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Meet the Harmon College of Business and Professional Sudies Advisors

The HCBPS Advising Center is located in Ward Edwards 1600


Schedule an appointment with your HCBPS academic adviser by calling 660-543-8577 or by stopping by our office in Ward Edwards 1600.


School of Business Adminstration (SoBA) Academic Advisers

Shonda, Nathan and Jennifer advise students with the following majors:

  • Economics
  • Hospitality Management
  • Finance
  • Hotel and Restaurant Administration
  • Marketing
  • Accountancy
  • Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise


Shonda ThomasonSHONDA THOMASON advises all SoBA students with last names starting with A-G
Shonda has been in Academic Advisement at Central since 2007. Prior to coming to Central, she was in Academic Advisement and Athletics at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Shonda is originally from Kansas. She & her husband, Scott, have one son, Damon.

Shonda earned her B.S. degree from Kansas State University with a major in Family Studies and Human Services-Life Span Human Development. She also earned her M.S. degree from Kansas State University in Adult and Continuing Education.

        Contact Information:
        Phone: 660-543-8577
        Office Address: WDE 1600
        Email: thomason@ucmo.edu


Nathan RossNATHAN ROSS advises all SoBA students with last names starting with H-O
Nathan joined the Harmon College Advising Center May, 2013. Prior to Central, Nathan served nearly five total years in housing management at the University of Lincoln in Nebraska and at Northern Arizona University. Nathan is originally from Illinois.
Nathan earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. He went on to earn his Master of Education degree in Counseling with an emphasis in student affairs from Northern Arizona University.

        Contact Information:
        Phone: 660-543-8577
        Office Address: WDE 1600
        Email: nross@ucmo.edu


Jennifer PintJENNIFER PINT advises all SoBA students with last names starting with P-Z
Jennifer has been in Academic Advisement at Central since 1998. Prior to coming to Central, she was in Academic Advisement and Admissions at Northern State University in South Dakota. She is originally from Minnesota, but please don't make fun of her accent.

Jennifer earned her B.A. degree from South Dakota State University with a major in Journalism and minors in Economics and German. She earned her M.S. degree from Iowa State University in Journalism and Public Relations.

        Contact Information:
        Phone: 660-543-8577
        Office Address: WDE 1600
        Email: pint@ucmo.edu



School of Professional Studies (SoPS) Academic Advisors

Drew, Julie and Natalie advise students with the following majors:

  • Aviation Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Crisis and Disaster Management
  • Professional Pilot
  • Social Work
  • Speech Language Pathology


Drew BurkeybileDREW BURKEYBILE advises all SoPS students with last names starting with A-G
Drew joined the Harmon College Advising Center June, 2013. Prior to Central, Drew served five years at Wentworth Junior College as the dual enrollment program coordinator and academic assessment coordinator. A portion of his responsibilities at Wentworth included academic advisement. Drew has also worked as a liability field claims representative for Farmers Insurance Group for nearly two years. Drew is a native Missourian and is married with one son.

Drew earned his B.S. in Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia. He obtained his M.S. in Criminal Justice degree from the University of Central Missouri.

        Contact Information:
        Phone: 660-543-8577
        Office Address: WDE 1600
        Email: burkeybile@ucmo.edu


Julie CarmanJULIE CARMAN advises all SoPS students with last names starting with H-O
Julie has been in Academic Advisement since 2005 at the University of Central Missouri. She is originally from Trenton, Missouri. Julie is married to Nathan and they have two children, Ty and Laine.

Julie earned her B.S. and M.S. degree's in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri.

        Contact Information:
        Phone: 660-543-8577
        Office Address: WDE 1600
        Email: jacarman@ucmo.edu


Natalie PeirceNATALIE PEIRCE advises all SoPS students with last names starting with P-Z
Natalie has been in Academic Advisement at Central since January 2012. Prior to coming to Central, she was an advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the College of Business at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri before that. She is a Missouri native from Higginsville. She and her husband, Dennis, live in Warrensburg.

Natalie earned her B.S. in Management and a B.S. in Marketing, along with her Master's degree in Business Administration from Missouri State University. During her undergraduate studies, she studied abroad in London for a semester.

        Contact Information:
        Phone: 660-543-8577
        Office Address: WDE 1600
        Email: npeirce@ucmo.edu