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Career Services Faculty and Staff:

Lesli Bicknell
Program Coordinator III, Career Services
(970) 339-6364
lesli.bicknell@aims.edu

Student Success Center
Greeley Campus, CCTR 269
Greeley, CO 80634

Educational/Professional Background: I hold a Masters Degree in Education (College Student Personnel Administration) from Colorado State University. I started my career in higher education 19 years ago as a Director of Residence Life and Housing at the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State- Pueblo).

I also worked at the University of Northern Colorado in the Student Activities Department, and have also worked with my husband in our own business here in Greeley.

Area of Specialty: I will be working mainly with high school students that are taking courses here at Aims, but will also be a generalist advisor for all students. In addition to advising, I will also be promoting Career Academy and College Promise in our local high schools.

Personal Philosophy on Advising: I believe that an education is a gift that everyone deserves and can never be taken away. I love helping students pursue their dreams through education. I believe my role is to encourage and guide students to sometimes find as well as pursue their educational goals.

Jennifer Crandall
Advisor, Senior
jennifer.drandall@aims.edu

Educational/Professional Background:
I have my Masterís Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from the University of Wyoming. I have worked for the last few years in Secondary Education providing mental health counseling, career counseling, and academic advising to students.

Area of Specialty:
My work in career counseling is my specialty. I find matching people with their ideal career to be rewarding. I also do mental health counseling where I have focused on the use of animals in therapy.

Personal Philosophy of Counseling, Career Services, and Advising:
I believe that every individual has a mind, body, heart, and soul that need to be nurtured and supported thought out life. I enjoy helping students to nurture their minds with educations and the college experience, their bodies though healthy living, and their heart and soul though helping student heal the hurts that life deals us. It is a privilege for me to work with a student to meet their goals and help them though lifeís challenges.


Chris Karl
Advisor, Senior
(970) 339-6436
chris.karl@aims.edu

Student Success Center
Greeley Campus, CCTR 167
Greeley, CO 80632

Educational/Professional Background: I have a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State, and a Masters in Counseling from UNC. I worked at Social Services for 14 years as a caseworker with teens and as a child protection supervisor. For the last 8 years I worked at North Range Behavioral Health as a clinical counselor. North Range had a contract with Aims to provide counseling to students for a few hours a week, and I did that for four semesters.

Area of specialty: My focus has been on clinical conditions, mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, and family counseling. My specific focus has been on resolving trauma.

Personal philosophy on advising: I believe everyone has a calling/blueprint for their lives, and teasing out the specifics requires time, patience, and risk. Events and circumstances can obscure the plan (spilled coffee on the blueprint), and my job will entail identifying the hindrances, providing lots of information, and helping clarify the goals and steps students need to take to accomplish their goals.