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Student Success Advisors

Once you’re admitted to an online program at Boise State University, Student Success Advisors work with you to navigate registering for classes each semester and assist you with accessing the resources you need to successfully pursue your educational goals. Online students are often faced with unique circumstances. Our advisors are familiar with online learners and can offer experience and perspective that will help you have a positive and successful online experience.

Some of the Questions We Can Answer

  • What classes should I take?
  • What are the course prerequisites?
  • What resources are available to me as an online student?
  • Who do I contact for help?
  • How do I complete an academic appeal?

Meet Our Advising Team

  • Becky Clawson

    Senior Student Success Advisor

    As a proud Boise State alumna, I love working with future Broncos! I know your story is as unique as your reasons for considering an online degree. I’ve now worked with Imaging Sciences and Public Health students for more than three years and am delighted to be able to impart that experience to students to help them get through their program as efficiently as possible. I will help make sure you have what you need to get to graduation. 

    Bachelor of Arts, Public Health & Bachelor of Science, Imaging Sciences

    As a proud Boise State alumna, I love working with future Broncos! I know your story is as unique as your reasons for considering an online degree. I’ve now worked with Imaging Sciences and Public Health students for more than three years and am delighted to be able to impart that experience to students to help them get through their program as efficiently as possible. I will help make sure you have what you need to get to graduation. 

  • Brian Chojnacky

    Student Success Advisor

    I’m happy to assist you along your educational journey. Although I will lean on my own experience as a non-traditional student that transferred into Boise State to complete my degree, I foremost will validate your unique student experience. My years in advising have included working with Health Sciences majors, Veteran Services, and First-Generation students. Prior to my start at Boise State, I advised community college students including teaching intro to college student-success courses. My goal for you is to graduate!

    I’m happy to assist you along your educational journey. Although I will lean on my own experience as a non-traditional student that transferred into Boise State to complete my degree, I foremost will validate your unique student experience. My years in advising have included working with Health Sciences majors, Veteran Services, and First-Generation students. Prior to my start at Boise State, I advised community college students including teaching intro to college student-success courses. My goal for you is to graduate!

  • Brooke Dolecheck

    Student Success Advisor

    I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies with a Certificate of Leadership and Human Relations from Boise State University in 2019.  During my time as a Multidisciplinary Studies student, I spent several semesters as an advising intern and later worked on the Boise State X team. As a lifelong nontraditional student myself, I understand how overwhelming it can be to juggle school and life.  This, coupled with a passion for learning about students as individuals and helping them achieve their unique goals, is what makes academic advising a natural fit for me. I am humbled everyday by the remarkable people I work with.

    I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies with a Certificate of Leadership and Human Relations from Boise State University in 2019.  During my time as a Multidisciplinary Studies student, I spent several semesters as an advising intern and later worked on the Boise State X team. As a lifelong nontraditional student myself, I understand how overwhelming it can be to juggle school and life.  This, coupled with a passion for learning about students as individuals and helping them achieve their unique goals, is what makes academic advising a natural fit for me. I am humbled everyday by the remarkable people I work with.

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    AJ Duthie

    Student Success Advisor

    As an alumnus that came to Boise State as a non-traditional student, I know first-hand the difficulties of balancing life and education. I look forward to using my experience to help you find the educational path to attaining your goals.

    Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations & Online Degree Pathway

    As an alumnus that came to Boise State as a non-traditional student, I know first-hand the difficulties of balancing life and education. I look forward to using my experience to help you find the educational path to attaining your goals.

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    Donna Haney

    Student Success Advisor

    I am passionate about education and enjoy helping my students reach their goals. I have been working as an advisor for ten years and within the Master of Social Work Online program for the last three years. I look forward to learning more about you and assisting with your journey!

    I am passionate about education and enjoy helping my students reach their goals. I have been working as an advisor for ten years and within the Master of Social Work Online program for the last three years. I look forward to learning more about you and assisting with your journey!

  • Bonnie Jaks

    Student Success Advisor

    As a military child and spouse, I know it can be overwhelming to go through major life changes and prepare for the next stage. That’s why I’m here. My role is to support students in our Online Degree Pathway and help you find the best strategy to reach your goals. I’ve worked with many different student populations over the last five years, and I am passionate about helping all students achieve success through any hurdles that life may throw in the way.

    As a military child and spouse, I know it can be overwhelming to go through major life changes and prepare for the next stage. That’s why I’m here. My role is to support students in our Online Degree Pathway and help you find the best strategy to reach your goals. I’ve worked with many different student populations over the last five years, and I am passionate about helping all students achieve success through any hurdles that life may throw in the way.

