Business Advisement Center

Our advisors provide advisement services to students in business-related degree and certificate programs. We are a team of professionals who are dedicated to working with you to guide you in achieving your academic goals.

NOTE: The information contained on this page is for general purposes only. Please consult with an academic advisor for specific recommendations appropriate to your individual situation.

Each semester, students meet with a professional advisor to discuss their academic life, including academic goals, schedules and courses, and transfer or employment plans. With assistance from advisors, you will be able to develop an academic plan to complete your degree at Hudson Valley Community College and to set goals for transfer and employment.

Since it is your responsibility to make certain that graduation requirements are met, you are urged to take full advantage of the advisement services available to gain knowledge of degree requirements, course selections, and transfer matters. Advisors can also help direct you to other services on campus.

The Business Advisement Center advises students in the following programs:

  • Accounting A.A.S. and Certificate
  • Administrative Information Management and Technology A.A.S.
  • Business Administration A.A.S. and A.S.
  • Entrepreneurship A.A.S.
  • Health Information Management and Technology A.A.S.
  • Marketing A.A.S.

Meet our Advisors

Academic advisors in the Business Advisement Center are: Rana Balesh, Sarah Barrett, Patty Blacklock, Casey Lensink, Alison Maddock, Athena Pagnotti, Tom Reinisch, Pam Stiansen and Mary (Kaysa] Trimarchi.

Contacting Advisors

New Students

Advisement and registration appointment information for new students may be obtained by calling the Business Advisement Center at (518) 629-7148. New students are required to attend New Student Orientation prior to the start of classes and are encouraged to do so before their advisement appointment.

New students who are required to take the placement test should make every effort to do so before their advisement session. Please see the Placement Testing webpage for details.

Current and Transfer Students

Current and transfer students should call the Business Advisement Center at (518) 629-7148 or stop by the office in Brahan Hall, Room 205 for advisement and registration appointment information.

Calls are taken and returned in the order in which they are received, at the earliest opportunity of an available advisor.


Before meeting with your advisor, please:

Please contact the advisement center 24 hours in advance, when possible, to cancel or reschedule an appointment.

General questions may be emailed to from your HVCC email account.

About Advisement

Get in Touch

Business Advisement Center
Brahan Hall, Room 205
Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer 2023 Hours (May 22 - July 28): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed