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Meet your Advisor

Academic Advisors and Counselors

Advisor/Success Coaches

Academic advising and success coaching is available on a walk-in basis or by appointment. The success coach/advisor for your major is listed in your student planner in your MyViking portal. Advisors provide a full array of services ranging from degree planning to course registration. Students may wish to see an advisor/success coach to discuss topics such as:

  • Degree planning
  • Transfer planning
  • Information about programs offered at Grayson College
  • Assistance with course selection
  • Schedule changes and withdrawals
  • Graduation requirements
  • College placement test referrals


Counselors are available to meet with students by appointment. However, some concerns may be addressed on a walk-in basis. Counselors are at least master's level professionals who are trained to provide personal, academic, and career counseling services. Students often seek counseling services for the following reasons:

  • Academic Probation
  • Test anxiety
  • Study and note-taking strategies
  • Time management
  • Academic problems
  • Strategies for managing stress, anxiety and depression
  • Crisis intervention


Lewanda Diaz

Success Coach

Kathryn Mathes

Nancy Luthe

Success Coach

Success Coach

Valerie Ray


Success Coach

Claudia Perez


Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Becki Rathfon

Cassandra Tovar

Success Coach/Advisor for Health Sciences

Success Coach/Advisor for Health Sciences

Kolton Hall


Success Coach/Advisor for South Campus programs

Barbara Malone                

Counseling Center Director, Licensed Professional Counselor and Career Specialist whose services include career and assessment assistance, providing career advising, guidance, and testing for those who need assistance in career decision making.

Online advising is available for distance learning students. Contact the advisor listed for your pathway in your MyViking Student Portal for assistance.

Faculty advising specific to your degree and major

GC professors advise students majoring in their program of study. By contacting your instructional department or division, you can begin receiving expert guidance to select classes, earn your degree, and enter your chosen career field. 

Educational Opportunity Center

The EOC is designed to provide information regarding financial and academic assistance to qualified adults who desire to pursue a program of postsecondary education. EOC also provides assistance to individuals in applying for admission to institutions that offer programs of postsecondary education, including assistance in preparing necessary applications for use by admissions and financial aid officers. 

Main Campus Hours

Academic and Career Advising Services 6101 Grayson Drive - Denison, TX 75020 903.463.8695 Located in Student Services in the Administrative Services Building

  July - May           

 Monday & Tuesday             
 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.                     
 Wednesday - Friday    
 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  Summer Hours

  June - July 5   

 Monday - Thursday             
 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Academic and Career Advising Services
6101 Grayson Drive - Denison, TX 75020
Located in Student Services in the Administrative Services Building