NFC Connections Spring 2021 - Page 14

Meet the NFC Advising Staff

Director Philip Wilkerson
Staff Assistant Robin Kinney
Advisor Delvin Boatman
Advisor Shante Fagin
Advisor Snowey Hagan
Advisor Della Webb
including four full-time advisors , that is quite an accomplishment .
Well known for the care and friendly attitudes shown to students , the NFC advising team worked even harder to ensure that the personable and helpful aspect of NFC advising was not lost through virtual and remote experiences . They were determined to be there , ready to help .
“ Our academic advisors have strived to make sure that our students know that they are still connected to and a part of the NFC family ,” said NFC Academic Advisor Della Webb . “ Most of all we wanted students to know that ‘ we are here for you and you are not alone !’”
Wilkerson says that flexibility is key - “ We do not know what the future holds . 2020 was a wake-up call . We have to always understand that our value lies in our fortitude and ability to adapt to situations beyond our control .”
“ The whole experience helped to solidify this advising department ,” said Wilkerson . “ We all learned a little more about our abilities , as well as the necessity of teamwork .”
Monitoring employee morale was also important . “ We each faced a new stress of the pandemic as well while working to console our students ,” said Wilkerson . “ For the sake of sanity , we kept group texts running with jokes and silly memes . We also tried to hold bi-weekly Zoom meetings just to see one another and commend ourselves on the work we were doing .”
Focused on helping students and each other , the NFC Office of Advising was an integral part of NFC ’ s success in navigating changes brought about by COVID-19 and continue to help NFC students navigate their college journey successfully .
“ NFC has made me feel that my education and safety are their priority ,” said NFC student Faith Goyette .
Currently , NFC advisors are available by phone , email , virtual meeting or chat . In-person advising sessions are also available with appointments strongly encouraged . For more information , visit www . nfc . edu / currentstudents / academic-advisor .

Our academic advisors have strived to make sure that our students know that they are still connected to and a part of the NFC family .

Della Webb NFC Academic Advisor
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