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Advising Team

Our job is to guide you to success. These are the friendly faces that will help you earn your wings. 

Darrel Renier
Darrel Renier

Director
Green Bay: SS 1600
(920) 465-2407
renierd@uwgb.edu

I am a first-generation, low-income college student admitted through the Educational Opportunity Program. I double majored in Psychology and Human Development.

Where I have lived: Wisconsin

Fun fact: I am an expert in 80s and 90s music and movie trivia

Tips: Students who graduate efficiently possess three common characteristics - they become resourceful, ask questions about the college experience, and get involved on campus. Utilize all the support around you, become resilient, and develop these three characteristics of success.

Kim Lintner
Kim Lintner

Assistant Director
Green Bay: SS 1600
(920) 465-2477
lintnerk@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering Tech, Geoscience

Degrees in: Psychology, Sociology, Masters in Community Counseling

Where I have lived: Wisconsin (Kimberly, Whitewater, Milwaukee); Scotland (Dalkeith)

Fun fact: I was a published poet at the age of 13.

Tips: Utilize the UWGB website/search often - Answers to your questions are almost always found on our website!

Professional advisors supporting:

The Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center is a space for all students to receive support regarding academic concerns, including exploring and declaring majors, minors, or certificates.

Panhia Lor
Panhia Lor

Academic Advisor
Green Bay: SS 1600
Bilingual in Hmong  
(920) 360-5575
lorpa@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Undeclared, GPS

Degrees in: Psychology and Human Development and Masters of Arts in Counseling- Higher Education

Where I have lived: Green Bay, WI

Fun fact: I love creating art. I make and sell clay earrings!

Tips: Challenge yourself and take classes outside of what you already know. Be willing to step outside of your comfort zone and make new friends that will enrich your learning and growth.

Lindsay Martens
Lindsay Martens

Academic Advisor
Green Bay: SS1600
Bilingual in Spanish 
(920) 360-2194
martensl@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Undeclared, Athletes, International, GPS

Degrees: Undergrad: Psychology & French / Grad: Business

Where I have lived: Dominican Republic; Florida; NYC; Tennessee; Illinois; Wisconsin

Fun fact: I love cooking and dancing merengue - sometimes simultaneously!

Tips: Get involved in some clubs/activities - they usually make for some great experiences.

Professional advisors supporting:

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

 
Lauri Welhouse
Lauri Welhouse

Manager
Green Bay: TH 335
(920) 465-2777
welhousl@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Organizational Leadership

 

Degrees in: Human Development/Psychology

Where I have lived: Milwaukee/Green Bay

Fun fact: Love to bake (& exercise so I can eat what I bake)

Tips: Take time to do things you love & spend time with those you love

Laura Delikowski
Laura Delikowski

Academic Advisor
Green Bay: MACC331
(920) 366-0216
delikowl@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Psychology, Athletes, International

 

Degrees in: Psychology (Major); Spanish (minor)

Where I have lived: Larsen, WI; Decorah, IA (College); Green Bay, WI

Fun fact: In college, I performed in a Christmas concert that won a regional Emmy in 2008.

Tips: College is so much more than just the classes you take and the major you pursue! Take time to get involved, make new friends, ask lots of questions, and try new things. Spread your wings, and make the most of it!

Danny Panella
Danny Panella

Academic Advisor
(920) 360-0769
Advisor for English, Environmental Policy & Planning, German, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Public Administration, Spanish, Urban Studies, Writing & Applied Arts

Degrees in: Communication

Where I have lived: San Diego, CA

Fun fact: I can consistently beat the 4th elevator level of Donkey Kong.

Tips: Study abroad! The experience is a once-in-a lifetime growth opportunity that can be built directly into your academic plan.

Bao Sengkhammee
Bao Sengkhammee

Academic Advisor
(920) 360-3941
Advisor for Communication, DJS, Information Science, Political Science

Degrees in: Educational Psychology, Human Developement, Urban and Regional Studies

Where I have lived: Green Bay, Eau claire, Milwaukee

Fun fact: I enjoy potlucks and buffets.

Tips: Don't be afraid to ask questions. We ask and we learn.

Alissa Warpinski

Academic Advisor
Green Bay: MACC331
(920) 366-0069
warpinsa@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Psychology

 

Degrees in: History, and Social Change and Development (now DJS), minors in Psychology and Political Science

Where I have lived: Appleton and Green Bay

Fun fact: During my undergrad I studied abroad for a summer in Greece, and it was AMAZING!

Tips: Don't be afraid to talk to your faculty- after class, during office hours, via email. Just get connected. They are there to help you learn!

