Academic Advising Center Staff

Lamesha Brown, Ph.D.

Title:  Director of Advising, Testing, and Career Services

Phone Number: (320) 308-5741 (320) 308-5357


Dr. Brown leads the Academic Advising Center team. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Apparel Merchandising from Washington State University, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia. Her background includes housing, student success, first-year experience, and advising. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a central focus for Dr. Brown. She believes that every student has the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in college and that her job is to focus on students and connect them to resources that will aid them in their success. Dr. Brown loves to bake; travel; and spend time with her partner, family, and friends.

Susan Brunn

Title:  Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (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.

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!

Tom Garberick

Title: Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5213


Tom Garberick serves as an Academic Advisor 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

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.

Sadam Omar

Title: Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5735

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Sadam Omar serves as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics at Saint John’s University. When not advising, he enjoys learning new things, participating in community events and spending time with family and friends.

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!