Academic Advising/Orientation

OCC Campus

Welcome to Academic Advising at Ocean County College! The advising staff encourages you to take advantage of our services so we can help you accomplish your academic and lifelong learning goals. Our services are an integral part of the College Mission. Our Office Mission and primary purpose is to assist students in accomplishing their academic, career and lifelong learning goals. Throughout this process, emphasis is placed on the uniqueness of each individual.

Through our group and individual advising services, we help students:

  • Understand Placement Test results
  • Select a degree program
  • Understand College requirements
  • Identify transfer or career goals

                   Office Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8am-8pm
  • Friday: 8am-5pm



The Academic Advising Center, located in the Administration Building, operates on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.

News and Notes

Staff Members

Dr. Norma Betz
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs

Anna Regan
Director of Academic Advising

Pamela Donohue
Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Michele Connolly
Academic Advisor
Coordinator of Orientation

Elaine Schardien
Academic Advisor
Coordinator of NJ STARS

Laura Wills
Academic Advisor
Coordinator of Transfer Services

Geraldine McGinty
Academic Advisor

Mary Gabler
Academic Advisor

Jennifer Kipp
Academic Advisor

Administrative Assistants

  • Carol Lynch
  • Judy Salage