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CAPP Ambassadors 

What does a CAPP Ambassador do?

CAPP Ambassadors are faculty members on campus at UW Oshkosh. Our Ambassadors represent a range of majors and specialties here, and they are prepared to share how students’ CAPP classes can help position them for success here on campus. Ambassadors are trained to give information on their specific majors, as well as general information about future careers in their field, the campus, and how to navigate college through the lens of the UW Oshkosh experience. 

    Meet the team!

    Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust

    Dr. Shannon Davis-Foust

    CAPP Ambassador, Biology

    I currently teach in Biology and the Environmental Studies program at UWO and advise the Student Environmental Action Coalition and new Sustainable Beekeeping club. My main insterests and hobbies are related to sustainability and environmental health, and I am known for my passion for teaching environmental topics. After working for the Wisconsin DNR for 12 years and earning my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at UW-Milwaukee, I came back to UWO. UW Oshkosh is my alma mater for my bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

    I am honored to be an Ambassador of the CAPP program to represent all the advantages it has to offer.  There is no other program that helps students get through college more efficiently.  As a testament, my two sons are presently enrolled in CAPP courses. In addition to CAPP, I would be glad to share information about many other aspects of UWO, such as pathways to degrees and certifications, student research, travel abroad, student clubs, opportunities to serve on boards and committees, student grant writing, independent studies, internships, workstudy programs, and many more positive experiences to help students succeed at their careers.

    Dr. Leigh-Ann Lethco

    Dr. Leigh-Ann Lethco

    CAPP Ambassador, Music Education

    As a former band director and music teacher in the public schools, I am looking forward to working with students, teachers, families and administrators who are interested in, or are participating in, the UW Oshkosh CAPP program. My bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in Music Education from Ohio University and my PH.D is in Music Education with a minor in Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University. I currently teach a variety of music classes at UW Oshkosh, primarily in the music education curriculum. With supervision of student teachers as part of my job at UW Oshkosh, I enjoy visiting and observing in local schools and look forward to including CAPP visits. I chose to be a part of the CAPP program because I’m proud to teach at UW Oshkosh and this is an exceptionally well-run program. It is highly beneficial to high school students who seek curricular challenges and/or want to benefit from earning college credits at a significantly reduced cost while in high school. My daughter is a freshman in college and is currently benefitting from earning many UW Oshkosh CAPP credits. I want to encourage and help others to take part in this program and enjoy all of the benefits it can provide. UW Oshkosh is a special place filled with welcoming people.

    Lisa Marchetta

    Lisa Marchetta

    CAPP Ambassador, College of Education and Human Services

    My name is Lisa Marchetta and I am a state-trained, master-mentor teacher with ten years of experience at the secondary level and eight years at the post-secondary level. I obtained my bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and my master’s degree from National University of La Jolla, California. Before moving to the state of Wisconsin, I taught at Lady’s Island Middle School, Hilton Head Island High School, and the Technical College of the Lowcountry in the beautiful state of South Carolina. I am currently a lecturer in the Reading and Study Skills Center within the College of Education and Human Services at UWO. In addition to teaching study skills courses, I supervise student teachers and teach the class that bridges the gap between being an English major and a teacher.

    I am passionate about CAPP because I’ve taught in the program (my first year living in WI!), witnessed its impact on students and seen the many benefits it affords. Now that I am a CAPP ambassador, I hope to ignite a passion for the program in students and eventually see them sitting in my classes at UWO!

    Dr. Kristine Nicolini

    Dr. Kristine Nicolini

    CAPP Ambassador, Journalism

    I chose to become a CAPP Ambassador because I enjoy working with students to help themdiscover a creative career path they will love. The CAPP program empowers students to explorediverse interests while benefiting from earning college credits and preparing to successfullytransition to college. Having paid for my own college education, I appreciate the many benefits theCAPP program provides to help students get a head start on achieving their goals.

    My academic and professional background includes strategic communication, marketing and digitalmedia. My bachelor’s degree is in public relations and marketing and my master’s degree is in masscommunication from Marquette University. My doctorate is in communication from the University ofWisconsin – Milwaukee. I currently teach a variety of public relations and interactive webmanagement classes at UW Oshkosh. With over 15 years of professional experience in publicrelations, strategic marketing, and corporate communication, I have helped shape the marketing andstrategic communication initiatives of Fortune 500 companies and non-profit/educationalorganizations. My professional experience encompasses agency, corporate, and non-profitenvironments.

    On the personal side, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Nick and our two kids exploring ourbeautiful state. My daughter is beginning the process of exploring colleges and, as a parent, I canappreciate the many questions families have regarding this important decision. I look forward to connecting with you!

    Dr. Wendy Potratz

    Dr. Wendy Potratz

    CAPP Ambassador, College of Business, Accounting

    Promoting the importance of education and lifelong learning has been a passion of mine throughout my 30+ years of teaching in higher education and even before that! As a participant in the CAPP program way back when I was in high school and then through my own children as they took several classes in CAPP to help them to earn credit for college, I have experienced the benefits of this program in providing a strong educational base, improving learning skills, and building the self-confidence that is an essential part of reaching our educational goals.

    I am currently a full-time member of the Accounting Department at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and teach courses on financial, government and not-for-profit accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I hold a number of professional certifications including CPA, CMA and CGFM. I enjoy working with students through our professional organizations and serve as the Faculty Advisor to the UWO Accounting Club and Beta Alpha Psi. As a member of Wisconsin Institute of CPAs Educational Foundation, I have presented at that organization’s WICPA High School Instructors Symposium held in Madison Wisconsin annually each November. In 2016, I received the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs Educator Award for my work in higher education.

    Research has shown that students who discover academic interests in high school and college are better prepared for satisfying careers. Through my position as a CAPP Ambassador, I plan to work with our CAPP support team to continue the great work done within this program and to move forward with new creative opportunities designed to increase interest in and access to higher education for our Wisconsin high school students.

    Tim Wren, DNP

    Tim Wren, DNP

    CAPP Ambassador, Nursing

    I have a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Forensic nursing from University of Tennessee, A Master of Science degree in Cardiovascular and cardiac rehabilitation from Rush University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Union College in Nursing.

    I have been a staff CV nurse, a critical care nurse, a critical care educator for a large Midwestern teaching hospital, a critical care CNS for an inner city Chicago hospital, a legal nurse consultant, a staff PACU nurse and an educator.

    My interests/expertise include post disaster review, critical care, legal/ethical issue in education and health promotion. I can talk about any nursing related topic and also discuss some pre medical/dental preparation. I like to share what a great career nursing is and has been for me and love to answer questions!

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