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Farmingdale State College Appoints New Academic Counselor

May 2, 2016


Erica Feldherr has joined the professional staff at Farmingdale State College as Academic Counselor in the “First in the World” Research-Aligned Mentorship program.

Feldherr will be responsible for one-on-one counseling, tracking and monitoring student progress, connecting students with support services, teaching courses that focus on the first- and second-year college experience, and working on special events.

Feldherr was a Fulbright Scholar to Nicaragua in 2006; worked at Pace University in Residential Life; did media research at the Pew Research Center; and most recently taught English to middle- and high school students in France. She has an MS in higher education from Walden University, and a BA in political science from Pace.

Farmingdale’s “First in the World” program is funded by a $2.9 million grant from the US Department of Education. It has a goal of improving four-year graduation rates by 20% over Farmingdale’s baseline for first-year and transfer students. The program will support on-campus research and place faculty and students in mentored research experiences off campus in national laboratories, research universities, business universities, business accelerators, and other research venues.