The Learning Center


Meet the Staff

The Learning Center Director

Sherri Arendt

Office: CL 204F, (Plaza Level Cofrin Library within the Library Commons)
Phone: (920) 465-2710

Receptionists/Front Desk

Cheyenne Eastham

Hello! My name is Cheyenne and I am a receptionist at the Learning Center and a junior here at UWGB. I am from a small town in Wisconsin called Chetek, so I love the atmosphere of this campus. I am a Spanish and DJS major, and I love learning about other cultures and languages. I love to read, write, play sports and hang out with friends. I am always looking forward to making more, so come visit me at the Front Desk! There are so many opportunities for help at the university and the Learning Center is one you should definitely check out.

Emily Ellenbecker
Hi, my name is Emily Ellenbecker and I’m a freshman at UWGB! I’m from Cascade, Wisconsin, which is about an hour and a half south of Green Bay. I’m pursuing majors in History and Elementary Education (ages 6-12/13), along with a minor in Spanish! I’m hoping to teach in an elementary school someday or find a job in the field of museum education. In my free time, I love visiting museums, Civil War reenacting, drawing, and meeting new people. Stop by The Learning Center to say hi! I’d love to meet you and help however I can!
Emily Fritsch
Hello, My name is Emily Fritsch! I am a Junior at UWGB and I am excited to help schedule appointments for anyone that comes to visit me at the front desk! I am from Kiel, Wisconsin, about an hour south of Green Bay! As of right now, I plan to major in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources and minor in Human Development! After receiving my degree I hope to work for a company that is passionate about their products and takes the extra mile to know their employees.  I enjoy reading, watching Grey's anatomy or Netflix, spending time with my fiance, and hanging out with friends and family! I look forward to this semester and hope to see you at the Learning Center!
Sydney King

Hello! My name is Sydney King and I am a senior here at UWGB. I'm from Oregon, Wisconsin, a small town just south of Madison, and fell in love with UWGB's beautiful campus and great opportunities. I am a Biology major with an emphasis in Animal and an Environmental Science minor. I am a receptionist at the front desk as well as a mentor for Environmental Science 102. I've worked with the Learning Center for three semesters so far, but am just returning from a year of exchange, so I am excited to see new faces and meet new people who utilize this excellent facility! Stop by while I'm working and I'd love to chat and help out in any way that I can!

Bailey Schmid

Hello! My name is Bailey Schmid. I am a senior here at UWGB, originally from Madison, Wisconsin, studying Communication with emphasis in Journalism, Public Relations along with Social Media.  Currently I work both as a receptionist here at the Learning Center as well as a Student Ambassador, so naturally I love to interact with a variety of people to ensure complete satisfaction.  In my spare time, you can catch me in the turf gym or outside throwing a Frisbee around, or probably in the Union because I absolutely love food! I know that I will provide a friendly environment, problem-solving abilities, and communication to all students, faculty and staff that may need assistance.
Inspirational Quote: "I love who I am, but I really love who I am becoming"


Academic Mentors

Jacob Boese

Hi, my name is Jacob Boese. I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I am going into my senior year here at UWGB pursuing a degree in human biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. I hope to be accepted into a physical therapy graduate program after I graduate.  In my spare time, I enjoy playing sports and music. I even coach a local JV and Varsity soccer team.  I look forward to meeting everyone!

McKenzie Diny

Hi! I'm McKenzie Diny and I am a junior at UWGB.  I'm majoring in Business Administration  and I am also majoring in Psychology.  I am from Greenleaf, which is about a half an hour south of Green Bay.  This is my third year of mentoring and I can't wait to help out this semester!  I am supporting business statistics and a weather class.  If you have any questions, feel free to stop by The Learning Center!  I look forward to meeting everyone and I hope you all have a good rest of the semester! 

