Academic Learning Center (ALC)

Contact Us

Academic Learning
Center Office

236 Centennial Hall
(320) 308-4993
alc@stcloudstate.edu

Hours:
Monday-Friday
8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

ALC Staff

Cari Kenner

Director
Professor
B.S., University of North Dakota; M.S., University of Texas, Brownsville; Ph.D., University of Houston

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
cmkenner@stcloudstate.edu
Kenner teaches COLL 110 Reading and Study Strategies and COLL 120 Power Reading. Off campus, she enjoys weightlifting, canoeing and bicycling.

Victoria Williams

Associate Professor
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., St. Cloud State University

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
vlwilliams@stcloudstate.edu

Williams teaches COLL 110, Reading and Study Strategies, and COLL 120, Power Reading, Off campus, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Kirstin Bratt

Tutor Program Administrator
Assistant Professor
St. Olaf College, St. Cloud State University, Northern Arizona University.

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
krbratt@stcloudstate.edu
Bratt was raised in Sauk Rapids and is happy to have found her way back home after living in many other interesting places. Her research interests revolve around the literature and linguistics of immigrants. She is diligently at work with writing projects, including editing volumes of essays on North African literature and writing poetry and fiction.

Deborah Biorn

Teacher COLL 110: Reading and Study Strategies, and English 191
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A. in English, University of Iowa at Iowa City

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
drbiorn@stcloudstate.edu
Biorn does volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity ReStore and for Minnesota Reading Corps at a local elementary school. Her activities include reading, traveling (especially to see her grandchildren in PA and GA), tent camping, gardening, biking, sewing, and knitting.

Cynthia Bunting

Teacher of COLL 110 Reading and Study Strategies.
B.A., University of North Dakota; M.A. in education and curriculum, St. Mary's University

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
cjbunting@stcloudstate.edu
Off campus, Bunting enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening, camping, canoeing, bicycling and traveling.

Deepashika Pahadi

Graduate Student, Information Assurance
B.S. in development, Kathmandu University, Nepal

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
alcga2@stcloudstate.edu
After earning her bachelor's degree, Pahadi spent four years working with trafficking victims and survivors. She is thrilled to be a part of SCSU and also shares that she is the first one in her family with bachelor’s degree. She loves spending her time watching movies and listening to music.

Stephnie Fernando

Graduate Assistant
B.A., St. Cloud State University

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
alcga1@stcloudstate.edu
Fernando is enrolled in the College Counseling and Student Development program. She loves working with students and is interested in working in the Admissions Department or the Career Center. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies and cooking.

Karen Paavola

Office Manager

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
klpaavola@stcloudstate.edu
Karen works half time for the Academic Learning Center and half time for the Math Skills Center. She enjoys anything that pertains to the outdoors.