Academic Advising Staff

Meet the Academic Advising Staff

Academic Advisors:

Kate TischHi there – my name is Kate Tisch and I am the 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:
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Phone – (414) 382-6036

Kim Miller

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:
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Phone – (414) 382-6035


Pamela FeldkampGreetings!  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:
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Phone – (414) 382-6032


Beth Monhollen Hello! My name is Beth Monhollen (technically, Dorothy Elizabeth, but I’ve been called Beth since the day I was born.) I am the Assistant Director of Advising. 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:
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Phone – (414) 382-6348


Marie Ebling 

Welcome to Alverno and to Advising! My name is Marie Schoeppach (Ebling) and I’m an advisor. 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 Schoeppach:
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Phone – (414) 382-6034


Hello! My name is Anna Hemming, and I am an Academic Advisor. After graduating from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, I taught high school vocal music for ten years. I loved helping students with their college and career pursuits, so I came to Alverno College to complete a Master’s in Adult Education and Instructional Design with the hopes of being an Academic Advisor one day. Making a career change was nerve-wracking, but the faculty and staff at Alverno provided the resources, guidance, and experiences I needed to make the transition. Now I am thrilled to “pass it on” to my advisees! I encourage students to listen carefully to their own voices and grant themselves permission to change their mind. Pablo Picasso said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose is to give it away.” I am delighted to help students at Alverno discover and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Contact Anna Hemming
Phone - (414) 382-6042


Promise Scholar Advisors:

Martha Johnson  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.”

Contact Martha Johnson:
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Phone - (414) 382-6033


‌‌Nyob zoo (Hello)! My name is Vasana Her, and I’m a Promise Scholar Advisor. I love getting to know students and learning more about each individual’s unique story to assist students in reaching their educational goals. Outside of my professional role I love spending time with my son and husband. I earned my B.A. degree in Professional Communication from Alverno and will soon earn my M.A. degree in Adult Education, Organizational Development making me a double alum. College is full of exciting challenges and wonderful opportunities that guide you through the exploration of who you are and who you’ll become. Getting involved in campus life is a terrific way to maximize your college experience. My hope is that you’ll take advantage of the various opportunities in and outside of the class room and challenge yourself in ways you have not already. I look forward to meeting with you. Welcome to the Alverno family!   

Contact Vasana Her
Phone- (414) 382-6398

Administrative Assistants:

Kelly Griffith- Academic Advising Office- Administrative  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 also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. 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. 

Contact: Kelly Griffith
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Phone - (414) 382-6029

New Administrative Assistant in the Advising Office  Hi, I am Karen Romantini and I am one of the Administrative Assistants in the Advising Office. What a pleasure it is to offer my administrative support to Alverno’s Advising Team! The eclectic background that brought me here contains the common thread of community building, vibrant education, and celebration of diversity; so it feels like a great fit to be working here. My life outside the office revolves around hiking with my dogs, tutoring students learning English as a Second Language, and enjoying the artistic endeavors of my creative family (art…music…food…lucky me!). That family is glad to have me working in the inspirational environment of Alverno where I am sure to discover new talents of my own!
Contact Karen Romantini:
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Phone – (414) 382-6030