Academic Success Coaches

Ensuring Students Stay On The Path & Have a Smooth Finish

Select your Area of Interest below
Find your Academic Success Coach

If you are a new CAC student or unsure of which Area of Interest to choose,  meet with a New Student Advisor.
How to Register Yourself for Classes VIDEO or PDF

Business & Professional Industries

Amanda  Fortier
Degrees & Certificates:
Associate of Business (ABUS)
Business, AAS & Cert
Culinary Arts, AAS & Cert
Hotel & Restaurant MGMT, AAS & Cert
Recreation & Tourism Pathway, AA
Recreation MGMT, Cert
Logistics & Supply Chain MGMT, Cert
Management, Certificate

Nursing, Health & Emergency Careers

Academic Success CoachElizabeth Pomeroy
Degrees & Certificates
Nursing, AAS
Radiologic Technology, AAS
General Nursing, Health & Emergency Programs

Meets with students,
last names M-Z

Jeanette Verduzco

Degrees & Certificates
Nursing, AAS
Radiologic Technology, AAS
General Nursing, Health & Emergency Programs

Meets with students,
last name A-L

Program Specific Advisors

ONLY advise for their specific programs.
Make an appointment with the person who represents the degree you would like to pursue.

Christina Brown

Program Director & Program Specific Advisor
Email for Appointment:
Phone: 480-677-7745; Cell 480-529-8548
Degrees & Certificates
(only advises for) Massage Therapy, AAS & Cert

Dr. Sandra Brightwell

Director of Health Info Management
Program Specific Advisor
Phone: 480-677-779
Degrees & Certificates
(only advises for) Health Information Management, AAS

Pamela Hector RD

Nutrition & Dietetic Technician – Program Specific Advisor
Degrees & Certificates (only advises for the following)
Nutrition & Dietetic Tech, AAS
Dietary Manager Training Cert
Nutrition/Foodservice Training Cert
Community Nutrition Worker Cert
Diabetes Care and Education Cert
Nutrition and Health Promotion Cert

Lon Spencer M.S.

Fire Science Coordinator III-Division Chair
Program Specific Advisor
E O 520-494-5507 ; 602-818-7830
(Contact for appointment or information)
Degree: Fire Science Technology, AAS
Firefighter Operations, Driver Operator
Fire Officer, Wildland Firefighter

Nancy Juarez

Clinical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy Program Director
Program Specific Advisor
(Contact for appointment/information)
E  O 520-494-5388,  M 520-280-7330
Clinical Lab Assistant

Jennifer Bishop, MT (ASCP)

Medical Laboratory Technician Program Director
Program Specific Advisor
(Contact for appointment/information)

E  P 520-494-5531
Degree:  Medical Laboratory Technician, AAS

Social/Behavioral Sciences & Public Service

Amanda, Academic Success Coach

Amanda Fortier
Degrees & Certificates:
Administration of Justice, AA & Certificate
History pathway, AA
Justice Studies, AAS (Corrections or Law Enforcement)
Political Science pathway, AA
Psychology pathway, AA
Sociology pathway, AA

Computer Technology, Engineering & Math

Dianna Davis
Degrees & Certificates:
Computer Science pathway, AS
Engineering pathway, AS
Networking Technologies, AAS
Software Development, AAS & Certificate
Statistics pathway, AA

Biological/Physical Sciences & Agriculture

Dianna Davis
Degrees & Certificates:
Agriculture pathway, AA
Agribusiness, AAS & Cert
Biology pathway, AS
Chemistry pathway, AS
Equine Management, Training, AAS & Cert
Geology pathway, AS

Communication & English

Amanda, Academic Success CoachAmanda Fortier
Degrees & Certificates:

Communication pathway, AA & Certificates
English Literature pathway, AA
English Secondary Education pathway, AA
Spanish Pathway, AA

Visual, Fine & Performing Arts

Laura Shepherd
Degrees & Certificates:
Digital Media Arts, AAS & Cert(Graphic Design or Digital Photograph/Video)
Fine Arts pathway, AA (Studio Art or Music)
Live Audio & Lighting, AAS & Cert
Popular Music Performance, AAS & Cert
Recording Engineering, AAS & Cert

Program Specific Advisors

Susan Tatterson, M.F.A.
Division Chair & Program Advisor
Email for Questions or Appointment: 
Phone: 520-494-5049

Degrees & Certificates:
Digital Media Arts, AAS & Cert
(Graphic Design or Digital Photograph/Video)

Dan Bush
Entertainment Industry Technology (EIT) Program Coordinator
Professor of Recording Engineering
Lead Faculty for Visual & Performing Arts
Degrees & Certificates:
Live Audio & Lighting, AAS & Cert
Popular Music Performance, AAS & Cert
Recording Engineering, AAS & Cert
For Specific EIT program questions or recording studio tours, contact:
Dan Bush @

Sarah McLaughlin, M.F.A.
Professor of Studio Art
Email for questions or information
Phone: 520-494-5084

Degrees & Certificates:
Fine Arts, AA (Studio Arts)


Laura Shepherd
Degrees & Certificates:

Early Childhood Education, AA
Early Childhood Education, AAS & Certificate
Early Childhood Education/ Infant-Toddler, AAS & Certificate
Elementary Education, AAEE

Industrial Technology & Skilled Trades

Lexi Porterfield
Degrees & Certificates
Automated Industrial Tech, AAS & Certs
Diesel Technology, AAS & Cert
Heavy Equipment Operator, AAS & Certs
Pipefitting/PipeWelding Tech, AAS & Certs
Structural Welding Technology, AAS & Certs
Commercial Electrician Installer, Cert

Coaches Help With:

 College/Career Plans & Strategies
Career & Transfer Planning
Academic Success Strategies
On & Off Campus Resources


Success Coach Meeting Checklist
How-To Register for Classes PDF
Areas of Interest/Degree & Certificates
2022-23 AGEC
University Transfer Resources
Career Resources
Student Success Workshops
Full List of Student Resources 

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