Advising and Counseling

The academic advising service is designed to assist students in planning educational programs, setting goals and meeting graduation requirements, developing academic skills, and using the resources of the college to meet educational needs. Additional assistance is offered in selection of a transfer institution and in the transfer of credits. The value of a degree, diploma, or certificate program is explained.

Professional counseling services are provided to students by the college to assist students in career planning, educational planning and in solving problems of a personal nature. Counselors help students to make decisions and to plan for a successful future. Counselors help students choose educational programs and career directions, recommend and interpret career and interest inventories and assessments, examine mid-career options, discuss anticipated academic difficulties, and develop an appropriate course of study.

Students who experience difficulty or dissatisfaction with their curriculum are encouraged to make use of the counseling services to explore options or an alternative course of action. Counselors can also provide assistance with developing satisfying personal and social relationships, solving academic-financial problems, working through a crisis, and making referrals.

Boone Campus Student Services office may be contacted at 800-362-2127 (number 3 on the menu) or 515-432-7203.


Jocelyn Anderson

Jocelyn Anderson
Joined DMACC in 2010
BS, Iowa State University

Rita Davenport Rita Davenport
Joined DMACC in 2002
BA Central College
MSE University of
Additional studies:
Summer Institute for
Intercultural Communication
Jeanne Duffy

Jeanne Duffy
Joined DMACC in 2008
BS, Iowa State University
MA, University
Northern Iowa
Post grad,
Drake University

Patty Harrison Patty Harrison
Joined DMACC in 2005
BS, Briar Cliff University
in Health, Physical Education
and Recreation.
Additional studies:
Morningside University
Shelby Hildreth Shelby Hildreth
Joined DMACC in 1999;
BA, Upper Iowa University
Jeff Kelly Jeff Kelly
Joined DMACC 2002
BA, Iowa State University
MA, Minnesota State Mankato