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Empowering students to plan for their academic future and beyond!

The mission of academic advising is to facilitate a process of educational inquiry that by intention and design promotes the intellectual, personal, and social development of students.  Academic Advising is overseen by the Office of Undergraduate Retention.

By providing proactive advising and programming, we encourage and empower students to formulate realistic academic plans, explore professional and career options, and engage in meaningful decision-making, all in an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and supportive.

What is advising and what do we do?

Each student is assigned support staff and faculty based on his or her chosen path of study. Every student is first assigned a Retention Specialist- who you have as your Retention Specialist is based on the college that houses your chosen path of study. Students may also be assigned a faculty advisor- this can happen as soon as you are admitted or later in your college career, again, depending on your chosen path of study. Academic Advisors and Retention Specialists assist new and current students by:

  • Formulating a plan that outlines their academic path and monitoring academic progress
  • Interpreting institutional policies and procedures
  • Recommending opportunities for personal growth and academic development
  • Providing referrals to institutional and community resources and support when academic and non-academic challenges arise
  • Discussing alternatives when there are doubts concerning choice of major or career, or when admission is not granted to the chosen major

Office of Undergraduate Retention Staff

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Nicole NagyDirector

nhnagy@madonna.edu

734-432-5624

Nicole Nagy

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Liz MooreCoordinator

lmoore@madonna.edu

734-432-5417

Liz Moore

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Sara FoosAcademic Advisor & Retention Specialist

sfoos@madonna.edu

734-432-5491

Sara Foos

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Laura HaldaneAcademic Advisor & Retention Specialist

lehaldane@madonna.edu

734-793-2461

Laura Haldane

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Shannon HoggAcademic Advisor & Retention Specialist

smhogg@madonna.edu

734-432-5347

Shannon Hogg

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Christen Lesko-BrownAcademic Advisor & Retention Specialist

Christen Lesko-Brown

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David ShanahanAcademic Advisor & Retention Specialist

dshanahan@madonna.edu

734-793-2456

David Shanahan

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Linda SmithAcademic Advisor & Retention Specialist

lsmith@madonna.edu

734-432-5718

Linda Smith

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Chris StrychalskiAcademic Advisor & Retention Specialist

Chris Strychalski

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Patrick WeisgerberAcademic Advisor & Retention Specialist

Patrick Weisgerber

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WHO ARE MY SUPPORT STAFF?

HOW DO I PREPARE TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES?

There are many valuable resources to which an academic advisor might refer you throughout your college journey. Please feel free to explore some of the resources that might be helpful to you: