“There are so many diverse opportunities to meet new people and make new connections. I really like the different activities that take place in the Student Union.”
Hometown: Clintonville, WI
Current residence: Clintonville, WI
When attended UWFox: Fall 2010-Fall 2011
Background before UWFox
I attended Clintonville High School and graduated in 2010. I have five sisters and two brothers, which is a very big family. After 8th grade, I was hired to clean up the school forest on Boy Scout Road. We paved the paths with pine needles, painted the bathrooms, and removed debris from the walkways. I’m a marketing sales representative (telemarketer) for Advanced Home Technologies. I also have a job at Pine Manor as a Certified Nursing Assistant. I took a cruise to the Bahama Islands with my Girl Scout troop in 2007 with the money we raised by selling Girl Scout Cookies.
Why did you choose UWFox?
I chose UWFox because it was economical. I heard you got a good education here, and that the credits transferred to a four-year college or university without any hassle.
Have you chosen a major?
I’m majoring in nursing, and hope to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. I chose nursing, because I want to give back to my community. Coming from a big family, we had lots of help from getting clothes to receiving Christmas presents when my mom could not afford them.
What are you learning that you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?
There are so many diverse opportunities to meet new people and make new connections. I really like the different activities that take place in the Student Union. For example, the Packers’ first game was shown in the Union and the students had pizza and a raffle while we watched the game. There were many people there to cheer the Packers on. I also believe the UWFox professors are always willing to help students. They make themselves available to you when you need their help.
What are your career plans after UWFox?
I hope to be accepted into the College of Nursing at UW Oshkosh for the spring 2012 semester and go on to get my bachelor’s degree. I scored in the 89th percentile of the nation on my T.E.A.S. test [Test of Essential Academic Skills, a standardized multiple choice exam that measures entry level skills and abilities of nursing program applicants], which I am very proud of. If I had not been chosen for the scholarships that I’ve received at UWFox, I don’t think going to college would even be feasible for me.