Amy Yang
Amy Yang

Academic Advisor
(920) 360-2733
Advisor for Art, Arts Management, Design, First Nations Studies, Music; Theater(re), Organizational Leadership overflow

Degrees in: Social Work and then Higher Education and Leadership

Where I have lived: Wisconsin

Fun fact: I've visited 16 different states and 4 other counties. I hope to keep traveling!

Tips: You don't know what you don't know. So don't be afraid to get connected and ask. College is an interesting time and there are some amazing opportunities/services and awesome staff/faculty. Take advantage of their knowledge.

Professional advisors supporting:

The College of Health, Education and Social Welfare

 
Nicole Micolichek
Nicole Micolichek

Manager
(920) 465-5037
Advisor for Traditional Nursing, RN-BSN, MSN

 

Degrees in: BA in English, MA in Student Affairs Administration

Where I have lived: Green Bay WI, East Lansing MI, South Bend IN, and back to Green Bay WI!

Fun fact: I can recite the first 14 lines of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in Middle English. And I love cats.

Tips: Be open to learning new ways to learn- regardless of how you did before starting at UWGB.

Amy Bartelme
Amy Bartelme

Academic Advisor
(920) 465-2566
Advisor for Education (Transfer and Returning students seeking Education Certification)

 

Degrees in: Business Admin

Where I have lived: Seymour, WI; Green Bay

Fun fact: I have 7 sisters and 5 brothers, two of which I never lived with! I have three nieces older than me. My mom and sister were actually pregnant at the same time!

Tips: Don't rush through this experience, slow down and learn from those around you. Take the time to try new things, explore opportunities and develop friendships, you'll have memories for a lifetime.

Erin Carlson
Erin Carlson

Academic Advisor
(920) 465-2835
Advisor for Education (Pre education and admitted students)

Degrees in: English Education

Where I have lived: Green Bay, WI; Menominee, MI; West Palm Beach & Delray Beach, FL

Fun fact: I’m a UWGB alum!

Tips: Take the time to unlearn high school study habits and learn new college study habits

Ruth Pearson
Ruth Pearson

Academic Advisor
(920) 360-9286
Advisor for Traditional Nursing, RN-BSN, Nurse 1-2-1

Degrees in: University of MN- Nutrition; Textiles & Clothing

Where I have lived: Minnesota and Wisconsin

Fun fact: Co-Leader of 20 Mission Trips in US, Mexico, Haiti and Belize with 567 participants. Build houses, plant trees and service projects related to natural disasters.

Tips: Resources are available, if you are struggling, get help early. Get to know your instructors and advisor!

Ryan Roberts
Ryan Roberts

Academic Advisor
(920) 360-9437
Advisor for Social Work, Education

Degrees in: History with a minor in Secondary Education

Where I have lived: De Pere, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, and Ripon, WI

Fun fact: I’ve won multiple Milwaukee Brewer trivia contests

Tips: Get involved, Start early in your college career. It will help you make friends and professional contacts.

Krista Shaw
Krista Shaw

Academic Advisor
Green Bay: RH325J
(920) 360-9361
shawk@uwgb.edu
Advisor for HIMT, Community Health Education, New Traditional Nursing

Degrees in: Major: Psychology & Higher Ed Counseling

Where I have lived: Two Rivers and Green Bay.

Fun fact: I love writing short stories and poetry.

Tips: Do not be afraid to ask questions or ask for help! The only thing you gain is knowledge! We are all here to help!

Professional advisors supporting:

The Cofrin School of Business

 
Kay Voss
Kay Voss

Manager
Advisor for Overflow, all programs

Degrees in: Business Administration - Double Emphasis in HR & Management

Where I have lived: Newton, Wauwatosa, Green Bay, Kellnersville, WI

Fun fact: I am graduate of UW-Green Bay and was raised on a dairy farm.

Tips: Don't be afraid to talk with your instructors. They are here to support you and assist when you find the course material to be difficult.

Njeri Karanja
Njeri Karanja

Academic Advisor
Green Bay: WH460U

(920) 360-0961
karanjan@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Athletes, International, HRM, Marketing, and Management

Degrees in: Social Work in undergraduate Higher Education Student Affairs and a certificate in Academic Advising in Graduate school

Where I have lived: Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti (All Michigan), and now Green Bay, WI

Fun fact: I love dogs(Have 2 of my own), Love food from around the world, Advisor of the Anime and H4H club, Love to watch anime, I love to travel, I love playing spades, and dancing

Tips: Get involved on campus, if you do not like what's on campus now than create it you never know who else might like it as well.

Deanne Kusserow
Deanne Kusserow

Academic Advisor
Green Bay: WH460B
(920) 465-5105
kusserod@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Accounting, Finance, Economics

Degrees in: Social Work

Where I have lived: Only in Wisconsin! Milwaukee, Madison & Green Bay

Fun fact: I can name every U.S. President in order.

