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- M. A. 2013, Higher Education & Student Affairs – The University of Iowa
- B. S. 2011, Psychology – The University of Iowa
My name is Alex Wenger, and I am an Academic Advisor for the WIU-QC School of Engineering. As a native of Durant, Iowa (a rural farming town outside the Quad Cities), I am thrilled to be back in my home community since joining Western in the fall 2013 term.
Before joining Western, I worked as a first-year student advisor and as an academic coach to students preparing for graduate school in the sciences. My experience at large universities and small colleges led me to WIU-QC which brings together the best of both worlds. My goal is to support students so they can make informed decisions and reach their educational goals. I am interested in learning about the unique stories behind students’ decision to earn an Engineering degree, and in helping students to navigate the process toward graduation.
When not saving the world one advisee at a time, I enjoy taking in everything the Quad Cities has to offer, especially local bands and musical performances. I also enjoy running, cooking, camping, fishing, motorcycle riding, and spending time with my husband and our family.
- National Academic Advising Association
- American College Personnel Association
- Iowa Student Personnel Association
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society