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Meet your New Student Advisor

New students who plan to pursue a degree or certificate at Virginia Western are assigned a New Student Advisor to help them prepare for their first semester. Your New Student Advisor will

  • help you select the program of study that matches your goals
  • successfully complete all of the steps in the admissions and enrollment process
  • develop a schedule for your first semester at Virginia Western
  • prepare for a successful transition into college life

Last names beginning A-C

Last names A through C
Debbie LaRocca

New Student Advisor - 10 years of experience
"The most fulfilling aspect of advising is collaborating with students to develop an individualized plan to achieve their goals."
Phone: 540-857-6493
Email: dlarocca@virginiawestern.edu
Chapman Hall, Room 121
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Last names beginning D-H

Last names D through H
Heather Hunter

New Student Advisor - 12 years of experience
"The best part of advising is guiding students on the right path to success by helping them define their educational and career goals."
Phone: 540-857-6684
Email: hhunter@virginiawestern.edu
Chapman Hall, Room 118
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Last names beginning I-M

Last names I through M
Lee Allen

New Student Advisor - 30 years of experience
"I enjoy being a part of the academic and personal growth of our students."
Phone: 540-857-6336
Email: lallen@virginiawestern.edu
Chapman Hall, Room 122
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Last names beginning N-S

Last names N through S
Sarah Seigh

New Student Advisor - 6 years of experience
"I love working with students to help them reach both their academic and individual potential."
Phone: 540-857-6709
Email: sseigh@virginiawestern.edu
Chapman Hall, Room 120
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Last names beginning T-Z

Last names T through Z
Ray Wickersty

New Student Advisor - 6 years of experience
"The first step towards a new future can be the most intimidating one to take. I take great pride in supporting students as they take that first step, as well as the many others that follow, towards their goal."
Phone: 540-857-7204
Email: rwickersty@virginiawestern.edu
Chapman Hall, Room 123
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Contact Us

Location: Chapman Hall C105
Phone: 855-874-6690
Fax: 540-857-6156

Hours of Operation

By Appointment