Academic Advising Center Staff

Stacy Griffey, MS, Director of Academic Advising Center

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Phone: (320) 308-5175

Email: sgriffey@sctcc.edu

 

Stacy Griffey serves as the Lead Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center.   She earned a Master of Science in Academic Advising from Kansas State University and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from St. Cloud State University.  Stacy has worked in higher education since 2007 as an Admissions Representative, Assistant Registrar, and Academic Advisor.  Her favorite part of being an advisor is meeting with students to discuss their educational and career goals.   In her free time, Stacy enjoys running, boating, and spending time with her two daughters and husband.  

Susan Brunn, Academic Advisor 

Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Phone: (320) 308-6021

Email: sbrunn@sctcc.edu

 

Susan Brunn serves as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Communication from Concordia University. Susan also serves as the Campus and Community Resources Coordinator at SCTCC which helps students set and achieve their goals. She has been with the college since 2001 and finds much satisfaction in helping students have a positive and successful experience at SCTCC. Outside of work, Susan appreciates family and fitness activities. Her hobbies include painting and refurbishing unloved items.

Bretta A. Edwards, MS, Academic Success Coordinator

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: (320) 308-5734

Email: bedwards@sctcc.edu

 

Bretta Edwards serves as an Academic Success Coordinator in the Academic Advising Center. She earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management both from St. Cloud State University. Her background in Higher Education stems from campus activities and developmental-level academic advising. Students inspire Bretta by their dedication to academics and pursuit of a better and fulfilling life. She hopes to connect students to discuss how to make their educational goals a reality.  Bretta enjoys being outdoors with her dog, catching up on Netflix series, and being crafty.

Tom Garberick, Career & Technical Education Enrollment Specialist

Phone: (320) 308-5213

Email: tgarberick@sctcc.edu

 

Tom Garberick serves as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Enrollment Specialist in the Academic Advising Center.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Elementary Education at St. Cloud State University. He is also a 4-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He enjoys the energy he encounters every day as he works with and helps students achieve their goals. When not at work, Tom loves being with his family, playing golf, watching the always-disappointing Vikings and playing his music ( ask him about Buddy Rich!). 

 

Sarah Desotell, Intern

Phone: (320) 308-5389

Email: Sarah.Desotell@sctcc.edu

 

Sarah Desotell serves as the graduate intern in the Academic Advising Office.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship from Bemidji State University and is currently in the College Counseling and Student Development Master’s Program at St. Cloud State. She currently works at St. Cloud State University in the College of Liberal Arts and School of the Arts Dean’s Office as their Administrative Director.

When not at her internship, Sarah can be found coaching softball and basketball, gardening, canoeing, cooking new recipes or spending time with family and friends outside. Her favorite summer pastime is spent canoeing or fishing.

Ali Mohamed, ESOL Advisor

Phone: (320) 308-5014

Email: Ali.Mohamed@sctcc.edu

 

Ali Mohamed serves as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. He holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Science both from St. Cloud State University. His background includes student advising and mentoring. He worked closely with underrepresented students in a different educational setting. Ali is committed to serving all students and helping them succeed. He loves being with his family, being outdoors with his friends and playing soccer.

 

 

Caitlin Skellett, ESOL Advisor

Phone: (320) 308-5735

Email: Caitlin.Skellett@sctcc.edu

 

Caitlin Skellett serves as an ESOL Student Advisor in the Academic Advising Center.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from State University of New York at Fredonia and is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at St. Cloud State University.  She also serves as an ESOL Instructor at SCTCC.  Caitlin has been involved in many aspects of working with ESOL students such as teaching English as a Foreign Language in Prague, Czech Republic, and teaching English for Academic Purposes classes at St. Cloud State University.  In her free time, Caitlin enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and downhill skiing.

 

Paranant (Sand) Dwyer, Academic Advisor

Phone: (320) 308-5942

Email: Paranant.Dwyer@sctcc.edu

 

Paranant (Sand) Dwyer serves as an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center.  She has earned a  B.A. in English from Thailand and a M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development from SCSU.  She has worked for a non-profit international exchange program while tutoring English to ESL students.  She enjoys being a mentor and advisor while helping students explore their passion that aligns with their educational goals.  Her passion in higher education is to assist students in having a positive transition as they begin their college careers!