  • Larissa Monckton

    Student Success Advisor

    I earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Montana and a Master of Science in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Since graduating, I have worked in admissions at the University of Montana and as a self-reliance specialist for the State of Idaho. I believe in the value of a college education, and I look forward to collaborating with you so that you can reach your educational goals. When not behind my desk, you will find me drinking far too much coffee, hiking with my dogs, and hitting the gym.

    I earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Montana and a Master of Science in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh. Since graduating, I have worked in admissions at the University of Montana and as a self-reliance specialist for the State of Idaho. I believe in the value of a college education, and I look forward to collaborating with you so that you can reach your educational goals. When not behind my desk, you will find me drinking far too much coffee, hiking with my dogs, and hitting the gym.

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    Sage Rust

    Student Success Advisor

    As a proud Boise State Alumna and first-generation graduate, I believe education is transformative. I understand the challenge of balancing home life, work, and educational commitments through my personal experience of working while attending school. I enjoy helping people achieve their educational goals and I am here to help you throughout your online degree and provide you with the resources you need to succeed. Go Broncos!

    Bachelor of Business Administration, Management & Master of Science, Accountancy

    As a proud Boise State Alumna and first-generation graduate, I believe education is transformative. I understand the challenge of balancing home life, work, and educational commitments through my personal experience of working while attending school. I enjoy helping people achieve their educational goals and I am here to help you throughout your online degree and provide you with the resources you need to succeed. Go Broncos!

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    Andrew Wilburn

    Student Success Advisor

    A returning Boise native, I earned a master’s in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University. As your advisor, I will put my education and experience to work in service of your goals. My last position included advising online students in education and health information technology management, and I will help you through your experience.

    A returning Boise native, I earned a master’s in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University. As your advisor, I will put my education and experience to work in service of your goals. My last position included advising online students in education and health information technology management, and I will help you through your experience.

  • Natalie Newell

    Academic Advising Coordinator

    I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communication (2015) and a Masters in Educational Leadership (2019) from Boise State University. Prior to working for Boise State, I served 4 years in the United States Navy as an AD2(AW) at NAS Whidbey Island, WA. I have been with Boise State University since 2015 and have a background in advising and financial aid. As a non-traditional student myself (hello, deployment homework), I understand how it challenging it can be for a non-traditional student but also how rewarding it can be. I am a firm believer in self-care and enjoy being an advocate for students to help them reach their goals. When not in the office, you can find me in the foothills with my dogs (Ellie & Cooper) and my partner, Andy.

    I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communication (2015) and a Masters in Educational Leadership (2019) from Boise State University. Prior to working for Boise State, I served 4 years in the United States Navy as an AD2(AW) at NAS Whidbey Island, WA. I have been with Boise State University since 2015 and have a background in advising and financial aid. As a non-traditional student myself (hello, deployment homework), I understand how it challenging it can be for a non-traditional student but also how rewarding it can be. I am a firm believer in self-care and enjoy being an advocate for students to help them reach their goals. When not in the office, you can find me in the foothills with my dogs (Ellie & Cooper) and my partner, Andy.

  • Dan Brock

    Student Success Advisor

    Welcome to Boise State! I grew up in a small Michigan farm town. I went to Saginaw Valley State University where I was able to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Music Performance. The start of my college career was a bit rocky but I had a staff member there coach me in the right direction. I ended up becoming a Resident Assistant and took interest in Student Affairs/Higher Education. I followed that path and ended up getting my Masters’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. I am an amputee and play for the National Standing Amputee Hockey team. I have two cats named Zelda and Tybalt. My wife and I like to take our son out for hikes in the mountains when we get free time.

    Bachelor of Applied Science & Multidisciplinary Studies

    Welcome to Boise State! I grew up in a small Michigan farm town. I went to Saginaw Valley State University where I was able to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Music Performance. The start of my college career was a bit rocky but I had a staff member there coach me in the right direction. I ended up becoming a Resident Assistant and took interest in Student Affairs/Higher Education. I followed that path and ended up getting my Masters’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. I am an amputee and play for the National Standing Amputee Hockey team. I have two cats named Zelda and Tybalt. My wife and I like to take our son out for hikes in the mountains when we get free time.

  • Faye Montoya

    Student Success Advisor

    As your advisor, my goal is to support you as you pursue your degree and help you access the many resources and supports the University has to ensure your success.  I enjoy seeing students grow and change as they journey through their education.  I completed two degrees as a full time working parent, and I understand the balance it takes to juggle work, school, family and life. When I am not working, I enjoy hiking, nature, spending time with my family, and my dogs.

    Bachelor of Applied Science & Multidisciplinary Studies

    As your advisor, my goal is to support you as you pursue your degree and help you access the many resources and supports the University has to ensure your success.  I enjoy seeing students grow and change as they journey through their education.  I completed two degrees as a full time working parent, and I understand the balance it takes to juggle work, school, family and life. When I am not working, I enjoy hiking, nature, spending time with my family, and my dogs.