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First-Year Student Success and Academic Advising

At Walsh University, the purpose of advising is to assist students in the development of their academic program, explain students' rights and options within the Walsh Community, and educate students in their advisee responsibilities. Advisors work with advisees to achieve academic excellence by fostering critical thinking, effective communication, and growth opportunities. Academic advisors are assigned by major.

Meet the Advising Team

Director of First Year Student Success and Academic Advising

Vanessa Freiman

Helpful links for new students

Academic Advisors by Majors

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Business Majors

Julie Thornberry
Assistant Director of First Year Student Success and Academic Advising

Schedule an Appointment with Julie
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Nursing Majors

Ellen Kutz
Academic Advisor 

Schedule an Appointment with Ellen
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Education, Sociology, Communication, Humanities, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Museum Studies and Undecided Majors

John Buckner
Academic Advisor

Schedule an Appointment with John
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Athletic Academic Support Specialists

Kaitlyn (Katie) Cozy

Release of Education Records

In accordance with the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Walsh University is unable to release a student’s educational records information without the express, written consent of the enrolled student.

Students may complete the Release of Education Record Information form (PDF) to designate individuals whom they would like to grant permission.