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Your Road
To Success

If it feels bumpy, we can help.

We all get knocked down. Let us help you get back up again. Our peer mentors can guide you through challenges. After all, they've been there too. Anxiety about living away from home for the first time? Financial struggles? Racial tension on campus? Reach out to us for help. You belong at UW-Green Bay and the New Scholars Rising Program wants to help you thrive!

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Meet The Mentors

Learn about our mentors who help you flourish at UW-Green Bay.

Why Get A Mentor
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Overcome Obstacles

Explore how our events can help you on your journey to success. Failure isn't the end. It's the journey.

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Black student and multicultural program director Mai Lo Lee.

Collect $400 & More

Explore the many benefits of New Scholars Rising. Even get a scholarship of $400.

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Our Mission

The mission of this program is to provide first generation and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and multicultural) students with academic, emotional, psychosocial, relational and professional support. This is achieved through engagement with academic, peer, community and professional mentors who desire to be in long term, ongoing relationships with you.

Founded in Fall 2020 by a professor and an undergraduate student, Christine Smith, Ph.D. and Hanette Kamanda, our goal is for you to develop a sense of belonging and thrive at UW-Green Bay.  

Christine Smith, Co-founder of BIPOC R.I.S.E.
Christine Smith


Malek Zaatrah

Intern/Teaching Assistant

Board of Advisors
  • Sawa Senzaki 
  • Mary Gibochi 
  • Vallari Chandra  
  • Tracy Hernandez Rysavy 
  • Cindy Johnson 
  • Miriam Brabham 
  • Mai Lo Lee 
  • Francis Akopo 
  • J.P. Leary 
  • Mussie Teclizion 
  • Forest Brooks 
  • Valerie Pilamier Murranus
  • Stacie Christian
  • Lisa Lamson