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Advocacy Counselors

Advocacy Counselors are available at the Elkhorn Valley, Fort Omaha and South Omaha campuses as well as at the Sarpy Center.  Their services are available to all MCC students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Help students develop beneficial academic and life skills, including problem solving, healthy coping, effective communication, and conflict resolution
  • Provide interventions and referrals for students experiencing personal issues and crises including relationship conflict, emotional distress, sexual violence, and homelessness
  • Offer additional support and accountability to students in sensitive or complex academic situations, such as those returning from suspension or dismissal
  • Advocate for students within their social systems both on- and off-campus including with instructors and other MCC offices
  • Support and provide consultation to faculty and staff regarding students of concern
 
Molly Engdahl, EVC
531-MCC-1316, mengdahl@mccneb.edu

 

Engdahl has been employed with MCC since 2001, working at both the Fort Omaha and Elkhorn Campuses.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and her Masters of Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  She is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and is also certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Engdahl has given presentations to students and faculty on a wide variety of topics, to include time and stress management, intimate partner violence, gender identity, and college success, among other topics. 

In addition to counseling, Engdahl has spent time as an academic advisor and in career services at MCC.  She enjoys interacting with students and focusing on the supports needed to assist students in reaching their educational goals.

In her free time, Engdahl enjoys cooking, attending concerts, watching sports (especially baseball and college football) and spending time with family and friends.

Dani Bojanski, FOC
531-MCC-2644, dbojanski1@mccneb.edu

Bojanski is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UNO. Prior to beginning at MCC in 2017, Bojanski coordinated services at a local community mental health clinic. She has counseling experience with adults, college students and children with behavior disorder diagnoses.

In addition to counseling, Dani has spent over a decade working in education with experience in advising and programming as well as in the classroom teaching English at UNO, the University of Iowa and MCC, where she taught English as an adjunct instructor.

A native South Omahan, Bojanski values the opportunity to serve her community through her work with students at MCC. She enjoys working one on one with students to overcome challenges, collaborating with faculty and staff on creative solutions to problems, and visiting classes to discuss wellness and violence prevention. 

Outside of work, Bojanski loves spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and listening to music.

Stephanie Albers, SRP
531-622-3841, smalbers@mccneb.edu

Albers has been with MCC since September 2008.  She currently works as an advocacy counselor and Disability Support Services counselor at the Sarpy Center. Albers earned her Associate Degree from Southeast Community College and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Peru State College. She earned her Master’s in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2008 and began working at MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus shortly afterward.

Albers represents MCC on the Metro Regional Transition Advisory Team (for high school students in special education) and the Omaha Collegiate Consortium (a coalition to reduce high risk drinking among college students). 

Outside of MCC, Albers enjoys spending time with her many siblings, two young sons, husband and dog. 

Christine Saitta, SOC
531-622-4604, csaitta1@mccneb.edu

Saitta has been employed with MCC since 2011, working at both the South Omaha and Fort Omaha Campuses.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at College of Saint Mary where she majored in Social Science and Computer Information Management. She received her Master’s  in Community Counseling from UNO. Prior to working for MCC, she has served as a graduate assistant in the Counseling department at UNO, as well as an academic advisor for UNO’s College of Information Science and Technology. She has also served as a Transfer Counselor for College of Saint Mary, and as an Academic Advisor for Accounting and Business majors at Bellevue University. She developed and created the Student Success Center at Clarkson College, and the served as the Director. 

Saitta enjoys assisting students with overcoming barriers, and helping them reach their academic and career goals.  She enjoys interacting with students one on one, creative problem solving and connecting students with resources in the community.

In her free time, Saitta enjoys gardening, live music, yoga, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.