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Mission Statement

The Advising Center of the College of Natural Resources and Environment serves our students and their parents, as well as the faculty and staff of the College. We support students from their first interaction throughout their time at Virginia Tech as they develop and pursue their academic and career goals. Our holistic approach to advising empowers students to take ownership of the decision-making process as they become independent problem solvers who invent the future.

    •     Stephanie Lang
    • Stephanie Hart
    • Director, The Advising Center
    • (540) 231-3484
    • stephaniehart@vt.edu
    • College of Natural Resources and Environment (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 138, 310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Lauren Varboncoeur
    • Lauren Varboncoeur
    • Academic Advisor
    • (540) 231-5297
    • lvarboncoeur@vt.edu
    • College of Natural Resources and Environment (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 138, 310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksbug, Virginia 24061
    •     Headshot of John Gray Williams
    • John Gray Williams
    • Director of Recruitment
    • (540) 231-4909
    • jghokie@vt.edu
    • College of Natural Resources and Environment (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 138-D, 310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksbug, Virginia 24061
    •     Headshot of Catherine L. Barker
    • Cathy Barker
    • Student Services Coordinator
    • (540) 231-3486
    • cbarker@vt.edu
    • College of Natural Resources and Environment (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 144, Virginia Tech
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
    •     Headshot of Susan Higgins
    • Susan Higgins
    • Academic Support
    • (540) 231-5482
    • hsusan53@vt.edu
    • College of Natural Resources and Environment (0324)
      Cheatham Hall, RM 138, 310 West Campus Drive
      Blacksbug, Virginia 24061
    •     Headshot of Karen Bland
    • Karen M. Bland
    • Departmental and Graduate Student Administrative Assistant
    • (540) 231-7557
    • kbland@vt.edu
    • Geography
      115 Major Williams Hall (0115)
      Blacksburg, VA 24061
Primary activities of the Advising Center include:
  • Provide advising for new and transfer students and assist them in selecting appropriate courses as they transition to their faculty advisors.
  • Administer the scholarships within the College of Natural Resources and Environment.
  • Provide information to prospective students through individual sessions and through participation in Open House and Hokie Focus weekends.
  • Assist students who may be encountering academic of personal challenges, ensuring they receive the support necessary for them to be successful.
  • Support faculty in their advising and course development roles.

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