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Terry Fitzpatrick

Terry Fitzpatrick, L.P.C., NCC

Office: Southeastern Hall 236
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 4:00 by appointment
Friday 8:00 - 11:00 by appointment
Phone: 985-549-2252 or 985-549-3981
Email: terry.fitzpatrick@southeastern.edu


Terry Fitzpatrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor who completed her graduate studies in the Counselor Education program at Southeastern. After completing her undergraduate studies, with a Bachelor of Art in Social Work from Hood College in Maryland, Terry worked as an advocate for children and elderly who were victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or who suffered from brain injuries. She is currently assigned as the Senior Academic Advisor for Undecided students. This population is her challenge, and once again she serves in a position of advocacy. Terry intuitively guides students in self-discovery, and helps them find their niche in academia, not only in identifying a suitable college major, but in identifying learning styles. Terry is currently working on professional counselor licensure in the state of Louisiana.


Linda Lentz

Linda Lentz

Office: Southeastern Hall 129
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 4:00 by appointment
Friday 8:00 - 11:00 by appointment
Phone: 985-549-2523 or 985-549-3981
Email: linda.lentz@southeastern.edu


Linda Lentz earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in French and Speech Education, a Master of Business Administration degree from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master of Education in Counselor Education with a concentration in school counseling from Southeastern.  She is a Licensed Professional counselor, and is working on certification as a Registered Play Therapist. She has taught French and worked as a school counselor in elementary schools, as well as taught Marketing and Management classes at Louisiana Tech University. In addition, she has counseled at the University Counseling Center and at a private practice in Metairie. Her interests include international travel and horses. She has traveled Europe extensively and lived in Thessaloniki, Greece and Paris, France. She also has a passion for horses and has participated in hunter-jumper and dressage horse shows.  As an academic advisor, she works with the students who are undecided in their majors.  Her goal is to help each student reach their fullest potential by helping them increase their self awareness through career exploration and by providing them with study skills and resources both through teaching SE 101 classes and meeting with each student individually. 


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

  • During advising session--a list of classes you wish to take


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 utilize campus resources (counseling, disability services, tutoring, supplemental instruction)

  • Select appropriate courses based on interest area(s)

  • Declare a major field of study through Career Exploration (assessments, evaluations, plan development)

  • 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 and remove advising holds

  • Plan to meet with you during 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, List of Courses)

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

  • Work through the Career Exploration Process; declare major

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

  • Walk-ins are welcomed, however, just know you may have to wait

  • Cell phones need to be turned off during advising sessions