Carisa Lipp has been working with students at Frontier Nursing University (FNU) since the establishment of Frontier’s advising center in 2014.
With a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies, Carisa has enjoyed initiating and maintaining relationships with nursing students for over three years. The goal of the Academic Advising team at FNU is to meet regularly with all students to provide support and guidance from the point of admission to graduation.
Carisa came to Frontier after working with Health Access Nurturing Development Services, also known as HANDS. HANDS is a public health program for first-time parents. According to Carisa, the program opened her eyes to the importance of maternal and family health in shaping an entire family.
Now, Carisa’s passion for supporting students is what helps her excel as an academic advisor.
“I enjoy student interaction and love the premise of helping families and children,” she said. “I believe a friendly smile or voice can be the motivation to keep moving through a difficult course or term.”
Her work to make people feel supported extends beyond the FNU community. Carisa actively volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Outside of work and volunteering, Carisa spends time with her new husband and three kids at a variety of soccer games, basketball games, track meets and play practices.
Thank you, Carisa, for serving the Frontier community!
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