Miranda Dreckschmidt

Hello, my name is Miranda and I'm a senior studying Human Biology with an Exercise Science emphasis. I also am completing a minor in Spanish. After graduating, this summer I will begin the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at University of Minnesota. Outside of academics, I am also on the cross country team at UWGB and I love to watch sports and be outside. I will be mentoring Biology 203, Comm Sci 205, and Physics 104. I look forward to being a resource for students in these courses!

Rita Ebbott

Hello, my name is Rita Ebbott and I am a returning adult student attending UWGB to earn my BBA. I earned my AAS with Academic and Phi Theta Kappa Honors in December of 1993 from UW-Waukesha. While at UWW, I worked on campus as a student worker in many areas, including student tutoring. I recently attained 13 credits through UWGB this past semester with a GPA of 4.0. I achieved my GPA with hard work and dedication. I enjoy learning and sharing what I learn with others through tutoring and academic organizations. As a student of UW-Waukesha, I served as President and Treasurer of the Philosophy Club, Vice-President of Phi Theta Kappa, a Student Activities Representative, and a Student Government Representative. Being a remote student does not allow me the joy of continuing positions such as these now, however, I am locally involved in non-profit animal rescues and shelters working to ensure the safety and well-being of our animal friends. I also enjoy biking, reading and occasionally watching BBC America when time allows. I’m looking forward to having a great semester with you all.

Jillian Eilers

Hello! My name is Jillian Eilers. I am a psychology major and a biology minor. I am a junior at UWGB and transferred here last spring. I attended Indiana State University and Rock Valley College before transferring here. I am from Winnebago, Illinois. I am tutoring Biology 203, Chemistry 211, and Math 104 this semester. I am also the TA for Biology 203. I look forward to tutoring different students this semester and helping them achieve their academic goals. 

Lillian Foxcroft

Hello, my name is Lillian. I am a junior majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Education. My hope is that in a couple of years I will be a high school math teacher.  For my first year here at UWGB I had no idea that I would be pursuing Math Education. I actually saw a TLC tutor for my calculus class so I am grateful to be assisting others who may be struggling.  I understand that math is not for everyone but with just a little extra help, it may surprise you what one can excel in. Please feel free to visit me with any math related questions and I will try my best to explain or even ponder them with you.

Breanna Gonring

Hello! My name is Breanna Gonring and I am currently a junior at UWGB.  Originally, I am from Slinger, WI, so I have a small town background.  I love singing, scrap booking, and being outdoors. I am studying education in hopes of one day becoming a middle school math teacher.  I have been working with students at The Learning Center for many semesters so I am super excited to work with you on all of your math needs.  See you soon! 

Rachel Gordon

Hello, my name is Rachel Gordon and I am a senior here at UWGB majoring in Human Biology with a Health Science Emphasis. This semester I will be mentoring for Microbiology. A little bit about myself..I am from Amherst, WI. My hopes and aspirations for after graduation are attending medical school to become a cardiologist. I love the outdoors (hiking, kayaking, fishing), sunshine and traveling. You are most likely to find me with coffee in one hand and study materials in the other. I can’t wait to meet you and share my passion for science. When life gives you mold, make penicillin.   

Jasmine Gromoske

Hi, my name is Jasmine Gromoske and I am a junior here at UWGB. I am from Oconto, WI about a half hour north of Green Bay and transferred here after my freshman year at SNC.  I am an Economics major with a double minor in Business Administration and Accounting. When I am not doing homework, I am an avid Netflix marathoner. This is my first semester tutoring but I do have a history of helping out my friends with any problems they have, and am looking forward to branching that out to fellow students! 

Melissa Hansen

Hello! My name is Melissa, and I am a senior at UWGB this year. I am majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Education. With my degree, I hope to find myself teaching in a middle or high school math class. I live about 45 minutes south of Green Bay with my husband and three dogs. Outside of work and school, I fill my time with home building projects and out door activities. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your math studies.

Mackenzie Hemauer

Hola! My name is Mackenzie, and I'm a 2nd semester junior here at UWGB. I'm majoring in Human Biology with an emphasis in Health Sciences while minoring in Spanish and Latin American Studies. I love all things Science, so I currently tutor/mentor in Biology, Genetics, and various Chemistry classes offered here on campus. To add, I take the MCAT in Spring to further my dream of becoming a future doctor!

