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Meet the Academic Advising Staff!

Welcome to Academic Advising! Our Mission is to assist students in accomplishing their academic and lifelong learning goals. Academic Advisors are available by appointment and for drop-in advising throughout the academic year. We look forward to meeting with you!

Anna Regan
Executive Director, Academic Advising

Anna Regan

Email: aregan@ocean.edu
Office: 105G – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2018

Education: BS, Education, Villanova University; MA, Higher Education Administration, The George Washington University

Interests: Running, reading, going to the beach, and most of all spending time with my daughters!

I enjoy advising students who are close to graduating! It’s great making sure they’ve completed all of their requirements and discussing their next steps!

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Michele Connolly
Associate Director, Academic Advising

Michele Connolly

Email: mconnolly@ocean.edu
Office: 105N – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2005

Education: BA, Psychology, Monmouth University; MA, Teaching, Monmouth University

Interests: Have passport, will travel! Yoga, Running, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Surfing.

I enjoy advising students who are unsure of their major! I too was undecided and confused (still am!)

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Victoria Cinquegrana-Rod
Assistant Director, Advising & Transfer Services


Email:
vcinquegrana@ocean.edu
Office: 105C – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2884

Education: BA Communications (Journalism & Media), Felician University, MSEd Student Affairs, and College Counseling, Monmouth University.

Interests: During the summer, I live on the beach! I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling to new places, and photography.

I enjoy advising students as they are starting a new chapter of their educational journey especially first-generation college students who seek assistance regarding the college process.

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Laura Wills
Academic Advisor, Coordinator of Transfer Services

Laura Wills

Office: 105E – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2822
Email: lwills@ocean.edu

Education: BA, Psychology, Georgian Court University; MA, Counseling Psychology: Community Counseling (LPC), Georgian Court University

Interests: Cooking/Baking, Gardening, Music, Non-Fiction, Exploring NJ/Hiking/Beach.

I enjoy advising students who are transferring! I enjoy helping students take the next step in their academic endeavors.

To make an appointment: Please submit a Transfer Appointment Request Form.

Jennifer Kipp
Academic Advisor, Coordinator of NJ STARS

Jennifer Kipp

Office: 105H – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2933
Email: jkipp@ocean.edu

Education: BA, Mathematics (Teaching),Trenton State College; MA, Counseling, The College of New Jersey

Interests: Cooking, reading and spending time with my family (including my dog and cat).

I enjoy advising students who are new to Ocean County College, whether first-time students or transfer students. I like being able to answer their questions, introduce them to what the college has to offer and, for those who are nervous, offer reassurance.

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Lauren Humphrey
Academic Advisor

Lauren HumphreyOffice: 105B – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2006
Email: lhumphrey@ocean.edu

Education: M.Ed. English Education, University of Florida, B.A. English, University of Florida

Interests: I enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors hiking and distance running.

I enjoy advising students throughout their academic careers from navigating first steps to preparing for graduation requirements and beyond. College can be such a meaningful experience, and at each stage it’s rewarding to provide guidance to students working toward their academic, personal, and professional goals.

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Deanne Gatta-Salter
Academic Advisor / Veterans Advisor

Deanne Gatta-Salter

Office: 105D – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2320
Email: dgattasalter@ocean.edu

Education: BS, BA General Management, Thomas Edison State College

Interests: Family, Friends, Photography, Music, and anything that is fun.

I enjoy advising students because it is all about the journey.

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Diane DeFilippo
Academic Advisor

Office: 105M – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2957
Email: ddefilippo@ocean.edu

Education: BA, English, Montclair State University

Interests:  Biking, yoga, running, reading, and holistic health

I enjoy advising students and encouraging them to take an active role in their educational journey.  I am always happy to assist students in progressing toward their academic goals.

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Amy Nadybal
Academic Advisor   

Email: anadybal@ocean.edu
Office: 105H – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2008

Education: BA, Rutgers University; MA, Centenary University

Interests: Cooking (and eating), traveling, puzzles, and animals.

I enjoy advising students because being an advisor means being a support to students along their journey at OCC. I look forward to helping students plan their next steps through the overwhelming college experience and connecting them with available resources.

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Jennifer “Jenny” Gersman
Transfer Advisor   

Email: jgersman@ocean.edu 
Office: Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2012

Education: M.A. – Professional Counseling, Lindenwood University; B.A. Marketing, Lindenwood University

Interests: Traveling to see family and friends, spending time with my husband and our son, making people laugh, learning about various cultures, swimming, cooking/baking, being a “foodie”, traveling on our Harley, cheering on our home teams in St. Louis: Let’s Go Blues & Cardinals!

I enjoy advising students from a variety of backgrounds including First-Generation, veteran/active military or students anywhere from the beginning of their academic journey, through transferring, and graduating. I enjoy cheering my students on at graduation because it still inspires me! As a military spouse, I’ve had the pleasure of working for several colleges in different states with diverse staff/faculty and student populations and that’s what I love. I love to advise students who need that extra support to be an encouraging yet realistic, academic guide/cheerleader!  I also enjoy advising students who need the reassurance that it’s OK to change their major while they’re figuring it out. I changed mine several times and transferred twice!

To make an appointment: Please submit a Transfer Appointment Request Form.

Lisa Gilliar
Senior Advising Technician

Email: lgilliar@ocean.edu
Office: Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2982

Assistance with scheduling advising appointments, answering questions, and providing assistance to students, faculty, and campus advisors.

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