As an academic advisor, Lynnae Selbrg works with students to help them navigate higher ed. They work together to identify and clarify a student's academic goals, and then possible career exploration. Once a student knows if they plan to start a career or transfer after graduation, or skill up for their current career, Lynnae helps them identify the best course to take. This includes graduation planning (making sure they have all the requirements met), transfer planning (making sure they are connected with the transfer institution and have everything done for a successful transfer) and academic success strategies. Lynnae shared, "Sometimes the plans don't work out and we have to change course, but it is like a giant puzzle with each student and I help them find the best pieces and put it all together. You couldn't have a better job than this!"
Lynnae works with all GRCC students, but a majority of her work is with GRCC Middle College students. This growing population is taking advantage of an incredible opportunity -- finishing college and high school in just 5 years! She loves meeting with all the different students that come to GRCC, and watching them achieve success when often they didn't think that was possible. Lynnae's favorite day of the year is commencement when she gets to watch students walk across the stage, knowing how much work they put into getting there!
Lynnae knows that often life can get difficult, and that barriers can impact a student's ability to be successful. And she is here to help students identify resources and develop a plan to help them get back on a path to success.
Lynnae Selberg has worked in a variety of counseling roles for the past 30 years in many educational and health care settings. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from GVSU and earned a master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from MSU. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Michigan and is a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She has worked in many different student services & academic affairs departments, at various institutions, which has provided her a wide range of experiences to draw upon when working with students at GRCC.