Science and Technology


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Wayne Aymond

Wayne Aymond

Senior Academic Advisor

Office: Student Union Annex 1110
Phone: 985-549-3253


Nonita Valverde


Nonita Valverde

Academic Advisor

Office: Student Union Annex 1108
Phone: 985-549-3038 or 985-549-3981


Nonita Valverde has been assigned as an advisor in the College of Science and Technology, specifically for students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Texas and her Master's in Scientific Nutrition from Texas A & M University. Her thesis work involved identifying the best model of digestive health in animals (rats, pigs and baboons) for the ultimate goal of improving human digestive health. Nonita is a Registered Dietitian and has counseled patients in hospitals and clinics. Her work history includes working with the elderly as a food service director in a retirement center, and as an instructor of Nutrition in university settings. Nonita's passion lies in teaching. In addition to college teaching, she substituted in grades K-12. Nonita considers science one of the most challenging and exciting areas in higher education and clearly communicates that to her advisees.


First Year Freshmen

Required Materials 
  • One three-pronged, two pocket folder for your Academic Advising Portfolio

  • University Catalog and Planner

  • List of questions or concerns you may have


Academic Advising is your lifeline to the University as it is designed to assist you in transitioning successfully from high school to college.

During your first two semesters here at Southeastern, we will work together to explore career and academic opportunities, identify and attain realistic goals, and develop decision-making skills leading to personal growth and independence.


Objectives through Academic Advising
  • Develop a relationship with your assigned Academic Advisor through face-to-face meetings

  • Navigate the LEONet system successfully (registration, holds, transcripts, calendars, GPA calculator)

  • Identify and access campus resources (counseling, disability services, tutoring, supplemental instruction)

  • Select appropriate courses based on your major and concentration

  • Identify roadblocks and plan strategies to overcome them (time management, poor study skills, stress, balancing work and school)

  • Get connected to the University (culture, sports, clubs, KSLU Radio, study groups, peer mentoring)

As your Academic Advisor I will
  • Listen carefully to questions and concerns

  • Provide information, resources, and referrals as needed

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • Help formulate and realize academic and career goals

  • Provide guidance through the career exploration process

  • Approve course selection

  • Meet with you throughout the semester as needed

As a successful College Freshman you will need to
  • CHECK WEBMAIL DAILY (Southeastern account); this is the primary means of communication on campus

  • Meet with your CSE Advisor to: (1) complete an academic map, (2) complete an at-risk assessment and follow through on prescribed actions as needed, (3) explore career possibilities as appropriate, and (4)complete course selection and registration for the following semester.

  • Show up for appointments on time and be prepared (bring catalog, Portfolio, questions)

  • Record all university transactions, academic progress, and goals; keep in Portfolio with advising forms, etc.

  • Play an active role in planning for your success and take responsibility for your education


  • Advising appointments MUST be scheduled for each of your 1st two regular semesters (Fall and Spring).

  • Walk-ins are welcomed, but appointments are preferred. If you do not have an appointment, you may have to wait.

  • Cell phones need to be turned off during advising sessions.