The SCC Advising Team supports students’ path to graduation. New students should use the New Students Advising and Registration Sessions page to get started at SCC.

Advisors are available for virtual and on-campus appointments. Appointments are scheduled at least 24 hours in advance to allow each student to receive a comprehensive advising appointment.

Advising appointment options include:

  • In-Person Appointments: Meet us on campus in the Faribault Student Affairs Center or the North Mankato One Stop.
  • Virtual Appointments via Microsoft Teams: Prior to your appointment, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to join your virtual appointment. The email will be sent to the one you provided when you signed up for the appointment.
  • Phone Appointments: Only for returning students with a quick question. If you are not comfortable with E-Services or D2L, schedule an in-person or virtual appointment instead.

Have a quick question

    • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Be sure to include your student or STAR ID)
    • Call 507-389-7220 option 4 (Be sure to have your student or STAR ID ready) 

Schedule your appointment by selecting your campus/major:

How to check EServices to learn who your advisor is

For majors with multiple advisors.

  • Open E-Services
  • Click on “Courses and Registration”
  • Select “View/Modify Schedule”
  • Your advisor(s) will be listed at the top of the page. 
  • Once you find your advisor, scroll down below to your advisor’s profile to schedule an appointment.
  • If you have questions or do not see an advisor listed, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

SCC Advisors

Photo of Abbey LaneAbbey Lane

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507-389-7491
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Abbey came to South Central College in December 2021. Before joining the Advising team at SCC, she earned her A.A. in Humanities at Santa Barbara City College, her B.S. in Animal Behavior at Carroll University, and her M.S. in Higher Education Administration at the University of North Dakota. Before working in Higher Education, Abbey worked as a zookeeper focusing on animal enrichment. She loves using the knowledge she gained in school to train dogs in her free time (especially her Corgi, Penny Lane).

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Photo of Abdi SabrieAbdi Sabrie

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507-389-7257
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Abdi is a father of seven with background in International Relations and Political Science. Abdi has a passion for education equity and student advocacy. Abdi was himself a First-Generation College Student.

Abdi is a recipient of multiple awards; 2020 SCC Engagement Award, 2019 Excellence in Service to Students Award, 2018 Bush Fellow, 2012 National Jefferson Award for public service, and 2011 Good People Jefferson Award.

Abdi is a member of the following boards and committees: PELSB MN State Teacher Licensing Board, Minnesota State Teacher Education Committee, SCC Global Education Committee, SCC Culinary Arts Advisory Committee

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Angie JamesPhoto of Angie James

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507-389-7278
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Angie has been part of the SCC community since 2018, first serving as faculty, then an interim disability coordinator, and since 2019 as an academic advisor.  She has her B.S. from South Dakota State University in Agriculture Education, and her M.S. from MSU, Mankato in Special Education: Learning Disabilities.  Angie spent the first decade and a half of her career as a middle/high school teacher and FFA advisor.  In her spare time you can find her and her husband cheering on their two children at cross country, track and Vex Robotics meets as well as training for races anywhere from a 5K to a marathon preferably run in Walt Disney World.

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Photo of Chad HofferChad Hoffer

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507-389-7490
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Chad joined the Advising Team at South Central College in November 2021.  He earned an A.A. degree from Illinois Central College, a B.S. degree in Psychology from Eureka College, and a M.A. degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia College-Chicago.  Being a first-generation college student, he appreciated the help and support he received at his local community college.  That is what led Chad on a career path as an academic advisor over 20 years ago and he is now excited about helping students reach their goals and be successful students at SCC.  In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities, such as fishing, and hiking.

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photo of Elizabeth Prange Elizabeth Prange

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507-332-5817
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Elizabeth has been working at South Central College - Faribault since April of 1998.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota: Duluth with an education degree in Mathematics. Elizabeth taught for a short time before transitioning to higher education. She enjoys using her skills to help promote student growth and exploration outside the classroom.

In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and going to concerts and plays.   Elizabeth understands the benefit of a small community and technical college that’s close to home, as all her children have taken classes at SCC.

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Photo of Maggie FoseMaggie Fose

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507-389-7488
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Maggie comes into SCC academic advising with a background as a biology faculty member and advisor. She attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and learned about how cold windchill can really get as well as biology and chemistry. She then earned her master’s degree from Western Kentucky University studying African Elephant behavior in South Africa.  Maggie enjoys spending time outside looking at nature with her family of four. 

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Photo of Matthew LeisenMatthew Leisen

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507-389-7324
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Matthew began his post-secondary journey at a two-year technical and community college. He spent seven years in primary education settings before shifting his passions to serving students in a college environment. Matthew enjoys lifting, cycling, hunting, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with loved ones.

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Photo of Nik ProehlNik Proehl

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507-389-7324
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Nik joined the SCC Advising team in the spring of 2022. Previously he spent 16 years working in mental health for the State of Minnesota. He earned his B.S. and M.A. in Sociology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is working toward his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration at St. Cloud State University. When he is not helping students succeed, he can be found hiking, running, playing board games, or testing his culinary abilities.

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