Academic Advising

First-Year Advisors @ Alexandria

All incoming GPS for Success students will be assigned a First-Year Advisor who will:

  • help you identify and refine your academic goals;
  • help you choose the appropriate program and courses for that program;
  • help you connect with the appropriate resources; and assign you to a faculty advisor who will help you prepare for your second year and transition to a four-year university.
Jayanthi EaswarachandranJayanthi Easwarachandran
jaeaswarchandra@nvcc.edu
703.933.5099

Serving first-year-students with last names beginning with: A-C.

High School Assignments:

  • Arlington Mill
  • Bishop O’Connell
  • Arlington Career Ctr.
  • Langston Cont.
  • New Directions
  • Wakefield
  • Washington-Lee
  • HB Woodlawn
  • Yorktown
LeCha TysonLeCha Tyson
ltyson@nvcc.edu
703.933.5021

Serving first-year-students with last names beginning with: D-L.

High School Assignments:

  • Bryant Alternative
  • Edison
  • Hayfield
  • JEB Stuart
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Quander Road
  • West Potomac

Donnell SmithDonnell Smith
ddsmith@nvcc.edu
703.845.6208

Serving first-year-students with last names beginning with: M-Q.

High School Assignments:

  • TC Williams
  • Alexandria Friends
  • Bishop Ireton
  • Commonwealth
  • Episcopal HS
  • St. Stephens & St. Agnes

Pascale ClarkPascale Clark
pclark@nvcc.edu
703.933.8336

Serving first-year-students with last names beginning with: R-Z.

High School Assignments:

  • DC Public Schools
  • DC Charter Schools
  • Maryland Schools
  • Out-of-State/Country HS