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Advisors & Staff

If you have questions for your advisor, please email them at the email address listed below.  For general questions, please email advising@uwosh.edu.

OUR MISSION

Our mission, in partnership with the campus community, seeks to empower students to articulate and achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.

Lauren Burgbacher

University Services Associate/Office Manager

Email: burgbacl@uwosh.edu

 

 

 

More About Lauren

Places I’ve Lived: Oshkosh, WI

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with family and friends.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Working with an amazingly talented and compassionate team of advisors and student employees.

Advice: Be kind to yourself. The seeds we plant within grow the harvest we share with the world.

Liz Whalley

Director of Academic Advising

Advisor for: Undeclared (Students last names M-Z)

Email: whalleye@uwosh.edu

 

More About Liz

Places I’ve Lived: Madison, WI; Oshkosh, WI; Appleton, WI; Little Chute, WI.

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with my family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The people.

Advice: Listen to your own inner voice. Figure out what YOU want and make it happen. Others may think it is not realistic, but yours is the only opinion that matters. It is YOUR life after all.

Sally Masters

Associate Director of Academic Advising
Graduate Internships Coordinator

Advisor for: Undeclared (Students last names A-L)

Email: masterss@uwosh.edu

 

More About Sally

Places I’ve Lived: Kansas City, Missouri; San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia; Yokosuka, Japan; Liberty, Missouri; Waco, Texas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Northampton, Massachusetts; Lenoir, North Carolina; Appleton, Wisconsin.

In my spare time, I like to: spend time with friends and family, including our three dogs, travel, watch women’s college basketball, and cook yummy whole foods-plant based food.  I’m also an ordained interfaith minister and wedding officiant and enjoy performing weddings and helping all kinds of couples celebrate their relationships!

Favorite thing about the UARC: Working with students who are trying to figure out their major and career paths AND working with such a great group of professional advisors.  I love coming to work every day!  UWO students are also really great to work with and are so appreciative.

Advice: Don’t get caught up in thinking there is a “perfect” major; there is no perfect major.  You determine your success.  If you haven’t chosen a major, keep exploring, doing the research assignments your advisor gives you.  It’s okay to be undecided; it’s not okay to do nothing about it.  Keep moving forward!  

College of Business

Cindy Fruhwirth

Assistant Director, College of Business & College of Education and Human Services

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors; BFA (Art Ed.); BME (Music Ed.); Secondary Ed: Foreign Languages, Natural Science; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: fruhwirt@uwosh.edu

 

More About Cindy

Places I’ve Lived: I’ve lived in Wisconsin, Tennessee (briefly), and Michigan. I consider Neenah and Fond du Lac my home locations.

In my spare time, I like to: Go to our lake house in Eagle River and enjoy the beautiful north woods in every season (hiking, boating, snowmobiling, etc.). I also enjoy spending time with family and friends whenever possible.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Everyone truly has a heart for helping students succeed and having a great experience at UW Oshkosh. That includes the PALs, university and student support staff, along with every advisor.

Advice: Give yourself time to make decisions and don’t be afraid to change your mind.

Morris Hampton

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Faculty Liaison for Accounting, Finance, & Business Law Departments

Email: hampton@uwosh.edu

 

 

More About Morris

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Places I’ve Lived I’d Like to Travel: Italy, Brazil, Argentina.

In my spare time, I like to: Play basketball, golf, and binge watch Netflix.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The students and staff are wonderful people to work with daily. Going to work is never dull!

Advice: Enjoy the college experience. There will be no other chapter of life and learning like it. Enjoy the ride.

Kim Lintner

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors; Exploratory (Undeclared); BSN@Home (Collaborative)

Faculty Liaison for Information Systems, Interactive Web Management, Supply Chain Management

Email: lintnerk@uwosh.edu

 

More About Kim

Places I’ve Lived: Kimberly, WI; Whitewater, WI; and Milwaukee, WI.

In my spare time, I like to: Travel, run 5k – 10k races, and spend time with my family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Advisors and PALs always work as a team. We have great support for each other and our students!

Advice: Always check your resources BEFORE asking questions. Chances are you already have the answers in front of you!

Molly Wandersee

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Faculty Liaison for Economics, Management and Human Resources, and Marketing Departments

Email: wandersm@uwosh.edu

 

More About Molly

Places I’ve Lived: Mankato, MN; Menomonie, WI; Rochester, MN; Hatfield, England; La Crosse, WI; & now the Fox Valley.

