Iowa Central Advising Center Staff
or 800-362-2793 ext. 1252
Contact Jenny with any advising questions or concerns!
“I love students, so it’s easy to love what I do! My favorite part of my job is becoming a mentor to students each year, celebrating their successes or riding out their struggles with them. I believe everyone deserves the chance at an education, and whether you are 18, fresh out of high school, or 35 coming to college for the first time, we have your back! We are here to guide you through the process leading up to the first day and every day, and every semester after that. To have a ‘person’ that you are comfortable with, understands, and is cheering you on is so important. I love that I can be that person to our students.”
Jenny has worked at Iowa Central since December of 2000. Jenny is currently the Advising Director at Iowa Central where she works with first-generation students and students in the developmental learning community. Prior to becoming Advising Director, Jenny worked as an associate in the Liberal Arts and Sciences department for over 12 years.
In her current position, Jenny enjoys working with students who may have social, personal or academic barriers when it comes to their education. Celebrating successes with these students is one of Jenny’s greatest motivators when it comes to her position. Jenny serves on committees across campus and is also a co-advisor for the Iowa Central Student Senate.
Jenny is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College and Buena Vista University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Jenny is married to Ira Shivers. They have four children and one grandchild. They are owners of TC Mae’s Family Diner. In her spare time Jenny loves to decorate, and travel any chance she gets and watch Netflix!
Student Services Assistant Director (Advising)
or 800-362-2793 ext. 1195
Request an Appointment: https://calendly.com/lindsey_rossow
Advises: Learning Community Advisor and undecided students
Lindsey is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College and the University of Iowa. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Lindsey truly enjoys the opportunity to work with students one on one by helping them achieve their academic goals.
Outside of Iowa Central, Lindsey enjoys cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa Central Tritons! Also, she likes spending quality time with her two goldendoodles, Max and Marley, her friends and family.
or 800-362-2793 ext. 1250
Request an Appointment: https://calendly.com/tomke
Advises: Early Childhood Education/Diploma, Elementary Education, English, Speech, Communications, Journalism, Modern Language, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Secondary Education, Visual Arts & Digital Arts
Tori has been working at Iowa Central Community College since September 2017. Since then she has worked as an Admissions Representative and Financial Aid Coordinator, and is now working in the Advising Center as an Academic Advisor. Tori works with and advises students pursuing a variety of transfer pathways as well as a few one – and two - year programs. Tori works to ensure not only that her student’s educational goals are met, but that her students look to her as a helpful resource during their time at Iowa Central. “I am grateful to have experience in different areas of the college so I can assist students in a variety of ways. My job is to be a guide to students academically, but what is most important is that our students can come to me with any questions they have and know we are always here for them.”
Tori is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College where she earned her Associate of Arts Degree. As a student she was a member of the Iowa Central Dance Team and is a proud alumni to the team today. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her niece and nephews as well as other family and friends. She is the definition of a homebody, where you can find her spending the weekend while online shopping and watching Netflix with her two dogs and cat - Sarge, Winston, and Otis. Her favorite activity is walking down the aisles of Target and Hobby Lobby with Starbucks in hand.
“Iowa Central is a Community College unlike any other. Our students are able to experience the “feel” of a four-year institution while getting the perks and benefits of a junior college. There is a plethora of educational opportunities for students whether they are seeking a higher degree after Iowa Central or plan to transition into the work force, as well as several options to get involved outside of the classroom. All staff and faculty are dedicated to their student’s needs and have the student’s success as their top priority. I have Iowa Central to thank for not only my education but my growth as an individual, and it is important to all of us that every student leaves feeling the same way. It is no question Iowa Central is the best junior college in the nation!”
or 800-362-2793 ext. 1014
Request an Appointment: https://calendly.com/hart_m
Advises: Advises: Accounting, Baking & Pastry Arts, Computer Networking, Computer Repair, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts &Hospitality Management, Engineering & Design Technology, Fire Science, Graphics Technology, Health & Beauty Management, Robotics & Automation, Turfgrass Management, Web Technology
Melinda started working at Iowa Central Community College in May of 2022. She joined our team to work in the Advising Center as an Academic Advisor.
