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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

Anna Regan Executive Director, Academic Advising

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 116
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2018
Email: aregan@ocean.edu

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

Michele ConnollyAssistant Director, Academic Advising

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 118
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2005
Email: mconnolly@ocean.edu

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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Shirley Baker

Associate Director, Academic Advising

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 117
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2012
Email: Shirley_baker@ocean.edu

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Laura Wills

Laura WillsAcademic Advisor, Coordinator of Transfer Services

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 115
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 the academic endeavor.

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Jennifer Kipp

Jennifer KippAcademic Advisor, Coordinator of NJ STARS

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 112
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

Lauren HumphreyAcademic Advisor

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 112
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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Kirsten Bollinger

Kirsten Bollinger

Academic Advisor

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 107
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 7205
Email: kbollinger@ocean.edu

Education: AA Liberal Arts, Ocean County College, BA Psychology, Stockton University, MSEd Student Affairs and College Counseling, Monmouth University

Interests: Going to the beach, Netflix, traveling, and trying new food/restaurants. I enjoy advising students because I want every student to have a positive academic experience and I enjoy assisting in their educational and career journey.

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Kashonna Garcon

Kashonna Garcon

Academic Advisor

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 112
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2990
Email: kgarcon@ocean.edu

Education: BS, Business Administration (Marketing), William Paterson University MS, Academic Advising, Kansas State University

Interests: Family, Shopping, Traveling, Baking, Music, & Holistic Health. I enjoy advising students who are new to college, and offering resources that help them exceed their own expectations and define their own success.

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Karen Trump

Karen TrumpAcademic Advisor

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 112
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 7114
Email: ktrump@ocean.edu

Education: AA Liberal Arts, Ocean County College, BA Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Psychology, The College of New Jersey

Interests: Spending time with family, athletics, outdoor recreation. I enjoy advising students because I am happy to be a part of helping students achieve their personal and educational goals.

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Deanne Gatta-Salter

Deanne Gatta-Salter

Academic Advisor / Veterans Advisor

Office: Administration Bldg.,123
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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Victoria Cinquegrana

Academic Advisor 

Office: Administration Bldg. 123
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2884
Email: vcinquegrana@ocean.edu

Education: BA Communications (Journalism & Media) , Felician 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 in regard to the college process.

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Diane DeFilippo

Academic Advisor 

Office: Administration Bldg. 123
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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Breanna Brown

Breanna Brown

Senior Advising Technician

Office: Administration Bldg., Room 112
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2007
Email: bbrown@ocean.edu

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