Academic Advising Staff
Associate Dean of Students for Student Success
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B.A. Psychology, Gannon University
Stephanie began working at Elizabethtown College in August 2001. Stephanie and colleagues developed and launched the Center for Student Success (CSS) in 2003 as comprehensive academic support services resources for faculty, staff and students. Academic Advising, Disability Services and Learning Zone comprise the CSS. Stephanie is a member of the college’s Enrollment Management Committee and chairs the Campus Wellness Network (CWN). She also teaches and advises in the college’s First Year seminar program, specifically developing an intensive advising seminar program (Discovery: America Now) in conjunction with the assistant director of academic advising. Together they also advise students on academic probation. The Academic Advising staff also coordinates the College’s Starfish alerts and connections system. She provides annual training for FYS faculty focusing on developmental advising issues and fostering advising relationships. In 2007 Stephanie was recognized as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate national semi-finalist by the National Resource Center for The First Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
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B. S. Elementary/Special Education, Kutztown University
Curtis Smith serves Elizabethtown College as the Assistant Director of Academic Advising. In this role, he acts as academic advisor for exploring students, and he teaches and advises students in the First Year Intensive Advising Seminar program. He also works with transfer and at-risk students, students on academic probation, and students seeking general assistance through the Academic Advising Office in the Center for Student Success. He also offers support for all faculty advisors and serves as a member of the Campus Wellness Network.
For over thirty years, Curtis taught learning support students at Lower Dauphin High School. He’s taught writing to undergraduates at Elizabethtown and Lebanon Valley Colleges and graduate students in the Rosemont College MFA program. He’s published over one hundred stories and essays in magazines and literary journals, and his work has been cited by or included in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The Best American Spiritual Writing, The Best Short Fictions, and in the Norton Anthology New Microfictions. He’s worked with a number of literary websites to publish many book reviews and author interviews. He is the author of two chapbooks of flash fiction, three story collections, two essay collections, four novels, and a book of creative nonfiction.
Assistant Director of Academic & Career Advising
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B.S.W. Social Work, Kutztown University
Michelle joined the Elizabethtown College community in 2016 and provides integrative and developmental advising and education to students of all levels seeking to explore their academic, career, and vocational goals. As the Starfish Coordinator, Michelle was a member of the integration team that customized the alerts and connections system for use at Elizabethtown. She regularly authors and distributes a Starfish newsletter to the campus community with tips, instructions and Starfish related accomplishments. Michelle assists in training sessions, provides assistance to troubleshoot any issues and communicates valuable information about the system to the campus community.
Senior Assistant to Student Life
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BA, Mary Baldwin College
Amy Berra began her career at Elizabethtown College in October of 2016 working for the Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students. Since August of 2019, Amy began also supporting the Center for Student Success and Counseling Services. She is also an advisor to the Class of 2023.
Prior to working in higher education, Amy has experience working for associations,a manufacturing facility and a psychiatrist. Her diverse background serves her well in helping the students of Etown succeed in their academic goals.