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Primary departments: Child, Family, and Consumer Sciences and Industrial Technology
Primary departments: Food and Nutritional Sciences, Plant Science, Enology and Viticulture
Preceding her time at Jordan College Advising and Career Development Center, Dayna worked in the Fresno State Athletics department as a Student-Athlete Services, Academic Advisor. While working with the athletics department Dayna’s primary role was to academically guide the Men’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer and Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams. Other responsibilities included overseeing the CHAMPS/Lifeskills program, serving as the Tutor Coordinator and overseeing the community service program, Big Heroes, Little Heroes.
Dayna graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and went on to earn her Master of Arts from the University of San Francisco in Sport Management. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services credential from California State University, Fresno.
and her husband Jonathan have been married for two years and have a puppy named, Lucious.
Primary departments: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, and Animal Science
Terence will be overseeing advising for the Agricultural Business department, as well as, Animal Science and Agricultural Education department. Services that will be provided, but not limited to include: major advising, GE advising, graduation plans, change of major counseling, time management and organizational skill building, and academic petitions.
Experience: Prior to joining the Jordan College Advising and Career Development Center, Terence previously worked with Fresno State Athletics serving as the Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Services. While working with the athletics department Terence’s primary role was to serve as the academic advisor for the Baseball, Football and Women’s Lacrosse teams. Other responsibilities included overseeing the CHAMPS/Lifeskills program, being the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Advisor, developing the curriculum for the Athletics 10 Freshman seminar course, and overseeing the community service program, Big Heroes Little Heroes. During his time in athletics he helped oversee a department that achieved a 3.12 department GPA in 2014-15, the highest GPA on record for the department and the 5th year in a row that the department carried a 3.0 GPA or higher. In addition, the department increased its community service output each of the last 3 years, culminating in over 4,000 hours for the 2014-15 academic year.
Education: Terence graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with his Bachelor of Arts in 2005 and went on to earn his Master of Arts from the University of San Francisco in 2008.
Personal: Terence and his wife, Peggy, have one daughter, Peyton and a dog, Khloe. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, grilling, and collecting sneakers.
University Internship Coordinator
Mary Willis joined Fresno State in January 2015 as the Coordinator of Internships and Professional Experiences for the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. In October 2017, she joined the University's Career Development Center as the University Internship Coordinator. In her new role she is now the Career Development Center's Liaison to the Jordan College. Mary is also a co-advisor to the Sigma Alpha Agricultural Professional Sorority.
Experience: Mary's career in higher education began in 1993 as a Career and Academic Counselor at Fresno City College. She then served for 9 years as the Director of Career Resources at Fresno Pacific University and was the Founding Director of Career Services at UC Merced.
Mary is passionate about guiding students in making informed career decisions and developing strategic career action plans, which include participation in internships. She also greatly enjoys working with industry partners to develop internship opportunities and to connect graduating students to career opportunities.
Education: Mary is a proud Fresno State Bulldog, receiving both her Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Master Degree in Education: Counseling and Student Services from the university.
Personal: When not working with students, Mary, along with her husband, Rod, are actively involved in the lives of their children, Emma (19) and Sam (15). She is also a passionate fan of the game of baseball and enjoys reading about its history. Mary's favorite players are her son, Sam, and the San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence.