Jordan College Advising and Career Development Center
Meet Our Team!
Primary majors/departments: Ag Business, Ag Education/Ag Communications, and Industrial Technology
Experience: Tahler has been on campus both as a student and professional since 2009. Her previous advising experience comes from working as a Graduation Coach with the Title V-HSI program, Commitment to Latina/o Academic Success and Excellence (CLASE) at Fresno State. In that position, she helped students with academic advising and also assisted in coordinating a mentoring program and a financial literacy program. Tahler also worked at the University Advising Center (UAC) at Fresno State as an Academic Counselor before landing her current position with the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology in 2015.
Education: Tahler is a two-time graduate of Fresno State, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Counseling, Student Affairs and College Counseling.
Personal: Tahler and her husband have two children and two dogs. She is a Real Housewives and Bravo TV enthusiast, enjoys reading, never passes up the opportunity to watch a Harry Potter marathon, and has recently decided to try her hand at golf.
Primary departments: Food Science and Nutrition, Plant Science, Viticulture and Enology
Nyxy has been an active leader on campus in previous staff and campus committee positions and as a student.
Experience: Previous advising experience comes from working with the Services for Students with Disabilities office. She is also a VET NET ALLY and certified by Mental Health First Aid USA.
Education: Nyxy is a two-time graduate of Fresno State, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and her Master of Science in Counseling, Student Affairs and College Counseling
Personal: Nyxy is a fan of TV shows Yellowstone, Stranger Things, Big Brother, and Dancing with the Stars, pro tennis (Go Federer!), and Coldplay. She also enjoys camping and spending time with her husband, son, and two dogs. The key to her heart is ice cream, chocolate, and puppies.
Primary majors/departments: Agricultural Business and Animal Science
Terence oversees advising for Agricultural Business and Animal Science majors. Services that are provided, but not limited to include: major advising, GE advising, graduation plans, change of major counseling, time management and organizational skill building, and academic petitions.
Experience: Prior to joining the Jordan College Advising and Career Development Center, Terence previously worked with Fresno State Athletics serving as the Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Services. While working with the athletics department Terence’s primary role was to serve as the academic advisor for the Baseball, Football and Women’s Lacrosse teams. Other responsibilities included overseeing the CHAMPS/Lifeskills program, being the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Advisor, developing the curriculum for the Athletics 10 Freshman seminar course, and overseeing the community service program, Big Heroes Little Heroes. During his time in athletics he helped oversee a department that achieved a 3.12 department GPA in 2014-15, the highest GPA on record for the department and the 5th year in a row that the department carried a 3.0 GPA or higher. In addition, the department increased its community service output each of the last 3 years, culminating in over 4,000 hours for the 2014-15 academic year.
Education: Terence graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with his Bachelor of Arts in 2005 and went on to earn his Master of Arts from the University of San Francisco in 2008.
Personal: Terence and his wife, Peggy, have two children, a daughter, Peyton, and a son, Paxton. They also have a dog, Gerald. In his spare time, Terence enjoys spending time with his family, grilling, and collecting sneakers.
Coordinator of Internships and Professional Experiences
Nancy oversees career development and industry services for all six Jordan College departments while collaborating with various campus and industry organizations.
Experience: Prior to joining the Jordan College Advising and Career Development Center, Nancy previously worked the University of California, Merced as an academic coach for its EXCEL! program, and provided academic, personal, financial and career advising to 'at risk' student populations. As a fellow for UC Merced's Strengthening Talents and Exploring Pathways Scholars Program, she mentored 50 students each semester through academic and career counseling, while working with campus organizations. While a master's student at Fresno State, she served a host of student needs as an intern for the MentorU Program, which pairs first-time freshmen with peer mentors to facilitate their collegiate transition. She also served as a Clovis Unified School Districut campus club instructor and worked with children from grades kindergarten through 12th grade to stimulate growth, learning, collaboration and foster excellent behavior and leadership skills.
Education: Nancy graduated from Fresno State with a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration and Leadership in 2020 and a Bachelor's degree from UC Merced in 2018.
Personal: Nancy is a competitor at playing games of all nature and frequently relaxes in the comfort of her home with a movie or show playing in the background. She enjoys spending time with her family and loved ones, while also learning about interior/event decorating in her spare time. Recently, she germinated and planted a mango seed, feel free to ask about it next time you see her!
Alyssa Salcedo Andrea Zavala-Alcantar MaryGrace Martin
Ag Business major Ag Business major Ag Ed- Teacher Prep major
Choua Vang Rachel Klassen
First year graduate students in the Master of Science in Counseling- Student Affairs and College Counseling program