Office: 220 Hiram Smith Hall
Mark Abramson performs duties as the department’s IT expert, providing outstanding service in regards to all computer-related issues, installations, and daily maintenance. Abramson also supports LSC by maintaining all inventory records for A/V equipment, computers, copiers, and other miscellaneous items. Prior to joining LSC, he worked for American Family Insurance and M&I Bank (now BMO Harris Bank). Abramson is an alumnus of LSC with a B.S. in Agricultural Journalism.
Anna Adams meets with prospective students and advises new and current undergraduate students within the Life Sciences Communication major. She is available for afternoon appointments. She also supports the department’s student records, graduate program, enrollment, and curriculum processes.
Anna is an alumna of the UW-Madison School of Business and has master’s degrees in College Student Affairs and Cultural Studies in Educational Foundations. Prior to joining LSC, she advised UW Biology major students as well as the WSUM Madison Student Radio organization and worked at the University of Tennessee’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Office: 210 Hiram Smith Hall
E-mail: email@example.comSandra Bennett is the Department Administrator for LSC. She is responsible for ensuring that departmental needs are met in the areas of personnel, instruction, grant and gift administration, budget management, and payroll. She is also the department administrator for the Department of Agronomy, the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, and Agroecology. She has been with the college over twenty years.
Kristin A. H. Klarkowski (previously known as Kristin Haakenson)
Student Services Coordinator & Advisor
Office: 233 Hiram Smith Hall
Kristin Klarkowski meets with prospective students for the undergraduate and graduate programs, serves as an advisor to undergraduate students, and guides alumni relations. She manages the application process for the graduate program, along with program proposals, warrant requests, preliminary exams, and student records.
She serves on the department’s Undergraduate Curriculum Committee as well as the campus-wide Academic Staff Mentor Committee.She is an alumna of LSC and has a second Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Before joining LSC, Klarkowski worked with Kellogg’s, and in career development and career and education research at UW–Madison.
Office: 218 Hiram Smith Hall
Sue Mielke is the Financial Specialist for LSC. She provides financial management and maintenance of LSC department accounting transactions, purchasing and processing of supplies, and equipment and reimbursement processes. In addition, she monitors department budgets, reports, and billings from research grants and gift funds. Prior to becoming a UW employee, Mielke was a Clinical Operations Coordinator for Next Generation Medical Research.
University Services Program Associate
Office: 235 Hiram Smith Hall
Brennan Porter assists with various departmental needs, most notably setting up course availability and structure for enrollment of classes. He is the main contact for course offerings and changes while also providing support with all general inquiries. Feel free to contact him with any questions and he will be happy to direct you to the right resources.
Brennan is an alumnus of UW-La Crosse in Communication and Sociology and is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Counseling – Higher Education. Before joining LSC, he worked for Globe Education Network in administration, career services, and admissions departments.