Academic Advising Center Staff

Susan Brunn

Susan Brunn

Title: Director of Advising and Career Services

Phone Number: (320) 308-5920


Susan Brunn serves as the Academic Advising Center Director. 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.

Tomy Nacanabo-Cassalom

Title: Academic Advisor 

Phone Number: (320) 308-5213

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Tomy Nacanabo-Cassalom serves as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. She had served as a TRIO Student Support Services Advisor/Tutor Coordinator, a Registration and Transfer Assistant and as a Cultural Navigator at St. Cloud Technical & Community College. Tomy also worked as a Patient Access Assistant at St Cloud Hospital – CentraCare Health System. She earned an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, a certificate in Health Care Technician, an Associate of Science in Health Sciences Broad Field, an Associate of Science in Business Management and Business Transfer Pathway from St Cloud Technical & Community College. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in General Management and a Master degree in Business Administration from Southwest Minnesota States University. Tomy has been with the college since 2012. Her favorite part of being an advisor is being able to connect students with the various campus resources that will benefit them and guide them through their educational goals until graduation. During her free time, Tomy enjoys spending time with family, reading, watching movies, and traveling.

Paranant (Sand) Dwyer

Title:  Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5942


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!

Ali Mohamed

Title: ESOL Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5014


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.

Kelsey Stacken

Title: Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5389

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Kelsey Stacken serves as an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center. She earned a B.S in Paralegal and a M.S in Counseling and Student Affairs from Minnesota State University Moorhead(MSUM). Her background includes International Student Services at MSUM and as Student Relations Director for the College of Science and Engineering at St. Cloud State University.  One of her favorite things about working with students is hearing about their personal,  educational and professional goals and then cheering them on at  graduation day.  Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys being with family and friends, eating at new restaurants and watching reruns of her favorite movies and shows.

Matt Pichelmann

Title: Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5735

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Matt serves as an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center. He works with students throughout the college including those enrolled in our Trades programs. His background has been at SCTCC Admissions Department. He enjoys time with his family and playing baseball in the local community. 

Lori Moe

Title: Administrative Assistant for Academic Advising & K-12 Initiatives Program

Phone Number: (320) 308-5359

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Lori Moe serves as the Administrative Assistant for Academic Advising & K-12 Initiatives Program. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising at the University of North Dakota and her Associate’s Degree in Medical Secretary here at SCTCC. She has administrative background in higher education and enjoys the time spent helping students reach their academic goals. Outside of the office, she enjoys family time boating as well as curling up with a good book!