Meet Your Advisors

Julie Bruce, ACC Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointmentJulie Bruce
Academic Advisor

M.A., Higher Education Administration - Student Development, University of Denver
B.A., Studio Art - Painting and Drawing, Southeast Missouri State University


Email JulieFavorite College Experience: Getting to know and understand such a wide variety of people and ways of thinking.

Hobbies: Cooking, reading, cycling, weightlifting, yoga, making art

Words of Wisdom: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein

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Anna del Rosario, ACC Parker Campus Navigator

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Campus Navigator, Parker Campus

M.A. & Ed.M., Higher Education, Columbia University
B.A., Psychology, University of CA Berkeley

Email AnnaFavorite College Experience: Finding my passion for working with students & meeting the people who would eventually become my best friends.

Hobbies: trying new food/places to eat, watching dance & theater performances, snowboarding with my family, reading thrillers

Words of Wisdom: Take advantage of your (free!) resources, be fearless & take risks, and don't lose sight of your passion.

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Allana Farley, ACC CTE Advisor

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Career & Technical Education Advisor

M.B.A., Chadron State College
B.A., Business Administration & Political Science, Chadron State College

Email AllanaFavorite College Experience: Going to Louisiana with a group of students to rebuild house after Hurricane Andrew.

Hobbies: Serving on a board, wine tasting. My guilty pleasure is watching “Grey’s Anatomy", "Scandal," and "How to Get Away With Murder" and my most favorite thing is spending time with my daughter.

Words of Wisdom: Don’t give up. In the words of Princess Poppy from Trolls, “If I fall down I get right back up again.”

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Tekleab Hailu, ACC Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointmentTekleab Hailu
Academic Advisor

Ph.D.: University of Northern Colorado
Email TekleabM.S.: Iowa State University

B.A.: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Favorite College Experience: Graduation Ceremony

Hobbies: Reading and jogging

Words of Wisdom: Work hard. Do not give up.

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Luke Johnson, ACC Academic Advisor

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Academic Advisor

M.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder


Email LukeFavorite College Experience: Establishing beneficial relationships with my professors who helped guide me to success.

Hobbies: Listening to/playing music, watching movies and shows, exercise, playing with my dog, reading, and doing just about anything outdoors.

Words of Wisdom: "Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success." - Jerry Seinfeld

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Michael McArthur, Academic Advisor

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Academic Advisor

M.A., Media Management, Central Michigan University
B.A.A., Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, Central Michigan University


Email MichaelFavorite College Experience: Our yearly Leadership Conference, named "Leadership Safari," my Friday night radio show, and Football Saturdays!

Hobbies: Watching and playing sports (specifically basketball, football and baseball), playing video games, camping, and re-watching my favorite TV shows over and over again!

Words of Wisdom: There are only two things in life that you are in complete control over; your attitude and your effort!

Edward Nance, ACC Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Edward Nance
Assistant Director of Academic Advising

M.A., Higher Education Administration and Leadership, Adams State University
B.A., Political Science, University of Northern Colorado

Favorite College Experience: Finding a mentor who gave me the confidence to succeed in college.

Hobbies: Playing Taiko (Japanese percussion instrument), working out, playing outdoors, and reading.

Words of Wisdom: Belief in yourself is first ingredient to success when beginning your journey through college.

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Kristie Swaim, ACC Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointmentKristie Swaim
Academic Advisor

M.A., Anthropology, University of Colorado - Denver
B.S., Anthropology, University of New Mexico

Email KristieFavorite College Experience: Studying abroad in Egypt, Belize and Mexico during both undergrad and graduate school.

Hobbies: Volleyball, hiking, traveling, Netflix binge-watching and going to plays or musicals

Words of Wisdom: Get dirty, get involved. You’d be surprised what can come out of going to just ONE club or organization meeting: new friends, new experiences, job opportunities, etc.

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Jodi Terwilliger-Stacey, ACC Castle Rock Campus Navigator

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Campus Navigator, Castle Rock Campus

Juris Doctor, Drake University Law School
B.A., International Relations, Michigan State University

Email JodiFavorite College Experience: Gaining real-life work experience in the career I chose through internships during college.

Hobbies: Skiing, jogging, swimming, and camping

Words of Wisdom: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” - Mark Twain

Explore careers and identify one that will generate a high probability for success and fulfillment in your life.

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Kimberlee Ward, ACC Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointmentKimberlee Ward
Academic Advisor

M.S., Education, Miami University, Oxford Ohio
Email KimberleeB.S., Human Services, University of Northern Colorado

Favorite College Experience: Becoming a sister of Pi Lambda Chi Latina Sorority Incorporated because it provided me with a family that I did not have.

Hobbies: Watching movies, writing (mainly poetry)/journaling, reading, watching basketball, going to the gym.

Words of Wisdom: As a student, grab onto all the opportunities/experiences you can, get out of your comfort zone, do not be afraid to ask for help, and take time to reflect.

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