Gary C. Cooper-Sperber, M.S.

Gary C. Cooper, Advisor


Bolton Hall 170C

"I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves." - Oprah Winfrey

This is a quote that resonates with me because I wish to do the same. I am a two-time UWM alumnus (B.S. in Educational Studies-Youth Leadership in 2010 and M.S. Administrative Leadership-Higher Education Administration in 2012) and the newest addition to the AASAS office.

I am responsible for providing academic and career advising to all freshmen students, with a focus on African American students. As someone who has successfully navigated the world of academia as a first-generation, Pell Grant college student, I want to share my knowledge and experiences in order to best prepare you on the journey through UWM and learn from you as well.

I also firmly believe in taking advantage of services and opportunities that exists on- and off-campus. As a student, I was involved in student organizations, volunteer work/civic engagement, researching scholarships, and participating in internships. I encourage you to become involved on campus and in the community to further enrich your college experience.

In my free time, I heavily enjoy crocheting, working out, hiking at the various state parks in Wisconsin, kite flying at the Lakefront, learning ASL, playing on his weekly trivia team and attending the numerous festivals and fairs that Milwaukee has to offer.

Feel free to connect with me in person or online by email, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Twitter: @GaryCCooper

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