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Academic Advising

Rebecca Nguyen

Transfer Advisor, Professional Advising
Des Moines/Pierce Center

Becca was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, she moved to South Carolina and New Mexico before finally settling in Washington.  She is currently completing her Masters’ degree from Seattle University. 

Becca has served as the Transfer Advisor for the CWU-Des Moines and CWU-Pierce County centers for the past few years. She works with all students interested in transferring into CWU programs offered at the centers with regard to General Education, BA-Foreign Language, and general university degree requirements and policies.  Becca also provides additional support to College of Business students, serving as their program advisor. Students with questions related specifically to the programs at the Centers, program prerequisites, or major requirements should be addressed to the appropriate program/faculty advisor. Please check the Center Advising Website for program advisors:

Favorite Quotes:

It is our Choices that show us what we truly are far more than our Abilities
 – Albus Dumbledore

The only thing you deserve is what you earn. – Tom Brands

Des Moines Advising
Pierce County Advising

Becca's Availability


*For In Person/Phone/Skype appointments, please call the Des Moines front Office: 509-963-3801
*Prospective students should schedule an appt with the appropriate program advisor. Due to time constraints, prospective students are not able to be seen during walk-in hours.


Standard Walk-In Hours: Fall/Winter/Spring Terms

*Walk-In hours are for current CWU students, and should be no longer than 10 minutes.
*Please note, Walk-In hours may vary during peak times of the quarter. Call the Des Moines front desk, (509-963-3801) to confirm availability.

Monday: 2 - 4pm

Tuesday: 2 - 4pm

Wednesday: 9 - 10:30am

Thursday: 10:30am - 12pm

Out of Office: Thurs, May 25th - Mon, May 29th 
                       (Mon, May 29th is Memorial Day – Des Moines Center closed)
                         Tues June 6th – Sun, June 11th                                        


Contact Info:
To schedule an appt: 509-963-3801 
Location: CWU-Des Moines Center, co-located at Highline College
Higher Education Center, Building 29.


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