Lansing Community College

Academic advisors help you plan your academic journey at Lansing Community College. Our advisors provide guidance and clarity on program details and help you navigate through your program efficiently, whether you plan to achieve your degree or certificate at LCC, or if you plan to transfer to a four-year university.

Advising Appointments

Our advisors are available four days a week for full 30 minute advising appointments.

Drop-In Advising

Please make sure to check-in for Drop-In Advising at least 30 minutes prior to the end of the Drop-In Session.

Online Chat

We offer secure Online Chat and eAdvising as options to work with Academic Advisors.

Meet the Advisors

Alan Sorrells
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Alan Sorrells
Academic Advisor

sorrelr3@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

I have lived in East Lansing Michigan for over 20 years but I'm originally from the mountains of western North Carolina. I earned a bachelor of science degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and a master of arts from Central Michigan University. I have worked at Lansing Community College since 2002.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, running or getting out on my bike. I also spend a lot of time listening to music and I probably go to more concerts than I really should. I look forward to helping you navigate your academic career at LCC.

Lorin Honeysett
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Lorin Honeysett
Academic Advisor

bartonyl@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

Greetings Everyone! My name is Lorin Honeysett and I have been serving Lansing Community College as an Academic Advisor since April 2014. I hold my Bachelor's degree in Communications from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and my Master's in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. I came to LCC after being an Academic Advisor at Oakland University where I developed a passion for working with student athletes and future transfer students. Whether you plan to stay at LCC to earn an Associate degree or Certificate, or utilize LCC as a stepping stone to a 4-year college or university, I'd be happy to help you plan and prepare for your future!

My Dream Vacation Destination: Greece and Fiji
Favorite College Course I've Taken: Organizational Behavior and Psychology of Personality One Piece of Advice for LCC Students: The journey to your academic goals is not a race. Take your time, soak up as much knowledge as possible, explore your interests both inside and outside the classroom. You never know when or how exciting opportunities will present themselves.

Eric Bennett
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Eric Bennett
Academic Advisor

bennete@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

Eric Bennett is an advisor who sees all students regardless of major. Most of his students are future nurses and those preparing for other health career fields as well as those preparing for engineering/science careers and future Spartans regardless of major. He has a BS in Mathematics with minors in Music Education (Vocal) and Religious Education from Southwest Baptist University. His MS is in Criminal Justice Administration from Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri) and additional graduate work in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Mathematics/Statistics, and Political Science at Michigan State University.

Eric has worked a variety of jobs in his lifetime from warehouse work and telemarketing to social science research and teaching to dental assisting and clerical work to working in theater and film in Hollywood. When not working, he enjoys working with the youth and adults at his church and spending time with his family.

Eva Menefee
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Eva Menefee
Academic Advisor

menefee@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

Sagoli/Annii/Hello, my name is Eva Menefee and I am the Lead Faculty Advisor here at Lansing Community College. I have been at LCC for over 20 years, but prior to coming to LCC, I worked at Michigan State University for 10. I am originally from Dearborn Heights, and came to Lansing to go to school at MSU with every intention of returning to the Detroit area. After all these years, I am still here.

I worked at MSU, after my BA in Elementary Education was complete, as an Assistant Director of Admission (while doing a graduate degree in College Student Personnel), then I became an Academic Advisor in the Undergraduate University Division. My final position at MSU was as the Coordinator of the Michigan College University Partnership (MiCUP) which gave me insight into the workings of LCC. I was able to help minority students who attended LCC to transfer to MSU seamlessly.

I have been at LCC since 1994 in my current position and have enjoyed the variety of students I have come in contact with. Currently not only do I work with students in the Advising office, I also teach the First Year Experience (ACAD 101). I love helping new students find their path in college and helping then define their goals and find a pathway to achieving them. I know a lot about the processes of transferring, especially to MSU, as well as achieving your degree here at LCC.

On a personal note, my husband, two children and my little dog, Toby, call Lansing our home. During the summer, my family has a food trailer and we go to Native American Pow Wows and Ethnic Festivals. I have a secret wish to be the Next Food Network Star! I enjoy sports, especially Hockey, and I love the movies.

Alandis Baker
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Alandis Baker
Academic Advisor

bakera1@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

I have been an academic advisor at Lansing Community College for over twenty years, achieving a Master's degree in Technical Education, from Ferris State University; and have earned certification as a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator. As an advisor, I work effectively with Michigan Works students, International students, TRIO students, non-traditional students and technical careers students.

My commitment is bound to LCC students achieving their educational, and career goals at this college, their success is my achievement. In my free time, I am active in missions work, medical and building campaigns, and enjoy all types of music.

Ana Mari Woehr
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Ana Mari Woehr
Academic Advisor

woehra@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

Hola, Bonjour, Hello! I've been at LCC since 2006, shortly after moving here from the West Coast. I started my career at LCC with the Women's Resource Center/Returning Adult Program then transitioned to Academic Advising. My educational degrees focused on pedagogy, writing and languages; and my career pathways have included working for non-profits in youth development and employment, criminal justice, interpreting, and in the corporate sector. Recently, I completed the Global Career Development Facilitator training and received my certification in GCDF.

Talking to students about how to achieve your academic and career goals drives my practice, as well as checking in with what keeps you in school and persevering towards the success of your making. As a dual citizen, bilingual/bicultural individual, I love traveling, mostly visiting friends and family around the world. Encouraging others to embrace opportunities, explore and be lifelong learners is one of my specialties in life. The world is an amazing place and wherever your plan takes you, live in the moment and make it happen.

