Academic and Career Advising


Helping students chart their courses

Rivier’s academic and career advisors help students plan their courses of study, assist students in evaluating core requirements, choose courses based on major programs of study, and assist with any scheduling or coursework issues that may arise.

Feel free to call, email, or visit our Office; we are located on the second floor of The Learning Commons. The Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For general inquiries, please contact us at (603) 897-8227 or

Undergraduate Advising Team
Patrick Cate
Director of Academic and Career Advising
Phone: (603) 897-8245
Majors: All Business majors (Business Management/Administration; Finance; Marketing),
Criminal Justice, Global Studies, Homeland and International Security, Human Development,Liberal Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Undeclared, Undeclared (Pre-Professional Healthcare)
Kerrie Dahl

Asst. Director of Academic and Career Advising
Phone: (603) 897-8223

Majors: Nursing (except Associate of Science program – see below), Public Health
Wendy de Penasse

Academic and Career Adviser
Phone: (603) 897-8230

Majors: Biology; Biotechnology; all Education majors (Early Childhood Education; Education
and Community Leadership; Elementary Education; Secondary Education – Biology Education,
English Education, Math Education, Social Studies Education, Special Education); English;
History; Mathematics; Nursing (Associate of Science program only); Political Science; and
Undeclared (Professional Studies)
Kathy Morrissey
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (603) 897-8227

Students with remaining questions about whom to contact, please send an email to and be sure to note your name and major in the subject line