies Emphasis AA
    • History Transfer Pathway
    • Human Services
    • Massage Therapy
    • Public Safety Dispatch
    • Sociology Transfer Pathway

    Okony Cham

    Okony Cham / Academic Advisor

    Albert Lea
    507-379-3316
    Okony.Cham@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    Science, Technology, Engineering, & Manufacturing Programs
    • Applied Technology
    • Automotive
    • Automation Robotics
    • Auto Diploma
    • Biology Transfer Pasthway
    • Carpentry – Residential
    • Chemistry Transfer Pathway
    • Commercial Carpentry
    • Construction Management
    • Diesel Technology
    • Electrician – Construction
    • IMMR
    • Truck Driving
    • Welding 
    • Math Transfer Pathway
    TRIO
     eliza kelly / TRIO Advisor 

    Austin East
    Phone: 507-433-0511
    Text: 507-821-0206
    eliza.kelly@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    Program: TRIO

     

    Stepahnie Emanual

    PSEO advising
    Stephanie Emanuel / Academic Advisor

    Austin East
    Phone: 507-433-0520
    Text: 507-821-0197
    Stephanie.emanuel@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment for PSEO

    Program: PSEO

    Taylor Flugge/academic advISOR

    Austin East & Austin West
    Phone: 507-433-0636
    Text: 507-460-7090
    Taylor.Flugge@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    The Hormel Foundation Austin Assurance Scholarship

    You must be a recipient of this scholarship to meet with Taylor

    Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Programs
    • Agribusiness
    • Agricultural Science
    • Agricultural Science Concentration AA
    • BioTechnology
    • Food Science Certificate
    • Food Science Technology AS
    • Food Sciences Concentration AA
    • Precision Ag

    Human Services Programs

    • Advanced Practice Esthetician
    • Coaching
    • Cosmetology
    • Criminal Justice - Corrections Diploma
    • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Non-POST
    • Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway AS
    • Elementary Education Specialization AA
    • Emergency Medical Care
    • Esthetician
    • Exercise Science Transfer Pathway
    • Fire Science Technology AAS
    • Fire Services Certificate
    • Global Studies
    • Global Studies Emphasis AA
    • History Transfer Pathway
    • Human Services
    • Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway AS
    • Massage Therapy
    • Personal Trainer/Athletic Coaching
    • Physical Education/Coaching Concentration AA
    • Psychology Transfer Pathway AA
    • Public Safety Dispatch
    • Sociology Transfer Pathway
     
    Paula Halvorsen/associate registrar

    Austin West
    Phone: 507-433-0660
    Text: 507-821-0202
    Paula.Halvorsen@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    Health Science & Technology Programs
    • Pre-Radiography
    • Radiography
    Carrie Moore, Assessment Coordinator/Academic Advisor
    Carrie Moore/Assessment Coordinator/
    academic advisor

    Austin East
    Phone: 507-379-3341
    Text: 507-821-0198
    Carrie.Moore@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    Arts, Communications, & Information Systems
    • Art
    • Music
    • Music Theatre Transfer Pathway
    • Theatre
    • Theatre Transfer Pathway
    Bridges to HealthCare
    • Emergency Medical Care
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Pre-Medical Assistant
    • Medical Assistant
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Advanced Office Specialist
    • Office Specialist

    Mel Morem, International Advisor

    Mel Morem/international advisor

    Austin East
    Phone: 507-433-0558
    Text: 507-460-7110
    Melodee.Morem@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    International Students

    English as a Second Language 

    Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Programs;

    • Agribusiness
    • Agricultural Science
    • Agricultural Science Concentration AA
    • BioTechnology
    • Food Science Certificate
    • Food Science Technology AS
    • Food Sciences Concentration AA
    • Precision Ag
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    Alison Sabinish/Academic Advisor