Tonjala Eaton
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Tonjala Eaton
Academic Advisor

eatont2@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

Tonjala Eaton is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and proud of her southern heritage! She studied International Business and Spanish at Dillard University as an undergraduate and earned her Master's in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University. Currently, she serves as an academic advisor at LCC and works with business majors and students interested in transferring to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In her free time, Tonjala facilitates financial literacy workshops and enjoys traveling, photography and fashion.

Sandra Leong
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Sandra Leong
Career Advisor

leongs2@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

I am a Global Career Development Facilitator and Licensed Professional Counselor with an M.A. Degree in Counseling and Personnel Services with a specialization in College Student Personnel and a B.S. Degree in Biology (nature lover). I have extensive experience in and am passionate about academic advising, career advising, and career services. I have worked at Lansing Community College for over three years now, worked at MSU prior to that, and years ago had a wonderful experience working abroad in Singapore.

I really enjoy working with individuals from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, at various ability levels, and during various stages of career development and planning. I like students/alums to be comfortable asking me any question during advising; I like to tell them: "I feel that there is no such thing as a dumb question when it comes to advising."

Judy Leventhal
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Judy Leventhal
Academic Advisor

leventhj@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

After teaching in LCC's Science Department for five years, I moved to academic advising in 2006. I've enjoyed this job ever since then because academic advising is like solving a puzzle where all of the pieces (school, work, family, leisure) have to fit into their places to make a workable plan. I specialize in the area of health careers and enjoy helping students make realistic academic plans that maximize their chances of reaching their goals. My educational background is in microbiology and women's health issues. I spend my free time exercising, letting my cats in and out of the house, reading novels, quilting, baking, and annoying my four children about producing some grandchildren for me to spoil.

Lisa Alexander
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Lisa Alexander
Academic Advisor

alexanl5@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

Hi my name is Lisa Alexander and I was born and raised in Lansing Michigan. I graduated from Lansing Everett High school. After high school I attended Ferris State University, where I earned my bachelors in social work. I worked in the Lansing area after graduation for a few years before returning to school to earn my master's degree in social work from Michigan State University.

Sam Bultman
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Sam Bultman
Academic & Career Advisor

bultmans@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

I graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education from Western Michigan University. I am also a graduate of Calvin College. I have worked in academic advising since 2013; I started work at LCC in May of 2016.

I can assist you with selecting classes, transfer information, and helping to make sure you are on track toward your degree/certificate. My role is to provide you with information, support, and to help you develop a plan so that you can be successful in achieving your goals.

In my spare time, I love spending time with family, playing tennis, and traveling. I’ve traveled to more than 15 different countries, and seen most of the U.S., but Lake Michigan is still my favorite place in the world.

Advise for LCC Students - Persistence and preparation are key to college success. College is an opportunity-use the skills and education you attain here to make a meaningful contribution to life.

William Lapham
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William Lapham
Veterans Academic & Career Advisor

laphamw@lcc.edu
517-483-1904

MFA in Creative Writing, Goddard College, Vermont
MLS in American Culture, University of Michigan—Flint
BS in Occupational Education, Southern Illinois University—Carbondale

I am a veteran of the U.S. Navy submarine service. I served from 1976 to 2006 in both fleet ballistic missile and fast attack submarines, and was the chief of the boat in USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734) Blue.

After retirement, I worked for Michigan Works—Livingston County as a case manager for the No Worker Left Behind program. I helped hundreds of dislocated workers decide on new careers and training programs. Some were Vietnam veterans.

From 2008 to 2013, I used the Post-911 GI Bill to earn two masters degrees. I know what it's like to wait for that first BAH deposit of the semester.

Finally, I have been a writing teacher at LCC since the Spring of 2014.

I know first hand the challenges student-veterans face: earn a living, raise a family, study. I have lived that life; it's not easy. Then again, we’re not known for doing easy things. Leaving behind a regimented military lifestyle, including all of its heart-rending sacrifices, and re-entering the civilian world is hard for some of us. Coming home can be bewildering.

That's where the Veterans Center at LCC can help. We are like you.

We know that higher education is a mission-oriented undertaking, and like all military missions, there’s an objective: a certificate or degree. In the military, your mission might have been simply to do your job, get an honorable discharge, and qualify for the GI Bill. Well, here you are; you have succeeded.

What you need now is a plan. The thing is, educational plans are not always obvious or intuitive. You need help forming one. That’s where an academic advisor can help you. That's what I do. Come see me and we'll make a plan together.

Pre-Nursing Advising Seminars

Learn more about the application process to the LCC Nursing Program and explore strategies for improving your chances of gaining admission to this program.

Summer 2019 Pre-Nursing Advising Seminars

PDF FilePre-Nursing Summer 2019

 

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Instant Advising

LCC offers chat advising for students who have quick questions regarding their academic plan or who are not able to make it to an in-person meeting.

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Talk to a Student Engagement Coordinator!

Students planning to attend LCC, whether they have applied or not, have access to Student Engagement Coordinators, who are available to guide you through the admissions process, provide campus tours, and make sure you are ready to get started at LCC. Contact the StarZone to connect with a Student Engagement Coordinator.

Once admitted to LCC, new students are required to attend LCC's Orientation. At orientation, students will meet with academic advisors to create their MAP (My Academic Pathway) to plan their LCC experience. Students will receive orientation information after they have applied.

Student Engagement Team

Course Waiver Information

New students can submit ACT/SAT scores and documents from any prior college experience to waive LCC course requirements.

Waiver Information

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Contact the StarZone

Visit the StarZone to get help with admissions, financial aid, academic advising, payment plans, placement testing, orientation and all other student services.
 

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The StarZone

Phone: 517-483-1957
Toll Free: 800-644-4522

Downtown Campus
Gannon Building
411 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

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