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SSS Participants and aspiring program applicants, we are ready to serve you!  We can work with you in person, or virtually.  Find the staff member with whom you wish to meet from the list below.  Click the staff member's name and schedule an appointment.

Virtual appointments can be conducted via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, email, or over the phone.

If you have trouble scheduling an appointment, please call: 608-785-8535.

Director

Stacy Narcotta-Welp  Profile of Stacy Narcotta-Welp  Office hours

Student Support Services Director
2132 Centennial Hall
snarcotta-welp@uwlax.edu
608.785.8534

Specialty areas:

Leadership development instructor and trainer, including: Strengths-based Leadership; Culturally Intelligent Leadership, National Coalition Building Institute workshops, strategic planning, and team building.

Lecturer, UWL Student Affairs Administration Graduate Program.

Adjunct Instructor, The University of Iowa Leadership Studies Department.

Student Support Services staff

Darlene Geiger  Profile of Darlene Geiger  Meet with me

Advising Manager
2131 Centennial Hall
dgeiger@uwlax.edu
608.785.8537

Specialty areas:

Interpersonal and group communication, conflict management, grant writing, strategic planning, and precollege through first year student success.

Stephanie Silas  Profile of Stephanie Silas  Office hours

Program Assistant
2131 Centennial Hall
ssilas@uwlax.edu
608.785.8535

Robyn Beahm  Profile of Robyn Beahm  Meet with me  Office hours

Advisor
2135 Centennial Hall
rbeahm@uwlax.edu
608.785.8530

Specialty areas:

Providing holistic advising for first-generation students, students with disabilities, and income eligible students. Secondary focus in Career advising and Career readiness, Eagle Advantage, and financial literacy.

Margaret Henning  Profile of Margaret Henning  Meet with me  Office hours

Academic Advisor
2136 Centennial Hall
mhenning@uwlax.edu
608.785.8536

Specialty areas:

Provide academic, career, financial, and personal advising to 140+ First Generation students, income eligible students, and students with disabilities. 
Oversee the Peer Mentors for the First! Scholars Program, a LLC for 25 first year First Generation students in Laux Hall.

Luke Fannin  Profile of Luke Fannin  Meet with me  Office hours

Student Support Services Specialist
2131 Centennial Hall
lfannin@uwlax.edu
608.785.8538

Specialty areas:

The writing process, personal statements, résumés & cover letters, research papers & college essays.

Tracie Bateman  Profile of Tracie Bateman  Office hours

Math Specialist
2131 Centennial Hall
tbateman@uwlax.edu
608.785.8535

Specialty areas:

 

Student Staff

Elijah Behnke

Elijah Behnke

Sheboygan, WI
Peer Tutor | Chemistry & Mathematics

My name is Elijah, and I’m from Sheboygan, WI. I lived right on Lake Michigan and I love the water. Some of my interests include shooting archery, being involved in my studies, and hanging out with the people that are important to me. I am a junior hoping to double major in chemistry and mathematics and minor in physics. When my time at UWL is up, I hope to go onto a graduate program for chemistry and possibly even look into going for a Ph.D. in the field. However, that is still many years away and I hope to be able to apply chemistry wherever I end up.

Bri Beining

Bri Beining

Wrightstown, WI
Communications & Marketing Intern | Biology & Communication Studies

I love working in SSS and meeting all of the kind staff members and SSS students. In my free time, I love dancing, traveling, drinking blended mochas, being outside, and spending time with my friends and family. I hope to visit all 50 states and travel around Europe in the future!

Erika Bertram

Erika Bertram

Fond du Lac, WI
Front Desk | ESS

Hobbies: Soccer, snowmobiling, traveling, and farming

Favorite Color: Orange

Goal: Travel to all 50 states, I've been to 30

Aspiration: Travel abroad in Europe, spend my off time traveling the countries

Gabe Czlapinski

Gabe Czlapinski

Mauston, WI
Front Desk | Communications

I love hiking, singing, photography, shopping, fashion, driving with my windows down while blasting music, journaling, and I am obsessed with flowers/nature in general.

Davaria Dunson

Davaria Dunson

Milwaukee, WI
Front Desk | Communication Studies, pre-Dental

I love working in SSS because of the friendly and welcoming environment! 

Jenasea Hameister

Jenasea Hameister

Deforest, WI
Peer Mentor | Public Administration. pre-Law

Hi! My name is Jenasea Hameister, and I am a junior majoring in Public Administration with a minor in Legal Studies. At UWL I am involved in Student Senate as a CASSH Senator and The Racquet Press as a General Reporter! Outside of UWL, I am the District 5 City Council Member. My plans after graduation are to attend law school and hopefully work in either environmental or civil rights law, or both. In my free time, I love to cook/try new recipes, grab coffee with friends, or watch movies with my roommate. I wanted to become a peer mentor because as a first-generation student, I understand the complexities that college can bring. Additionally, I am able to relate to a lot of students because of the adversities I've faced. I look forward to making connections and helping other students!

Caitlin Herminath

Caitlin Herminath

New London, WI
Peer Tutor | Math Education

I enjoy working out, running, and trying new activities. I hope to be in my own high school math classroom in 5 years! I like working in SSS because I am able to build connections with students and get to see their progress. 

Gavin Hutchison

Gavin Hutchison

New London, WI
Peer Tutor | Biology, Biochem & Biomed, pre-Med

I play club rugby and play video games in my free time. 

