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Advising and Retention

Advising and Retention

The primary purpose of Freshman Advising at BridgeValley Community and Technical College is to assist incoming students in the development and implementation of their educational plans. To this end, our advisors subscribe to the philosophies of developmental and appreciative advising in support of a robust and effective faculty & professional advising cohort.

Incoming students are assigned an Advising and Retention Specialist according to last name. After the initial semester, students will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist with academic advising for all future semesters.

Last Name Advising and Retention Specialist Email Phone
A-C VACANT   304-205-6631
D-I Connie Keiffer [email protected] 304-734-6618
J-N Brandy Conrad [email protected] 304-205-6792
O-S Jeanne Smith [email protected] 304-734-6617
T-Z Madison Taylor [email protected] 304-205-6623

Retention Services

In addition to first semester advising, our Advising and Retention Specialists work with students on academic probation, financial aid probation, and those referred through the early alert system. They assist with goal setting, time management skills and understanding each student’s learning style so that the student can achieve academic success in the future.

Programs/Communication Delivered through Retention Office

  • Academic Success Workshops
  • Academic Success Plan Meetings
  • Early Alert Management System
  • Strategies4Success Program
  • 4 Week/Midterm Communication to students
  • Communication with students enrolled in part of term sections