Meet Annie Weberbal. The new CoLS Advising Coordinator!

IMG_20151109_074231 (2)Annie Weberpal is a proud alumna of UW-Whitewater and also has professional experience on our campus.  She earned a Master of Science in Counseling, a BA in Psychology, a BS in Political Science, and a minor in History.   Annie comes to us most recently from the UW Colleges online where she was a student services coordinator.  In this position she advised students in a two-year distance education program, developed an online resource center, assisted with admissions, financial aid and recruitment, and collaborated on retention initiatives.   Prior to that appointment, she was an academic advisor in the UW-Whitewater Academic Advising and Exploration Center.  In addition to her role as an advisor, Annie was the office’s Military Liaison.  She also worked as an APA Workshop Coordinator and Writing Tutor in the Academic Support Center.  Additionally, Annie spent several years as an Intelligence Analyst in the United States Army and the Wisconsin Army National Guard where, among other responsibilities, she served as an equal opportunity representative and provided cultural and religious awareness training for soldiers in Europe and the Middle East.

Here is some other interesting information about our new colleague:

Hobbies:  Reading, puzzles, cooking, Candy Crush, board games, movies

Research:  I have given several presentations on advising military populations so that is a specialty of mine along with working with adult/non-traditional and online-only students.

Personal Life:  I have a child, Lucy (8), who is obsessed with super heroes and comic books and a partner, Dan, who is as well. I have a large extended family that includes nine UW-Whitewater alums. Two of my cousins are current students, one in L&S.