Advisors

Elizabeth DraperElizabeth Draper (Graphic Design, Music/Music Education last names A-Li)

Elizabeth helps students achieve the impossible. While studying counseling at Washington State University, she interned at the university's Center for Academic Advising and Career Development as a Career Counselor. After receiving a Master degree, she began working as the Director of Career Services within a for-profit institution, specializing in helping non-traditional students build and obtain the career they went to school for. Elizabeth has known since her undergraduate experience at Utah Valley University that working with students to help them overcome the barriers they face was something that she would enjoy doing long term. Elizabeth is fluent in English, Armenian and has a goal to pick up 4 to 6 more languages before she can be content with her world language skills. Out of office, she can be found participating in all things art, baseball and outdoors.

 Emailelizabeth.draper@uvu.edu


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Dane Abegg (BFA- Illustration, Photo, Painting/Drawing, Sculpting/Ceramics, AA/AS, AVC Certificate)

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Dane is a familiar face at UVU, and has worked in payroll, collections, and grounds. He has a background in art, and enjoys working with art students in his role as an Academic Advisor. Dane has Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Psychology, and completed UVU's Substance Use Disorder Counseling program. Outside of UVU he worked with the Adult Parole and Probation system and has held management and supervisorial positions at several psychiatric residential treatment centers for youth. When he is not advising students, Dane can most likely be found exercising, hanging out with his wife and daughter, scuba diving, spending time outdoors, or pretending to be a film critic and watching movies.

 

Emaildane.abegg@uvu.edu

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Brianna Larson (Dance, Music/Music Ed last name LO-Z)

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Brianna began her professional career at Utah Valley University in 2010 with Prospective Student Services as the Transfer Coordinator. She enjoyed helping students make the connection to a four-year degree and find the program that best fits their needs and interests. She decided she wanted to be more involved with helping students achieve their educational, personal, and career goals, so she pursued a Master's of Science in Academic Advising through Kansas State University. She joined the School of the Arts Academic Advisement Center in March 2014 and is excited to be working with the immensely talented students found within. Brianna is married with a daughter and two cats. Time allowing, she enjoys reading, dancing, and Netflix marathons.

EmailBrianna.Larson@uvu.edu

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Rae Ann Ellis (Theater, Art History Minor, Art Ed AVC BA/BS)

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Rae Ann is a BYU graduate of Science in Social Work and is licensed as a Social Service Worker. Previous work includes ten years as an Employment Counselor at the Department of Workforce Services where she gave in-depth assistance to help others overcome obstacles preventing them from being successful. Currently, she works with students as an Academic Advisor by assisting them to successfully navigate throughout their university career at Utah Valley University. Rae Ann has been on several collaborative committees at UVU. Her advisor mission statement is: To ensure that students have the right to correct comprehensive information and resources that will contribute to successful outcomes, as well as connecting faculty/administration with students in a way that will create open communication, understanding and respect.

 

Email: ellisra@uvu.edu

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