    Austin East & Albert Lea
    Phone: 507-433-0562
    Text: 507-821-0195
    Alison.Sabinish@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    The Hormel Foundation Austin Assurance Scholarship

    You must be a recipient of this scholarship to meet with Alison

    Arts, Communications & Information Systems Programs
    • AFA - Art
    • Cisco Network Associate Certificate
    • Computer Technology AAS
    • Cyber Security AAS
    • Fundamentals of Network Security Certificate
    • Fundamentals of Voice Over IP Certificate
    • Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway
    • Microsoft Systems Engineer Certificate
    • Music Emphasis AA
    • Musical Theatre Transfer Pathway
    • Social Media Marketing Certificate
    • Theatre Transfer Pathway
    • Web Developer AAS
    • Web Developer Game Design Certificate
    • Web Page Design Certificate
    Business, Management, & Administration Programs
    • Accounting AAS
    • Accounting Clerk
    • Accounting Diploma
    • Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Bookkeeper
    • Business Certificate
    • Business Concentration AA
    • Business Transfer Pathway AS
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Human Resource Development
    • Medical Receptionist Cert
    • Tax Preparer Certificate

    Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology Programs

    • Applied Technology
    • Auto AAS
    • Auto Diploma
    • Automation Robotics
    • Carpentry – Residential
    • Chemistry Transfer Pathway
    • Commercial Carpentry
    • Construction Management
    • Diesel Technology
    • Electrician – Construction
    • IMMR
    • Machining Diploma
    • Truck Driving
    • Welding Diploma

    Health Science & Technology Programs

    • Health Science Broadfield
    • Laboratory Sciences
    • Medical Assistant
    • Nursing
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Practical Nursing
    • Pre-Medical Assistant
    • Pre-Nursing
    • Pre-Practical Nursing
    • Pre-Radiography
    • Radiography
     
    Juliana Sammon, Academic Advisor
    Juliana Sammon/academic advisor

    Owatonna
    Phone: 507-431-2215
    Text: 507-821-0200
    Juliana.Sammon@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    Business, Management, & Administration Programs
    • Accounting AAS
    • Accounting Clerk
    • Accounting Diploma
    • Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
    • Bookkeeper
    • Business Certificate
    • Business Concentration AA
    • Business Transfer Pathway AS
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Human Resource Development
    • Tax Preparer Certificate
    Arts, Communications & Information Systems Programs
    • Cisco Network Associate Certificate
    • Computer Technology AAS
    • Cyber Security AAS
    • Fundamentals of Network Security Certificate
    • Management Information Systems (MIS) Transfer Pathway
    • Microsoft Systems Engineer Certificate
    • Social Media Marketing Certificate
    • Web Developer AAS
    • Web Developer: Game Design Certificate
    • Web Page Design Certificate
    Amy Wagner, Academic Advisor
    Amy Wagner/academic advisor

    Austin East & Austin West
    Phone: 507-433-0575
    Text: 507-821-0196
    Amy.Wagner@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    Health Science & Technology Programs

    • Health Science Broadfield
    • Laboratory Sciences
    • Nursing
    • Practical Nursing
    • Pre-Nursing
    • Pre-Practical Nursing
    • Pre-Professional Health Emphasis AA
    Becky White, Academic Advisor
    Becky White/Academic Advisor

    Austin East
    Phone: 507-433-0646
    Text: 507-821-0204
    Becky.white@riverland.edu

    Make an Appointment

    Program: Associate of Arts (AA) – Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Amanda Mathews

    Amanda Mathews / director of advising services

    Austin East
    507-433-0374
    amanda.mathews@riverland.edu

     

    CONTACTS

    Phone Number
    (507) 433-0600

    Fax Number
    (507) 433-0515

    Address
    1900 8th Ave. NW
    Austin, MN 55912

    Office Hours - Virtual / Campus
    Austin West, Albert Lea, & Owatonna
    Mon - Fri 8am to 4pm

    E-Mail
    advisors@riverland.edu