Assistant Director of Operations
Hometown: 
Lock Haven, PA
Education: 
A.A. in Radio and TV, York College of PA
B.A. in General Arts and Sciences, Penn State
M.Ed. in Counselor Education, Penn State
L.M.T., Finger Lakes School of Massage
Penn Stater since: 
I was a Penn State student in the late 80’s. After a couple of years in Atlanta I took my first Penn State job as an Admissions Counselor. The College of the Liberal Arts gave me a start in advising which I did for 10 years. Then to add a little twist to my professional life, I went to the Finger Lakes School of Massage and became a licensed massage therapist, and took on the role as that school's registrar. As often happens, I have come full circle. I find myself back home and working as Assistant Director of Operations and an academic adviser for the Division of Undergraduate Studies.
What an amazing opportunity I have as an Academic Adviser…I get to talk with Penn State students as they create and “mold” their Academic Story.

I have two dogs - a Chocolate Lab named Flora and a rescue puppy named Stone. What makes them the happiest is a run in the woods and romaine lettuce stems.

My favorite job growing up was Camp Counselor at Krislund from 1981-1986.

In my spare time. I love to trail run. In the winter I have to run with a head lamp and sheet metal screws in my shoes. I also love cross-country skiing, tailgating with the Cool Bus, motorcycling, and just plain wallowing in the outdoors.

I like to collect Honda Motorcycles – I have a 1974 XR75 (my favorite childhood birthday present), a 1988 Shadow and 1977 Gold Wing.

My Bucket List consists of places I would like to see and things I hope to accomplish before I kick the Bucket.

I love to read books by Christopher Moore.

My favorite things to eat are hot Buffalo chicken wings.

Advisers Advise; Students Decide


Email: 
Academic Adviser Jeff Gugino