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Welcome to PACADA's New Advisors!

PACADA welcomes five new members this year. Welcome to Connie Krueger from the College of Health and Human Services, Karen Hail and Erin Schultz from the College of Education, and Angela Rainwater and Vicki Jordan from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering!

Before joining the College of Education as academic advisors, Karen and Erin were school guidance counselors in the Tippecanoe School Corporation. With their undergraduate degrees in teaching, they will soon find that effective advising involves both teaching and counseling. They started their new Purdue jobs this summer and look forward to the “excitement” of the upcoming scheduling process.

Angela Rainwater also brings teaching experience to her job as well as ESL experience and an extensive Purdue background in Tarkington Hall, in the Office of Dean of Students, and in Adaptive Programs. All of which make her an amazing resource in her current position in the ECE Undergraduate Office. Angela began her academic advising job in July of 2009.

Connie Krueger has been advising since mid-July. She worked in Foods and Nutrition on the Botanical Research Grant before she moved to her current position in Purdue’s newest college--the College of Health and Human Services.

ECE’s Vicki Jordan is the newest advisor of our new group. She has been an advisor for a little over a month! Since she worked in financial aid before assuming her advising post, she brings valuable knowledge from that area to help her assist students.

We asked all of our new members what they found most surprising or enjoyable about academic advising so far. Since helping others ranks very high on the job satisfaction list for advisors, it came as no surprise that new members find “working with students” the most enjoyable part of this job. In fact, both Angela and Erin specifically mentioned that they receive great satisfaction in being able to “lower the stress levels” of students who come to appointments with major worries. Even though we sometimes we get tired and/or grumpy during super busy times like STAR and scheduling, we probably all agree that having helped a student is the reward for us all.

Well, now you know just a little bit more about each of our new PACADA members and can use this information as a springboard for future conversations.

Welcome Angela, Connie, Erin, Karen and Vicki! We’re glad you’re here!

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