Welcome to the Family
The Office of Freshman Advising is located in Chozen Hall (on the corner of Ryan and McNeese Streets). The Office of Freshman Advising provides academic advising to first-time freshmen, administers the University’s parent orientation and Peerleader programs, and participates in the University’s student orientation. First-time freshmen are advised in the Office of Freshman Advising before transitioning to advising by the academic department of their chosen major. Advisors guide students in major selection and counsel them on matters that may affect their academic progress, especially regarding University policies and procedures.
Meet Our Advisors
Welcome! At McNeese State University, we're dedicated to helping our students achieve their academic goals by offering over 50 distinct degree programs, personalized advising, and much more. Not sure where to start? Our advisors are available to answer any questions you might have.
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Mrs. Alexis earned both a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a Master of Education in Educational Technology from McNeese and has not been far from campus since starting classes in fall 1992! After teaching in high school and training employees at a national hardware retailer, she started her McNeese career as a recruiter and “taught” students about McNeese (which she is still doing today). In 2007, she joined the Freshman Advising team where her co-workers consider her the resident spelling and grammar guru. In advising, she gives tips on study habits, time management, and communicating with faculty; she helps students plan and register their class schedules based on understanding their degree plan and connects students with campus resources. She wants students to know that when they have questions, she can help find the answer; seeing students have successes in their lives is what keeps Mrs. Albarado going! A LOT has changed over the years, but one thing remains “There are no easy classes in college, that’s why it is called earning a degree!
Ms. Monica advises for the colleges of Education and Liberal Arts. She is an alum of McNeese and received her Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Associate of General Studies in Latin. Her master’s degree is from Northwestern in Adult Learning and Development with a concentration in Educational Technology. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Adult Learning and Development with a concentration in Workforce also from Northwestern. She loves working on crossword puzzles to relax and loves to travel. When she is at home, you can often find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes from different countries.
Ms. Blanche earned a Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Louisiana State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She started working at McNeese in 2019 first as an admissions analyst and then as a Student Central specialist before joining the office of Freshman Advising. She spends her free time traveling, at the gym, or playing with her dog. Her favorite thing about working at McNeese is helping students get through any roadblocks they may be facing on their journey.
Ms. Serena advises students in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from McNeese State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration at McNeese. She joined the Office of Freshman Advising in 2021 as a student employee and has recently become our newest advisor. Her favorite part about being an advisor is being able to share her own McNeese college experience with her students to offer them advice and guidance. In her free time, she loves to read books, go shopping, and travel with her friends and family.