I want to go to medical school to become a physician or go to grad school for either a MD/PhD or PhD.

My favorite thing about working in SSS is interacting with other students.

Lydia Langevin

Lydia Langevin

Stacy, MN
Peer Tutor | Psychology

My name is Lydia and I am from Stacy, Minnesota. I am a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Biology. I love being outside and playing with my dogs. I transferred to UWL in 2020 and have loved it ever since. I love working in SSS because when I first joined, everyone helped me feel like I belong and that I can get through college! Now that I'm a senior, I want to help others feel welcome here. 

Mitchell Lyons

Mitchell Lyons

Front Desk | Accountancy
Katie Manzeck

Katie Manzeck

Milwaukee, WI
Peer Tutor | Microbiology, Biomedicine

My name is Katie, and I’m from South Milwaukee, WI. I am a senior studying microbiology with a biomedical emphasis and minoring in psychology. When I’m not studying or in the lab (which is rare), I like hiking, doing puzzles, and listening to live music. After graduating, I hope to begin a PhD program focusing on biomedical sciences and cancer biology. I’m excited to get to know you and help with any questions!

Seth Oemig

Seth Oemig

Marshfield, WI
Peer Mentor | Communication Studies

My name is Seth Oemig, and I’m a CST major here at UWL. I’m from Marshfield, Wisconsin, and love being a Wisconsinite! In my free time I love watching sports, hiking, and hanging out with friends and family. I’m a first-generation college student and former UWL First! Scholar. I was part of the peer mentor program as a mentee my freshman year and saw the value of it right away. Being a peer mentor has been very rewarding for me and I love working with first-year students as they get comfortable here at UWL. College is a place where everyone should feel welcome, and our goal as peer mentors is to make sure that’s the case for our mentees. 

Justin Poley

Justin Poley

Green Bay, WI
Peer Mentor | Political Science, pre-Law

Besides schoolwork, I spend a lot of time reading books about the history of America and tracking the political world. I also really like to watch (and rewatch) The Office and can probably quote most of it. When back home in Green Bay, I like to go to Packers games and spend time with friends. I think that the first year of college is very overwhelming, but also a crucial time to develop a solid foundation that the rest of a college journey (and beyond) will be built.

Faith Radtke

Faith Radtke

New Richmond, WI
Peer Mentor | Communication Studies

I am involved with Cru here on campus. My favorite music artist is NF and am determined to go to a concert next time he goes on tour. I love being outside and love spending time with my friends here. I am very much an extrovert, I could be with people 24 hours of the day and be perfectly happy. I love working with SSS because I get to meet more students and grow new relationships!!

Mayachel Schaller

Mayachel Schaller

Fall Creek, WI
Front Desk | Psychology

I am a Senior at UW-L and will graduate this spring with a major in psychology and a minor in interpersonal communications. When I'm not studying, I work for Duluth Trading Co., hike the bluffs of la crosse, snowboard, travel, and generally explore. I also love sitting in a cozy coffee shop and chatting with friends when I get a chance to. I have been a part of SSS since my first year and have always felt like it is my home away from home. The advisors, tutors, and other staff are so welcoming and warm. I love working at the front desk and greeting each student that comes through our doors. Helping students find what they need or get connected to the people who can help them is what I do best. If you ever need something, don't hesitate to ask! 

Sarah Spies

Sarah Spies

Waterloo, WI
Front Desk | Undeclared

In my free time I like to go on walks in the Myrick Park Marsh, read, or do stuff with my friends. I love the song "Line Without a Hook," by Ricky Montgomery, and my favorite color is lavender. I enjoy working at SSS because it allows me to balance work and school really well. 

Jaden Stanelle

Jaden Stanelle

Kewaskum, WI
Peer Mentor | Psychology & Spanish

Hi! My name is Jaden Stanelle, and I am majoring in Psychology and Spanish. I am a first generation college student and was a First! Scholar my freshman year which is why I wanted to be a Peer Mentor! I am thankful to be able to connect with other students and be by their side to assist during the journey of college. A few things about me: my favorite color is yellow and my favorite thing to do is explore nature! I love how beautiful La Crosse is, I try to enjoy and appreciate nature as much as possible. 

Gavin Stebbins

Gavin Stebbins

Ontario, WI
Front Desk | Biology

I enjoy playing video games, studying history (primarily automotive history), watching Doctor Who, and cruising around in my car!

My favorite thing about working in SSS is getting the opportunity to meet with and help people, as well as form connections with this close-knit community.

Angelique Vega

Angelique Vega

Beaver Dam, WI
Peer Mentor

Hello! My name is Angelique Vega. I grew up in Beaver Dam, WI, and I am in my second year here at UWL. I am majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minors in Chemistry and Neuroscience. My plans after graduation are still somewhat up in the air, but I would like to attend either medical school or graduate school in a warmer state—I am not a fan of the cold! The plan is to pursue a career in neuroscience and continue learning about the brain and nervous system. Outside of school, I love nature, being active, playing rugby, hiking, walking my dog, Wiggles, or even sitting back and relaxing by drawing, doing crafts, or watching movies. I wanted to become a peer mentor so that I could be there for people in any way possible. College can be a maze full of anxiety and stress, but having the right people there can make it so much better. I believe making connections is important in life, but that can be hard if you don’t know where to start. I want to offer guidance and support to students, whether they use it or not, to make that transition a little bit easier. Our campus offers so much to students—sometimes we just don’t know where to start.