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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: 105G – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
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: 105N – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
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, Advising and Transfer Services

Office: 105F – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2012
Email: Shirley_baker@ocean.edu

Education: B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Lycoming College; M.A., Psychology, Western Kentucky University; M.B.A., Mount Saint Mary College.

Interests: All kinds of music, spending time with family, soccer, tennis, reading, and visits to the beach.

I enjoy advising students at all points along their educational pathway! It’s great to be able to work with students in clarifying their goals and in connecting with resources to support their success.

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Laura Wills

Laura WillsAcademic Advisor, Coordinator of Transfer Services

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 email Laura at lwills@ocean.edu. Please include your name, student ID, major, and any schools you are currently interested in for transfer. Please also provide days and times that would work for you to set up an appointment.

Jennifer Kipp

Jennifer KippAcademic Advisor, Coordinator of NJ STARS

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

Lauren HumphreyAcademic Advisor

Office: 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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Karen Trump

Karen TrumpAcademic Advisor

Office: 105A – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
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: 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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Victoria Cinquegrana

Academic Advisor

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

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 in regard to the college process.

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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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Amanda Rosamilia

Academic Advisor

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

Education: AA Liberal Arts, OCC; B.A. Psychology, Kean University; MA College Counseling Kean University;

Interests: Re-watching TV shows I’ve seen four times (New Girl), snacks, huge fan of cold brew, learning about astrology (I’m a Virgo), and being outdoors (aka relax on the beach).

I enjoy advising students because as a first-generation student I can understand how stressful college may be. I’m here to make it just a little less stressful (hopefully!)

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Breanna Brown

Breanna BrownAcademic Advisor

Office: #105K – Student Enrollment Bldg. #9
Phone: 732-255-0400 ext. 2007
Email: breanna_brown@ocean.edu
Education: A.S Gen. Ed – Business, B.S. Management, Current Grad Student at William Paterson for my MA in Higher Education

Interests: Spending time with my family, going on day trips to Target, and enjoying life in the current moment!

I enjoy advising students because I was an OCC student and I understand the need for advising to help students achieve their educational goals.

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