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Academic Advising Staff


Brian Wollum

Director of Academic Advising & Veteran Services

Cambridge & Coon Rapids Campuses

Email: brian.wollum@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1188

Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato, BA Mass Communications: Public Relations & MS Educational Leadership

Favorite Quote: “Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.” – Native American Proverb


De’Lisa Bolden

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: delisa.bolden@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1144

Education: Muskegon Community College, AAS General; Eastern Michigan University, BS Special Education & MA Higher Education: Student Affairs

Favorite Quote: “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase” – Martin Luther King

Stacy Brunsgaard

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Specialty: Health Sciences

Email: stacy.brunsgaard@anokaramsey.edu  

Phone: 763-433-1277

Education: North Hennepin Community College, AA; University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, BA Sociology; Globe University, MBA Human Resources

Favorite Quote: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle


Catrina Hillyard

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: catrina.hillyard@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1225

Education: University of Texas-San Antonio, BA English Literature with Creative Writing concentration & MA Counseling with Community Counseling track

Favorite Quote: “I am the dialogue between my Self and el espíritu del mundo. I change myself, I change the world.” – Gloria Anzaldúa

Kate Hostnick-Harper

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Specialty: International Students; Health Sciences

Email: kate.hostnick-harper@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1255

Education: St. Cloud State University, BS Social Work

Merlita Lockman

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Specialty: International Students

Email: merlita.lockman@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1298

Education: Minnesota State University-Mankato, BA Psychology & MS Counseling & Student Personnel

Advice to Students: "Knowing and utilizing campus resources will be key to your success at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Please set aside time to locate these resources during your first semester."

Ryan Olson

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Specialty: Athletes

Email: ryan.olson@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1385

Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; St. Cloud State University, BS Elementary Education

Advice to Students: “See advisors early and often to make sure that you are always on track.”

Jeff Pool

Academic Advisor

Cambridge & Coon Rapids Campuses

Specialty: Veteran Services

Email: jeff.pool@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1963

Education: Southwest Minnesota State University, BA Psychology

Favorite Quote: “Decide what to be and go be it.” – The Avett Brothers

Anna Smegal

Admissions & Academic Advisor

Cambridge Campus

Email: anna.smegal@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1879

Education: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, AA; University of Minnesota-Duluth, BS Psychology; Colorado State University, MS Student Affairs in Higher Education (in progress)

Favorite Quote: “It is the job that is never started that takes the longest to finish.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Abbey Soldner

Academic Advisor

Coon Rapids Campus

Email: abbey.soldner@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1143

Education: St. Cloud State University, BS Community Psychology & MS College Counseling & Student Development

Advice to Students: "Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength."


Nicholas Taylor

Academic Advisor

Cambridge Campus

Email: nicholas.taylor@anokaramsey.edu

Phone: 763-433-1956

Education: St. Cloud State University, BA Humanities & MS Higher Education Administration

Favorite Quote: “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” – Allen Saunders


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