Madeline Jensen

Hello! My name is Maddie Jensen, and I'll be tutoring for Social Science Statistics. I am going into my senior year here, and I study Political Science, Democracy and Justice Studies, German, and Education. If I'm not here or doing classes or working at my other job at the Kress Center rock wall, I'm probably climbing, playing Tomb Raider, or reading! I'm excited to help mentor for this course, so don't be afraid to stop by!

Sydney King

Hello! My name is Sydney King and I am a senior here at UWGB. I'm from Oregon, Wisconsin, a small town just south of Madison, and fell in love with UWGB's beautiful campus and great opportunities. I am a Biology major with an emphasis in Animal and an Environmental Science minor. I am a receptionist at the front desk as well as a mentor for Environmental Science 102. I've worked with the Learning Center for three semesters so far, but am just returning from a year of exchange, so I am excited to see new faces and meet new people who utilize this excellent facility! Stop by while I'm working and I'd love to chat and help out in any way that I can!

Krystal Krimmel
Hello! My name is Krystal Krimmel. I’m from the small town of Waldo, Wisconsin (Yes, I know “Where Waldo” is). When I’m not studying, you can most likely catch me at any basketball game in the UWGB Pep Band. I’m double majoring in Business Administration, with an emphasis in both Management and Finance, and Accounting. I’m going to be mentoring for Accounting and Business classes this semester, I’m excited to help you all out this year! Any questions, don’t hesitate to stop by The Learning Center and ask! I hope you all have a great semester, and I look forward to meeting everyone. 
Kaitlynn Kupsky

Hi! My name is Kaitlynn Kupsky and I am currently a junior at UWGB. I am an elementary education major with a German minor. Outside of my studies I like scrapbooking and kayaking. I love being a German tutor because it combines my interest in the German language with my passion for helping others succeed. Please feel free to stop by anytime and see me. I am happy to help!

Rebecca Malcore

Hello everyone, I'm Becca and I'm from Brussels in Door County, Wisconsin.  I am a double major in Human Biology with an emphasis in Health Science and Biology with an emphasis in Cellular and Molecular Biology. I also have a minor in Chemistry. I worked as a barista in Door County for over five years, and I enjoyed getting to know many of the locals and tourists that came into the coffee shop.  I am now working for the Cofrin Center of Biodiversity on campus as a research assistant, doing both field and lab work. I have always enjoyed my biology courses and I look forward to being a tutor for some of them.

Jan-Marie Matthysse

Hello, my name is Jan-Marie Matthysse. I am a Junior at UWGB. I am majoring in Organizational Communications and minoring in Business.  I am a mentor at The Learning Center and I hope that I can help other students obtain a better grasp with their studies.  My goal this semester is to provide other students with the necessary information for them to succeed in their courses.  I plan to accomplish this goal by providing a safe place for them to ask questions and practice their knowledge outside of the classroom.  Outside of tutoring I enjoy; reading, watching movies, spending time with my family and the outdoors. I hope to see you at The Learning Center.

 Jordan Molter

Hello, my name is Jordan Molter. I am currently a senior here at UWGB with a major in Human Biology and an emphasis on Health Science. Science always amazed me and I always enjoyed learning about how everything works.  A couple of things you should know about me is that I am tall.  To save time, I will answer the three most popular questions I get asked: I am 6'7", yes I play basketball, and the weather is just fine up here. In what free time I have from studying, I enjoy to run and play guitar. I am also a huge Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Bucks fan, so I am usually busy watching their games most of the year.  I also enjoy helping others, so that is why I am back for my third year of mentoring.  I am looking foward to a great year!

