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 Student Support Services

The Student Support Services Team provides a wide range of opportunities for academic and personal support, social and cultural awareness, and is dedicated to assisting students achieve success through targeted support services outside of the NWTC classroom.

The Student Support Services Office is located in SC140,
(right next to the Bookstore). The Student Lounge is located in SC139 and is open to all students for social interactions and study groups.

Programs/Services offered through this office include:

  • Minority Support Services
  • Minority Mentoring Program
  • Single Parent Program
  • WIA (Workforce Investment Act) Services
  • Foster Youth Programming
  • Connecting Families
  • Scrubs Closet
  • Non-Traditional Occupations Program
  • Financial Coaching Services
  • Student Emergency Fund

Minority Support Services

Student Support Specialists are available to assist all students from a variety of cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds. There is additional focused support for students of the following cultural, ethnic, and social ties:

  • African American
    • Contact Michael Brown at 920-498-6938
  • American Indian
    • Contact Bob VanSchyndel at 920-498-6975
  • Asian American/Southeast Asian
    • Contact Wa Yia Thao at 920-498-6895
  • Hispanic/Latino
    • Contact Gema Garcia at 920-498-6894 or Maria Derouin at 920-498-5588

Minority Mentoring Program

The Minority Mentoring Program connects 1st semester students with a current NWTC student to share resources and experiences that will increase academic success and campus involvement. Active participation in one-on-one interactions between mentors and mentees, and engagement in college and community events, are meant to give first year students a foundation for successfully completing their academic goals at NWTC.

Contact Wa Yia Thao at (920) 498-6895 or 1-800-422-NWTC, Ext. 6895.

Check out the flyer for more information on becoming a mentor!

Single Parent Program

A single parent is an individual who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse, is pregnant or has a minor child or children for which the parent has either custody or joint custody. Child care assistance may be available for students who meet the following qualifications: 

  • Are enrolled in at least six in-person credits of a career and technical  education course
  • Have a licensed or certified day care provider
  • Are not receiving day care assistance from another source

Contact Gema Garcia at (920) 498-6894 or 1-800-422-NWTC, Ext. 6894.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Services

WIA is a federal program designed to assist dislocated/laid off workers, adults and youth enter into occupations that are in-demand.

To learn more about the services available through WIA, check out the WIA Services page!

Foster Youth Programming

Student Support Specialist available to assist former foster youth transition into college.

  • Services include: referral to on-campus resources, mentoring, counseling, information on scholarships and grant, as well as referral to community resources.

Contact: Martha Bayer at (920) 498-6941 or 1-800-422-NWTC, Ext. 6941.

Connecting Families

Connecting Families is an opportunity for parenting students & their families to spend the evening together for dinner, fun, and education. After dinner, an educational presentation is conducted while the kids participate in age-appropriate activities provided by the Early Childhood Education faculty and students. Admission and all activities are free and open to NWTC students and staff and Oneida Nation Families.

Contact Maria Derouin at (920) 498-5588 or 1-800-422-NWTC, Ext. 5588.

For upcoming Connect Families workshops check out the
Student Support Services Events page!

Scrubs Closet

CNA's, LPN's, ADN's donate used or new scrubs to help their classmates in need. Stop by SC140 if you are in needs of scrubs or if you would like to make a donation to the scrub closet.

Call (920) 498-6258 or stop in Student Support Services for more information!

Non-Traditional Occupation (NTO) Service

A Non-Traditional Occupation (NTO) has 25% or less of a specific gender employed in the State of Wisconsin.

To learn more about the services available to NTO students, or students considering NTO, check out the NTO service page!

Financial Coaching Services

The Financial Coach can offer financial assistance from building a budget, understanding your credit score, balancing your checkbook and understanding your financial aid and student loans.

Check out the Financial Coaching Services page for more information!

Student Emergency Fund

The goal of NWTC's Student Emergency Fund is to help students at risk of dropping out of college due to unforeseen, unplanned financial emergencies. Students may be eligible to receive short-term financial assistance and have access to financial literary resources, along with student support services within NWTC and the community.

Check out the Student Emergency Fund page for more information!