Counselors and Advising Areas

When you meet with a counselor make sure to:

  • Know where to go and why you have scheduled an appointment with the counselor.
  • Think about or write down specific questions ahead of time.
  • Be prepared to discuss your academic goals, dreams and obstacles.
  • If possible bring in a transcript (official or unofficial) from any other colleges or universities you have attended. Also, if you are enrolling for the first time bring in your COMPASS or ACT scores.
  • Plan to arrive on time because academic appointments are only 30 minutes.  If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will have to reschedule your appointment.

What’s your Career Pathway?

Counselors are available to meet with students based on the career pathway in which the students are interested. Please see the list of pathways and academic disciplines below to identify which counselor advises for the career pathway you have chosen:

CAREER PATHWAY: Arts and Communication

Renica Minott Renica Minott
Counselor – Arts and Communication
renica.minott@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0362

Counselor: Renica Minott
Disciplines

Art
Advertising and Public Relations
Broadcasting
Communications
Dance
English
Film and Video Production
Humanities
Journalism
Languages
Music
Philosophy
Theater

CAREER PATHWAY: Business, Management, Marketing and Information Technology

 Trefny Chelesvig Trefny Chelesvig
Counselor – Business, Management, Marketing and Information Technology
Trefny.Chelesvig@muskegoncc.edu
(
231) 777-0362

Counselor: Trefny Chelesvig
Disciplines
Accounting
Administrative Assistant
Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking
Computer Science
Finance
Game Design
Graphic Design

Hospitality Management
Human Resources
International Business
Management
Marketing
Medical Office Management

CAREER PATHWAY: Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Larry Visconti Larry Visconti
Counselor – Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
larry.visconti@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0362

Counselor: Larry Visconti
Disciplines

Alternate and Renewable Energy
Architecture
Automotive
Aviation
Computer Aided Design
Electronics
Engineering
Industrial and Vocational Arts Education
Industrial
Machining
Materials
Mathematics
Physics
Welding

CAREER PATHWAY: Health Services

Sylvia Hayes Sylvia Hayes
Counselor – Health Services
sylvia.hayes@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0362

Counselor: Sylvia Hayes
Disciplines

Athletic Training
Dental Assisting
Dentistry
Dietetics
Heath Sciences
Medical Technology
Medicine
Nursing*
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Respiratory Therapy
Speech and Audiology
Veterinary
*Seth York – Alternate Counselor for Nursing

CAREER PATHWAY: Human Services

George Sharp George Sharp
Counselor – Human Services
george.sharp@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0362

Counselor: George Sharp
Disciplines

Anthropology
Child Development
Criminal Justice/Corrections*
Economics
History
Law
Political Science
Psychology
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Recreation
Education (Special Education, Elementary, Secondary Teaching, Physical Education)
*Larry Visconti – Alternate Counselor for Criminal Justice

PATHWAY: Natural Resources and Science

Seth York
Counselor – Natural Resources and Science
seth.york@muskegoncc.edu
(231) 777-0362

Counselor: Seth York
Disciplines

Agriculture
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Conservation
Environmental Science
Fisheries
Geography
Geology
Physical Science
Wildlife
Zoology