Advising Appointments

To make an advising appointment, click on the appropriate advisor link below. Please note that returning students must use their OCCC email to make appointments, and new students must apply to OCCC prior to appointment.

Theresa Harper

Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointment with Theresa Harper in Newport or schedule an appointment with Teresa Harper on Thursdays in Lincoln City

Specializes in Pre-Teaching Pathways and Early Childhood Education

MAT, Education | Oregon State University
MS, Academic Advising | Kansas State University 

Colleen Doherty

Academic Advisor

Schedule an advising appointment with Colleen Doherty in Newport

Specializes in Nursing & Allied Health

BA, Psychology | Westfield State College
MA, Student Personnel/Counseling | Northern Arizona University

Blake Hagan

Academic Advisor

Schedule an advising appointment with Blake Hagan in Newport
Schedule an advising appointment with Blake Hagan in Lincoln City (Wednesdays)

Specializes in Aquarium Science,  Accounting & Administrative Programs

BA, Anthropology | Oregon State University
MS, Education | Portland State University

Learn more about the advising process

Use the menu below to learn more about the roles of our advisors – and of you, the student – in the important academic advising process.

Advisor Role

What We Do as Advisors:

    • Discuss programs, courses, requirements
    • Help to clarify educational and career goals
    • Discuss strategies for success
  • Listen to student concerns and make referrals when necessary

Student Role

What Students do before Advising appointment:

New Students
    • Schedule a one-hour appointment with an advisor (above) to discuss courses, programs, and sign up for a New Student Orientation, where you will register for classes
  • Bring transcripts (college and/or high school/GED)
Returning Students
  • Schedule a 30-minute appointment with advisor (above) 


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