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Staff Spotlight – Christian Enevoldsen

“You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

Hello! My name is Christian Enevoldsen and I am excited to be here for another great year as a Senior Academic Counselor on the team at the TECHniques Center. I am glad to be back working with all my returning students and have enjoyed getting to work with all of our new students as well!

A selfie of a smiling couple
Christian (left) with his girlfriend, Shelby

Since coming to the TECHniques Center last year, I have learned A TON. My students have shared their successes and missteps along the way, but I have learned so much about diligence. It’s the day in and day out focus that helps those far off goals become newly achieved realities. This lesson helped remind me in my own studies that good things come to those who work for them, and I was glad to receive my Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University in February.

2 dogs play; 1 is a husky and the other is a sheep dog
Kimber (top) and Callie (bottom)

When I’m not working day in and day out, I spend a ton of time active outdoors. Fall is a great time for Texas Tech Football or going out to go ride mountain bikes, go camping, or even just go out to hike some trails. I have a great outdoor companion in my 3-year-old Siberian Husky named Kimber as well as our almost 1-year-old cowdog named Callie. They both keep my girlfriend Shelby and I moving and on our toes!

2 dogs on leashes lead the way on a hike
Kimber and Callie lead the way on a hike!

Academic Advising Philosophy 

I have enjoyed being able to become apart of my student’s team to help them identify hazards on the road to their individual goals. I’m a firm believer in helping guide and lead, but letting my students grow in their decision making processes that will help to make them even more confident and valuable members of the communities they are a part of. Checking students’ perceptions against the real world evidence helps to keep focused on the tasks at hand, while continuing to refine the processes that they use to grow, both in and outside of the classroom.  

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