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CNHS Academic Advising

The transition from high school to college is real - and our responsibility as academic advisors is to help you make this transition successfully. Our focus and strength as advising professionals will help you prepare to become a health care professional who changes lives.

First Year Guidance and Support

The CNHS Office of Student Services provides personalized guidance and mentoring throughout the first-year transition to college life. You'll also be matched with a peer mentor who'll serve as an academic insider and friendly role model.

Advising Beyond the First Year

After the first or second year (depending on your major), you'll be paired with a faculty advisor for career-focused guidance and advice.

  • Meet the Student Services Team

    erica caloieroErica Caloiero, M.Ed., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

    Erica directs student supports and services for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and teaches a first-year seminar that introduces issues related to the health sciences and facilitates the transition to college life. She joined UVM in 2007.


    tammy benderTammy Bender, B.A., Student Services Specialist

    Tammy advises first- and second-year students. She joined UVM in 2016 following a career in data management.


    kristen cellaKristen Cella, B.S., Admissions and Student Services Specialist

    Kristen advises first-year students and manages graduate admissions and transfer application processes for all College of Nursing and Health Sciences programs. She joined UVM in 2014 following a career in the hospitality industry.


    juan florenciaJuan I. Florencia, M.A., Student Services Specialist

    Juan advises students and supervises the CNHS advising program. He joins UVM with thirteen years of undergraduate advising experience.


    janet franzJanet Franz, M.S., M.S., Communications Specialist

    Janet communicates about academic events, faculty, research, student life and activities of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and teaches group fitness and wellness classes in the greater community. She joined UVM in 2017.


    lauren singhLauren Schechter Singh, M.S.A., Graduate Recruitment Specialist

    Lauren manages graduate program recruitment for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a UVM graduate and pursued a career in marketing. Lauren joined UVM in 2019.


    Sam SpaniermanSam Spanierman, B.S., Student Services Specialist

    Sam coordinates student services within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. He graduated from UVM in 2018 with a B.S. in Economics.


    sara whiteSara White, M.F.A., Communications Specialist

    Sara supports communications and outreach for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She joined UVM in 2012 following a career as a reporter.


    kathy williamsKathy Williams, M.S., Student Services Specialist

    Kathy advises first-year students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and manages the LINKS peer mentorship program. She joined UVM in 2019 with many years of higher education advisement and college teaching experience.


How will you manage your time?

Self-care support!


Contact Us

CNHS Office of Student Services
002 Rowell Building or (802) 656-3858