Academic Advising

Extended Student Service Hours

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

Virtual/Online Hours: Monday 8AM-7PM, Tuesday –Thursday 8AM-4PM, Friday 8AM-2PM
(Access Virtual/Online advising services via phone, email, Teams, Zoom appointments)

On Campus Hours:
     Austin East:
                 Monday 8AM-7PM, Tuesday –Thursday 8AM-4PM, Friday 8AM-2PM
     Austin West, Albert Lea and Owatonna:
                 Monday – Thursday 8AM-4PM, Friday 8AM-2PM

Appointments are offered in a variety of formats with your comfort and safety in mind:

* Face-to-Face
* Phone
* Zoom
* E-mail

(To help maintain social distancing, we encourage you to connect with us virtually,)

Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor below.

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.

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

Need to meet with an Advisor in the evenings? We have Extended hours Monday evenings in Austin East until 7pm!

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
  • AA – Elementary Education
  • Fire Science Technology AAS
  • Fire Services Certificate
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

Human Services Programs
  • AA – Global Studies
  • AA – Liberal Arts
  • AA – Physical Education/Coaching
  • AA – Psychology Transfer Pathway
  • Advanced Practice Esthetician
  • Coaching
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway AS
  • Criminal Justice - Corrections Diploma
  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Non-POST
  • Esthetician
  • Exercise Science Transfer Pathway
  • Global Studies
  • History Transfer Pathway
  • Human Services
  • Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway AS
  • Massage Therapy
  • Personal Trainer/Athletic Coaching
  • Public Safety Dispatch
  • Sociology Transfer Pathway
anfa diiriye/ TRIO Student Support Services advisor

Austin East
Phone: 507-433-0511
Text: 507-821-0206
Anfa.Diiriye@riverland.edu

Make an Appointment

TRIO - Student Support Services

Britani Espe/Academic Advisor PSEO/Accessibility Services

Austin East
Phone: 507-433-0646
Text: 507-821-0203
britani.espe@riverland.edu

Make an Appointment for PSEO

Make an Appointment for
Accessibility Services

Taylor Flugge/academic advISOR

Austin East
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
  • AA – Ag Sciences
  • AA – Food Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Science
  • BioTechnology
  • Food Science Certificate
  • Food Science Technology AS
  • Precision Ag
  • AA/Ag Biotechnology, or Food Pathway

Human Services Programs

  • AA- Elementary Education
  • AA – Global Studies
  • AA – Liberal Arts
  • AA – Physical Education/Coaching
  • AA – Psychology Transfer Pathway
  • Advanced Practice Esthetician
  • Coaching
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice Transfer Pathway AS
  • Criminal Justice - Corrections Diploma
  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Non-POST
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Esthetician
  • Exercise Science Transfer Pathway
  • Fire Science Technology AAS
  • Fire Services Certificate
  • Global Studies
  • History Transfer Pathway
  • Human Services
  • Law Enforcement Transfer Pathway AS
  • Massage Therapy
  • Personal Trainer/Athletic Coaching
  • Public Safety Dispatch
  • Sociology Transfer Pathway
 
 
Kris Gullord/Academic Advisor

Albert Lea
Phone: 507-379-3316
Text: 507-821-0201
Kris.Gullord@riverland.edu

Make an Appointment

Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology Programs
  • Applied Technology
  • Auto AAS
  • Auto Diploma
  • Carpentry – Residential
  • Chemistry Transfer Pathway
  • Commercial Carpentry
  • Construction Management
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrician – Construction
  • IMMR
  • Machining Diploma
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding Diploma
  • AA/Engineering, Science, Technology, Math Pathway
Business & Administration Programs
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
  • Medical Receptionist Cert
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
  • Pre-Surgical Tech
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

Bridges to HealthCare
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pre-Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant

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;

  • AA – Ag Sciences
  • AA – Food Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Science
  • BioTechnology
  • Food Science Certificate
  • Food Science Technology AS
  • Precision Ag
  • AA/Ag Biotechnology, or Food Pathway
ANTHONY RIESBERG/ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Austin East
Phone: 507-433-0520
Text: 507-821-0197
Anthony.Riesberg@riverland.edu

Make an Appointment

Arts, Communications & Information Systems Programs

  • AA - Music Emphasis
  • AFA - Art
  • Cisco Network Associate Certificate
  • Computer Technology AAS
  • Cyber Security AAS
  • Fundmantals of Network Security Certificate
  • Fundamentals of Voice Over IP Certificate
  • Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway
  • Microsoft Systems Engineer Certificate
  • Musical Theatre Transfer Pathway
  • Social Media Marketing Certificate
  • Theatre Transfer Pathway
  • Web Developmer AAS
  • Web Developer Game Design Certificate
  • Web Page Design Certificate
  • AA/Arts, Theatre, Music, Communications & Information Systems Pathway

Health Science & Technology Programs if last name starts with Q-Z

  • Health Science Broadfield
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Practical Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • AA/ Health Pathway
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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
  • AA - Music Emphasis
  • AFA - Art
  • Cisco Network Associate Certificate
  • Computer Technology AAS
  • Cyber Security AAS
  • Fundmantals of Network Security Certificate
  • Fundamentals of Voice Over IP Certificate
  • Management Information Systems Transfer Pathway
  • Microsoft Systems Engineer Certificate
  • Musical Theatre Transfer Pathway
  • Social Media Marketing Certificate
  • Theatre Transfer Pathway
  • Web Developmer AAS
  • Web Developer Game Design Certificate
  • Web Page Design Certificate
  • AA/Arts, Theatre, Music, Communications & Information Systems Pathway
Business, Management, & Administration Programs
  • AA – Business
  • Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
  • Accounting AAS
  • Accounting Diploma
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Transfer Pathway AS
  • Business Certificate
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership
  • Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
  • Medical Receptionist Cert
  • Tax Preparer Cert
  • Supervising and Managing
  • Supervisory Management AAS
  • Supervisory Management AS

Engineering, Manufacturing, & Technology Programs

  • Applied Technology
  • Auto AAS
  • Auto Diploma
  • Carpentry – Residential
  • Chemistry Transfer Pathway
  • Commercial Carpentry
  • Construction Management
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrician – Construction
  • IMMR
  • Machining Diploma
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding Diploma
  • AA/Engineering, Science, Technology, Math Pathway

Health Science & Technology Programs

  • Health Science Broadfield
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Pre-Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pre-Practical Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pre-Radiography
  • Radiography
  • AA/ Health Pathway
 
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
  • AA – Business
  • Accounting Transfer Pathway AS
  • Accounting AAS
  • Accounting Diploma
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business Transfer Pathway AS
  • Business Certificate
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership
  • Tax Preparer Cert
  • Supervising and Managing
  • Supervisory Management AAS
  • Supervisory Management AS
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 if last name starts with A-P

  • Health Science Broadfield
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Practical Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • AA/ Health Pathway
suhai boyer/Accessibility Services

Austin East
Phone: 507-433-0646
Text: 507-821-0203
suhai.boyer@riverland.edu

Make an Appointment for 
Accessibility Services

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/Online Hours:
Mon 8am to 7pm
Tues-Thurs 8am to 4pm
Fri 8am to 2pm

On Campus Hours:
Austin East
Mon 8am to 7pm
Tues-Thurs 8am to 4pm
Fri 8am to 2pm

Austin West, Albert Lea, & Owatonna
Mon-Thurs 8am to 4pm
Fri 8am to 2pm

E-Mail
advisors@riverland.edu