Tips: Be your own best advocate - don't be afraid to ask questions!

Ashley Luebeck
Ashley Luebeck

Academic Advisor
(920) 360-1078
Advisor for Business Admin major – ENTRP, General, SCM, and Analytics

Degrees in: Bachelor of Science, Sociology & Master of Science in Education, Student Affairs Administration—both from UW-La Crosse

Where I have lived: All in WI--New London for 18 years, La Crosse for 7 years, and now Green Bay!

Fun fact: 3 things I couldn't live without: my emotional support water bottles, ketchup, and a fan.

Tips: Build a community on campus! There are so many ways to be involved—organizations, clubs, sports, tutoring, housing, on-campus job, volunteer, connect with a mentor.

Professional advisors supporting:

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology

 
Nora Kanzenbach
Nora Kanzenbach

Manager
Green Bay: STEM204
(920) 360-2390
kanzenbn@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Biology, Chemistry, Physics (minor), Sustainability (minor), Water Science

Degrees in: English--Literature and Language

Where I have lived: Luxemburg, WI; Green Bay, WI

Fun fact: I love a good story.

Tips: Don't be afraid to ask questions.

Alex Kurowski
Alex Kurowski

Academic Advisor
(920) 360-2763
Advisor for Human Biology

Degrees in: International Studies / Radio-TV-Film

Where I have lived: Oshkosh, WI / Fond du Lac, WI / Tianjin, China

Fun fact: I am an author of published materials related to tabletop roleplaying games.

Tips: Its okay to not know all the answers; just be sure to seek people out to ask for help and support. People want to see you succeed and they want to help you achieve your dreams!

Gaoci Lo-Yang
Gaoci Lo-Yang

Academic Advisor
(920) 360-2639
Advisor for Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mathematics, Computer Science 

Degrees in: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master's in Education in Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration, both from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Where I have lived: My family grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, then we moved to Mohnton, Pennsylvania. I am currently residing in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Fun fact: I enjoy exploring hiking trails with my husband and dog, spending quality time with my friends and family, getting crafty, and listening to podcasts!

Tips: Explore and make connections! Whether that's asking questions about your classes, finding fun spaces on campus, seeking support services, and more - we are here to help you find your best fit and help you grow in your academic and career journey!

Amy Van Oss
Amy Van Oss

Academic Advisor
Green Bay: ES317
(920) 366-7669
vanossa@uwgb.edu
Advisor for Athletes, International, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Tech

Degrees in: Health Care Administration

Where I have lived: Upper Peninsula in Michigan, Milwaukee and De Pere WI

Fun fact: Have never missed a season of The Bachelor/Bachlorette

Tips: Don't stress the small stuff and always ask questions.

Professional advisors supporting:

The Marinette, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan Campuses

UW – Green Bay is one university with four locations, and we have advisors ready to help you at every campus.

Nicole Becker
Nicole Becker

Academic Advisor & Recruitment Specialist
Manitowoc: F124
(920) 683-2829
beckern@uwgb.edu

 

Degrees in: Psychology and Human Development

Where I have lived: Manitowoc

Fun fact: I am an UW-Green Bay alum!

Tips: Make the most of your college experience! Utilize the many amazing resources and opportunities that are available to you! Try new things, meet new people, step out of your comfort zone and don't be afraid to ask for help.

Jena Fritz
Jena Fritz

Academic Advisor
Manitowoc: F120
Sheboygan: 2204
(920) 683-4709
fritzj@uwgb.edu

 

Degrees in: Spanish & Latin American Studies

Where I have lived: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Costa Rica, Mexico

Fun fact: Many people may not consider this a fun fact but I DO NOT like bacon.

Tips: ASK QUESTIONS! I know sometimes it feels strange asking for clarification/direction/help. The reality is, if you are wondering about something, you're not the only one. We are here to SUPPORT YOU and guide you along the way and we can do that better if we know when you're feeling a little lost about something so we can steer you back on course.

Laura Mintel
Laura Mintel

Academic Advisor
Sheboygan: 2207
(920) 459-5931
mintell@uwgb.edu

Degrees in: Psychology, Theology, Masters in Student Affairs and Higher Education.

Where I have lived: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ireland (for study abroad!), Virginia (DC Metro area), Wisconsin

Fun fact: I enjoy refinishing furniture

Tips: Don't be scared to go to Office Hours and to get to know your professors, advisors, and other staff who are here to support you!

Bethany Welch
Bethany Welch

Academic Advisor
Marinette: M130
(715) 504-3322
bethany.welch@uwc.edu

Degrees in: Political Science

Where I have lived: Marinette, WI & Milwaukee, WI

Fun fact: I love sports, especially baseball. Go Crew!

Tips:Try new things: take a class because it sounds fun, join a club, ask questions!