Be informed. Be prepared. Be successful.

Academic Advising Services can assist you with your transition to college and help develop an educational plan consistent with your personal values, interests and abilities. We’re here to help you be successful at Mary and walk with you on your journey to graduation. 

Academic advising and planning for:

  • All students seeking additional academic information and assistance
  • Freshman student advising and academic planning
  • Undeclared student advising
  • Bachelor of University Studies student advising
  • Students on academic warning or seeking reinstatement

We are here to help you:

  • Connect to campus resources 
  • Choose a major
  • Find or change your advisor
  • Cope with academic stress
  • Design class schedules to meet your degree requirements
  • Register for classes
  • Add/drop courses
  • Take a leave of absence or withdraw from classes
  • Navigate roadblocks to academic success
  • Plan to complete your degree on time
  • Establish personal and academic goals
  • Identify academic deadlines and policies

Meet with your advisor

Appointments are scheduled for 30-60 minutes.  Students can set up appointments with advisors during the regular 8:00 am – 4:00 pm appointment hours. 

Students may utilize walk-in hours to address quick questions or concerns during regular walk-in hours Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 pm. You may need to wait to see your advisor if they are in a scheduled appointment, but there are other advisors that can meet with you if your advisor is unavailable when you walk-in. If your questions or concerns cannot be resolved during your walk-in appointment, you may ask you to schedule an appointment and return at a later date.

Academic Advising Staff

Academic Advisor, Tutor Coordinator, Liaison to the Liffrig Family School of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Welder Library 137

Along with serving as an academic advisor in the Student Success Center, Anne oversees Tutoring and Writing Services. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She also received her Master of Science in Higher Education from UND and a graduate certificate in Communication Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Anne joined the University of Mary Student Success Center in August 2018. Prior to the University of Mary, Anne worked as an Admissions Representative for the UND Office of Admissions. She helped oversee and execute college/career fairs as a site coordinator for the Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling. Her past and current professional memberships include the American College Personnel Association where she served as a presenter for the Midwest Conference, as well as NACADA, which she is part of the Region 6 Advising Mentoring Program.

A passionate student affairs advocate and professional, Anne’s higher education experience includes academic advising, college admissions, first-year programming, pre-college bridge programs, females in STEM fields, and serving as an adjunct Public Speaking/Oral Communication instructor.

"Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution…”
– Aristotle

Assistant Director of the Student Success Center

(701) 355-8975
Welder Library 139

Katherine (Katie) Mehrer graduated from Monmouth University with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Public Relations/Journalism Concentration. She received her Master of Arts in Education with a College Student Personnel Administration concentration from Seton Hall University. Currently, Katie is pursuing her PhD in Academic Advising Leadership from Kansas State University. Her past and current professional memberships include NACADA: The Global Association for Academic Advising, where she has served as both the ND liaison, regional chair, and Region 6 Advising Mentoring Program mentor, as well as the University of Mary Teaching Faculty Organization (UMTFO), National Orientation Directors Association (NODA), and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Katie joined our Student Success Center in October 2012 as an Academic Advisor and served as the Director of Academic Advising and First-Year Experience from 2013-2017. She became the Assistant Director of the Student Success Center at the start of the 2017 academic year and is currently serving in that role. Prior jobs include, Student Development Specialist at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ, Business Challenge Coordinator at Dickinson State University in Dickinson, ND, and as an Advertising Consultant. 

Katie brings experience in higher education that includes academic advising, first-year experience programming, course instruction, new student orientation, academic recovery, event coordination, Greek life, and student activities, as well as experience in advertising, public relations, and marketing.

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.”
– Maya Angelou

Academic Advisor, Liaison to School of Arts and Sciences, Liaison to School of Engineering, University Studies Advisor

Welder Library 136

Veronica Schaefbauer graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education as well as in Social & Behavioral Science with a minor in Speech. She joined the University of Mary Student Success Center in August 2017. During her undergraduate studies, Veronica served as a Peer Tutor for the Student Success Center, a Peer Leader, and a Peer Team Leader. She was also active in various campus activities and organizations. In addition to her advising duties, she serves as the primary advisor for SPURS, a student service organization. Veronica is a member of NACADA: The Global Association for Academic Advising and holds an ND Educator License.

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
– Saint Francis of Assisi

Have Questions?

We’re here to help. Call the Student Success Center at 701-355-8124, email us, or schedule a meeting.