Residence Life: Resident Directors
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Brockert Hall: Alisha Slowey
Hello Pioneers! My name is Alisha Slowey and this will be my fourth year as the Resident Director of Brockert Hall.
I am originally from Milton, WI but truly feel like Platteville is my home. In 2008, I completed my undergraduate degree at UW-Platteville in Communication Technologies with an emphasis in Public Relations. As a student, I gained valuable leadership experience working in a variety of capacities on campus. I worked for the housing department as an RA in Hugunin Hall and as an SA in Wilgus Hall. I am currently working on my master's degree in Counseling Education here on campus with plans to graduate this spring.
For the last few years, I have had the privilege of advising the Residence Hall Association (RHA) which is the student governance group within the halls that has primary responsibility for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services and interests in the residence halls. I am thrilled to be working with students whose focus is improving residence hall life for all campus residents.
In my free time I enjoy staying active on campus by attending campus events and activities and being outdoors; visiting state parks, kayaking, biking, hiking, snowshoeing- any excuses to get out and enjoy the great outdoors! I am looking forward to another great year and the opportunity to meet more fantastic students.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by calling 608.342.3240 or by emailing me at email@example.com.
Dobson Hall: Michelle Herzberg
Hello! My name is Michelle Herzberg and I am the Dobson Hall Resident Director. This is my fifth year at UW-Platteville. I truly enjoy helping students have a positive and fun college experience.
I am originally from Waterloo, IA. I graduated in May 2007 from Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA where I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in History and a minor in Business Administration. My experiences there helped me to develop my passion for Residence Life. Before coming to UW-Platteville, I worked at North Platte Community College in North Platte, NE in the Student Housing and Activities department. I am looking forward to an amazing year in Dobson!
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to stop by my office or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.342.3260.
Hugunin Hall: Rebecca Groves
Hello, my name is Rebecca Groves. Most people call me Becca. I am the Resident Director in Hugunin Hall. I have the best job and work with the best students and staff!
Previously, I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (UWW) in Psychology and Women’s Studies. I deeply enjoy working with college students and found this passion as an undergraduate RA at UWW. This is what prompted my master’s degree from Western Illinois University in College Student Personnel. I am very passionate about working with people with disabilities, military personnel, gender issues and other groups.
I am very happy to be in Wisconsin! I have enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Platteville and am happy to call it home.
McGregor Hall: Bethany Keuter
Hello! My name is Bethany Keuter and this is my second year as the Resident Director in McGregor Hall here at UW-Platteville. I am originally from Platteville, but I took a brief leave and did my undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology. As a student at the U of M, I worked as a Community Advisor for three years. I was also very invovled in Hall Council, RHA, and NRHH through my years of living in the halls. It was the time I spent working in the residence halls that led me to pursuing a career in Residence Life. Working with students has become a passion of mine over the last few years and I am very excited to start another year here in McGregor Hall. I look forward to meeting all newcomers to McGregor as well as reconnect with the returners to the hall!
In addition to my duties as a Resident Director I have had the opportunity to work in the First Year Experience Office here on campus. It is in the First Year Experience Office that I get to work specifically with first year students and aiding them in the transition to UW-Platteville. I act as a liaison between the Department of Residence Life and FYE to provide resources and support for our residents as well as Resident Assistants.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling around the country, reading, finding new and fun music, and spending time outside.
Melcher Hall: Lawrence Anthony Parrott
Hello! My name is Lawrence Anthony Parrott, I hail from Chicago,IL. I recently recieved my Bachelor's Degree in General Studies with a concentration in Human Service and Psychology from Baker College. I served for two years as a RA while attending Baker College. This is my first year at UW-Platteville, I will be serving as the new RD for Melcher Hall.
Morrow Hall: Kathryn Peck
I am Kathryn Peck, the Morrow Hall Resident Director for the 2012-2013 school year. I am very excited for the upcoming school year, which will be my first year at UW-Platteville.
I am originally from Saginaw, Michigan and have spent the last 4 years living in Marquette, Michigan where I graduated from Northern Michigan University. I have a B.S. degree in Secondary Education- Mathematics with an Economics minor. During my studies at NMU I had the opportunity to work for the housing and residence life on campus in several different capacities. I worked as a Resident Assistant for two years, worked for campus security for a semester, and participated actively in Hall Council, and the Student Leadership Academy.
I look forward to getting to know you as I learn about Platteville and I hope this school year goes well for you! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at email@example.com or call my office at 608.342.3200
Pickard Hall: Chris Hein
Hello! My name is Chris Hein and this is my second year as the Resident Director of Pickard Hall. I am originally from David City, Nebraska. For my undergraduate and graduate studies I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where I received BS degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a MS Ed. with an emphasis in Student Affairs. As an undergraduate I worked as a Resident Assistant and Assistant Hall Director for three and a half years. Outside of my housing experience, I also worked at the UNK Admissions Office as a Student Diplomat and a Summer Advising and Enrollment staff member. My other campus involvement included being a founding father of the Nu Kappa chapter of Phi Gamma Delta, being a member of Mortar Board, and participating in NRHH, to name a few.
