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.

   

 

 

Tom Garberick, Academic Advisor

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!). 

   

 

 

 

 

Ali Mohamed, ESOL Academic 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 Academic 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 Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language at St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English/Bachelor of Science in Communication from the State University of New York at Fredonia.  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!

Laura Manuel, Graduate Intern

 

Laura Manuel serves as a Graduate Intern in the Academic Advising Center. She is currently a graduate student in the Higher Education Administration Master’s program at St. Cloud State University while working as a Graduate Assistant with the University Program Board in the Department of Campus Involvement at St. Cloud State University. Laura also received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from St. Cloud State University. Her favorite part of working in higher education is that learning happens both inside and outside the classroom and to help students realize their potential in their academic and career goals. In her free time, Laura enjoys cooking, traveling, exercising, watching Netflix, and exploring the wonderful state of Minnesota.

 

Joseph (Joe) Watson, Graduate Intern

 

Joe Watson graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Spanish from St. Cloud State in May of 2016. Currently he is a second-year graduate student in the College Counseling and Student Development program at St. Cloud State and will graduate this coming May. After graduation, his priority is finding a job within the field of higher education. He is currently a graduate assistant within the Department of Residential Life at SCSU. Joe can be one of the most laid back/easy going people you may meet. Joe has been described as a “jack of all trades.” He love sports such as baseball and soccer (he has coached soccer for 4 years). However, he also plays and love video games as has been a student leader for the eSports organization at SCSU.

David Dale, Social Media Marketing (Intern/Work Study)

Phone: (320) 308 5389

Email: daleda81@my.sctcc.edu

David serves as the social media marketing arm of the advising office. He's in his last semester of the Computer Programming major before he moves on to SCSU's Information Systems program. David is also the SCTCC president of Cru, a campus ministry, and serves as a mentor for a robotics team, the Granite City Gearheads (FIRST Robotics Competition, Team 3244), teaching students how to write blogs and create other content for social media. In what little free time he has, David enjoys writing, 2D and 3D computer graphics, programming projects, and video games.