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Andrea Milis

Andrea Milis

"I appreciate how much guidance I got from my campus advisors. They saved me from making wrong class choices and encouraged me to take classes that I would need for my nursing major."

Age: 20

Hometown: Darboy

Current Residence: Darboy

When attended UWFox: September 2007 through December 2008

Background before UWFox:

A graduate of Kimberly High School where she was a three-sport athlete, and held a part-time food service job.

Why did you choose UWFox?

Four of Milis' aunts went to UWFox. "I heard it was academically tough and I liked that. UWFox is tough! I didn’t want to go to college and know I only had to study once a week. I wanted to learn and use what I learned. I like a challenge."

Milis also embraced the challenge of inter-collegiate volleyball competition. The UWFox women's team achieved a berth in the Wisconsin Junior College Athletic Association (WJCAA) tournament in 2008. "Collegiate volleyball was very different from high school. At UWFox, they don’t care where you came from, and that means you have more opportunities to be a leader here. Coaches are partners, and they expect you to recognize your own leadership abilities and use them." Milis was named to the post-season WJCAA Academic All-State Volleyball team.

Have you chosen a major?

Nursing

What did you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

In her academic pursuits, Milis enjoyed the subject matter as well as the personal relationships with her professors. "UWFox professors work closely with students and that makes going to college there that much more rewarding. My writing skills, essays and arguments grew tremendously during my time at the campus. I knew for certain that I would be able to use the education I got there after I left."

"I appreciate how much guidance I got from my campus advisors. They saved me from making wrong class choices and encouraged me to take classes that I would need for my nursing major." Milis was an active member of the UWFox Nursing and Allied Health Club.

What are your career plans?

Milis is currently enrolled at Marian University for spring semester 2009 and is simultaneously taking an additional science course at UWFox. She plans to be accepted into Marian’s well-respected bachelor's degree nursing program in fall 2009. All of her UWFox credits transferred to Marian. "I believe my spiritual gift is to take cake care of people. Nursing is my calling. I had excellent role models as nurses."

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