Student Spotlight: Amy Borski

7/20/17
By UW-Fox Valley

This Spotlight series recognizes a UWFox student's academic achievements and personal story. It also gives a glimpse into campus life. Students are nominated for this spotlight by faculty and staff.Amy B.

Name: Amy Borski

Age: 47

Hometown: Van Dyne

Currently Residing: Neenah

Current program/major: Social Work

Why did you choose UWFox?

I chose UWFox for its size. Smaller class sizes and having easy access to my professors was important in my decision. The lower cost is also a benefit.

Why did you choose your program/major?

I chose my social work major because I have a passion and desire to help people. I have worn different hats in life, so to speak, and I can relate and empathize with those who need a little extra help and guidance.

In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?

I volunteer with World Relief Fox Valley as a community mentor for a local refugee family. I love camping, nature, and outdoor activities. I volunteered with the Fox-Wolf Watershed Cleanup 2017. I help elderly family members get to their doctors’ appointments and help around the house. I love any time my adult children are available to spend together. I am also in the student work study program at UW-Fox Valley as a classroom media technician.

What do you plan to do after UWFox?

I plan to pursue my bachelor’s degree in social work and continue into my field of study.

What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UWFox students?

Do not be afraid to ask questions. The professors and faculty are very helpful and friendly.

What is something unexpected or surprising that has happened during your time at UW Fox?

I joined the Reading Circle Club and suggested the book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D. I contacted Puddle Dancer Press requesting permission to use some of their materials. The correspondence resulted in a generous donation from Meiji Stewart, owner of Puddle Dancer Press, of books and other guidance material. Although I am not certified to teach nonviolent communication, I really enjoy leading our group with this material.

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UWFox is part of the University of Wisconsin System and one of the 14 freshman/sophomore campuses of the UW Colleges. UWFox offers an Associate of Arts and Science Degree, the foundation to a bachelor’s degree and specialized professional and occupational degrees.

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