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



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



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



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.

Amie Bordwell, Academic Advisor

Phone: (320) 308-5942



Amie Bordwell serves students as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center.  Amie is an alumni of St. Cloud State University.  Amie enjoys the daily interaction and learning experiences with each of her students.  When Amie is not at work she can be found at various youth sporting events or reading a great book.

Tom Garberick, Career & Technical Education Enrollment Specialist

Phone: (320) 308-5213



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!). 

Amanda Larson, Graduate Intern

Phone: (320) 308-5741



Amanda is a second-year graduate student at St. Cloud State University pursuing a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Secondary Mathematics Education. Amanda is working in the Academic Advising Center throughout the 2016-2017 school year for her practicum experience and is hoping to pursue a career in Academic Advising after graduation in May. She is looking forward to working with students, assisting them in meeting their academic, professional, and personal goals and pushing them towards success. Amanda also works as a Residence Hall Director at St. Cloud State University. In her free time she enjoys going for walks, hanging out with friends, playing volleyball, attending group fitness classes, and watching Netflix.

Jackie Garcia, Graduate Intern



Jackie is a Graduate Intern in the Academic Advising Center who is currently receiving her Master’s Degree in College Counseling and Student Development. She has received her Bachelor's Degree in Community Psychology from St. Cloud State University and is currently a Career Development Graduate Assistant in the Career Center at St. Cloud State University. Upon graduation in spring of 2017, Jackie hopes to gain experience and knowledge in student affairs working at a community college setting and meeting students’ needs to make their college experience a great one. In her free time she enjoys taking trips with her family and friends, relaxing on the lake, and attending Zumba classes!