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Katie works with all students, but has additional experience working with

  • ESL Students
  • Honors Students
  • International Students
  • Study Away Students

Katie (Katherine) Hughes started college as a first-generation college student, first at NMC ( a community college) for a semester, before transferring to Western Michigan University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology & Social Work from WMU and then completed her Master's Degree in Counseling in Higher Education. She has worked for Community Mental Health of MI, WMU, KVCC and GRCC during her career. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan. 

Katie’s higher education roles have included teaching at WMU & GRCC, working with International Admissions & Programming, advising in several TRIO programs, Career Services, Disability Support & Occupational Support Services, Counseling and Academic Advising & Transfer. She in addition to advising all GRCC students, also advises the following student groups: Honors Students, Study Away participants and International Students. She is the Faculty Advisor for the International Student Organization, through Student Life. She also works with ESL and U of M Transfer Bridges students.

Katie participated in Study Abroad while in college and enjoys travel and keeping up with friends around the world. In her free time, she likes to garden, enjoy nature and create memories/ fun time with her spouse, three children, two dogs & two cats.

Schedule an appointment to meet with Katie virtually or in person.

Katie's Fall schedule

  • Mondays: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Virtual or phone appointments only)
  • Tuesdays: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (Virtual or In Person appointments)
  • Wednesdays: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Virtual or In Person appointments)
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Virtual or In Person appointments)
  • Fridays: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Virtual or In Person appointments)

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Yearlong Enrollment

The fall semester is underway, so now is the time to make sure your Winter 2024 schedule is set.

Save your seat in the classes you want for winter, giving you the most options to find the day, time and learning format that best suits your life. Winter classes are already filling up!

Katie Hughes
(616) 234-3900