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Meet the Academic Advising Staff
Hi, my name is Kathy Bundalo. I am the Director of Academic Advising at Alverno College. I have also been an academic advisor since 1997. I earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and a M.S. in Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I eagerly look forward to the start of each semester and can’t wait to see you on campus. My best advice to you as you prepare for college is to get involved in campus life. Try out new experiences and opportunities, and consider a study abroad experience as part of your academic life. You can study abroad for a semester, a year, or even a short-term class. Whatever the choice, the experience can be one of the most exciting and meaningful of your college career.
On behalf of everyone in Academic Advising, I welcome you to this community and look forward to assisting you to achieve your goals!
Contact Kathy Bundalo:
Email – email@example.com
Phone – (414) 382-6398
Hi there – my name is Kate Tisch and I am the Assistant Director of Advising. I have been at Alverno since 1994 and really enjoy working with students in this unique learning community. My undergraduate degree from UW-Madison is in Exercise Physiology – therefore I am living proof that your Bachelor’s degree does not necessarily lock you into a specific career path. When we meet, ask me how I ended up as an advisor! While in college, I would encourage students to explore their interests/passions, get involved and have fun! I loved my college experience and want my advisees to feel the same. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family (hubby and two kids), playing competitive volleyball, reading, going to Badger/Packer games and attempting to improve my golf game.
Contact Kate Tisch:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (414) 382-6036
Welcome to Alverno! My name is Kimberly Miller and I am an Academic Advisor and 1997 Alverno Alum. The favorite part of my job is working with students to assist them with their academic plans, so feel free to call or visit often. When I’m not working with students, you can find me playing with my two little boys, reading or watching movies. The best advice I can give you is to make sure you study abroad while you’re a student here. It is one of the most amazing adventures you can give yourself as an Alverno student. Trust me – I know from experience. I look forward to meeting you!
Contact Kim Miller:
Email – email@example.com
Phone – (414) 382-6035
Greetings! My name is Pam Feldkamp. I am an Academic Advisor. I have been working at Alverno since 2006, but began as an Academic Advisor in 2009. I have a B.S. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a M.A.E. in Postsecondary Education/Student Affairs from the University of Northern Iowa. My experiences in college both in and outside the classroom helped me learn so much about myself and the person I want to be. College is a wonderful journey and I want to be able to assist students along that path. I look forward to meeting you and working with you during your time here at Alverno. Something good for you to remember as you proceed: “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” -Anais Nin
Contact Pam Feldkamp:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (414) 382-6032
Hello! My name is Beth Monhollen (technically, Dorothy Elizabeth, but I’ve been called Beth since the day I was born.) I earned my bachelor’s degree from Alverno in 1997. I majored in English and minored in Spanish and Theater, because those were the things I loved. I’ve had quite a few different jobs in the time since I graduated, but I’ve happily worked at Alverno since 2003. I’m one of the luckiest, happiest people that I know, partly because I love my work! I have a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration (essentially, college student development, so that I can do what I do, only better.) And, I continue to act for local theater companies and practice my language skills whenever I can. I love to learn and to explore and I love to help others to do the same. One of the most important things I learned in my undergraduate years was to be open to new experiences and new people, to take unfamiliar classes even if I didn’t “need” them. My hope for your college years is that you will do the same.
Contact Beth Monhollen:
Email – email@example.com
Phone – (414) 382-6348
Welcome to Alverno and to Advising! My name is Marie Ebling and I’m anadvisor. Being a college student is a unique time in a person’s life. It’s full of opportunities to learn and grow both in and out of the classroom. That was my experience while earning my B.S. in Communication Studies at UW-La Crosse and my M. Ed. in College Student Affairs at the University of South Florida. It is my hope that your time at Alverno will be full of experiences that allow you to grow in many new and diverse ways. In my role as an advisor, I hope to help you find and reach your potential. My favorite quote can also be good advice for anyone in their college journey: “Don’t confuse your life and your work, the second is only part of the first.” – unknown
Contact Marie Ebling:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – (414) 382-6034
Hi, my name is Kishia Ross and I am an Administrative Assistant in the Academic Advising Office. I am a 2006 Alverno Alum. I entered Alverno as a non-traditional weekend college student and I graduated from the Community Leadership and Development (CLD) program. I believe the role of Academic Advising involves more than assisting the student to plan her schedule each semester. I believe an Advisor is able to assist students in understanding their decision making process and develop their decision-making skills, explore career options and direct them to appropriate resources. An Academic Advisor helps the student develop long and short-term goals, helping them understand campus policies and procedures and what resources are available to them both on and off campus.
Best Advice I can give: It’s not how long it takes you to achieve your degree, but that in the end you have achieved it.
Contact Kishia Ross:
Email – email@example.com
Phone – (414) 382-6030
Hi, I’m Diane Tourangeau and I’m one of the Administrative Assistants here in the Advising Office. My previous position was at UW-Parkside as the Student Payroll/Benefits Coordinator. I served as an advocate for our student workers to get their timecards approved by their managers and helping them with the employment process. I enjoy time with my family, my retired friends, my dogs, and pursuing my love of gardening. My prime responsibility in the Advising Office is to maintain Official Files of Alverno students, from registration until graduation or completion of their programs. I will use my skills to assist you in getting an answer to any questions you might have.
Contact: Diane Tourangeau
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - (414) 382-6399
Welcome to Alverno! My name is Martha Johnson and I am the Promise Scholar Advisor in the Academic Advising Department. I earned a B.S. degree in Health Education from U.W.- Madison and a M.S. degree in Educational Rehabilitation Counseling from U.W. – Milwaukee. Your college years mirror life by introducing you to greater responsibilities, multiple opportunities, diverse ways to explore who you are and who you want to become. Most importantly, your time in college allows you the time to fully explore what unique gifts you bring to your career and community. I love working with students to encourage them to maximize their own inner resources, find their own voice and pursue a career path that honors their interests and strengths. My favorite quote is from Ralph W. Emerson: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
Email - email@example.com. Phone - (414) 382-3033
Hello, my name is Kelly Griffith and I am one of the Administrative Assistants in the Advising Office. I am a 2011 graduate of Alverno, where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Communication.
I was born and raised in Milwaukee and I love everything about the city! I’m a big Wisconsin sports fan, especially the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, College football and basketball. I love spending time with my family and friends, but my most favorite thing to do is to spend time with my niece and nephew. They have so much joy in life; they always brighten up my day.
Being back at Alverno and the Advising Office is wonderful! I enjoy being a part of this tight-knit community. Stop by the Advising Office and I will be happy to direct you to the correct Advisor, answer any questions that you may have or just stop in to say hello. :)
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes from my favorite book, Oh! The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss; “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go....” ~Dr. Seuss
Molly Szymanksi is a Promise Scholar Advisor. Molly work swith closely with Martha Johnson to serve the Promise Scholars and help them to meet goals and move forward towards graduation.
Molly can be reached at 414-382-6458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.