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Advising Resource Center

The Advising Resource Center provides academic advising, career advising and transfer advising services to students, coordinates academic advising for the new student orientation program, and manages a variety of outreach programs to promote student success. 

What is an advisor?

  • Advisor – A faculty or staff member who provides prospective and current students with information on degree/certificate requirements and guides academic planning.  They also assist with registration.
  • Counselor – A professional staff member trained to give guidance on personal, social, and psychological problems.  (Note: The College also employs “counselors” in admissions, financial aid, career services, etc.  These staff members provide assistance and advice on topics within their offices.)
  • Success Coach – A professional staff member who provides a broad range of services to students to help them be successful in college.  They monitor a student's progression, provide connections to support services, and help students develop plans and strategies to be successful.  In some cases, they may provide academic advising and registration assistance.
  • Peer Mentor - A successful current Northeast State student who interacts directly and regularly with other Northeast State students seeking personal, social, and academic support. Under the direction of the College’s Mentor Specialist, peer mentors provide advice and support.  They may also help students identify goals and connect them to services.

Campus: Blountville
Office: Advising Resource Center
Room: C2106, General Studies Building
Address: 2425 Highway 75, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.323.0214
Fax: 423.354.5203

Office Hours
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
*After hours appointments available upon request

Linda Hamilton
Director of Advising

Julie Dykes
Academic Advisor/Completion Coach

Wendell Lowe
Workforce Investment Program
TN eCampus

Shawna Shafer
Academic Advisor


Office Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

*After hours appointments available upon request


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Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.