ACADEMIC ADVISING CONTACTS
Karen Thomas - Director of Academic Advising
Shyla Joy - Advisor, Florida School of the Arts, Disabilities Coordinator, Veteran’s Orientation
Stephan Morrison - Senior Advisor
Renee Ruffalo - Academic Advisor
For general questions or to make an appointment contact Gina Denning, Academic Advising Assistant at 386-312-4035 or at
Patrick Arnwine, Ed.D. - Senior Advisor, Disabilities Coordinator
Michael Fieber - Senior Advisor, Career Counseling, Veteran’s Orientation
Paula Shepherd - Senior Advisor, Career Counseling
For general questions or to make an appointment call 904-276-6855.
Mark Breidenstein - Advisor, Disabilities Coordinator
Allison Montero - Advisor
Peter Morgan - Senior Advisor, Career Counseling, Veteran’s Orientation
For general questions or to make an appointment contact Sam Bodiford, Academic Advising Assistant at 904-808-7402 or at
THE STUDENT'S ROLE
Be Responsible. Know and understand the College Catalog, Student Handbook and SJR State website.
Be Prepared. Bring all related paperwork to advising appointments and class. Arrive on time with a positive attitude and prepared to take notes. Research degree requirements in advance of advising appointments and/or registration.
Be Attentive. Listen respectfully to advisors, teachers and peers. Be aware of important dates and deadlines including: registration dates, deadlines for adding or dropping classes with a refund, and deadlines for withdrawing from classes. Check MySJRstate campus announcements, email and Blackboard daily.
Be Resourceful. Research degree requirements, course and program transfer specific courses. Utilize Degree Works and other resources including: Black Board, academic support workshops, career counseling, professor’s office hours, tutoring, course syllabi and www.FLVC.org.
THE ADVISOR'S ROLE
Academic advisors are available on each campus to provide current program information, graduation requirements, policies and procedures. They are also available to provide guidance in developing and pursuing goals and creating academic plans. They provide mentoring, personal guidance, support and advocacy.
Students are required to meet with an academic advisor once they have completed 15 credit hours of a limited access AS program of study or 30 credit hours of an AS or AA degree program to discuss their progress and program completion. Please contact an academic advisor for any academic questions you might have.