Advising SERVICE UPDATE 2021
Updated: September 1, 2020
The Haworth College of Business is here to support your advising needs.
The advising office is open remotely Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In alignment with courses being offered in mixed modalities for fall semester, our services will be available via email, live chat, phone, video, and in-person.
To connect with your advisor, you may book your appointment using the link below or call our office at (269) 387-5075. Phone calls will be attended to in the order received. You may also contact your academic advisor via email directly.
- Betsy Drummer, Director of Academic Advising
- Tomika Ward, Assistant Director of Academic Advising
- Jane Westra, Assistant Director of Academic Advising
- Alyshia Garrett, Program Manager, Integrated Supply Management—ISM students may schedule an appointment with Alyshia Garrett, ISM program advisor.
- Paul Hildenbrand, Manager of Recruitment and Outreach Community College
- Colleen Stano, Academic Advisor Senior
- Annemarie Bates, Academic Advisor Retention
If you are unsure of your academic advisor, you can access that information in your Degree Works.
When emailing, provide the last four digits of your WIN (Western Identification Number). Do not put any part of your WIN in the subject line of the email. DegreeWorks is your web-based tool that will list degree requirements and completed coursework together to give a complete view of progress.
For prospective transfer and high school students, as you do not have an academic advisor of record yet, please email email@example.com with your questions. Your success is our top priority and we will do our best to serve your needs. Thank you for your patience and be well!
Reserve a spot in the study room
Schneider Hall offers a study room for students who would like a quiet place to participate in their online classes. Space is limited to 10 students at a time and reservations are required in advance.
2350 Schneider Hall
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5411
Faculty members are available for advising about majors and minors. They hold advising hours specifically for this purpose. If you have any questions about your major or career, use the advising hours schedule to find a faculty advisor. Schedules for the current semester are available in the advising office.
Students should visit an academic advisor each semester to ensure they are fulfilling requirements and making progress toward graduation. If you have any questions about your program, or want to schedule an appointment call (269) 387-5075.
Students should plan to meet with an advisor every semester of every academic year. For additional information, visit the online academic advising manual.
The Zhang Career Center, located in 3020 Schneider Hall, facilitates career exploration and professional development through innovative programming and advising, empowering students to launch satisfying business careers. The career center provides extensive information about career and major choice on its website. Explore the resources or schedule an appointment with a career advisor.
Student Professional Readiness Series
The SPuRS program guides you, as a business student, in cultivating your interpersonal skills, leadership attributes and professional competencies through co-curricular programming. SPuRS was developed based on employer feedback and prepares you to successfully launch from college to career. Explore opportunities available through SPuRS.
Transfer student information
The college holds frequent transfer advising sessions at many community colleges throughout Michigan. Students thinking about transferring to the Haworth College of Business should review the transfer guides for their community college and contact Paul Hildenbrand, coordinator of community college recruiting and advising.
Study abroad advising
For information on study abroad programs, scholarships and general information about the study abroad application process, contact Barb Tomczak or stop by the Global Business Center located in 2320 Schneider.
Academic advising is a key component of a learner-centered, research university and a shared responsibility among the student, advisor, faculty, and university community. Academic advising fosters meaningful partnerships that promote personal growth, academic excellence, critical thinking, social responsibility, creativity, cultural appreciation and career development. Academic advising facilitates self-directed life-long learning.