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Who is My Advisor?

 

All first-year students are assigned a first-year advisor.  Advisor assignments are based on last name. We recommend students meet with their First-Year Advisor at least two to three times each semester. Your First-Year Advisor is available to help with college success and the transition to college, course selection, change of major, career planning, and transfer planning. 

  

  

Click the tab that your last name begins with
for your First-Year Advisor assignment.

Last Name Begins With

First Year Advisor

Contact Information

 

 

 A - H  

Photo - Jose Salazar   

Jose E. Salazar, B.S. 
 

Phone -  908-526-1200 x8944
E-mail -  
jsalazar@raritanval.edu

Advising Availability  

Monday  9:15 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Tuesday &
Wednesday
8:45 am - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday  8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.  
Friday  8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 3 p.m.  
Show Advisor Bio
 close iconJosé Salazar moved from Sarchi, Costa Rica to Bound Brook, New Jersey when he was 8 years old. He earned an Associate of Arts in Business at Raritan Valley Community College, and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business at Montclair State University. He is currently working on a MBA with concentrations in Marketing Research Insights and Analytics and Business Strategy at Rutgers University. His favorite sports teams are the NY Jets, MIA Heat, NY Yankees, NY Red Bull, NJ Devils and Arsenal.

Last Name Begins With

First Year Advisor

Contact Information

 

 

I - R

 

Photo - Andrea Cappello    

Andrea N. Cappello, M.Ed.

Phone -  908-526-1200 x8633
E-mail -  
acappell@raritanval.edu

Advising Availability 

Monday 8:30 am - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 11:00 am - 1:00 p.m., & 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Show Advisor Bio
 close iconAndrea Cappello is originally from Hackettstown, NJ and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from The College of New Jersey. After teaching high school English for a few years, she decided to pursue a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in College Student Affairs from the University of South Florida. She is excited to be back in her home state working with students in the First Year Experience office at RVCC. In her downtime, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, camping, kayaking, snowboarding, cooking, baking, and reading.

Last Name Begins With

First Year Advisor

Contact Information

 

 

S - Z

Photo - David Ross   

  David J. Ross, M.A.

Phone -  908-526-1200 x8921 
E-mail -  
dross@raritanval.edu   

Advising Availability 

Monday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 am - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Show Advisor Bio
close iconHi, my name is David Ross and I am the Director of the First-Year Experience Program and the First-Year Advisor to students whose names begin with the letters M-Z. I am a NJ native and have been working in higher education for over 13 years. I graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor's degree in Latin (yes, Latin!) and Master's Degree in Counseling & Higher Education. I am currenlty completing my Ph.D. at Walden University in Psychology. The first-year of college is an exciting time. You will be exposed to so many new concepts and people. The habits you establish during your first semester will be those that help you succeed in your first year and beyond. My goal is to help you achieve your academic and career goals so that you continue on a path to success! If you ever have questions just stop by my office and I will be happy to help! I also teach "The College Experience" course which helps students adjust to the college environment through learning time management, college study skills and excellent critical thinking habits. I'm an avid Eagles, Phillies and Flyers fan, and enjoy spending time with my family including four kids.  

Student Ambassadors    

SoniaBhala

Name: Sonia Bhala
High School: Phillipsburg High School
High School Graduation Date: June 2013
RVCC Major: Pre-Medical Professional
RVCC Expected Graduation Date: May 2015
Clubs/Activities: Bio-Chem Club, Psi Beta/Psychology Club and The Record (Student Newspaper)
Interests/Hobbies: Volunteering, Research and Science

VictoriaEppler

Name: Victoria Eppler
High School: North Plainfield High School
High School Graduation Date: June 2013
RVCC Major: Business Administration
RVCC Expected Graduation Date: May 2015
Clubs/Activities: Basketball Team
Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Softball and Singing

NicholasHollingsworth

Name: Nicholas Hollingsworth
High School: Bridgewater-Raritan High School
High School Graduation Date: June 2013
RVCC Major: Pre-Medical Professional
RVCC Expected Graduation Date: May 2015
Clubs/Activities: Psi Beta/Psychology Club and BioChem Club
Interests/Hobbies: Longboarding and Playing in a Band

MelanyeNunez

Name: Melanye Nunez
High School: Manville High School
High School Graduation Date: June 2013
RVCC Major: Pre-Medical Professional
RVCC Expected Graduation Date: May 2015
Clubs/Activities: Orgullo Latino Club, Galileo Scholar and Student Worker
Interests/Hobbies: Human Body, Calligraphy, Art and Poetry

StephanieReis

Name: Stephanie Reis
High School: Watchung Hills Regional High School
High School Graduation Date: June 2012
RVCC Major: Social Science
RVCC Expected Graduation Date: N/A - Transfer (Spring 2014)
Clubs/Activities: I am that Girl (President), Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta/Psychology Club and Student Ambassador.
Interests/Hobbies: Hiking, Beach and Traveling 

Joel Reyes - 120

Name: Joyel Reyes-Guzman
High School: Bound Brook High School
High School Graduation Date: June 2012
RVCC Major: Engineering Science
RVCC Expected Graduation Date: December 2014
Clubs/Activities: Student Ambabssador, RVCC Honors College, Galileo Scholar, Rotaract Club, Engineering Club and Orgullo Latino Club.
Interests/Hobbies: Cosmology, Table Tennis and Tennis.


 

Student Assistant

MelanyeNunez

 

Name: Melanye Nunez
High School: Manville High School
High School Graduation Date: June 2013
RVCC Major: Pre-Medical Professional
RVCC Expected Graduation Date: May 2015
Clubs/Activities: Orgullo Latino Club, Galileo Scholar and Student Worker
Interests/Hobbies: Human Body, Calligraphy, Art and Poetry


 
 

At the end of your first two semesters at RVCC students will be transitioned to the Advising and Counseling Services Office.

The First Year Experience Office is located on the 1st floor of the College Center in suite C-143.

  Contact FYE! -   fye@raritanval.edu or 908-526-1200 x8522


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