Welcome to Guided Pathways Advising! The advisors are here to assist you with your needs. Please contact us using any of these methods.
Need to contact an advisor with a question? Use the Connect with Advising form.
Schedule a Meeting with Us
The Guided Pathways Advisors can meet with you in person, virtually (WebEx) and over the phone. When scheduling your appointment, please clarify which method you would prefer.
- Log in to myCommNet
- From the menu, open Symplicity and select Manchester Community College
- Open on “Insight for Students”
- Go to Appointments
- Request New Appointment
- Select Academic Advising
- Scroll down and check availability
- Select the desired advisor/time
- Add a note, if necessary, at the appointment confirmation, then submit request
Appointments are available on campus, by phone and online. Online appointments require the use of a computer and phone.
Receive answers online to simple, basic advising questions
For your convenience, you can submit questions to our online chat feature. Click on the Let’s Chat box on this page.
Guided Pathways Advisors
Venica Blythe, MEd
Philip Burnham, MS
Cat Carter, MS, MA, Associate Director
Awa Diop, MS Candidate
Brenda Geitz, EdM
Amanda Looney-Goetz, MA
Gina Marchesani, MEd
Jennifer Natoli, MS
Michelle Nickerson, MS, Associate Director
Student Retention Services Staff
For students who are having academic difficulty and have taken time off from school and wish to return, please contact one of the following team members, or visit the Student Retention Services page.
A program for underrepresented students who are struggling with academics and have been placed on academic probation. We provide support including tutoring and coaching to help you get back into good standing.
Program Coordinators, Department Chairs and Faculty Advisors (while classes are in session)
In addition to the above options, you can also contact your program coordinator, department chair or faculty advisor by scheduling an individual appointment through email. See the directory for contact information.
View Your Academic Progress using Degree Works
Use Degree Works to quickly see your progress toward completing a degree or certificate program and provide answers to “What if” scenarios, such as “What if I change my major to the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Business Studies, A.A. because I plan to transfer to Central, Eastern, Southern or Western.” Degree Works produces reports that list the courses you need to take to complete your program. Learn about Degree Works.
Assess Your Values, Skills and Interests using Focus 2
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; evening hours to begin in January.
Great Path, MS #8
P.O. Box 1046
Manchester, CT 06045-1046