First-Year Advising

Office of First-Year Advising

Location:Gillmor Student Center
Hours:8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. weekdays or by appointment
Email:FYA@tiffin.edu

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the academic advising program at Tiffin University is to provide student-centered, developmental advising to prepare traditional college-age students and adult learners for successful careers and for productive and satisfying lives of excellence, leadership and service.

What Does Academic Advising Look Like at TU?

At Tiffin University all first-year, first-year transfer, and undecided students are advised by a professional academic advisor called a First-Year Advisor. First-Year Advisors will help students to learn the academic advising process, choose classes, establish career/academic goals, and serve as a "go-to" person for all student questions or assistance.

Once a first-year student becomes a sophomore (based on credit hours), a first-year transfer student completes their first semester, or an undecided student declares an academic school they will be transitioned to a Faculty Advisor who is an expert in that student's field of study. Faculty Advisors are assigned by major and will assist students with learning the expectations and course requirements of their major, providing career and internship guidance, and discussing graduate school opportunities.

First-Year Advisors and Faculty Advisors can assist their advisees with the following:

  • Drop-in advising year round and appointments during advising weeks
  • Change/add a major or minor
  • Drop/Add a class
  • Plan for Graduation

Meet the First-Year Advisors

Jamie Marinis

Jamie Marinis
Director of Student Success & First-Year Experience
First-Year Advisor & Academic Coach

Volleyball & Wrestling

Phone: 419.448.3357
Email: MarinisJL@tiffin.edu
Office: Gillmor Student Center

Chelsea Bass

Chelsea Bass
Assistant Director of Student Success
First-Year Advisor & Academic Coach

Baseball, Soccer, Softball, & Commuters

Phone: 419.448.3304
Email: BassCE@tiffin.edu
Office: Gillmor Student Center

Melissa Waire

Melissa Waire
First-Year Advisor & Academic Coach

Cheer/Stunt, Cross-Country/Track & Field, Equestrian, & Campus Residents

Phone: 419.448.3398
Email: WaireMK@tiffin.edu
Office: Gillmor Student Center

Cooper Conrad

Cooper Conrad
First-Year Advisor & Academic Coach

Club Sports, eSports, Golf, Football, Swim & Dive, Tennis, & Campus Residents

Phone: 419.448.3389
Email: ConradC@tiffin.edu
Office: Gillmor Student Center

Emily Scrimshaw

Emily Ohman Scrimshaw
First-Year Advisor & Academic Coach

Arts/Music, Basketball, Lacrosse, & Commuters

Phone: 419.448.3019
Email: ScrimshawE@tiffin.edu
Office: Gillmor Student Center

Nicholas Reinhard

Professor Nicholas Reinhard
Professor of Sociology & Coordinator of Peer Mentors
First-Year Advisor

Campus Residents

Phone: 419.448.3022
Email: ReinhardNJ@tiffin.edu
Office: Main Classroom Building