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Staff

 Stephanie King
Name: Stephanie King

Title: Program Director

Phone: (608) 363-2637

Email: kings@beloit.edu

Since February 2006, Stephanie King has served as director of Upward Bound and the Help Yourself Programs (pre-college programs for area youth). Since her arrival, she has successfully written nine grants totaling 1.6 million dollars – including one federal grant, six state grants and two corporate grants.  Stephanie previously served as the Community Service Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over seven years.  As a first-generation college student, Stephanie earned her bachelor’s degree in 1989 from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point in Psychology with a French minor and her Master’s degree in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in Education with a focus on College Student Development.

 

Regina Hendrix

 

Name: Regina Hendrix

Title: Assistant Director

Phone: (608) 363-2190

Email:  hendrixr@beloit.edu

Regina joined the Help Yourself Family in 2012, but the programs were far from unfamiliar to her. She worked as an office assistant with Help Yourself immediately after graduating from high school, then as a TA during her summer vacations after her first two years of college. Regina attended Xavier University of Louisiana, where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Though she has a great interest and love for the sciences, she wanted to explore the array of opportunities offered to her. After pursuing her graduate education at The Ohio State University, Walden University and Alverno College, she decided to return home to Beloit to make a greater impact on the community. Regina comes to the Help Yourself Programs with a background in the Science, Public Health, Music and Education. Her creativity is unparalleled and is truly an asset to the programs. Regina is excited to be back with the Help Yourself Programs and looks forward to pushing the programs to higher heights! In her "free time", Regina enjoys spending time with her daughter, coaching cheer, dance and step, teaching Zumba, crafting, singing and volunteering. She recently made her debut into the world of politics, becoming the first African American female to hold the office of City Councilor in the history of the city of Beloit. 

  

 Alma Zamora
Name: Alma Zamora

Title: Program Assistant

Phone: (608) 363-2637

Email: zamoraae@beloit.edu

Alma was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin. She attended University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she obtained her bachelors in Social Work. And then returned two years later to obtain her Masters through George Williams College of Aurora University with a school social work degree. In all the many jobs Alma has had, she has worked with the diverse population of non-profit agencies until she went to work for Harlem High School as a Student Mentor. After three short years there, her position was eliminated due to budget cuts and she realized she needed the time off. While off from working, she spent the first year with her daughter prior to joining the Help Yourself family. Alma has two daughters - a fifteen year old and a one year old. She enjoys watching her older daughter play softball and dance, as well as just enjoying her little one. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, crafting and just relaxing.

 

Gerry Carlson

 

Name: Gerry Carlson

Title: Program Assistant

Phone: (608) 363-2725

Email: carlsong@beloit.edu

Gerry Carlson received her undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University in California and a Master of Liberal Arts degree from the University of California.  While pursuing these degrees and after graduating, she worked at Allstate Insurance Company.  Over the years there, she enjoyed various positions such as  Claim Adjuster, Human Resource Manager and Sales.  She is married to Pastor Chris Carlson of Redeemer Covenant Church in Beloit.  Together they have six adopted children.  When not working as a Program Assistant in the Upward Bound and Help Yourself programs, she enjoys family and church activities.