• Get to Know the Team

    Beginning with the Class of 2025, every student is assigned an ALEX advisor.

    Meet With Your Advisor

    ALEX advisors help you create the experience you want, no matter where you are on your journey.

  • How ALEX Advisors Help

    When should you contact your ALEX advisor? How often should you meet with them?

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  • Advise, Learn, EXperience

    ALEX advisors are part of ALEX, a coordinated network of campus resources.

    ALEX: Advise, Learn, Experience

Meet the Team

Kevin Alexander ’13

Couper Hall 204

As a student, Kevin was one of the inaugural COOP Community Service Interns and received several Levitt Center internships and participated in the Levitt Leadership Institute. These opportunities, he said, “allowed me to connect my on- and off-campus experiences in personal, professional, and academic ways.”

Melissa Law-Penrose

Couper Hall 105

Melissa has extensive experience in various roles that include advising; teaching, student success, mentoring and outreach. She has worked in student affairs at Elizabethtown College, Purdue University, and the University of Louisville.

Logan Lyons

Couper Hall 110

Logan earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in human development and family studies, with an emphasis on adolescent development and the intercollegiate transition from from Utah State University. During her time at USU she served as a sport psychology consultant, and student-athlete academic success mentor.

Carly Martin

Couper Hall 206

Carly comes to Hamilton from Ohio State University, where she completed graduate work and subsequently served as an academic advisor. She earned a B.A. in from Macalester College and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

Noelle Niznik

Couper Hall 202

Noelle previously worked in the Student Life division at Hamilton where she started her career in higher education in 2009. From 2015-22, she served as director of Student Activities.

Hannah Stubley '12

Couper Hall 205

Hannah is a Hamilton alumna who also holds a master’s degree in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from SUNY Albany.

FAQ about ALEX Advising

Students who are assigned an ALEX Advisor can find out who their ALEX Advisor is via Compass under the Network Menu.

The ALEX Advisors are located in Couper Hall. Office locations are listed under the advisor's name (under "Meet the Team" above) and there is directional signage in the building. Please email your ALEX advisor or if you have additional questions.

ALEX advisors are eager to meet with you to help you create the college experience you want, no matter where you are in your journey. Students meet with ALEX advisors for a variety of reasons, ranging anywhere from having a specific question to wanting to discuss larger and more complex topics. Your ALEX advisor will help connect you with programs, services, and resources, enhance the experiences you already are having, and provide you with the tools to get the most out of your time at Hamilton.

ALEX advisors meet individually with students, and how often they meet depends on each student's goals. Meeting frequency varies anywhere from once a semester to weekly appointments.

Yes, the ALEX advisors can make accommodations and meet over Zoom if necessary.

At Hamilton, you have a network of advisors who are all helping you on your journey to “know thyself.” Your faculty advisor focuses on your academic program and works closely with you to create an educational plan that matches your interests, strengths, and goals. Your career advisor helps you identify skills and interests, explore career options, and connect you with alumni for job or internship opportunities. Your ALEX advisor is there for nearly everything else. They connect you with resources, services, and programs that will support you throughout your four years, and offer guidance in areas such as off-campus study, experiential learning, and finding balance in your life.

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Using Compass

Compass is a digital platform that serves as your one-stop shop to connect with the people and resources in your success network and "raise your hand" if you need help. Faculty and staff can provide you with direct feedback in the form of kudos, flags, and messages, and refer you to support services as needed.

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