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Advising Center Staff

Meet your Advisor. Our staff works to develop one-on-one relationships with students, supporting and encouraging their decision and making processes, assisting with academic persistence and success, and serving as a professional resource to the university. Contact us at 828.227.7753 or


Departmental Leadership

Portrait of Travis Bulluck

Travis Bulluck, Director of Advising

Contact Info: 828.227.3814 or
Majors: Communications
Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC
Joined WCU: 2015
Education: UNC-Chapel Hill - B.A. Sociology, Minor in Exercise Sport Science, East Carolina University - M.S. in Counselor and Adult Education

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Mary Fischer, Associate Director

Contact Info: 828.227.2125 or
Majors: Social Work
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
Joined WCU: September 2020
Education: University of Southern California- B.A. English, M.Ed Postsecondary Administrative and Student Affairs



Senior Advisors

Richard Gamble

Richard Gamble, Sr. Academic Advisor and Finish Line Coordinator

Contact Info: 828.227.2133 or
Majors: Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Emergency & Disaster Management, Mathematics, Philosophy & Religion
Hometown: Gastonia, NC
Joined WCU: February 2016
Education: WCU, B.S. Biology, M.Ed. College Student Personnel

Portrait of Caroline LaBeouf

Caroline LeBoeuf, Sr. Transfer Advisor

Contact Info: 828.227.3885 or
Majors: Anthropology, Forensic Science, Forensic Anthropology
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Joined WCU: March 2019
Education: Winthrop University- B.A.; The Citadel- M.Ed. in Counselor Education; Graduate Certificate in Student Affairs and College Counseling




Professional Advisors

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Hannah Boone, Academic Advisor

Contact Info: 828.227.3890 or
Majors: History, International Studies, Political Science
Psychology SociologySpanish
Hometown: West Monroe, Louisiana
Joined WCU: March 2021
Education: Western Carolina University- B.S. Psychology, Minor in Chemistry; M.Ed. Higher Education Student Affairs

Carla Espinoza Salinas, Academic Advisor

Carla Espinoza Salinas, Academic Advisor

Contact Info: 828.227.3883 or
Majors: Comm Sciences & Disorders, Environmental Science, Geology, Nat'l Resource Conservation & Mngt, Parks & Rec Mngt
Lima, Peru
Joined WCU: August 2021
Education: State University of New York at Binghamton – B.A. English Literature and Creative Writing; New York University – M.A. Applied Psychology




Portrait of Kate Miller

Kate Miller, Academic Advisor

Contact Info: 828.227.2537 or
Majors: Nursing
Hometown: Bonfield, IL
Joined WCU: March 2019
Education: Bachelor's Illinois State University, Master's University of Alabama

Matt Sawyer, Academic Advisor

Matt Sawyer, Academic Advisor

Contact Info: 828.227.2539 or
Majors: College of Engineering and Technology
Dayton, OH
Joined WCU: August 2021
Education: University of Michigan, BA History; Vanderbilt University, MEd Higher Education

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Zachary Williams, Academic Advisor

Contact Info: 828.227.2555 or
Majors: Biology, ChemistryPre-Professional
Hometown: Douglasville, GA
Joined WCU: January 2014
Education: University of West Georgia, University of West Georgia

Portrait of Steve Zwilling

Steve Zwilling, Academic Advisor

Contact Info: 828.227.2535 or
Majors:  College of Fine and Performing Arts, English
Allen Park, MI
Joined WCU: August 2017
Education: Eastern Michigan University, B.A. English; M.A. Higher Education Student Affairs



Athletic Advisor

Athletic Advisor

Kaylyn Torain, Athletic Advisor

Contact Info: 828.227.2540 or
Majors: Supporting All Student Athletes
Hometown: Aurora, Il
Joined WCU: July 2021
Education: UNC Charlotte- B.S.B.A Management; North Carolina Central- M.S. in Higher Education Administration



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