Meet the Advisors

Meet the Advisors



Katelyn Fanning

Pathways Advisor 

Katelyn has a Bachelor’s Degree from Hardin-Simmons University. She loves meeting with students and getting to know them. Her favorite ice cream is Birthday Cake or anything with Cookie Dough! 

Her advice? “Your goals and dreams are attainable! Try your best, be responsible and don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

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Courtney Fairchild

Pathways Advisor

Courtney graduated from UTPB with a Bachelor’s degree. Her best advising moments are when she helps students understand the process so they no longer feel scared or confused. Her favorite ice cream is Butter Pecan.

Best Advice “me, your instructors, the deans, etc. – we’re all people just like you with lives and issues and problems just like yours. Don’t be afraid to talk to any of us when you have a problem or a question. We can’t help if we don’t know there’s a problem.”

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Dawn Finley

Pathways Advisor

Dawn started at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree. She finished a Masters at Texas Tech. The students and variety of daily tasks are what she loves about advising. Her favorite ice cream is Spumoni.

She would advise all students to not get behind, but if you do, talk to the instructor before you are unable to catch up.

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Amy Hernandez

Pathways Advisor

Amy is a homegrown MC girl! She finished her Bachelor’s on the Midland College Campus through Sul Ross State University. She enjoys interacting and getting to know students. You can sweeten her up with some Cherries Garcia. 

Her best piece of advice, “a little sacrifice now will pay off in the long run!"

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Nereida Huffman

Pathways Advisor

Nereida comes to Midland College from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas where she earned a Bachelors in Business Administration. She loves the one-on-one interactions with students and helping student plan their academic goals. Her favorite ice cream is Butter Pecan.  

Her advice to new students is to get involved and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.

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Isabel Jimenez

Pathways Advisor

After attending Austin College, Midland College, and UTPB, Isabel completed a Bachelor's degree. She loves that she can give hope to a student who is lost and doesn't understand the process of higher education.  Her favorite ice cream is Chocolate.

Best advice? ATTEND CLASS.


Haley McNerlin

Haley McNerlin

Pathways Advisor

Haley was born and raised in Midland, but left for a brief stint to earn a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Texas A & M University.  Gig 'em!  She really enjoys seeing her students achieve their academic goals despite the challenges they may face along the way.  Her favorite ice cream is chocolate.

Her advice to students is to make the hard choices now, like taking the hard classes or pushing through the classes you really want to drop because it is all worth it in the end when you see the rewards they produce.

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Diana Ramos

Pathways/Legacy Advisor

Diana finished a Bachelor’s degree at Angelo State and a Masters at Loyola University after she started working at Midland College. What she most enjoys about advising are making contacts with students and co-workers. She is an eater of Vanilla ice cream. 

"These years can be the best of your life…enjoy them" would be her advice.

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