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2023 UCAC Team

UCAC Advising Corps 2023-2024

The Utah College Advising Corps (UCAC) is a college access program founded on the idea that all high school students deserve equitable opportunities to enroll in institutions of higher education. UCAC encourages Utah high school students to participate in the various higher education opportunities available through Utah’s eight public colleges and universities and eight technical colleges, as well as programs throughout the country. Our goal is to increase the number of Utah students who enroll in postsecondary education.


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Our Staff

Rachel Everitt

UCAC Director


Rachel is the Director for the Utah College Advising Corps. Rachel earned her B.S. in Social Science and Secondary Education at Westminster College and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Utah.  






Jeannette Heltman

UCAC Associate Director


Jeannette attended the University of Utah and earned two bachelor’s degrees in mass communications and English literature as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She also oversees our rural areas in Sevier, South Sanpete, Millard, and Bever School Districts North Sevier, Gunnison Valley, and Manti in Sevier and South Sanpete School Districts.


Manti HS, North Sevier HS, Gunnison HS, Millard HS, Beaver HS

Nicole Alley

UCAC Regional Coordinator


Nicole Alley attended Southern Utah University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Family Life and Human Development, with a minor in Psychology. She oversees, Granite, Jordan, and Canyons School Districts.


Olympus HS, Skyline HS, Cottonwood HS, Cyprus HS, Granger HS, Hunter HS, Kearns HS, Taylorsville HS, West Jordan HS, Copper Hills Hillcrest HS


Stephanie Arciga

UCAC Regional Coordinator


Stephanie Arciga earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work at Heritage University in Washington State and Masters of Education with a concentration in Education Leadership at Concordia University in Portland Oregon. Stephanie oversees Northern Utah Box Elder, Weber, Cache, and Logan School Districts.


Bonneville HS, Fremont HS, Roy HS, Weber HS, Box Elder HS, Bear River HS, Mountain Crest HS, Sky View HS, Ridgeline HS, Green Canyon HS, Logan HS


Vanessa Lo'amanu

UCAC Regional Coordinator


Vanessa Lo'amanu is a graduate of Southern Utah University with a Bachelor’s Degree in both Biology and Chemistry with an emphasis in healthcare. She oversees the Washington, Iron,  and the rural area of Juab, Delta, and North Sanpete School Districts. 


Snow Canyon HS, Water Canyon HS, Desert Hills HS, Crimson Cliffs HS, Dixie HS, Hurricane HS, Pine View HS, Canyon View HS, Juab HS, Delta HS, North Sanpete HS

Bree Nguyen

 UCAC Regional Coordinator


Bree Nguyen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in professional writing/editing. She also has obtained a master's degree in management and leadership and a bachelor's degree in technical and professional writing and editing. Bree oversees Alpine, Provo, Nebo, Grand County, and the rural areas in Duchesne School Districts. 


Mountain View HS, Orem HS, Westlake HS, American Fork HS, Skyridge HS, Provo HS, Timpview HS, Payson HS, Springville HS, Spanish Fork HS, Grand County HS, Uintah HS, Duchesen HS, Tabiona HS, Altamont HS

Tanner Telford

UCAC Regional Coordinator


Tanner Telford earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities at Weber State University, where he graduated as valedictorian from the college of arts and humanities. Tanner received his graduate degree in higher education research from the University of Oxford. Tanner Telford serves as the Regional Coordinator overseeing the Ogden, Davis, Salt Lake City, and Tooele School Districts.


Clearfield HS, Layton HS, Syracuse HS, Woods Cross HS, Ben Lomond HS, Ogden HS, East HS, West HS, Highland HS, Tooele HS, Grantsville HS




Last Updated: 2/2/24