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Shoua Thao

Kristine Jackson

“It's rewarding to know that if you're in need of help in a class you can go meet with your professor, one on one.”


Hometown: Appleton, WI

Current residence: Appleton, WI

When attended UWFox: Fall 2010 to Spring 2012

Background before UWFox:

I graduated from Appleton East High School in spring 2010 and played on the football team for two years when I was there.  I started working at the McDonald’s in the Fox River Mall while I was in high school, and have continued to work there while I’m in college. I’ve traveled to various places in Minnesota and Michigan.

Why did you choose UWFox?

The reason I chose to come to UWFox was because it’s close to home and it’s a way for me to save money before heading off to a four-year campus to complete my degree.

Have you chosen a major?

I’ve chosen Criminal Justice as my academic major because it relates to my beliefs in life.  I want to protect people from the wrong and bad things and up-hold the law.

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

The sizes of the classes are small and it’s pretty easy to find my way around the campus. The students, faculty and staff are friendly. It’s also rewarding to know that if you’re in need of help in a class you can go meet with your professor, one-on-one.  My favorite class at UWFox is English.

What are your career plans after UWFox?

After I finish my coursework at UWFox I plan to transfer to UW-Oshkosh and continue my education there, and earn my bachelor’s degree.

Other interesting things you’d like to share?

I like listening to all kinds of music, just having good fellowship with my friends, three brothers and two sisters. I enjoy going to church and learning more about God. I also enjoy working out when I can, especially if I have someone to workout with. 


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