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Nicole Libert

Aaron Hunnel

“UWFox made sure college was not too overwhelming for me. And now I am not as worried about my first year at UW-Madison, which is often very, very intimidating.”

Age: 19

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Current residence: Green Bay, WI

When attended UWFox: Fall 2011 -present

Background before UWFox:

I graduated from Green Bay East HS in 2011. I’ve worked at a very small chemical plant, PeCard Chemical, from spring 2009 to the present.

Why did you choose UWFox?

UWFox offers the Guaranteed Transfer Program which can guarantee acceptance into any UW campus. Presently my goal is to ultimately transfer to UW-Madison to get my bachelor’s degree. This transfer program helped me because I could get my general education taken care of at UWFox in smaller classes, save money, and stay closer to home for my first two years of college.

Have you chosen a major?

Genetics

What are you learning that you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

I feel that for transfer students that are planning to go onto bigger campuses, like UW Madison, it’s a perfect transition from high school. I feel this way because students don’t go from high school classes of 15-30 kids to classes of 300 in a semester’s time. UWFox offers smaller classes along with hands-on help from the professors, who will sit down and take the time to explain problems you as a student may have regarding their classes. UWFox made sure college was not too overwhelming for me. And now I am not as worried about my first year at UW-Madison, which is often very, very intimidating.

What are your career plans after UWFox?

Transfer to UW-Madison to pursue my bachelor’s degree in Genetics. After that, I’d like to get a starting job in that field, while moving on to get my master’s degree.

Other interesting things about yourself that you’d like to share?

I’ve been volunteering for the Arthritis Foundation since I’ve been able to walk. With my mother being the Northeastern Wisconsin District Director for the the Arthritis Foundation, her yearly events have been a huge part of my life. From the Spring Arthritis walks, Valentine’s Days Auctions, Fall Wine & Beer Tastings, to Winter Jingle Bell Runs (which is staged in the UWFox Fieldhouse) it’s an all year thing. Gradually through the years I’ve taken on more and more responsibility, and am still volunteering today.

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