Advising Services

Welcome to Advising

Advising at Marymount California University is housed within the Center for Academic and Professional Success and provides a high quality, caring, student-centered advising experience that promotes the educational, career, and personal development of each student.

Advising is an intentional teaching and learning process that promotes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Techniques of developmental advising help students explore the value of a liberal arts education, identify educational objectives that are suited to their interests and abilities, and evaluate the possible short-and long-term consequences of their choices. The development and implementation of an education plan that leads to successful graduation.

Advising serves all Marymount students by providing resources, workshops, appointments, and walk-in help in the areas of educational planning, transfer credit, and general advising services.

Who is my Advisor?

Students who are majoring in Accounting, Business, Criminal Justice, Management, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, or undecided will be assigned to the Center. Students majoring in Biology (BA/BS) and Digital Communications Media are advised by a faculty advisor.

The advising relationship helps students explore and further refine their educational and career objectives, and offers opportunities for guidance and mentoring. Advisors help students continue to monitor progress towards degree completion. You can schedule an appointment with your advisor by calling or sending an email.

Staff Advisors

Loretta Adikhai

 

 

Loretta Adikhai, Coordinator of Operations
Advising Hours: Tu/Wed/Thu  11:00am – 1:00pm
ladikhai@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7340  CEC 218
Majors: Criminal Justice, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, or undecided majors

 

 

 

Larissa Flores, Student Success Counselor
Advising Hours: Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm
lflores@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7628  CEC 218
Majors: Accounting, Business, Management and all graduate majors

 

 

 

Trenna Hill, Academic Advisor / Student Athlete Success Liaison
Advising Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 3pm
Thill@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7280, CEC 218
Majors: Accounting, Business, Management, Criminal Justice, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, or undecided majors

 

Claudete Marquez

 

Claudete Marques, Academic Coordinator
Advising Hours:
Mon – Thurs; 10:30am – 5pm
CMarques@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7628, CEC 218
Majors: Criminal Justice, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, or undecided majors

 

Laura Niemiec

 

Laura Niemiec, Coordinator, Disability Resources
Advising Hours: Mon: 9am – 12pm; Thurs: 3pm – 5pm
LNiemiec@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7367, CEC 218
Majors: Criminal Justice, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, or undecided majors

Alexandra Talavera

 

Alexandra Talavera, Student Success Counselor
Advising Hours: Mon: 10am – 5pm; Tues: 10am – 1pm; Thurs: 12pm – 2pm
ATalavera@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7283, CEC 218
Majors: Criminal Justice, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, or undecided majors

 

Faculty Advisors

Valerie Anderson

 

Valerie Anderson, Professor, Science
Office Hours (OS 221): Mon & Wed: 3:30-4:30pm; Tues: 1:30-2:30pm; Thurs: 1:30-4pm; Fri: 10:30-12pm or by appointment only
VAnderson@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7635
Majors: Biology, Multidisciplinary Studies (Biology and Human Performance emphases) majors

Sister Antoine-Marie Maurier

 

Sister Antoine-Marie Baurier, Professor, Spanish/French
Center Advising Hours (CEC 218): Tues: 9:30am – 12:30pm; Thurs: 10am – 2pm
Office Hours (TDW 220): Mon: 11:30am – 3pm; Tues: 2pm – 3:30pm; Wed: 2pm – 3:30pm; Thurs: 2pm – 3pm; Fri: by appointment only                   ABaurier@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7321
Majors: Criminal Justice, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, or undecided majors

Silvana Constantinescu

 

Silvana Constantinescu, Associate Professor, Biology
Office Hours (OS 223): Mon: 11:40am-3:10pm; Tues: 11:40am-12:40pm; Wed: 9:10-9:40am; Thurs: 11:30am-1:30pm
SConstantinescu@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7338
Majors: Biology, Multidisciplinary Studies (Biology and Human Performance emphases) majors

Steve Echavarria

 

Steve Echavarria, Instructor, Arts and Media
Center Advising Hours: Mon & Wed: 3pm – 6pm
SEchavarria@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303-7307, CEC 218
Majors: Digital Communications Media

Susie Martin

 

Susie Martin, Assistant Dean of Curriculum
Center Advising Hours (CEC 218): Mon – Fri 9am – 12pm
Office Hours (CEC 201): Tues, Wed & Thurs: 9am – 5:30pm; Mon & Fri: 12pm – 5pm
SMartin@marymountcalifornia.edu
(310) 303- 7339
Majors: Criminal Justice, Management, Multidisciplinary Studies, Psychology, or undecided majors

Core Values

Advising at Marymount California University reflects the college’s commitment to student learning, persistence and success by:

  • Promoting an ethical, intentional and respectful partnership between students and advisors.
  • Striving to provide vital information, connections and resources that ensure successful graduation from the two-and four-year degree programs available at our College and/or transfer to other institutions.
  • Promoting an intentional teaching-learning process; one that assists the student to learn critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Developing partnerships in which advisors are accessible, knowledgeable and take a personal interest in each student.

As you begin to experience the challenges, opportunities and great accomplishments that lie ahead of you, know that you have an experienced team on your side. Your academic advisor is your primary source of information, advice and support as you make the academic choices that will determine your future, either on a plan to earn an AA or BA from Marymount California University or transfer to another four-year institution. We want to help educate you so that you can make informed decisions for yourself about your future ––what you want to study, who you want to be, how you want to live. After all, it’s your future … and it looks amazing.

Once you know where to access academic and career information, you will have created a solid base from which to continue your academic advancement. Being an adult, a college student and an independent person does not negate the need for input when your future awaits. Your advisor, your professors and the staff of the Advising and Career Center can contribute their expertise and guidance as you need it.

Goals of Advising

  • Assist students to develop critical thinking, problem solving and reflective decision making skills.
  • Teach students to use these critical thinking skills to evaluate potential short and long-term outcomes of their choices, including selection of an academic major, graduate school and career path.
  • Educate students about Marymount California University’s academic policies, procedures, programs, support services and student life activities.
  • Advise students in the development of a realistic education plan, reflecting courses that fulfill requirements for major and degree attainment, internship opportunities, co-curricular and service learning requirements.
  • Develop relationships with external educational and professional communities to achieve successful transitions between Marymount California University and other institutions and organizations.

 

 

Center for Academic and Professional Success

Monday– Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Oceanview Campus
Cecilia Hall 218
310 303-7273
advising@marymountcalifornia.edu
my.marymountcalifornia.edu: Advising