"The GPS program has shown me the amount of support the faculty gives the students."
"…you have demonstrated to me that professors are there to help us as we go through life and that they are willing to talk with us…I realized that professors aren’t as intimidating as I had once thought they were. I started becoming more comfortable with my professors and that led to my ability to ask them questions, talk with them, etc."
"My faculty mentor had us schedule times to meet with her so we could get a feel of how it was to talk with a professor. This was a great idea!"
"My faculty mentor was very friendly and helped me with everything I needed."
"My faculty mentor was interested to hear what I had to say and willing to provide solutions for all of my worries and concerns."
"I never thought I would be having dinners with my professor or peer mentor, or getting involved with a book drive, but I am very glad it has all happened."
"My GPS mentor was very willing to help out in any way to make not just my college experiences better but anything else going on in my life that I might need help with as well."
"My advisor is amazing. She is easy to talk to and helps with any issues you have without question. She is understanding and welcoming and wants the best for the students she works with."
"My academic advisor has been really good to me, helping me settle in to college life in Green Bay!"
"My advisor was extremely helpful and made me feel a lot better about my future here at UWGB. I feel like I had a very trusting and comfortable relationship with her and that she always has my best interest in mind."
"My advisor is great! He was very helpful with providing information for classes and helping me declare my major."
"My advisor helped me by answering my questions and by putting me in the right direction for scheduling classes next semester."
2015-2016 Peer Mentors
Hello! I'm Sierra Spaulding, a returning Peer Mentor, a Senior and Triple Major in Democracy and Justice Studies, Political Science, and History! I love to be involved on campus and work with other students. Being a Peer Mentor is by far the most rewarding thing I have done on campus! I aspire to be a human rights advocate in my very near future. For fun, and because I am a super nerd, I really enjoy engaging in political debates with friends.
I am the GPS Peer Mentor for "The Vikings" course as well as a Resident Assistant. I am a junior majoring in History with a double minor in human development and education. I plan on becoming a high school/middle school teacher when I graduate, so the GPS experience has monumental for me. My hobbies include binge-watching TV shows, playing video-games with plot, and reading. I really hope to see the GPS program continue in the coming years as it is, without a doubt, an asset to our university and students.
I am a Junior at UW-Green Bay majoring in Political Science and Public Administration with an emphasis in Public Management and Policy and a minor in Global Studies. This university is great for making relationships with professors and other students because of the small class sizes. I really love studying the American political system and public policy, although I am still making plans for my future. My hobbies include reading, nerf wars, video games, and watching movies.
I am a senior from Stevens Point. I will be graduating in May with majors in Democracy and Justice Studies and History and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. On top of being a GPS peer mentor, I am a Community Advisor in Residence Life, NRHH President, and a Pride Center volunteer. In my free time, I enjoy biking, cooking, curling, traveling, and trying new things. I have really enjoyed being a part of the GPS program and look forward to seeing what the first year students in the program can achieve through their community learning projects.
My name is Allee Schramm, and I am currently a junior at UW-Green Bay. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Development. After I graduate in 2017, I plan to attend graduate school (somewhere warm!) to pursue a Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Eventually, I would like to earn my PhD, and become a professor at a university. At UWGB, I am a Peer Mentor for Dr. Bartell’s Love and Lust in America class, a Teaching Assistant for Introduction to Human Development, a Research Assistant for Dr. Burns, a member of the PAC (Peer Advising Consultants), and I am the Senior Advisor for Phi Eta Sigma. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watching movies, playing sports, shopping, and traveling. I am really excited to join the GPS Peer Mentor team this year!
My name is John Hrabik and I am a sophomore at UWGB. I am from Green Bay and I will be majoring in Computer Science. I also plan to minor in Human Biology. Out of college I hope to get a job in either cybersecurity, bioinformatics, or artificial intelligence. I play a lot of different intramural sports and am a part of the Computer Science Club here on campus. In addition to being a TOSS TA I will also be a Math 094 Student Assistant and will be working in Tutoring Services. My biggest hobby has to be sports, and I don't think a day goes by when I'm not either playing or watching some sport or another.
I am finishing up my junior year here at UWGB and once graduated, I will have earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Development. I am a non-traditional adult student who made the decision to re-enroll in school when my son started kindergarten. On campus, I am also involved in UWGB's chapter of SHRM as well as the Gamma Beta Phi chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. This is my second year as a TOSS TA and I am so thrilled to be a part of the program.
Renee Ettinger is a public services librarian at the Cofrin Library. She supports student learning by managing the Research Desk and participating the library’s information literacy program. Renee graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2003 with a Masters in Library and Information Science.
Emily Rogers is the Coordinator of Public Services at the Cofrin Library. You can often find her working at the 3rd floor service desk. She enjoys working with students to find the resources they need in the quickest way possible. She earned her Masters of Library and Information Science at UW-Milwaukee.
Bekky Vrabel is the Instruction and Reference Librarian at Cofrin Library. She earned her Masters of Library and Information Science at UW-Milwaukee and specialized in information literacy. Her job includes coordinating instruction for the library.