Academic Advising

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

Amber Caswell, Academic Advisor
Amber Caswell/Academic advisor

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

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Human Services Programs
  • AA – Global Studies
  • AA – Elementary Education
  • AA - Physical Education/Coaching
  • Coaching
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice – Corrections AS
  • Criminal Justice - Corrections Diploma
  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement AS
  • Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement Non-POST
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Exercise Science Transfer Pathway
  • Fire Science Technology AAS
  • Fire Services Certificate
  • Global Studies
  • Human Services
  • Massage Therapy
  • Personal Trainer/Athletic Coaching
  • Public Safety Dispatch
  • Psychology Transfer Pathway
  • AA/Social Sciences or Education Pathway

Katelyn Flatnessl, TRIO Advisor

Katelyn Flatness/Academic advisor

Austin East
507-433-0636
Katelyn.Flatness@riverland.edu

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  • The Hormel Foundation Austin Assurance Scholarship

Miguel Garate, Multicultural Advisor

Miguel Garate/multicultural advisor

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

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  • English as a Second Language 

 

Kris Gullord/Academic Advisor

Albert Lea
507-379-3316

Kris.Gullord@riverland.edu

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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
Business & Administration Programs
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Human Resource Development
  • Leadership
  • Medical Administrative Assistant AAS
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma
  • Medical Receptionist Cert
Paula Halvorsen/associate registrar

Austin East
507-433-0660
Paula.Halvorsen@riverland.edu

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Health Science & Technology Programs
  • Pre-Radiography
  • Radiography

 

Kathy Kirkpatrick, Associate Registrar

Kathy Kirkpatrick / Associate Registrar

Austin East
507-433-0580
Kathy.Kirkpatrick@riverland.edu

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Health Science & Technology Programs
  • Pre-Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pre-Phlebotomy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pre-Surgical Tech
DANA LABAR/TRIO DIRECTOR

Austin East
507-433-0351
Dana.Labar@riverland.edu

Request an Appointment

Mel Morem, International Advisor

Mel Morem/international advisor

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

Make an Appointment

  • International Students
Nicole Nelson, Academic Advisor
Nicole Nelson/academic advisor

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

 
Health Science & Technology Programs
  • Health Science Broadfield
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pre-Practical Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • AA/ Health Pathway
ANTHONY RIESBERG/ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Austin East
507-433-0520
Anthony.Riesberg@riverland.edu

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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
Juliana Sammon, Academic Advisor
Juliana Sammon/academic advisor

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

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Business, Management, & Administration Programs
  • AA – Business
  • Accounting AAS
  • Accounting Diploma
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Business AS
  • Business Certificate
  • Tax Preparer Cert
  • Supervising and Managing
  • Supervisory Management AAS
  • Supervisory Management AS
Amy Wagner, Academic Advisor
Amy Wagner/academic advisor

Austin East
507-433-0688
Amy.Wagner@riverland.edu

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MN Reconnect

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
  • AA/Ag, Biotechnology, or Food Pathway
 

Amanda Mathews, Director of Advising Services

Amanda Mathews / director of advising services

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