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with my family and friends, craft time, travel and eat (I really enjoy food)!

Favorite thing about the UARC: The support this office offers to students is an incredible service that they should take full advantage of. I love working with students and talking about the endless opportunities available to them while in school and once they are ready to graduate.

Advice: Don’t compare your college experience to someone else’s and have the mindset that there is only one way to “do college.” This is your experience and you have the chance to make it whatever you want it to be. Explore new things, meet new people and make the most of it while you can!

College of Education and Human Services

Cindy Fruhwirth

Assistant Director, College of Business & College of Education and Human Services

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors; BFA (Art Ed.); BME (Music Ed.); Secondary Ed: Foreign Languages, Natural Science; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: fruhwirt@uwosh.edu

 

More About Cindy

Places I’ve Lived: I’ve lived in Wisconsin, Tennessee (briefly), and Michigan. I consider Neenah and Fond du Lac my home locations.

In my spare time, I like to: Go to our lake house in Eagle River and enjoy the beautiful north woods in every season (hiking, boating, snowmobiling, etc.). I also enjoy spending time with family and friends whenever possible.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Everyone truly has a heart for helping students succeed and having a great experience at UW Oshkosh. That includes the PALs, university and student support staff, along with every advisor.

Advice: Give yourself time to make decisions and don’t be afraid to change your mind.

Nicole Loizzo

Advisor for: Human Services Leadership

Email: loizzon@uwosh.edu

 

 

 

More About Nicole

Places I’ve Lived: Grayslake, IL; Whitewater, WI; Fond du Lac, WI

In my spare time, I like to: Watch HGTV, spend time with my friends/family, go to any kind of fair or festival, or go camping.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Everyone is here for the same reason – to help students. It’s fun to share this goal with everyone here and to be able to see the dedication that this office has to the student experience.

Advice: Don’t forget to stop and enjoy the ride – time will pass by before you know it!

Madeline Marquardt

Advisor for: Elementary Education, Secondary Education:  Physical Education & Social Science

Email: marquardtm@uwosh.edu

 

More About Madeline

Places I’ve Lived: Shawano, WI; La Crosse, WI; Muncie, IN; Menominee, MI; Oshkosh, WI

In my spare time, I like to: Listen to podcasts, play with my dog, camp, shop, explore – while spending time with friends and family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The supportive and collaborative work environment.

Advice: Don’t be afraid to ask questions, or ask for help – and always utilize resources!

Jenny Woelfel

Advisor for: Dual Ed (Elem + Special); Special Ed., Secondary Ed.: History, Social Science, Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: woelfelj@uwosh.edu

 

 

More About Jenny

Places I’ve Lived: Sheboygan, WI; Oshkosh, WI; Appleton/Kaukauna, WI.

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with my family and friends; read when time allows, enjoy nice weather outside, and watch sports.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Working with a great group of colleagues, students and faculty.

Advice: Make the most of every opportunity as you never know where that experience will take you.

College of Letters and Science 

Lisa Szromba

Assistant Director, College of Letters and Science; New Student Advising and Orientation; Division Liaison to Humanities and Social Science

Advisor for: New Student Advising & Orientation, Foreign Languages, International Studies, Medical Technology, Philosophy, Psychology, Radio-TV-Film, Women & Gender Studies; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: szrombal@uwosh.edu

More About Lisa

Places I’ve Lived: Minnesota (St. Joseph and Minneapolis), London, Chicago, Arkansas and Fond du Lac.

In my spare time, I like to: Hang out with my family and friends, cook, travel and spend time outdoors.

Favorite thing about the UARC: I have many favorite things but one of them is the awesome advisors I get to work with every day.

Advice: College is the perfect time to step outside of your comfort and try new things; take advantage of those opportunities.

Sylvia Dwyer

Advisor for: African American Studies (minor), Criminal Justice, Math, Political Science/Pre-Law, Radiologic Science, Social Work; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Division Liaison to Math & Science and Social Science

Email: dwyers@uwosh.edu

 

More About Sylvia

Places I’ve Lived: Slinger, Wisconsin; Neenah, Wisconsin.

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with family and friends, travel, go to concerts/sporting events/theatre performances.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Supportive colleagues, energetic PALS/student workers, and helping students make the most of their college careers.

