Director of Student Support Services
Tammy Hove has worked in higher education for over 20 years. She is a native of Mason City, Iowa, which is also home to (here comes some trivia) Meredith Willson, composer of “The Music Man”. In addition to an Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication, she holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
She and her husband, Todd, live on an acreage near Decorah with their two teenage children, Kyle and Alexis, and their miniature dachshund, Tootsie. Before joining the SSS team at Luther, Tammy was responsible for the marketing, community relations, alumni, and development functions at North Iowa Area Community College, (here comes more trivia!), the first public two-year college in Iowa.
Tammy says she loves working with students through Student Support Services and finds college communities like Luther to be full of energy and inspiration. After hours, you will find Tammy attending her kids’ events or spending time with family and friends. Her favorite activities include boating, water skiing, snow skiing, reading, jogging, and traveling.
She believes that some keys to a good life are working hard, playing hard, and staying positive.
Student Support Services Advisor and Instructor
Cheryl Wieseler is an advisor and instructor for Student Support Services. In addition to meeting with students one-on-one, she also teaches the GS-110 college success course.
Cheryl was born in New Jersey, but spend most of her childhood in Northeast Nebraska. She attended college and graduate school at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Language Arts Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. She spent six years as a high school teacher and coach followed by a year as the director of the after school program on the Omaha Indian Reservation in Macy, Nebraska.
Cheryl is married to Monte Wieseler and they have three kids - Christian, MaKenzie and Mason. Her hobbies include martial arts activities and anything outdoors. She also owns a photography business which leaves her with little free time.
Her advice to students is to not be afraid to ask for help and make use of all the resources that are available to you.
Advisor and Tutoring Coordinator, Student Support Services
Chivonne Marlow was born in New York, but raised in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa, where she studied English and Sociology. She and her husband Dan, a member of the Luther College football staff, live in Decorah with their two children. When time allows, Chivonne likes to read, write, play outside, and spend time with friends and family.
Chivonne joined the SSS staff in the fall of 2010 as an SSS Advisor and Tutor Coordinator. One thing she would like students to keep in mind is that their major doesn't always have to dictate the type of work they do. Life experience and unique skills can take them in a lot of different directions if they're willing to reach out a little bit.
Administrative Assistant, SSS
Jennifer Folstad was born in Michigan, but raised right here amongst the corn (it explains the puns). She graduated from Luther in 1993, with a major in Social Work and a minor in Spanish. Her work experience includes social work at NE Iowa Community Action and administrative work at a local law firm. Jennifer joined the SSS staff in late February 2011 as Administrative Assistant.
She and her husband, Rodney, live in the country where they have been domesticated by one very determined cat. Jennifer enjoys reading, traveling, being in nature, dancing, and dining out with friends and family.
Her thought for students is: be the hero of your own quest and follow your bliss (to paraphrase Joseph Campbell).