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Meet your Advisors

Alysha Barraza

Alysha Barraza, Viticulture and Enology Academic Advisor

AAOT, Umpqua Community College
BS, Agricultural Science, Oregon State
MBA, Northwest Christian University (In progress)

On Being an Academic Advisor

“I love being an advisor and helping students to achieve their dreams. Advising allows me to get to know students, customize their experience, and help them in many ways like wrap around services. Being an advisor is a great challenge that gives me a new puzzle with every students, but that is what makes is special and drives me to do the best I can.”

Alysha Barraza

Caroline Hopkins

Caroline Randall, Director, TOP

BA, Portland State University
MA, Portland State University

On Being an Academic Advisor

“My job at UCC as an academic advisor has been my favorite and most fulfilling job of my career. I have the opportunity to support and empower hundreds of students, and encourage them as they achieve their academic goals. It is a privilege to work with each student that comes through the door.”

Caroline Randall

Christine Simmons

Christine Simmons, Academic Advisor, TOP

AAOT, Umpqua Community College
BS, Psychology, Portland State University

Thoughts On Advising

“As a graduate of Umpqua Community College as well as the Transfer Opportunity Program, I recognize the value of having an advisor to help navigate college. I am excited to be able to assist students towards their goals in education. The advising I received was valuable, and I hope to be able to provide the same excellent level of service to the students we serve at UCC.”

Christine Simmons

danielle haskett

Danielle Haskett, Accessibility Services Coordinator

AAOT, Umpqua Community College
BS, Business Management & Marketing, University of Oregon
Masters of Education, Special Education, Grand Canyon University

Thoughts On Advising

“I am passionate about being a UCC alumni and employee. My goal is to assist students in any way that I can to achieve their educational and life goals! I enjoy getting to know our students and guiding them through the process of college. I inform you decide!”

Danielle Haskett

Justin Lott

Justin Lott

AA, Treasure Valley Community College
BA, Psychology, Avila University
MA, Management & Leadership, Liberty University

Thoughts On Advising

“I love coming to work! I Love my Job! I enjoy the challenges advising provides on a daily basis. I value students and staff. I know that I am an essential piece to the student’s life and overall college experience, and I work hard to make sure that I provide accurate information, and to ensure that I am here for the students!”

Justin Lott

Michael Olson

Michael Olson, Academic Advisor

AAOT, Umpqua Community College
BS, Psychology, Southern Oregon University

Thoughts On Advising

“I really enjoy my job as an Academic Advisor. I get to see students grow during their time at UCC. My role is to support each student in as many ways as I can. I want students to see their potential as a person and student. My hope is that the students will see how each one of them is unique and that they have the ability to persevere and succeed in college!”

Michael Olson

Mary Morris

Mary A. Morris,  Lead Academic Advisor

AAOT, Umpqua Community colle. 
BS, Psychology, Southern Oregon University

Thoughts On Advising

“One of the best rewards is meeting with a student any time in his/her educational journey. Listening to the excitement in a student’s voice as he/she goes through all of the processes! I love being able to celebrate their successes with them. When students take time out of their day to let me know how things are going, I feel a great sense of pride knowing that I am there to support them!”

Mary Morris

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    April Hamlin
    Dean of Student Services
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    Susan Taylor
    Director, UCC Foundation
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    Michelle Bergmann
    Director of Financial Aid
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    Dave Stricklin
    Women's Basketball Coach
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    Jan Woodcock
    Social Science
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    Kira Oerman
    Recruitment Specialist
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    Danielle Haskett
    Accessibility Services
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