GWC Associates

Teresa Alewel

Teresa started her career in Career Services in 1986 at the University of Central Missouri.  She has remained at Central Missouri for the past 26 years where she has worked to build a nationally recognized Career Services program.  Teresa has been actively involved and has served in various leadership roles both the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers and the National Association of Colleges and Employers.  Teresa also presents nationally on various topics related to Dining and Professional Etiquette, Leadership, Career Development, and Work-Life Balance.  She also presented internationally in 2005, for the Australian Tripartite Conference.

Teresa earned her bachelors degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Missouri – Columbia and her master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from the University of Central Missouri.  She also graduated from the Management Leadership Institute, University of Richmond. In 2006, she became a Certified Etiquette Trainer through The Etiquette Institute of St. Louis, MO.

She lives in Warrensburg, MO with her husband where they own/operate an 80-year family business.  Her husband’s role as a Brigadier General keeps her active with her military family as well.  They have three wonderful children, travel extensively, and enjoy skiing and scuba diving.

O. Ray Angle  

With more than 22 years experience in college career services and teaching, Ray routinely presents on a variety of skill development, leadership, and career development issues. Previous workshop participants have described his presentations as informative, entertaining, practical and fun.

In March 2010, Ray accepted his current position as the Director of University Career Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, he has held career services positions at Cal State East Bay (Hayward, CA), Webster University (St. Louis,MO), Millikin University (Decatur, IL), Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO), Bradley University (Peoria,IL) and Ottawa, University (Ottawa, KS).

Ray earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a master’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. He has attended Gonzago University earning additinal hours toward a doctoral degree in Leadership Studies.  He has been actively involved in several professional associations and has served as President of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (Midwest ACE), Gateway Career Services Association (GCSA) and the Missouri College Personnel Association (MoCPA).

He has traveled extensively throughout the United States and internationally visiting 49 states, 15 foreign countries and five continents.  In addition to traveling, he also enjoys cooking, camping and making conversation.

Tamara Gegg-LaPlume

Tamara has over 19 years of experience in the field of career development and has worked in social service, government, corporate and higher education settings.  The majority of her career has been in higher education.  Currently, she is the Director of Career Services at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.  She has also worked at Maryville University and Saint Louis University.

Tamara earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree from Webster University. She has been involved in several professional associations including the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Missouri chapter of NCDA, MoCDA.  She is currently serving as President of the Gateway Career Services Association (GCSA).  Tamara is a Global Career Development Facilitator Trainer and completed certification as a Job & Career Transition Coach and a Job & Career Development Coach.

She lives in St. Louis with her husband and cat, Fiona-Simone.  She is active in her neighborhood association.  Tamara enjoys traveling and experiencing new cities, food and culture.  She likes to read suspense and classic horror fiction novels.

Gary Alan Miller

profile-2012Gary is a higher education professional with 18 years of experience with career counseling, internship program management, academic advising administration, and marketing. His areas of expertise include delivering dynamic presentations, leveraging technology, creating strategic plans and idea generation.  He considers it a professional treat to speak to and consult with groups to help them push through change, accelerate innovation or simply spark new thinking.  He has done so for SoACE, NCACE, SCACE, NCCDA, NCCPA, the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, RDU International Airport, a number of small businesses and more.

Gary is active in a variety of professional associations, has been quoted in national, regional and local media and contributes articles to outlets ranging from the National Association of Colleges and Employer’s monthly SPOTLIGHT to the Student Affairs Collaborative Blog and beyond.  In 2012 Gary, along with former colleague Katherine Nobles, completed a national study on career center innovation featuring more than 600 participants from 48 states plus the District of Columbia.

Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s in social and philosophical foundations of education with a focus on marketing in higher education from Georgia State University.  He currently serves as Senior Assistant Dean for the Academic Advising Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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