Peer Advising in the Residence Halls

In conjunction with University Housing, the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center maintains an extensive program of peer advising services in the residential communities.  The program features a Peer Academic Success Specialist (PASS) who lives in the residential community.  These experienced undergraduate or graduate students have been trained to provide general information on College policies and procedures, and issues of course planning and academic difficulties.  PASSes connect in-class learning with co-curricular learning.  With an emphasis on technology-enabled support services, they link residents to educational resources in the residential community and on campus for academic success. They hold regular advising hours as well as being on-site for consultations throughout the community.  Workshops addressing a variety of academic interests and concerns are offered throughout the year.  Typical subjects include sessions on academic integrity, time management, study skills, test taking, strategies for selecting courses, reviews of basic degree requirements, creating positive online personas,  etc.

This Program is overseen by the Academic Advising Coordinator, Martha P. Kirpes, Ph.D.,, 1255 Angell Hall, 764-0332.

Residence Hall Advising — Contacts

Martha P. Kirpes,, 1255 Angell Hall, 764-0332
Academic Advising Coordinator, LSA Newnan Academic Advising Center & Housing ResEd

Mercedes G. Barcia,; 1010 Lurie Engineering Center, 647-7106
Program Director, Engineering Undergraduate Education - College of Engineering

Kurt C. Hill,, 1009 Lurie Engineering Center, 647-7106
Student Advisor, Engineering Undergraduate Education - College of Engineering

Winter 2013 Residence Hall Academic Advising Contact List and Advising Hours


Alice Lloyd CLC huddle room


PASS: Justen Lewis,

Mon. 10:00 pm-12 midnight,
Wed. 8:00-10:00 pm, and
Thurs. 8:00-10:00 pm


HD: Nick King,


Baits II CLC advising space


PASS: Jacob (Jake) Trotta,

Mon. 8:00-11:00 pm and
Wed. 8:00-11:00 pm


HD: Scott Kohen,



PASS: Jade Weathers,

Mon. 8:30-9:30 pm in Fletcher basement
Mon. 10:00 pm-11:30 pm and Tues. 10:00 pm-12 midnight in Newberry CLC
Thurs. 6:00-6:30 pm in Barbour dining room
Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm in Barbour lounge


HD: Megan Langille,


Advising space inside CLC


PASS: Karan Patel,
Sun. 8:00-10:00 pm,
Mon. 9:00-11:00 pm, and
Thurs. 9:00-11:00 pm


HD:Ramonda (Monda) Kindle,


CLC advising space


PASS: Xinlei (Shirly) Zheng,

Mon. 8:00-11:00 pm and
Wed. 8:00-11:00 pm


HD: Leon Howard III,


Michigan Student Success Center (advising space), Main Floor, 936-1436


PASS: Kayla Stockdale, 

Sun. 6:00-9:00 pm and 
Tues. 9:00 pm-12 midnight


HD: Darquillius (Dar) Johnson,


Advising space in CLC


PASS: Maggie Pistella,

Mon. 4:00-6:00 pm, 
Tues. 7:30-9:30 pm, and 
Wed. 7:00-9:00 pm


HD: Terrance Wilbert,


CLC, 3169 North Quad


PASS: Bobby Kucinski,
Mon. 8:00-10:00 pm,
Tues. 8:00-10:00 pm, and
Thurs. 12:30-2:30 pm


HD: Elizabeth (Beth) Kinney,


2150 Community Center


PASS: Leah Hubinger,

Sun. 7:00-8:00 pm, 
Wed. 7:00-10:00 pm, and 
Thurs. 7:00-9:00 pm


HD: Mike Black,


2150 Community Center


PASS: Whitney Hwang,

Mon. 8:00-11:00 pm,
Tues. 9:30-11:00 pm, and
Thurs. 4:30-6:00 pm


HD: Jasmine Fitzhugh,


CLC and Community Center


PASS: Leena Jube,

Sun. 11:00 am-2:00 pm in CLC, and 
Tues. 8:00-11:00 pm in Community Center


HD: Elizabeth Goodman,


Advising Office in the IRC (CLC), 9th floor, 763-0949


PASS: Patrick Dunlop-Karagianis,

Mon. 9:00 pm-12 midnight and
Tues. 8:00-11:00 pm


HD: Kyle Walton,


Community Learning Center (CLC), 1015c and Community Center


PASS: Emman Dabaja,

Mon. 3:00-6:00 pm and 
Wed. 4:00-7:00 pm


HD: Steve Bodei,




PASS: Tobias (Toby) Franz,

Mon. 8:00-11:00 pm and 
hurs. 6:00-9:00 pm


HD: Joe Colangelo,