This Spotlight series recognizes a UW-Fox Valley student's academic achievements and personal story. Students are nominated for this spotlight by faculty and staff.
Name: Collin Delrow
Hometown: Black Creek, Wisconsin
Career program/major: Marketing / Spanish
High School Attended: Seymour Community High School
What led you to choose your program or major?
When I was first applying for school, I found an interest in everything from architecture to conservation. Yet, I was undecided about what I truly wanted to study. However, because of my interest in photography and psychology, I decided that marketing would be a good fit for me.
Why did you decide to become a University of Wisconsin student at UW-Fox Valley?
I chose to attend UW-Fox Valley because I was not quite sure what I wanted to study fresh out of high school. Rather than spend significantly more money to attend a four-year campus, I believed it would be best to finish my general education studies locally and give myself time to explore different career paths.
It was also a plus to attend UW-Fox Valley as I had already earned a significant number of credits through high school. This, along with the transfer agreement, has allowed me to complete my general education studies a year sooner than my traditional university peers.
Is there someone at UW-Fox Valley who made a difference in your life or inspired you?
Some of the instructors and people I have come to know have definitely made an impact on my life. I am happy with the connections I have made and the opportunities that have been offered to me.
What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming UW-Fox Valley student?
Manage your time and avoid stretching yourself too thin. Also, eat your fruits and vegetables and get enough sleep; we’re all busy, but don’t let that sacrifice your well-being.
Describe something unexpected that happened here at UW-Fox Valley.
When I first made the decision to attend UW-Fox Valley, I expected to just attend class and go to work. I didn’t realize the meaningful connections that I would make with some of my classmates and instructors.
When not in class or studying, what keeps you busy?
Currently, I hold a customer service associate position with Festival Foods and a summer position with Miller Electric. When I am not at work or school, you can find me traveling across the country with my family or pursuing my passion for photography.
What are your plans after UW-Fox Valley?
This fall, I will be attending UW-La Crosse to pursue a bachelor’s degree in marketing and continue my Spanish studies.
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