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Whitney Supianoski

King/Chávez & Postsecondary Engagement Programs

Office Location: 105 McCutchan Hall
Office Phone: 262-472-4985

Whitney Supianoski is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. Both of her parents attended college, so she always knew that continuing her education was the right path for her. Whitney attended a small liberal arts college in Missouri called Truman State University, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Every summer during her undergraduate years, Whitney would work at the Boys and Girls Club. Although she loved her area of study, she learned through her summer job that her passion in life was for education. Helping students on their journey in pursuit of knowledge and truth is Whitney’s greatest reward. She eventually came to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to attend graduate school. Whitney received a Masters of Science in Education in Professional Development-Educational Administration. She worked as a graduate assistant and a full time staff member in Residence Life, and now has found a home working for the McNair Scholars Program. Continuing education to graduate school can be a trying yet incredibly rewarding experience. Not having been a McNair Scholar herself (and having no preparation for graduate school), Whitney sees the value in providing students with the critical thinking, research, and cultural competency skills to succeed in their post-baccalaureate education. The McNair Scholars Program prepares students to be completive in an ever more globalized playing field. Whitney believes in the mission of the McNair Scholars program and hope that all TRIO students seriously consider continuing their education for the betterment of themselves and their community.

"Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You're eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky." - Ronald E. McNair”