About the ARC

Click below to learn more about the Academic Resource Center team! 

Mariah Green, Assistant Director/Career Services Specialist

Degree and Major: MS, Colorado State University

BA, Western State Colorado University, Interdisciplinary Studies- Humanities

Hometown: Gunnison, Colorado

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse.

Favorite thing about Western: I love how friendly and welcoming everyone is. That goes for faculty, staff, and students. The mountain views aren't too bad either! :-)

Favorite Quote: Greatness is not found in power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character. -William Ward

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Food: Thai or Italian- it's definitely a tie as I LOVE both of them!

Katie Wheaton, Academic Advisor/International Specialist

Degree and Major: MEd, Colorado State University, Adult Education and Training

BA, University of Missouri, International Studies

Hometown: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Someone famous.

Favorite thing about Western: The sense of community- everyone knows each other and it is easy to make relationships.

Favorite Quote: You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose. -Katie's Dad

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Pizza (even though I have a gluten intolerance that pains me to enjoy it!)


Alyssa Atzenbeck, Disability Services Coordinator

 

Degree and Major: BA, Western State Colorado University, Business Administration

Hometown: Westminster, Colorado

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A baker....still do!

Favorite thing about Western: The culture and how upbeat people are.

Favorite Quote: Now faith is being sure of what you hope for, and certain of what you do not see. -Hebrews 11:1

Favorite Color: Maroon

Favorite Food: Baked goodies

Rebecca Matter, Director

Degree and Major: MS Ed, Old Dominion University, Higher Education Counseling, National Certified Counselor

MA, Old Dominion University, International Studies

BA, University of Colorado, International Relations

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian

Favorite thing about Western: The mountains.

Favorite Quote:

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Food: Sushi