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Dave Ellis
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 219)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 3224)

BS, rehabilitation services, Emporia State University
MS, student personnel services, Emporia State University

Campus Involvement: counselor to baseball team and international students; faculty adviser to International Club; committees dealing with developmental education, business programs and veterans issues
Professional Interests: athletics, home schooling, international students, business students, veterans and developmental education

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Jessica Garcia, NCC, DCC
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 246)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 3227)

AA, liberal arts, Johnson County Community College
BS, education, University of Kansas
MS, counseling psychology, University of Kansas

Campus Involvement: StrengthsQuest advisory council member
Professional Interests: career counseling, educational technology, multicultural initiatives

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Mary Kessler
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 225)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 4214)

BA, political science, Rosemont College
MA, government and international studies, University of Notre Dame
MA, guidance and counseling, University of Notre Dame
Ed Specialist, counseling and guidance, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Campus Involvement: web development department advisory board member, faculty adviser to
Pre-Engineering Club (April 2015)
Professional Interests: career development, educational planning

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Andy Meenen, MS
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 256)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 3341)

BA, psychology, University of Arkansas
MS, counseling psychology, Avila University

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Star Triscornia, Phd
Counseling and Advising Services
Student Center (SC 241)
913-469-8500 (Ext. 3653)

AA, liberal arts, Seward County Community College
BS, psychology, Oklahoma Panhandle State University
MS, educational psychology, Walden University
PhD, educational psychology, Walden University

Campus Involvement: counselor to women’s volleyball team and College Now program (Shawnee Mission school district), Promotores committee member
Professional Interests: Latino education, ELL/EAP, veterans, distance learning/counseling