Gail Mentzel: Advisor

307A Bowman Hall
Make an Appointment

Angie Ruppe: Director

310 Bowman Hall
(715) 232-5180

2021-2022 Dates and Deadlines
Helping Hand Food+ Pantry
FS Supply Closet Request Form


The Fostering Success office is located in Bowman Hall 307A. It is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
**if the FS office area is closed temporarily during this time, student and advising staff in 310 Bowman Hall can assist you!

The FS Closet is stocked and items are available for students year-round. If you are a current participant in the program and are in need of supplies, please use this form to request items for pick up. If you are interested in picking up items from the closet in-person, please make arrangements to do so with one of the FS staff members: Gail Mentzel at, Nathalie Bonilla at, or Angie Ruppe at

2021 FS Welcome PowerPoint

Recent Graduates
Congratulations to our recent Grads!!

Free supplies available in the Fostering Success Supply Closet.


New eligibility criteria for FOOD SHARE (aka Food Stamps) for college students!
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, temporarily expands SNAP (Food Share) eligibility to include students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education, who either:
  1. Are eligible to participate in state or federally financed work study during the regular school year, as determined by the institution of higher education, or
  2. Have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year
Beginning on Jan. 16, 2021, students may receive SNAP if they meet all other financial and non-financial SNAP eligibility criteria. The new, temporary exemptions will be in effect until 30 days after the COVID-19 public health emergency is lifted. FNS will update this webpage when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.
Dunn County location:
Apply here:

Attention Fostering Success Students!
If you need clothes or items for your dorm/home,
Ask Gail or a Peer Mentor how to get a $25 Goodwill Gift Certificate!

Helping Hand Food+ Pantry
Located in 9A Administration Building
Administration Building (in the basement, follow signs)

The Helping Hand Food+ Pantry has perishable and non-perishable food, residence hall friendly meals, and warm winter wear!

Note: This is different from the FS Supply Closet Request Form.