Meet Your Advisors

Successful students have a...

Person - They build connections with an individual staff member who can help them navigate a path to graduation.

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Michael McManus

Michael McManus
Director of Advising and Retention

M.A.T, Rhode Island College
B.A. - Political Science, University of Rhode Island

Favorite College Experience: Studying Abroad in Ireland for a semester.

Hobbies:  Running, Playing in the mountains, news junkie, and trying to force myself to read more books.

Words of Wisdom: Ask a lot of questions, especially if you are new to ACC!

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Tim Bond

Schedule an Appointment with TimTim Bond
Academic Advisor

Tim works with students in Developmental Education courses (CCR & MAT) as well as the general student population.

M.S. - Academic Advising, Kansas State University
B.S. - Mathematics, Georgia Regents University

Favorite College Experience:  As a Work-Study employee in Student Activities and Chair of the Student Union Programming Board, I enjoyed being very active and involved on campus. I got to know so many students and it helped me realize that I wanted to work on college campuses after graduation

Hobbies: Walking and Hiking; Geocaching

Words of Wisdom: Always ask if you have a question.  Instructors, advisors, and campus staff are here to help make sure you reach your academic goals, so don’t hesitate to talk to us anytime you feel that you can use some assistance.

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Ashton Clouse

Schedule an appointment with AshtonAshton Clouse
Academic Advisor

Ashton works with students new to ACC who are full-time as well as the general student population.

M.A. - Education, University of Kentucky
B.A. - Education and History, University of Kentucky

Favorite College Experience: Studying abroad in the Netherlands during Graduate School.

Hobbies: Reading, spending time outdoors, and traveling

Words of Wisdom: Always challenge yourself and don’t be afraid to try new things.  College is an opportunity to grow and explore, make the most of it.

Contact Ashton:

Ashley Ecklund, ACC Academic Advisor

Schedule Your Appointment with AshleyAshley Ecklund
Academic Advisor

Ashley works with students on Academic Alert as well as the general student population.

A.A. - College of Siskiyous
B.A. - English, California State University, Chico
M.A. - Social Science, California State University, Chico

Favorite College Experience: Figuring out that education creates freedom, and that transferring for a Bachelor or Master degree is possible for anyone

Hobbies: Hiking, going to plays and concerts, reading, and exploring!

Words of Wisdom: “When what you do, what you think, and what you say are in harmony, you have found happiness” –Gandhi

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Julie Nicholson

Schedule an appointment with JulieJulie Nicholson
Academic Advisor

Julie works with the general student population and students receiving the following scholarships: First Generation, Denver Scholarship Foundation, Link2Four, and College Launch.

M.A. - Psychology, Regis University
B.S. - Applied Psychology, Regis University
A.A. - Arapahoe Community College

Favorite College Experience: Graduating with my husband, our children, and my family in the audience.

Hobbies: Reading murder mysteries and watching movies.

Words of Wisdom: If you are an adult learner, do not overload yourself. It is easy to take on too much and then feel so overwhelmed that you want to give up.

Contact Julie:

Lucy Daberkow, ACC Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointment with Lucy

Lucy Daberkow
Academic Advisor

Lucy works with the general student population as well as students who are studying at ACC on a student visa.

B.A. - English, Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua
M.A. - Applied Linguistics and TESL, University of Colorado Denver
M.A. - Global Affairs, University of Denver

Favorite College Experience: applying classroom concepts to my English as a Second Language teaching job

Hobbies: traveling and learning about new cultures, watching my daughters play soccer/volleyball, reading, and teaching others about sustainability and green initiatives

Words of Wisdom: Take on leadership roles whenever possible and never be afraid of challenges - you can and will be successful if you work hard.

Contact Lucy:

Susan Lukowski

Susan Lukowski
Advising Front Desk

Susan assists students at the Front Desk of the Advising Office.


B.S. - Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Favorite College Experience: A semester abroad in England and a month spent traveling through France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria.

Hobbies: Reading the classics and murder mysteries.

Words of Wisdom: Read, Interact, Explore.

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