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Hutton Honors College

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Senior Academic Advisor
Arnell Hammond

arnell hammond


Arnell Hammond grew up in New York State. At 17, she moved to Washington, D.C. to attend Howard University where she earned a B.A. in Communication Arts. Her first career was in book publishing, and for many years she was employed as a publicist and copywriter for several small, scholarly presses. Later, while completing an M.A. degree in Developmental Reading at The George Washington University, she worked in the office of a graduate dean and discovered the field of college student services. She has held a variety of academic advising and related student services positions ever since.

Arnell and her son moved to Bloomington so that she could pursue a doctorate in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University. Her first on-campus job was as an academic advisor in University Division where she served a wide range of students from all over the world and from all walks of life. She defines diversity, in all its many forms (race, gender, nationality, religion, class, culture), as inclusion, respect for, and acceptance of individual differences. She is pleased to be working with HHC students on new programs and initiatives.

Arnell became a pescetarian (on the way to veganism) almost two years ago, loves music, the arts, reading, movies, gardening, and Zumba!. She is active in her faith and volunteers at the Lilly Library and in the First Friends Program of Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
Email: hammonda@indiana.edu.
Appointments: 855-3555.



Academic Advisor
Lisa Bluder

Lisa Bluder


Originally from the Chicago area, Lisa Bluder went to St. Olaf College in Minnesota and received her B.A. in psychology and family studies. Since then she has worked at a non-profit community center for adults with brain injuries in the Chicago area and for IU Medical Center in Indianapolis doing cognitive testing with Alzheimer's patients.
Field of Study: Lisa recently completed the masters program for higher education & student affairs located in the School of Education.
Hobbies: Reading, walking, biking, traveling, baking, and Yoga. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Best tip for the college years: Enjoy the opportunities IU offers you as a student-extracurricular activities, performing arts & sporting events, guest lectures, study abroad, community service, and many more! It will help provide: a good sense of "balance" to course work, an avenue to meet new people, and possibly inspire new interests.
Email:lbluder@indiana.edu. Appointments: 855-3555


Academic Advisor
Khalfan Mohamed

Khalfan Mohamed


Khalfan Mohamed was born and raised in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He went to college at the Russian Friendship University in Moscow, Russia where he graduated with a law degree. After a brief working stint in Tanzania, he joined Indiana University Bloomington School of Law and graduated with a Masters Degree (LLM) in International Law. He is currently working towards a PhD in Political Science. He also taught Swahili at Indiana University Bloomington for seven years.
Hobbies: Travelling, learning foreign languages and cultures and spending time with family and friends.
Best tip for the college years: Take advantage of the many opportunities that are available to you at college. Your college years are the best chance for you to exploit the countless resources made available and that may not be there once you graduate. It is a lifetime opportunity. Take advantage of it!
Email: khmohamm@indiana.edu.
Appointments: 855-3555.


Parttime Advisor
Mindy L. Metzcar

Mindy L. Metzcar


Of all the places in Indiana in which Mindy Metzcar has lived, she enjoys Bloomington the most. She moved to Bloomington in 2004 upon receipt of a B.A. in communication from Purdue University. She then completed a M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University in 2008. Since then she worked as an International Student Advisor in the Office of International Services at Indiana University.
Field of Study: Mindy completed a master's in higher education and student affairs in the School of Education and is currently enrolled as a part-time student in the master's in social work program through the School of Social Work at IUPUI.
Hobbies: Exercising, reading, sewing, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and cooking.
Best tip for the college years: Take time to explore IU and the surrounding Bloomington community and get involved outside the classroom. Your opportunities are limitless!
Email:mmetzcar@indiana.edu. Appointments: 855-3555