Advisors are here to assist you, but remember—each student has ultimate responsibility for his or her own education.
Suzanne serves as the Director in the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Suzanne has worked in higher education since 2001 in both academic and student affairs at various institutions. Suzanne is not new to the University of Maryland having previously worked for the Smith School of Business as well as the Electrical & Computer Engineering Graduate Studies Office. She received her B.A. in Mass Communication, Radio/TV from Grand View College, a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, and her MBA from The University of Texas at El Paso.
In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to movies, and attending sporting events!
Mary is the Associate Director in the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. She received her B.A. in Radio, Television & Film from the University of Maryland & received her M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland, University College. Mary began working at the University of Maryland in 1993 and has worked in the Registrar’s Office, the Department of Communication and the Undergraduate Admissions Office prior to joining the Engineering School in 2015.
While away from the office, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband & their two cats watching any type of sporting event.
Rebeca is the Academic Coordinator for the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Rebeca has worked for the Engineering School for twenty years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management with a minor in Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Maryland University College. She also has an Associate Degree in Interior Design from Montgomery College, a certificate in Bridal Consultant and Web Design.
In her spare time, Rebeca likes to spend time with her family, knitting, face painting, baking and decorating cakes, and traveling.
Shannon is the Program Coordinator for the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Shannon received both her bachelor's degree, in History Secondary Education, and her master's degree, in Post Secondary Education, from Salisbury University. She also received a master's certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University. Shannon is a member of the National Education Honor's Society, Kappa Delta Pi. Before joining the staff at the University of Maryland at College Park, Shannon served as an Academic Advisor at University of Maryland University College for three years.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends; attending and watching professional sports games; traveling and going to the beach; as well as, relaxing and reading a good book.
|Shannon Hayes Buenaflor, PhD
Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Shannon Hayes Buenaflor is proud to call herself a "three-time" Terp! First coming to UMD as an undergraduate student, she has been involved on campus as an Orientation Advisor, Writing Tutor, and Peer Advisor. After she graduated with her B.A. in English Language and Literature, Shannon began working for the College of Education as an Academic Advisor. Following her time in the College of Education, Shannon transitioned to the Clark School where she works directly with our transfer student population. In addition to working as an administrator, Shannon also recently completed her PhD in Higher Education. Her research focuses on the community college transfer student experience and the role of self-efficacy in supporting transfer students.
Tatum is the Graduate Assistant for the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Tatum earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences and Master’s of Science in Management, Integrated Business from the University of Central Florida. During her time as a Knight, Tatum was an athlete on the Women’s Rowing Team and was involved in the Orientation Team, Knight-thon, and President’s Leadership Council. Tatum is pursuing a Master’s of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland alongside her work with the Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office.
In her spare time, Tatum enjoys reading, hiking, exploring D.C., and watching UMD (and UCF!) sporting events.
Alec is the Graduate Assistant for Academic Peer Coaching and Transfer Student Success in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Alec graduated from UMD with a B.S. in management and B.A. in government and politics. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Marketing Analytics as part of the Robert H. Smith School’s Plus-1 M.S. program. Alec also serves as the current Chairman of UMD’s Snider Consulting Group and a resident assistant at The Courtyards.
In his free time, Alec enjoys competing in intramural sports of all kinds and rooting for UMD basketball. Go Terps!