Juanita Bushman spent 15 years as a Financial Aid Advisor at UVU before joining School of Arts as an Academic Advisor in December 2009. Her educational background is based in Business and Psychology. She loves to read thriller books, gardening and playing with her dogs, Ruca and Jack.
Juanita feels one of the very best assets of UVU is the student population. She loves working with students and seeing them succeed in their educational endeavors. Her office is decorated with art from Illustration, Photography, Fine Art and Music students.
I received my BS degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University and am currently working on my Masters in Psychology. I have worked at UVU full-time since 2004, and worked part time before that. My previous work has been in the area of Enrollment Management (including One Stop, the Registrar's office and managing the One Stop Call Center). I love working with students, and this position is truly a realized dream.
I love scrapbooking, reading, reality television, and spending time with my husband, Karl, and our two little boys.
Rae Ann graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and is a licensed Social Service Worker. She worked for ten years as an Employment Counselor at the Department of Workforce Services, giving in depth assistance to help others overcome obstacles preventing them from being successful. Currently, she enjoys working with students, as an Academic Advisor, by assisting them to successfully navigate throughout their university career at Utah Valley University. She has been on several collaborative committees that created and continued to enhance the Advisor Certification program and Advisor Career Pathway. She is a member of the Advising Council and National Academic Advising Association, (NACADA), and she is fluent in American Sign Language. Some of her outside interests include: Deaf culture, social science, comedy, animals - especially dogs, nature, cross stitch, crafts, volleyball, the Utah Jazz and Star Trek.
I grew up in Nampa, Idaho. I graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in nutrition and public health. My husband and I love the outdoors and we spend as much time as we can there. We love camping, hiking, fishing, hunting (big and small game), horseback righting, target shooting, four wheeling…etc. J I also love to play volleyball and basketball, read…when I can get a spare minute, and spending time with family!