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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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Advising, Retention + Career Center

Staff


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Our staff is dedicated to helping Blugolds become the success story they're meant to be. If you're looking for your advisor's contact information, who to contact about specific details or just want to see who's available to assist you — just check out their profiles below.

William Felz
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Counseling)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Communications)

 

Responsibilities
  • Oversee of Campus Advising Services
  • Assist with the review and coordination of retention and enrollment management strategies
Staci Heidtke
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout (Counseling and guidance)
  • B.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Social Work)
Responsibilities
  •  Employer relations — internship development
  • Career counseling for alumni
  • Career development training and facilitation
Angie Swenson-Holzinger
Education
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Business Administration)
  • M.S., Western Illinois University (College Student Personnel)
Responsibilities
  • Supervision of advising staff
  • Coordinate advising best practices


Academic advisors

Trudy Bement
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout (Vocational rehabilitation)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Kinesiology)
Certification
  • CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor)
Kelly Berg-Schwartz
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (College student personnel)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Business education)
Mickey Berkoben
Education
  • M.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Student affairs administration in higher education)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (History)
Linda Carlson
Education
  • M.A., University of Minnesota (TESL-Teaching English as a second language)
Alex Ferge
Education
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (History, Liberal Arts)
Dale Fenton
Education
  • M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
  • B.A., Colorado Christian University
Holly Hassemer
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout (Career and Technical Education)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (History and Social Studies)
Kelsey Kopp
Education
  • M.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Student affairs administration in higher education)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Communication studies)
Signe Matson
Education
  • M.A., University of Colorado-Denver (Counseling and guidance)
  • B.A., University of Montana (Psychology)
Responsibilities
  • Academic advising
  • Case management
  • Career exploration
Michelle Mattes
Education
  • M.A., Northern Michigan University (English)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (English)
Nichole Miller
Education
  • M.S.Ed. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education) (In-progress)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Certification
  • American Sign Language
Responsibilities
  • Academic advising
  • Career Exploration
Sandy Moua
Education
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Stout (School counseling)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Psychology)
Christina Mulock
Education

  • M.S. University of Wisconsin-Stout (School Counseling)

  • B.A. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Psychology)


John Reichert
Education
  • M.S., University of North Dakota (Educational Leadership)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Broadcast Journalism)
Katie Ritland Clouse
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout (Vocational rehabilitation)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout (Business administration)
Erik Rotvold
Education
  • M.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato (Counseling and student personnel)
  • B.A., Bethel University (Psychology)
Tom Storm
Education
  • M.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (College student development and administration)
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University (Psychology)
Amanda Thielen
Education
  • M.S., St. Cloud State University (College Counseling and Student Development)
  • B.S., University of North Dakota State (Hospitality and Tourism Management)
Kim Wellnitz
Education
  • M.B.A., University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • B.A., University of Hawaii-Manoa

Career counselors

Robin Johengen
Education
  • M.S., Concordia University Wisconsin (Student personnel administration)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (Human development)
Melody Manteufel
Education
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout (Guidance and
    Counseling)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Communication
    Disorders)



Michelle Shrader
Education
  • B.B.A, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Marketing Analytics)
Responsibilities

  • Career Counseling for undergraduate students
  • Assisting in job and internship search and preparation
  • Host workshops and presentations on Career identification and the job search preparation and process

Alyssa Slaby
Education
  • M.A., University of Northern Iowa (Post-secondary education: student affairs)
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Communication studies)

Service-Learning

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Education
  • B.S., Evangel University, Springfield, MO
Research Interests
  • Marriage and family
  • Ending sex trafficking and human trafficking
Biography

Benita Wagner has been a part of the Center for Service-Learning for over 15 years. As the coordinator, Benita takes care of office management, marketing and promotions, database management, and financial administration. She serves as the community liaison to 250+ community partners. She provides service-learning instruction and guidance to community partners, faculty &academic staff mentors, and students. Benita also plans and implements the spring and fall Community Action Fairs and the annual Service-Learning Recognition Breakfast. She is instrumental in collecting campus-wide student service data each year for UW-Eau Claire placement on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Benita also serves as advisor to Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. 

Administrative staff

Susan Ayres
Education

 B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Biology)

Kim Erickson
Education
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stout
Responsibilities
  • Post professional jobs and internships on Hire-A-Blugold
  • Supervise Intake Desk students
  • Fill in at Intake Desk when needed
Mary Krause
Responsibilities
  • Maintaining the advisor's calendars
  • Answering phones
  • Welcoming students for appointments or questions
  • General clerical duties at our front reception desk
  • Transfer orientation: creating files for incoming transfer students, coordinating their day with advisors, maintaining the behind the scenes preparation for the day of their orientation.
  • Supervise all student workers
  • Order office supplies
Candis Sessions
Education
  • Associate degree, Chippewa Valley Technical College (Accounting)
Responsibilities
  • Provide program support for new student orientation and advising staff

Orientation

Mark Quamme
Education
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Organizational Communication & Sociology)
  • M.A., Viterbo University in progress (Servant Leadership)
Responsibilities

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Coordinate all aspects of New Student Orientation
  • Assist with orientations for other populations
  • Event planning and coordination for Advising, Retention + Career Center
  • Hire and train summer orientation staff
  • Oversee Blugold Family Connection
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