Esther Nalukwago

Hello! My name is Esther Nalukwago, I come from Uganda which is in the east of Africa. I am a sophomore with a major in accounting and minor in business administration. I really love traveling to new areas that’s why I moved to the states to have my college education. Besides traveling and adventures I enjoy learning. I always make sure every day I learn something new. This is my first time working at the learning Center I am super excited to meet all of you and helping everyone succeed in mathematics and Economics.

Kelly O'Connell

Hi, my name is Kelly and I will be helping in the learning center with some chemistry classes and a little physics. I’m originally from Green Bay, WI and am a returning student after graduating with my bachelors in 2011.  I’m currently working on getting into pharmacy school and I get pretty excited about learning in general.  I can’t wait to help students understand and appreciate more about science!

Kristin Rauch
Hi! My name is Krissy Rauch and this is my final semester at UWGB. I am pursuing a double major in Chemistry and Human Biology. This will be my third and final semester as a mentor in the Learning Center and I will be available for help with chemistry courses. I look forward to helping fellow students in their studies while also reinforcing what I have learned.


Savannah Schemenauer

Hi! My name is Savannah Schemenauer and I am a freshman at UWGB. I’m from Wausau, Wisconsin and I plan to major in psychology with a minor in German. After I graduate I would like to become a pediatric psychologist. In my free time I like to work out, swim, and hang out with friends. I am a mentor for geoscience 222. Stop in at the Learning Center to make an appointment with me. I look forward to meeting new people!

Jordan Sisel

Hello! my name is Jordan, and I'm a senior here at UWGB originally from the small town of Mishicot, WI> I am majoring in Music with an emphasis in Choral Music and minoring in Education. I will be tutoring for the Music Theory courses. In addition to studying to become a choir/vocal teacher, I also participate in a few clubs on campus.  I currently am one of the co-leaders for UWGB's chapter of the Collegiate National Association for Music Education, and I also play percussion with the UWGB Pep Band. In my free time, I honestly find joy in just playing piano or singing, but I can also be found at your local coffee shop drinking a mocha or watching reruns of Chopped on Food Network. This is my first semester working with the Learning Center, and I can't wait to help everyone develop as much of a love for how music works as I do! Have a great semester everyone, and good luck!

Jake Stavroff

Hello, my name is Jake, and I am a Computer Science major here at UWGB. I tutor in math, biology, and computer science. I enjoy playing video games, taking nature walks (and nature photos!), and reading. I also love coffee and lounge music, so you may see me at the campus cafe! If you ever have any questions on a subject I know, I'd be happy to help!

Nicole Tassoul

I returned to college after being out of school for fifteen years, so I'm a little more seasoned than most of you! I think having life experience will be an asset for me as a tutor/mentor. I did tutor during my time at NWTC, so tutoring is not new to me. I am a Computer Science major, emphasizing in both Software Engineering and Security Assurance. Academics are very important to me, so I take this job very seriously. I am excited to work side-by-side with fellow students, and hope to learn from this experience as much as the students learn from me!

Micalah Taylor

Hi, I'm Micalah and I'm originally from East Troy, WI. This is my first year at UWGB and I am very excited about what the year will bring! I enjoy doing Algebra and am eager about helping out any fellow students with any questions they may have, so don't hesitate to ask! Currently I am undecided on what I'm going to major in, but I'm a creative person, so I am thinking about majoring in Graphic Design. During my free time, I enjoy writing, drawing, photography, reading, hanging out with friends, or just relaxing. I can't wait to meet you all and hope the best for your education!

Kayla Vrieze

Hello, my name is Kayla and I am a junior here at UW Green Bay. I am studying Human Biology with an emphasis in Exercise Science to become an occupational therapist. I am originally from Rice Lake, a small town in northwest Wisconsin.  This is my second year as a mentor at the Learning Center and I will be mentoring Chemistry 211 & 212, Biology 201 and Anatomy and Physiology, Human Physiology and some Physics 103.  I am very excited to help students understand  the material and succeed in these classes. In addition to spending time in class and mentoring, I love working out, running, skiing, backpacking, traveling and playing volleyball!  I can't wait to meet you and assist you in your studies.  Best of luck for this year!