While completing my Master's degree I worked as a Hall Director at UNK for two years and advised the Inter Fraternity Council for one year. I have truly enjoyed the wide variety of experiences afforded to me through living and working on a college campus for a number of years, and I hope to share my enthusiasm for student life with the students I encounter.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call my office at 608.342.3220.
Porter Hall: Coree' Burton
Hello! My name is Coree Burton and I'm the Porter Hall Resident Director. This will be my fifth year as the Porter Hall RD. I truly enjoy the college environment and helping students make the most of their college experience.
I'm originally from Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of Central Michigan University. I have a Bachelor's Degree with a major in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and two minors (one in Art and one in Media Design, Production, and Technology). While at CMU, I was involved in several Residence Life endeavors such as being a Multicultural Advisor in the residence halls, serving as a coordinator of a Leadership Camp program, working with the First Year Experience program for first year college students, as well as volunteering as an Alternative Breaks site leader. I am currently working on my master's degree in Student Affairs, which is making my actual work experience even more worthwhile.
During my time at UW-Platteville, I've worked within the Housing department, as well as collaborated with other departments on-campus, to help educate students on various topics and issues including leadership, diversity, mental health and alcohol awareness.
A lot of learning during the college years comes from outside the classroom and some of it from the residence halls. I want to make sure that students leave here with the knowledge and resources that are needed to be successful when they leave college and head out into the real world. I am very optimistic about this year and I know that the staff and residents of Porter Hall are going to do some great things this year.
Feel free to stop by my office, call me at 608.342.3230 or email me at email@example.com.
RounTree Commons: Trapper Mitchell
Hey everyone, my name is Trapper Mitchell and this is my seventh year as a Resident Director at UW-Platteville. I enjoy spending time outside and going to the various campus events that are happening here at Platteville. I believe that Platteville has a lot to offer both students and staff from both near and far.
I am originally from Elm Creek, Nebraska population 850. For my undergrad, I went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney where I received my Bachelor's degrees in History and International Affairs. I also received my graduate degree from UW-La Crosse in Student Affairs Administration. While in my undergrad, I started as the Hall Council president which led me to applying to become a Resident Assistant. I believe that this choice of being involved in my hall council started me on my path to where I am today. After serving as a RA for two years, I then was hired on as an Assistant Hall Director. Besides my work in student housing, I was a campus ambassador/tour guide, member of the student senate, vice president of the history club, member of Phi Alpha Theta and data processor for the office of Financial Aid among other student organizations.
After graduating, I became a Resident Director at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where I was in that position for 4 years. I truly enjoy helping students adjust to college life and finding out who they really are.
I think its important for new students to get involved in whatever they can to help make those connections to campus. I truly believe that everyone can find something for them on our campus, they just have to look!
This year I am excited to be serving as the first Resident Director of Rountree Commons. Prior to moving to Rountree, I served in Melcher Hall for five years and both Melcher and Morrow Halls last year. If you have any questions, feel free contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 608.342.7282.
Southwest Hall: John Sagehorn
Hello! My name is John Sagehorn and I am the Resident Director of Southwest Hall. This is my sixth year at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, and I'm looking forward to a great year.
Originally I am from Platteville, but I did my undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. While there I earned my BA in Radio/Television/Film with a minor in French. I also worked for two and half years as a Community Assistant, Desk Programming Assistant, and several other positions within the halls. I then attended Illinois State University where I obtained my Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration.
In addition to my duties of being the RD of Southwest Hall, I have served on the Pioneer Appeal committee and as the advisor to Dodgeball Club.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me by phone by calling 608.342.7250 or by emailing me at email@example.com.
Wilgus Hall: Kate Demerse
Hello Pioneers! My name is Kate Demerse and I am the Resident Director of Wilgus Hall.
I am originally from Green Bay, WI but most recently lived in La Crosse, WI. I graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2005 with a B.A. in Political Science with a Legal Studies emphasis. I received my masters in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from UW-La Crosse in 2008. I worked full-time at UWL as a Residence Hall Director from 2008-2012. I came to UW-Platteville this past August to serve as the Student Services Coordinator in the Dean of Students Office. I will split my time between the Deans Office and Wilgus Hall this spring semester.
In my free time I enjoy reading, watching TV (NCIS, Castle, SVU), traveling, and spending time with my nieces, Stella and Violet. I am looking forward to a great semester and invite you all down to my office to visit.
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