I chose UW-Fox Valley because of the affordability and unique opportunities. I estimated a savings of $20,000 by starting my education at UW-Fox. I also knew the campus and faculty prior to enrolling through volunteer opportunities available on campus. At UW-Fox Valley, I could be more than a student. I was part of the diverse campus community. Faculty and staff went the extra mile to know me and my colleagues by name and led campus clubs and organizations in addition to their academic profession.
My advice to incoming students is to embrace all that the campus and faculty have to offer. Engage in the campus community by joining a campus club, ensemble, production, or volunteer committee. You will learn skills even beyond the classroom, learn how to make an impact in the greater community, and meet fellow colleagues who will be involved in your future in ways you never imagined.
After attending UW-Fox Valley, Melissa transferred to UW-Oshkosh where she received her Bachelor’s of Music Performance Degree. She has been serving the non-profit community for 10+ years now, which includes the music, academic, and health sectors. She is development specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Wisconsin.