Melinda is a graduate from Iowa Central with an Associates of Arts degree and an Associates of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology. Prior to Iowa Central, she worked as a Radiologic Technologist (X-Ray Tech) for over 15 years. She then transferred within her prior company and was able to cross-train and become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Melinda loves helping people and will be there for students’ needs.
In her free time, Melinda loves tackling home projects such as painting, decorating, and organizing. She loves spending time with her husband and two children and family.
"I am very excited to join Iowa Central as an Academic Advisor. After having a great college experience here myself, I look forward to helping students achieve their academic goals. Iowa Central has the hands-on learning that a lot of students want and need to succeed. I love that I get to be part of their college experience and am here for any support and resources they will need."
or 800-362-2793 ext. 1018
Request an Appointment: https://calendly.com/george_hunter
Advises: Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Science, Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision, Carpentry, Computer Integrated Fabrication Tech, Diesel Technology, Electrical Mechanical Technician, Electrical Technologies, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology, Industrial Business, Industrial Mechanic, Industrial Machinist, and Welding
Hunter is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College. She has been working at Iowa Central Community College since October of 2020. Since then, she has worked as the Student Services Secretary, Admissions Activities Coordinator, and is now working in the Advising Center. Hunter advises students in the Industrial Technology fields and Business-related areas.
In my free time I like going to my son’s four wheeler races, camping, stock car races, and demolition derbies. I also like to spend time with my friends and family.
"I had such a great experience at Iowa Central Community College that I want to be sure the students I advise will have the same. Working with students, setting academic goals, and seeing them succeed is such a rewarding job."
or 800-362-2793 ext. 1309
Request an Appointment: https://calendly.com/sydneysuntken
Advises: Nursing, Radiology, Dental Hygiene, Medical Lab Tech, Medical Assistant, Paramedic/EMT, Nurse Aide
I will be the academic advisor for health sciences.
I graduated from Iowa Central with my associate of applied science as a medical laboratory technician and my associate of arts. While at Iowa Central, I was involved in the student ambassador program and student government.
In my free time I like to water ski, go turkey hunting, read, watch movies, and spend time with my family.
After going through the college process, I wanted to use my experiences to help other students. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do and spent a large amount of time with my advisor trying to figure out all of my options. I know first-hand how everyone at Iowa Central puts the students first and goes above and beyond to ensure that they have the best experience possible. I’m hoping my experience in the MLT program at Iowa Central, and knowledge of how life looks in a hospital setting after graduation, will help current and prospective students have a better understanding of health sciences. As a student, I loved that Iowa Central was a two-year college with a university feel. I also loved all of the activities that are put on for students and opportunities available to meet other students and get connected! I am very excited to be a part of this team and in a position to help give others the same great experience I had!
or 800-362-2793 ext. 1283
Request an Appointment: https://calendly.com/dornath_m
Advises: Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Chiropractic, Biology/Conservation, Computer Science, Pre-Dentistry, Dietetics/Food Science, Pre-Engineering, Exercise Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Mortuary Science, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Outside of Iowa Central, Kenzie enjoys playing volleyball, reading and being active. Kenzie also enjoys spending time with friends and traveling to see family on the weekends.
“I love meeting new people and having the chance to help students thrive during their time at Iowa Central. When I was looking to enroll in college, I had no idea what I wanted to go to school for. My advisor made the decision-making process so easy. I felt like I wasn’t alone while entering a big milestone in my life. That experience made me want to be that friendly face and helpful resource to the students looking to further their academic education here at Iowa Central.”
or 800-362-2793 ext. 1294
Advises: Geography, History, Music, Pre-Law, Political Science & Government, Theatre, Human Servuces, Psychology, Social Science/Sociology, TV.Radio Production & Digital Media
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