The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising Center was established in 1990. Staffed by six full-time academic advisors, it is the primary provider of academic advising for declared freshmen in UNC Charlotte's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Advising Center also serves as a resource to any UNC Charlotte student, faculty, or staff member with questions regarding advising and the general education requirements.
The Academic Advising Center and its staff have on three occasions been recognized for excellence by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and American College Testing (ACT). In 1993, the Center was awarded a NACADA/ACT Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Innovative and Exemplary Practices in the Academic Advising of Students; and one of the advisors was the recipient of a 1996 NACADA/ACT Outstanding Advisor Award. In 2005, Henrietta Thomas became the first recipient of the NACADA Region 3 Outstanding Advisor Award.
Tanya came from Virginia to UNC Charlotte in the Summer of 2012. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from West Virginia University and a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling/Human Relations from Liberty University. Tanya has worked in higher education for the past 11 years and enjoys assisting students in reaching their educational goals. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Shonta came to UNC Charlotte in December 1997. Her previous positions at UNC Charlotte include serving as the Assistant Director of the B.E.S.T. Program ( a Federal TRIO program) and Academic Advisor in the University Advising Center. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Tuskegee University and her M.Ed. in Community Agency Counseling from Clemson University. She gains the greatest satisfaction working with students when she is able to assist them in pursuing a major that suits not only their interests, but their strengths and aptitude. Shonta loves watching NFL football, particularly our own Carolina Panthers. She also enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two dogs, Ava (Miniature Schnauzer) & Zoe (Silky Terrier).
JR came to UNC Charlotte in May 2013. His previously worked as a counselor in TRIO Student Support Services Program (a Federally Funded Program), and as a Recruitment Coordinator in Admissions at Marshall University. He graduated with his B.A. in Exercise Physiology and also completed his M.A. in Counseling at Marshall University. JR really enjoys helping students to find their strengths and use their resources so they can achieve their educational goals to earn their college degrees. He also enjoys spending time with his family, international missions work, running, and sports.
Candice returned to UNC Charlotte in October, 2011. Prior to being a stay-at-home Mom, Candice worked with the Office of Disability Services and as an Academic Advisor with the College of Education at UNC Charlotte. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Candice enjoys advising students and encourages students to visit her throughout the semester with any academic concerns or questions they may have. She is the mother of two boys and is a busy soccer/basketball Mom. Candice serves on her neighborhood HOA as Secretary and is a member of the social committee. She enjoys reading, Bunco, and Steelers football.
Sue Levin came to UNC Charlotte in April 2013. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Trinity College, Hartford CT and her Master of Science in Public Health degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Sue is excited to be back in North Carolina after spending many years working for the State of Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources. She looks forward to helping students follow their passions and assisting them with applicable educational programs of study. Sue has a college age son, enjoys playing tennis, watching sports, visiting family and spending time with her dogs.
Sarah came to UNC Charlotte in the summer of 2007 from Western Carolina University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee in Sport Management. After completing her first degree, Sarah went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Sport Management from the University of Tennessee, as well. She enjoys helping students meet their educational goals and plan for the future. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, reading, traveling, and sports.