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Connect with your Guided Pathways (GP) Advisor!

If you've chosen Three Rivers as your home campus, please choose the appropriate student type below to learn about preparing for and scheduling your advising appointment.

Contact Information

Email:
Phone: 860-215-9017

Location

Student Service Division
A-Wing, Room 113

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Drop-in advising is available in the Advising Center Room A113
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Meet the Team and Schedule an Advising Session

All new and current CT State students are assigned to a Guided Pathways (GP) advisor. You can book an appointment with your assigned advisor by clicking on their name below. We offer in-person and virtual appointments during regular business hours.

New students must first apply and be admitted to CT State before meeting with an advisor. Prior to your meeting, please ensure placement documents and transcripts are on file with the Admissions Office. This will ensure you receive the best advising experience. Without placement information and/or transfer credits in the system, the GP Advising team will be limited in how they can assist you.

Continuing students are encouraged to connect with your Guided Pathways (GP) advisor to prepare for registration, and your faculty advisor or program coordinator to learn more about their degree path each semester. You can view/contact your assigned academic advisor by finding them below or through your MyCTState account (select “Access Degree Works” and your advisor will be listed at the top of the page). You can view advisor office hour information and schedule advising appointments. If you cannot locate your advisor, contact the Guided Pathways Advising Office. While you are assigned an advisor, you are welcome to meet with any advisor in the center. To guarantee time with your advisor, please schedule an appointment. Advisors can meet with you in-person, virtually, or over the phone. Same day service is not guaranteed without an appointment.

Prospective students wanting to contact the Guided Pathways Advising Office and its advisors can call 860-215-9017 or email .

Stanley Beckford
Advisor for the following programs:
Criminal Justice Certificate, Criminal Justice – Enforcement, Criminology Studies, General Studies, Pre-Nursing

Education

Ed.D. University of Hartford
M.S. Eastern Connecticut State University
B.S. College of Saint Rose
A.S. Three Rivers Community College

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9275
Email: 

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Tracy Dickson
Advisor for the following programs:
Early Childhood Education, Economic Studies, Geography Studies, History Studies, Pathway to Teaching Careers, Political Science

Biography

Welcome to CT State at Three Rivers! I am glad you’re here. I am committed to the open access model of the community college system, and I have personally benefited from it. My own community college education (MxCC) provided a foundation of learning that completely changed the course of my life. My goal as an advisor is to teach students to help themselves and to provide the support and encouragement they need as they do so. Interests: Hiking, travel, live music, and spending time with my husband, three sons, and our Big Dumb Dog.

Education

M.A.L.S. Wesleyan University
B.A. Saint Joseph College

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9320
Email: 

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Brian Keiser
Advisor for the following programs:
Architectural Design Technology, Biochemistry Studies, Biology Studies, Chemistry Studies, Computer-Aided Drafting certificate, Construction Management certificate, Data Analytics certificate, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Mathematics Studies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Physics Studies, Technology Studies

Biography

I studied Communication Studies (BA), Educational Psychology (MS) and currently am studying Child Development/Early Childhood Education (PhD). I have worked in higher education in various roles for sixteen years. When I am not working , I enjoy running, hiking, biking, watching sports or new shows, spending time by the water, and simply living my best life.

Education

M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9332
Email: 

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Maria Lamiotte
Advisor for the following programs:
Exercise Science, Exercise Science Studies, General Studies, Human Services, Pre-Nursing, Sociology Studies, Social Work Studies, Sports and Leisure Management
Maria Lamiotte

Biography

I enjoy running, soccer, spending time with family, cooking, and reading.

Education

Ed.D. Liberty University
M.S. Post University
B.S. Post University

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9223
Email:

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Jessica Lynch
Advisor for the following programs:
General Studies, Liberal Arts And Sciences, Pre-Nursing, Psychology Studies

Biography

Most people call me Jess. I transferred to TRCC from QVCC into the same role as a Guided Pathways Advisor. Previously, I worked in Residence Life and Advising at Mitchell College in New London for about four years. I am a product of the state school system and graduated ECSU in 2017 and then completed my master’s at SNHU in higher education administration. I am originally from the area and spent most of my life in Montville and live in Colchester. I have a small zoo at home consisting of my rescue dog Jax and two cats, Chloe and Lasagna. In my free time I like to hike and try new local restaurants.

Education

M.S. Southern new Hampshire University
B.S. Eastern Connecticut State University

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9220
Email: 

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Lupita Paniagua
Advisor for the following programs:
Business Administration, General Studies, Marketing Certificate, Pre-Nursing, Spanish Studies

Biography

Hola! My name is Lupita (pronouns: she/her(s)/ella) and I am originally from Stockton, CA but have fallen in love with this little corner of the U.S. I just moved to New London with my partner, two dogs (Olive and Otis) and three guinea pigs (Titan, Athena, and Pepa). I love the beach, all things true crime, board games, and crafting. I enjoy taking care of my plants and have my own little jungle. I am a lifelong learner and love to learn things inside the classroom and out.

Education

M.A. University of Connecticut
B.A. Sonoma State University

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9337
Email: 

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Catherine Ray
Advisor for the following programs:
Art Studies, Communication Studies, English Studies, General Studies, Graphic Design, Library Technology certificate, Pre-Nursing, Visual Fine Arts

Biography

I studied sociocultural anthropology, traveled and worked in lots of different places with lots of different people before finishing a degree and I’m still growing up!

“Courage is Contagious” – Brené Brown

Education

M.A. Northern Arizona University
B.A. Southern Connecticut State University

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9213
Email: 

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Karina Sanchez
Advisor for the following programs:
Computer Science Studies, Computer Science Technology, Environmental Engineering Technology, Environmental Health and Safety Management Certificate, General Studies, Pre-Nursing

Biography

I am an immigrant from the Dominican Republic and a first-generation college graduate. I love family time and enjoy cooking, reading and filling my house with indoor plants. I’ve received an associate degree in human services from TRCC, a bachelor’s degree in social work from ECSU, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of St. Joseph. Coming full circle from student to staff, I am very excited to be back at Three Rivers as a Guided Pathways advisor.

Education

M.S.W. University of St. Joseph
B.S. Eastern Connecticut State University
A.S. Three Rivers Community College

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9336
Email: 

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Taylor Venditto
Advisor for the following programs:
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Nursing

Biography

I’m Taylor (pronouns: she/her/hers). I love the beach and collecting sea glass (when I am not at work that is most likely what I am doing). I also enjoy reading, listening to true crime podcasts and baking. I am a big foodie and love trying new restaurants as often as I can.

Education

M.S. Central Connecticut State University
B.S. Central Connecticut State University

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9335
Email: 

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Elizabeth Willcox
Advisor for the following programs:
Accounting Career, Accounting Certificate, Business Studies, General Studies

Biography

“The road to success is always under construction” – Lily Tomlin

Education

B.A. Eastern Connecticut State University

Contact Information

Phone: 860-215-9289
Email: 

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