Academic Learning Center (ALC)

Contact Us

Centennial Hall, Room 236
(320) 308-4993

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

ALC Staff

Cari Kenner

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

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
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

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
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.

Qiwei Zhang

Graduate Assistant
Doctoral student, Higher Education Administration
B.A., Nanjing Normal University, China
M.ED., Grand Valley State University

320-308-4997 | 211B Centennial Hall
Qiwei has lived in different U.S. states over the years, but Minnesota is her favorite. She’s passionate about helping students succeed. Off campus, she enjoys hanging out with her family and helping people learn Chinese language and culture.

Arsène Ngniteyo Foka

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

320-308-4742 | 236 Centennial Hall

Arsène is enrolled in the Information Assurance Program. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering and watching movies.

Karen Paavola

Office Manager

320-308-4993 | 236 Centennial Hall
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.