Advisement and Retention

Welcome to the ARC!

In support of the College’s mission, The ARC: An Advising and Retention Center for Students is dedicated to all aspects of student and institutional success by providing quality and proactive academic advising. The ARC promotes an atmosphere of student learning and success by maintaining professional values and commitments that support the greater good of the students, our colleagues, and the college. The ARC is committed to assisting students with achieving their academic and career goals by providing advising, academic counseling, career guidance, and serving as a resource center for current and potential students. The ARC is An Advising and Retention Center for Students

Academic advising provides students with the opportunity to meet with an advisor for the purpose of gaining assistance in planning their educational career, in learning needed skills for academic success, and in learning how to access the variety of resources and services available to them on the campus. Academic advising is a partnership between a student and an academic advisor to develop meaningful educational goals and plans that are consistent with the student’s personal values, interests and abilities. This is a collaborative approach in which the student and the advisor have clear responsibilities for ensuring the advising partnership is successful.

All students must meet with an advisor before registration each term. This is to help you stay on track to a timely graduation. We also encourage you to meet with your advisor once or twice a semester to explore big picture questions and goals.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Advising: As a result of actively participating in academic advising, students will:

  1. Understand program requirements, to include general education and occupational course requirements.
  2. Create an academic plan based on his or her goals and interests.
  3. Use advising technology to make advising appointments, register each semester, and communicate with advisor
  4. Utilize College resources and services to meet academic, personal, and career goals.
  5. Locate College policies and procedures regarding registration, academic standing, and student conduct.

FALL 2019 Dates: Xpress Registration is OPEN! Make your ARC appointment in myNavigate TODAY! Fall 2019 Semester classes start August 14 for full-term and September 19 for Fall Express. Complete your personalized To-Do list in myNavigate to make sure you are on track!

SPRING/SUMMER 2020 Dates: It’s time to make your EARLY ADVISE appointment for Spring/Summer 2020 advising and registration. Go to myNavigate TODAY to make your appointment. Early advising for current students begins on October 16. New student advising and registration begins on November 11.

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Any student experiencing academic difficulties in learning support, core, or certain entry level occupational courses may receive tutoring services. Wiregrass campuses now offer students FREE 24/7 LIVE online tutoring. The link to this site can be found on myCampus or Blackboard. Visit our face-to-face tutoring lab on the Valdosta Campus in Berrien Hall, room 350. If you are not on the Valdosta Campus and would like to speak to a Wiregrass tutor, contact us at


For more information,
call 229-333-2100 ext. 2464


Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Charles Harris Learning Center
Rooms 628A/628B
Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
(229) 468-2060

Coffee Campus
Room 127A
Mon-Thurs 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
(229) 468-2208

Cook Campus
By appointment only

Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Suite 100
Mon-Thurs 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
(229) 333-2100, ext 2464

Got Questions? Email us at

Paulette Brown
Advisement & Retention Center Specialist
Coffee Campus
Room 127B
O: (229) 468-2208
M: (912) 417-5289
Nyeasha Carter
Advising & Retention Center Specialist
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 100A
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 3005
M: (229) 999-2027
Melissa Cleghorn
ARC Specialist
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Coffee Campus
Ben Hill-Irwin-Room 628B, Coffee C-Room 127C
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2221
M: (229) 490-4786
Mona Paulk
Executive Director for Academic Success
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus
Room 8202B
O: (229) 468-2102
M: (912) 244-8601
Camden Reynolds
ARC Specialist
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 100B
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 3011
M: (912) 380-3287
Faith Spencer
Online Advising & Retention Specialist
Coffee Campus
O: (229) 468-2225
Cypcyone Thomas
Advising & Retention Center Specialist
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 101
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2466
Roy Warren
Dean for Academic Success
Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Coffee Campus
Room 628 A
O: (229) 468-2060
M: (912) 250-7642
Brent Warren
ARC Specialist
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 104A
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2116
M: (912) 244-9124
Dr. Jammie Wilbanks
Associate Vice President for Academic Success
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Room 100
O: (229) 333-2117
M: (229) 233-4052
Kayla Zackery
Advising & Retention Center Coordinator
Valdosta Campus
Berrien Hall, Suite 100
O: (229) 333-2100 ext. 2465
M: (229) 589-8280