This Spotlight series recognizes a UWFox student's academic achievements and personal story. Students are nominated for this spotlight by faculty and staff.
Name: Moria McHugh
Career program/major: Special Education Major
High School Attended: Hortonville High School
In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
In my free time, I work as an autism therapist. I also enjoy outside activities, such as hunting and fishing. During the summer, my time is spent out on the boat with friends.
Why did you choose UWFox?
I chose UWFox because it gave me the opportunity to continue working at my job while going to school full time. UWFox is affordable and offered the same classes as a four-year college that I needed to start my college career.
Why did you choose your program/major?
I have always wanted to be a teacher and as I grew up, I was given more opportunities to work with students with disabilities. In high school, I worked one-on-one with many of the students and became good friends with one in particular.
What do you plan to do after UWFox?
After UWFox I plan to transfer to UW Oshkosh to continue my degree.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UWFox students?
My advice would be to go to class and to talk with the teachers when you have a question. They are able to help a lot more during their office hours. Students also should talk to their advisors before each semester to make sure they are taking the right classes for their degree.
What is something unexpected or surprising that has happened during your time at UWFox?
The part that I found surprising was there are many tutoring services to help students. Also, if there is not a tutor in the subject you need help in, they will find one for you.
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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.