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Undergraduate Advising Office

The ECE Department uses a professional advising system in which ECE advisors provide academic & career advising, personal counseling & referrals, as well as individual & group academic support programs.


302 Whittemore Hall


8 A.M. - 12 P.M.
1 P.M. - 5 P.M.


Phone: (540) 231-2163

Meet the Advisors

ECE Student Services Coordinator

Alicia Sutherland
(540) 231-2163
302-E Whittemore Hall

Academic & Career Advisor
(A – D)

Mary Brewer
(540) 231-4539

Academic & Career Advisor
(E – K, R)

Nicole Gholston
(540) 231-3106

Academic & Career Advisor
(L – Q)

Kimberly Johnston
(540) 231-8393

Academic & Career Advisor
(S – Z)

Susan Broniak
(540) 231-8219

ECE Student Services advisors meet with students by appointment only. Please use Student Success Collaborative found on the Virginia Tech Registrar's page to make an appointment with your advisor:

Spring 2023: ECE Information Sessions will be offered via Zoom on Mondays from 3-4 p.m. and in-person on Fridays from 2-3p.m. We will abide by all guidelines and requirements related to public health and safety.

Please visit ECE Ambassador Information Session/Lab Tour to schedule an appointment to attend.

ECE uses a faculty technical advising referral system. Students with technical questions about specific courses or career paths are referred by their advisor to the appropriate faculty members in the area of interest. Some popular technical specialties.

ECE advisors collaborate with the Office of Career Services to provide guidance related to:

  • choice of major and career path
  • Co-op and internship programs
  • permanent job search
  • graduate or professional study

ECE students participating in the University Honors Program should contact their advisor early in their academic programs.

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