Academic Advisors & Recruiters

Katherine Belew - Advising Team Lead


Advising Team Lead
Dept: Advising
Phone: 903-434-8264
Office: SSC


Kat is the Advising Team Lead who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University in May 2004, and a Master of Agribusiness from Texas A&M University in May 2006.  She also attended NTCC for 2-years after graduating in the top 10% of her class from Chapel Hill High School.  After graduating from Texas A&M, she worked as the Marketing Coordinator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas.  She then worked at Tarleton State University in the Registrar’s Office as the Compliance & Catalog Coordinator, and as an adjunct professor for the Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management.    

When not advising at NTCC, Kat can be found leading her sons’ Cub Scout den meetings, helping them with their 4-H livestock projects, and coaching their youth soccer teams; as well as performing her duties as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Franklin County Youth Soccer Association. 

College Major: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University
College Major: Master of Agribusiness, Texas A&M University


Linda Forest - Student Services Specialist


Academic Advisor
Dept: Advising
Phone: 903-434-8192
Office: SSC


Linda is originally from the central coast of California. She moved here in 2002 with her husband, David. All three of her children were born in Mt. Pleasant and go to Chapel Hill school. She received her A.A.T. from Northeast Community College and graduated with her Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M Texarkana. Linda began working at NTCC in October of 2017 as a Student Services Specialist and transitioned into Advising in December 2018. During her off time she enjoys camping, lake time, traveling, playing games and relaxing with her family and friends. Her main goal is your success!