Advice: Work hard, try new things, ask questions, and have fun! Time flies so fast – Enjoy your time here!

Frank Holmes

Advisor for: Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, Kinesiology, Military Science

Division Liaison to Fine & Performing Arts and Math & Science

Email: holmes@uwosh.edu

 

More About Frank

Places I’ve Lived: Milwaukee, WI; Omro, WI; Fond du Lac, WI; Oshkosh, WI; El Paso, Texas; and Germany.

In my spare time, I like to: Travel, read, camp, watch a good movie and spend time with my family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Guiding students in their college career and working with staff  who are dedicated in what they do.

Advice: Attend class, manage time well, check your email, explore and take advantage of all of the academic resources on campus.

Ann Kunkle-Jones

Advisor for: Art, Anthropology, Engineering Technology, History, Individually Planned Majors, Journalism, Music, Physics/Astronomy (Pre-Engineering), Public Relations, Religious Studies, Social Justice (minor), Sociology, Theatre; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Division Liaison to Fine & Performing Arts and Social Science

Email: kunkleja@uwosh.edu

More About Ann

Places I’ve Lived: Rosendale, Wisconsin; Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Harrisonburg, Virginia; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Platteville, Wisconsin; Viroqua, Wisconsin; and back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

In my spare time, I like to: Garden; play with my dogs; read; crafts; genealogy

Favorite thing about the UARC: No two days are the same!  Each student coming in for advising has different concerns and goals. Our challenge is to help meet each student where they are and help them get where they wish to go.

Advice: Don’t be afraid of trying new things.  But also keep up your hobbies and other interests while you are in college.  You never know when the different parts of your life may intersect and give you new opportunities.

Meredith Resop

Advisor for: Biology, Chemistry, English, Environmental Health, Microbiology, Pre-Health, Pre-Nursing; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Division Liaison to Humanities and Math & Science

Email: resopm@uwosh.edu

 

More About Meredith

Places I’ve Lived: Oconomowoc, WI; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In my spare time, I like to: Knit, read, and spend time with my friends and family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: I really enjoy getting to meet all the wonderful students and learn about them while helping them work toward their goals and seeing them succeed.

Advice: Come in to the UARC early and come in often!

College of Nursing

Mehgan Clark

Assistant Director, College of Nursing

Advisor for: Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program; Exploratory (Undeclared); Biology (Ecology & Organismal)

Email: clarkm@uwosh.edu

 

More About Mehgan

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Places I’ve Lived: Ames, IA; Moorehead and Sauk Rapids, MN; Middleton, Cross Plains, Stevens Point, Oshkosh, and Menasha, WI; North Ryde NSW Australia.

In my spare time, I like to: SCUBA and snorkel, play with my daughter and dog, travel, explore zoos and aquaria, and hike or anything outdoors.

Favorite thing about the UARC: It’s a great group of student and professional advisors that share a common goal, assisting students in finding their passions while navigating the University and choosing an academic plan.  We work hard and play hard together!  

Advice: Find your purpose.  Think about how your passions and skills over lap.  How will you contribute to society?  Don’t be afraid to ask questions more than once, read more than once and do things more than once!

Debra Golden

Advisor for: Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: goldend@uwosh.edu 

 

 

More About Debra

 

Erik Heller

Advisor for: Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program

Email: hellere@uwosh.edu

 

 

More About Erik

Places I’ve Lived: Oakdale, MN; Mankato, MN; Macomb, IL; St. Peter, MN; River Falls, WI; Fond du Lac, WI

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, camping, hiking, skiing, or anything on the water. 

Favorite thing about the UARC: The positive energy, wisdom, and support from the UARC team is incredible! I love helping students explore their goals and make their college experience their own.

Advice: Take advantage of the opportunities ahead of you. Ask for help, try something new, own your story, and create amazing memories!

Meredith Resop

Advisor for: Biology, Chemistry, English, Environmental Health, Microbiology, Pre-Health, Pre-Nursing; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Division Liaison to Humanities and Math & Science

Email: resopm@uwosh.edu

 

More About Meredith

Places I’ve Lived: Oconomowoc, WI; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In my spare time, I like to: Knit, read, and spend time with my friends and family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: I really enjoy getting to meet all the wonderful students and learn about them while helping them work toward their goals and seeing them succeed.

Advice: Come in to the UARC early and come in often!

 

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