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Meet the Academic Advising Office

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Mandie Porick is the Lead Academic Advisor. She has a B.A. in Applied Linguistics and a Masters of Education, and holds an Illinois elementary teaching certificate. For the last 12 years, Mandie has served as the Academic Advisor for the Army ROTC at Wheaton College. Prior to Wheaton, Mandie has been a teacher, office manager, operations assistant and on staff at her church. Mandie is married with 3 daughters. In her spare time, Mandie is a taxi driver for the family and serves at the Care Center at their church. 

Areas of expertise: Transfer Students, Undeclared Majors

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Candyce Cabral is a Chicago native. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. She has 14 years of casework experience, servicing diverse populations. With compassion, she meets and accepts others as they are. Candyce specializes in identifying barriers, developing creative ways to problem solve and helping achieve personal goals. Candyce has a 13-year-old daughter. During her free time, she enjoys serving at a local non-profit agency, assisting individuals with disabilities to increase self-sufficiency in activities of daily living. 

Areas of expertise: First Generation Students, Students with Accommodations

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James Kim is a first-generation college student originally from South Korea. James graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in history and a Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary. Prior to Wheaton, James held student development positions at Taylor University and the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).  James is married with two daughters and is always up for tennis. 

Areas of expertise: International Students, Athletes

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Amy Klobucher is the Office Coordinator for the Academic Advising Office and Learning & Accessibility Services.  Amy received a Bachelors in Sociology at Wheaton College and a Masters of Social Work at Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago.  Her expertise in social work is residential care for teens and adults while she worked at Outreach Community Ministries here in Wheaton.  Currently she is on the advisory board at Naomi’s House, a long term residential program for women exiting commercial sexual exploitation.  Amy has recently jumped back into the work force after being a stay at home mother for 14 years.  Amy has two teenage daughters.  In her free time, she enjoys walking her two golden retrievers, biking and anything outdoors.