Meet the Advisors

Elizabeth Brownell-Lynn
Academic Advisor
Hickory Hall 31A *Temporary Office Location for 2017-2018
704-687-5115
ebrownel@uncc.edu
As an experienced Academic Advisor, I am thrilled to be working with OASES and provide quality service and advising to Adult Learners. I previously worked in Higher Education roles in academic and college planning, teaching student success classes, and in student activities. I thoroughly enjoy helping students map out their educational and career goals so they can be successful in all they pursue.
 
Education:
BS - Education-...

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Alexandra Lackard, M.S.
Academic Advisor
Hickory Hall 32D *Temporary Office Location for 2017-2018
704-687-5109
alackard@uncc.edu

About: I am very excited to be a part of the OASES team, and to assist adult learners in achieving their goals. I have worked in a variety of settings within higher education, including academic advising, career services and student activities. Through my role as an Academic Advisor, I enjoy helping students identify and set goals, and create a plan to achieve them!

Education: Alex is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University,...

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Debbie Smith, M.S.
Debbie Smith, M.S.
Associate Director and Director of Advising
Hickory Hall 32A *Temporary Office Location for 2017-2018
704-687-5107
dsmit295@uncc.edu

I joined the OASES staff as an academic advisor and coordinator of the Adult Mentoring Program for Students (AMPS) in 2008. I have worked in higher education in several capacities to include academic advising and developing programs for adult learners and transfer students.  My passion is assisting adult learners to develop an academic plan that compliments their educational and career goals.  Having completed my degrees while working full time with two daughters, I can relate to...

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Leana Zona, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor and Communications Specialist
Hickory Hall 32B *Temporary Office Location for 2017-2018
704-687-7780
lzona@uncc.edu

I am proud to currently serve as an Academic Advisor and Communications Specialist for the OASES team. With roughly 5,000 adult and nontraditional students on campus, our programs are both unique and vital to aiding these students' academic success. OASES offers educational and social programs for this specific population, but goes above in beyond as a resource for faculty and staff as well. Adult student needs and expectations are vastly different than...

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