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Academic Advising

Meet Our Staff

Jeannie Cornelius, Academic Advisor

Jeannie Cornelius, Academic Advisor

Hello – I’m Jeannie Cornelius, and I’m proud to be an Ichabod and a Washburn graduate!  In 2002 I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Psychology from Washburn, then went on to Emporia State University to complete a Master of Science in Counselor Education (2006).  Since I earned these degrees as a non-traditional student, I know first-hand how challenging it is to balance college, work, and family commitments.   

Kaydee Emperley, Academic AdvisorKaydee Emperley, Academic Advisor   

Kaydee Emperley joined the Academic Advising office in February 2012. She works primarily with first year student athletes as well as a small population of undeclared first and second year students. In addition to her advising role, Kaydee currently runs the Students Taking Academic Responsibility (STAR) program, which is a University-wide online program for students currently on academic probation while also teaching WU101/IS100. Prior to joining Washburn’s staff, Kaydee earned her Master of Science in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University.

Jennifer Jenkins, Academic AdvisorJennifer Jenkins, Academic Advisor   

Jennifer Jenkins joined the Washburn community as an Academic Advisor in the Center for Student Success in August 2012. Jennifer works with undeclared first and second year students and teaches IS 100 The College Experience. Prior to coming to Washburn, Jennifer earned her M.S. Ed. in Higher Education Administration - College Student Personnel from Southern Illinois University. Jennifer also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Nick Marshall, Academic AdvisorNick Marshall, Academic Advisor   

Nick Marshall joined the Washburn community as an Academic Advisor in March 2014. He works with undeclared students and teaches a section of WU 101 The Washburn Experience. Before joining the Center for Student Success, Nick earned a M.A. in Higher Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a B.A. in History at Randolph College.

Betsy West, Academic AdvisorBetsy West, Academic Advisor   

Betsy started at Washburn in 2010 as coordinator of placement testing and moved into Academic Advising in 2014. Betsy earned both her BA and MA from the University of Iowa and has taken additional course work at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to coming to Washburn, Betsy worked at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan as Director of Student Services and University of Wisconsin System Administration as a Special Assistant for Student Services and Transfer. She also worked in advising at Millikin University in Decatur, Il and the University of Illinois-Springfield. Betsy especially enjoys advising undecided students as well as transfer students and returning adult students.

Jennifer Grauer, Secretary for AdvisingJennifer Grauer, Secretary for Advising  

Jennifer Grauer has been with the Center for Student Success since March of 2013. She is a graduate of Barton County College and Full Sail University. She and her husband reside in Topeka.

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