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Germantown Counseling & Advising

Location, Hours, People: 

Sciences and Applied Studies Building (SA), Room 172.

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We Care About Your Success!
Introducing the Starfish System
& Online Scheduling for Counseling & Advising Services

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Recently, Montgomery College acquired Starfish Retention Solutions in order to create an online student success environment and facilitate access to counseling and advising services.   Students will be able to use Starfish to view service availability and schedule appointments online to meet with a Counselor in person.  

  • Students must have applied to the College and been issued an M#.
  • Appointments are  typically offered in 30-minute blocks.
  • To schedule an appointment, go to  MyMC and click on the
    Starfish icon
      SF Logo  
    See step-by-step instructions for making an appointment with a counselor.

Visit Online Advising for Frequently Asked Advising Questions or e-mail an online counselor.

Mailing Address:
Germantown Counseling & Advising
20200 Observation Drive, Room 172
Sciences and Applied Studies Building
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: 240-567-7734
Fax: 240-567-1985


Find more information on our Academic Coaching  program.    Click Here!  


We also provide counseling and advising to international students, speakers of English as a second language, and recent immigrants enrolled at Montgomery College’s American English Language Program (AELP) at the  Center for International and Multicultural Students (CIMS), located in SA150.

Summer 2015 Hours (August 1, 2015 - August 31, 2015)*

8:30am - 7pm (Doors close at 6:30pm)*

8:30am - 7pm (Doors close at 6:30pm)* 

8:30am - 7pm (Doors close at 6:30pm)*

8:30am - 7pm (Doors close at 6:30pm)* 

8:30am - 5pm (Doors close at 4:30pm)*

Saturday (open two Saturdays a year)
Center is tentatively scheduled to be open Saturday, August 29, 2015,
9am -1pm (Doors close at 12:30pm)

* Hours may change due to special events or closures due to weather.

Special Closures: 

Germantown Counseling & Advising will be closed the following dates:

August 24, 2015 (Closed for College Meetings)

September 7, 2015 (Closed for College Holiday)

All students should schedule an appointment.  Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. 

Students arriving after their appointment time may be asked to reschedule. If you need more time than scheduled, you may be asked to make a follow-up appointment. 


Faculty & Staff

Department Chair Phone Room
Dr. Jack Sallie, (International)
(240) 567-6959 HS180
Ms. LaShaun Harris, Counseling & Advising Administrative Aide
(240) 567-7734 SA172
Ms. Bonnie Vanatta, Part-Time Office Assistant
(240) 567-7734 SA172
Full-Time Faculty Counselors Phone Room
Online Advising/ Email a Counselor 
Mr. Anthony Solano (Distance Education/Online Advising & Counseling)
(240) 567-1997 SA175A
Dr. Jennifer Dobbins (Academic Coach) 
(240) 567-1996 HT130
Ms. Ada Garcia-Casellas (International)
(240) 567-1801 SA150
Ms. Zenobia Garrison (Career) 
(240) 567-1968 SA207
Ms. Tyra Goodgain Peanort (FYE)
(240) 567-7715 SA175D
Ms. Barbara LaPilusa (Transfer/Scholarship)
(240) 567-6965
Ms. Erin Marcinek (Houser) (Academic Coach)
(240) 567-6936 SA175B
Ms. Katie Mount (Montgomery Advising Program, MAP & Academic Coach)
(240) 567-6966 SA175C
Ms. Tamesha Robinson (Career)
(240) 567-6968 SA172G
Ms. Anne Schleicher (Transfer)
(240) 567-1991 SA177
Dr. Harvey Stempel (DSS/Pathways/Academic Coach)
(240) 567-6967 SA189
Ms. Kimberly Talley (International)
(240) 567-7757 SA150
Mr. Harry Zarin (DSS/Academic Coach)
(240) 567-7767 (V/TTY) SA189
Part-Time Faculty Counselors Phone Room
Ms. Jeanie Brand (Early Alert) 
(240) 567-7806 HT222
Dr. Helen Dias
(240) 567-7734 SA175
Ms. Jacy Hildreth (DSS/Online Advising)
(240) 567-7734 SA175
Ms. Heather Hughes (DSS) 
(240) 567-1992 SA189
Ms. Marilyn Keeley
(240) 567-7734 SA175
Ms. Lori Leister
(240) 567-7734 SA175
Ms. Angela Mastromatteo
(240) 567-7734 SA175
Ms. Christina McGill (MAP, Early Alert)
(240) 567-7734 SA175
Mr. Doug Smith (Academic Coach)
(240) 567-7734 SA175
Ms. Latonia Staten
(240) 567-7734 SA175
Ms. Shirley Willcher (International)
(240) 567-1975 SA150

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