Advising | BSCTC


Two students in front of a calendar, illustratedOur advisors are here to help you choose the classes to get to graduation and your better future. We have dedicated advising centers on our campuses working hard to be sure every student succeeds. 

  1. Find an advisor listed below on the campus most convenient for you.
  2. Choose their personal Schedule an Appointment link to see their calendar.
  3. Pick a day, time and advising method of your choice.

You will receive a confirmation email with your appointment details.

    1. If you chose the Email or Phone advising method that advisor will contact you at your appointment time.
    2. If you chose the Teams virtual advising method please join the call at your appointment day and time with the link that was provided in your confirmation email.
    3. If you chose to meet with the advisor in person follow these steps:
      1. Please arrive to campus 10 minutes before your advising appointment scheduled time if possible.
      2. Sign in at the front desk to see Admissions.
      3. Once meeting with Admissions and going over your account to ensure everything is up to date you can let them know you have an advising appointment scheduled. They will send you from there. 

WALK-INS are welcome. They will be seen in between Advisors scheduled appointments as time allows.


Pikeville Campus

Julia MaynardJulia Maynard Advisor at BSCTC


I'm Julia Maynard, Academic Advisor located in the N. Clayton Little Building, Suite 105, on the Pikeville Campus. I hold a BS in Education, Mathematics 5-12, from Concord University and a MA in Adult and Higher Education from Morehead State University. In addition to being an Academic Advisor, I also teach as an Adjunct Instructor for FYE 105 and transitional math. I have worked at Big Sandy CTC since July 2009. 

Julia Maynard, Academic Advisor
Pikeville Campus, N. Clayton Little Building, Room 105C
Phone: 6062181221
Schedule Appointment: 


Misty Adkins

Misty Adkins Advisor BSCTC


Hello, my name is Misty Adkins. I have been an Academic Advisor at Big Sandy CTC since July 2009. I am located in the N. Clayton Little Building, Suite 105, on the Pikeville Campus. I earned a BBA in Marketing from Morehead State University and an MBA from the University of Pikeville.  In addition to being an Academic Advisor, I also teach as an Adjunct Instructor for FYE 105. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, cycling, and spending time with family and friends.

Misty Adkins, Academic Advisor
Pikeville Campus, N. Clayton Little Building, Room 105d
Phone: 606-218-1266
Schedule Appointment:     


Mayo Campus

Lisa Pelfrey

Lisa Pelfrey Advisor BSCTC


I’m a graduate of Prestonsburg Community College & Morehead State University.
I have worked at the college for 16 ½ years. I became an academic advisor in November of 2020, and I really like it. My favorite things to do is spend time with my 8-year-old grandson and my fiancé. 

Lisa Pelfrey, Academic Advisor
Mayo Campus, Building C, Room 118b
Phone: 606-788-2898
Schedule Appointment: 


Prestonsburg Campus

Sabrina Jude

Sabrina Jude Advisor at BSCTC


I have been married over 30 years to my husband Jim. We have 2 sons, 30 and 20.  We also have a 7 year old Yorkie, named Tucker. We reside in Lawrence County Kentucky. I am an academic advisor for first-time, at-risk and returning students. I am also an adjunct faculty member, teaching sociology.In 2004, I completed Graphic Design at Mayo Campus of Big Sandy CTC. In 2008, I completed my Associate in Arts degree at Big Sandy CTC. In fall 2009, I began my bachelor degree in business at Morehead State University, which was completed in spring 2012. I completed my Master degree in Adult and Higher Education in spring 2015

Sabrina Jude, Academic Advisor
Prestonsburg Campus, Student Center, Suite 106
Phone: 6068894709
Schedule Appointment: 


Royce Mayo

royce mayo


My name is Royce Mayo. I am an Academic Advisor at the Prestonsburg Campus of Big Sandy Community and Technical College located at 1 Bert T. Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY. I completed my undergraduate degree at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY and earned two Master’s degrees from Morehead State University. I worked in public education for 37 years in a variety of roles including teacher, coach, administrator, and educational consultant. I have been married to my beautiful bride, Susan, for 38 years and we have two children (Whitney and John Michael) and two granddaughters (Lilly and Georgia). In my spare time, I enjoy walking and watching sports of all kinds.

Royce Mayo, Academic Advisor
Prestonsburg Campus, Suite 106
Phone: (606) 889-4706
Schedule an appointment: 


Melissa (Missy) Spears

melissa sparks advisor

Hi, my name is Melissa (Missy) Spears. I am an Academic Advisor on the Prestonsburg campus. I’m located in the Advising Center in room 106.  I earned my BA in Human Services and Counseling in 2008 through Lindsey Wilson College. I am married and have two adult daughters, 7 grandchildren 1 adult grandson, and one great-granddaughter. My Faith, family, and friends make every day so rewarding. I am blessed to be able to be part of this team that encourages each student to believe in themself and push through challenges in reaching their personal goals.

Academic Advisor
Big Sandy Community and Technical College
One Bert T. Combs. Dr.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Office: (606) 886-7351 ext. 67351
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