Academic Advising Center Staff


Kerby Plante

Title: Director of Student and Academic Support Services and interim Director of Advising and Career Services

Phone Number: (320) 308-5920

Email: KPlante@sctcc.edu

Kerby Plante is the Director of Student and Academic Support Services and will be the interim Director of Advising and Career.  He has a Master of Social Work degree from Augsburg College as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Concordia College (Moorhead).  Kerby has been working in education support and student assistance since 2001 when he worked for Upward Bound at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University.  He was fortunate to be able to join SCTCC in January 2010 and has enjoyed his employment ever since.  Kerby has also taught classes in social work, grant writing, and diversity/social justice.  Outside of work, Kerby likes to stay active through exercising, golfing, and doing other outdoor activities with his wife and three children.


Susan Brunn

Title:  Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-6021

Email: sbrunn@sctcc.edu

Susan Brunn serves as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and Communication from Concordia University. Susan also serves as the Campus and Community Resources Coordinator at SCTCC which helps students set and achieve their goals. She has been with the college since 2001 and finds much satisfaction in helping students have a positive and successful experience at SCTCC. Outside of work, Susan appreciates family and fitness activities. Her hobbies include painting and refurbishing unloved items.


Paranant (Sand) Dwyer

Title: Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5942

Email: sand.dwyer@sctcc.edu

Paranant (Sand) Dwyer serves as an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center.  She has earned a B.A. in English from Thailand and a M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development from SCSU.  She has worked for a non-profit international exchange program while tutoring English to ESL students.  She enjoys being a mentor and advisor while helping students explore their passion that aligns with their educational goals.  Her passion in higher education is to assist students in having a positive transition as they begin their college careers!


Lori Moe

Title: Administrative Assistant for Academic Advising & K-12 Initiatives Program

Phone Number: (320) 308-5359

Email Address: lori.moe@sctcc.edu

Lori Moe serves as the Administrative Assistant for Academic Advising & K-12 Initiatives Program. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising at the University of North Dakota and her Associate’s Degree in Medical Secretary here at SCTCC. She has administrative background in higher education and enjoys the time spent helping students reach their academic goals. Outside of the office, she enjoys family time boating as well as curling up with a good book!


Ali Mohamed

Title: ESOL Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5014

Email: ali.mohamed@sctcc.edu

Ali Mohamed serves as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. He holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration and a Bachelor of Science both from St. Cloud State University. His background includes student advising and mentoring. He worked closely with underrepresented students in a different educational setting. Ali is committed to serving all students and helping them succeed. He loves being with his family, being outdoors with his friends and playing soccer.


Sadam Omar

Title: Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5735

Email Address: sadam.omar@sctcc.edu

Sadam Omar serves as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics at Saint John’s University. When not advising, he enjoys learning new things, participating in community events and spending time with family and friends.


Kelsey Stacken


Title: Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5389

Email Address: kelsey.stacken@sctcc.edu

Kelsey Stacken serves as an Academic Advisor in the Advising Center. She earned a B.S in Paralegal and a M.S in Counseling and Student Affairs from Minnesota State University Moorhead(MSUM). Her background includes International Student Services at MSUM and as Student Relations Director for the College of Science and Engineering at St. Cloud State University.  One of her favorite things about working with students is hearing about their personal,  educational and professional goals and then cheering them on at  graduation day.  Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys being with family and friends, eating at new restaurants and watching reruns of her favorite movies and shows.


Aryn Wright


Title: Academic Advisor

Phone Number: (320) 308-5213

Email Address: aryn.wright@sctcc.edu

Aryn Wright serves as an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center. She holds a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Her background includes working with graduate student admissions and providing student counseling services. She is committed to utilizing a holistic approach, to help students succeed, in their educational journey. Aryn enjoys spending time with her spouse and dog, Honey Bee. She also enjoys hiking, painting, reading, traveling, and attending concerts.