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Strome College of Business

Important advisor information

Students are to meet with their advisor every Fall and Spring semester.

Before your appointment, you will need a printed copy of your Degree Works (Software hosted in each student's Leoonline account showing a list of required courses for their listed major(s), and minor(s) if applicable, merged with the transcript). A step by step on how to access your Degree Works is located here.

Unless otherwise noted, all of our advisors use the MyAdvisor online appointment system for appointment scheduling. This system is open to all active degree seeking students.

  • (If you have been out of school for more than one calendar year, you will need to reactivate with ODU Admissions before you can be advised so that your academic record is reactivated and viewable by advisor.)
  • If you have problems using the system, please contact the ODU IT HelpDesk at 757-683-3192 or send an email to itshelp@odu.edu for troubleshooting assistance.

If any of these cases are applicable for you then also look for your advisor below.

  • This is my first semester at ODU (freshman or transfer)
  • I have less than a 2.0 overall or CBK cumulative GPA
  • I am changing my major from a non-business major to business
  • I am a business major with less than 30 credit hours applied to the business degree program
  • I am a business major with more than 80 credit hours applied to the business degree program

If you are a business major with more than 30 but less than 80 credit hours applied to the business degree program, look here for additional advising information.

Advisors

Unless otherwise noted, all of our advisors use the MyAdvisor online appointment system for appointment scheduling. This system is open to all active degree seeking students.

  • (If you have been out of school for more than one calendar year, you will need to reactivate with ODU Admissions before you can be advised so that your academic record is reactivated and viewable by advisor.)
  • If you have problems using the system, please contact the ODU IT HelpDesk at 757-683-3192 or send an email to itshelp@odu.edu for troubleshooting assistance.

Undergraduate Advising Contacts

(BusinessAdvising@odu.edu; 757-683-5777) Open Monday-Friday 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Career Development Services (CDS) Office Contacts

CDS@odu.edu; 757-683-6170)


SCB Advisors

Advisor Student Last Name Specialty Area
Miller, William
G-O

SCB Associate Director

  • First semester transfer, academic difficulty (university), business majors with 80 credits or more, graduation
Werkmeister, Kara
A-Z

Student Success Advisor

  • New and current freshmen business majors who have earned and/or are transferring less than 30 credit hours
Pettinelli, Marissa
A-F

SCB Academic Advisor

  • First semester transfer, academic difficulty (university), business majors with 80 credits or more, graduation
Walker, Chelonda P-Z

SCB Academic Advisor

  • First semester transfer, academic difficulty (university), business majors with 80 credits or more, graduation

About the SCB advisors

William R. Miller

Associate Director

  • Primary responsibilities: Lead the SCB undergraduate advising team, liaison with SCB faculty advisors, provide academic advising
  • Credentials: M.S.Ed. (Counseling)
  • Why I love my job: I am blessed to have the opportunity to facilitate the growth and development of students from transition into college until transition into their chosen careers.
  • Words I live by: "Every day is lost in which we do not learn something useful. Man has no nobler or more valuable possession than time." - Thomas Jefferson

Kara Boone

Freshman Success Advisor

  • Primary responsibilities: Working specifically with freshmen in the SCB, providing academic advising and assisting with the transition to college
  • Credentials: M.A. Higher Education in Student Affairs - Emphasis in College Counseling, B.S.Ed. English Education
  • Why I love my job: : I like helping people - I had a hard time transitioning to college myself, so I love working with freshmen and helping them have a better experience than I did. This job allows me to not only help students academically, but to also help with their transition and to be a support if they need.
  • Words I live by:"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tutu

Marissa A. Pettinelli

Student Success Advisor

  • Primary responsibilities: Provide advising and programming for SCB undergraduate students
  • Credentials: M.S.Ed.
  • Why I love my job: I love that my job challenges me every day in different ways, I love being a part of something larger that makes a difference. I love that everyone in the SCB cares.
  • Words I live by: "If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit." Anonymous

Chelonda M. Walker

Academic Advisor

  • Primary responsibilities: Provide advising and programming for SCB undergraduate students
  • Credentials: M.S. in Education - Emphasis in Educational Leadership/Higher Education, B.A. Sociology
  • Why I love my job: I love engaging with students and helping them to be successful. Engaging with students allows me to be a support system for them throughout their journey.
  • Words I live by: "Watch how you talk to yourself, most importantly don't forget to remind yourself how dope You are and Never ever stop believing in YOU!"