Distance Learning Advisors

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Business Management Advisor

Rylee May
Title: Department Coordinator - Business and IT
Academic Advisor - Adult Accelerated Learning
Phone: 319-398-5416
Email: rylee.may@kirkwood.edu
Office: 203 Nielsen Hall
Bio: Rylee works in the Business and IT office at Kirkwood Community College. She is the department coordinator and academic advisor for business, as well as interior design and apparel merchandising students. In addition, Rylee advises adult learners in the Kirkwood Adult Accelerated Program. Rylee graduated from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business with a degree in Management and Organizations.


Liberal Arts Advisor

Tiffany Starks
Title: Retention Specialist/Academic Advisor
Phone: 319-398-1034
Email: tiffany.starks@kirkwood.edu
Office: 2nd floor Kirkwood Hall
Bio: Tiffany has been working at Kirkwood since 2005. She completed her A.A. from Kirkwood in 2005, and her B.A. in Social Work from Mount Mercy College in 2007. She works as an academic advisor, working with students who want to transfer to a four-year school and students completing their Associate of Arts degree online. She also works with the Early Warning system, working with students who need help completing their degree at Kirkwood.


Water Environmental Technology Advisor

Kim Fensterman
Title: Program Director, Environmental Fire & Safety
Phone: 319-398-5678
Email: kim.fensterman@kirkwood.edu
Office: Continuing Education
Bio: Kim Fensterman graduated from Mount Mercy College with a degree in business administration. Kim is currently the program developer for water and wastewater, fire training, and environmental technology programs for Continuing Education and Training Services. Kim also serves as the program advisor for the online Water Environmental Technology Online program. She has been involved in coordinating and development of water and wastewater training since 1988. Kim is also a member of several state organizations in the water and wastewater field and is an advocate for the safety of our drinking water.


Distance Learning
2196 Linn Hall