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We have over 60 years of combined experience in College Consulting, including Education, Financial Aid and Scholarships.

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About Us: Navigation Academy College Consulting

Navigation Academy College Consulting is the husband-wife team of Walter and Jora Odom. They met in college at North Carolina Central University. The Odom’s continued their education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro where Mr. Odom attained a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Mrs. Odom a Master’s in Counseling and Guidance. Between them having worked at Winston-Salem State, Texas A&M University, University of Tennessee and Norfolk State University and with extensive exposure to many more colleges and universities across the country for a combined 60+ years; the Odom’s have a full breadth of knowledge concerning the processes for students getting into college, remaining in college and graduating with promise and potential for a career.


With expertise in college administration, leadership, communications, co-op, internships and establishing, promoting and managing scholarships, Mr. Odom has contributed to the academic and career success of over 9,000 students. He has facilitated leadership workshops both nationally and internationally and has headed a national organization for Cooperative Education professionals. Mr. Odom has also served on various Boards of higher education. Mrs. Odom has a background in Academic Advising having coordinated academic support services for over 3,000 students and athletes. She has served in numerous leadership positions for the NCAA and its branch organizations. As a Peer Reviewer for the NCAA, Mrs. Odom was charged with visiting, assessing and evaluating collegiate athletic departments across the country. Mrs. Odom has held various leadership positions with the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics organization. She has been a mentor and role model for thousands of students past and present.

They have both collaborated with faculty, advisors, and university administrators in an effort to assist students reach their fullest potential, proving their commitment and dedication to the educational advancement of young people.

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Walter and Jora Odom

As a facilitator, Navigation Academy of Virginia focuses on assisting individuals and families with information, direction and support as they maneuver the requirements of moving beyond high school to college and from college to career.

Clients can expect:

  • A personal review of their academics
  • An assessment that offers direction
  • Identification of skills and realistic goals
  • Assistance with college selection, entrance requirements and selecting the best major
  • Custom timeline for strategic planning

Give us a call and let us guide you through the College Admissions process. (757) 392-7050

Listen to what our Clients say About Us!

I have known Mrs. Odom since I stepped foot on the campus of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2001. Mrs. Odom was my Athletic Academic Advisor during my time at UT. Each year she took her time with helping me create a class schedule that was conducive to my track and field life. Track was very difficult on a collegiate level, Mrs. Odom ensured that I chose the correct courses that were suitable for a collegiate athlete. She also helped guide me when I was confused about which direction I should take when choosing a major. She ensured that my decision was based on the career I chose after college. I decided to choose Social Work and now I am a Licensed Social Worker in the DC metropolitan area. I am so thankful for knowing Mrs. Odom for so many years. We grew so close during tenure at UT that she became a mentor, mother figure and friend. I don’t know what I would’ve done if she wasn’t there to guide me. I appreciate her love, wisdom and knowledge. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today if it wasn’t for her.

Antoinette (Gorham) Fobbs, LSW

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Give us a call and let us guide you through the College Admissions process. (757) 392-7050

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