Hometown: Casco, WI
College: Silver Lake College of the Holy Family
Minor: Social Work & Family Services
Why did you choose to attend Silver Lake of the Holy Family?
I liked the idea of being able able to get to know my professors more than you would at a larger school. I also like having a small campus, with small class sizes. The first time I visited Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, everyone made me feel like I was right at home, and that was something that my mom and I both really enjoyed.
How was financial aid impacted your college experience?
My senior year of high school, I was not sure how I was going to pay for college. Even though I was working full time and trying to save money, I just knew that it was not going to be enough. When I toured Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, I knew it was a school I would want to attend – I just did not know how I was going to pay for it because I did not want to burden my mom. At the end of the tour, I got a letter saying that I would be getting a scholarship for the grades that I had in high school. After seeing that I was going to get a scholarship, I knew I would be able to pursue higher education.
What will a college degree mean to you?
Getting a college degree will be more than a piece of paper. My degree is going to mean everything to me. I will be one of the first people in my family to have earned a college degree. The road to getting where I am today was not easy, however getting my degree will make all the work I’ve done worth it.
Have you learned something about college you didn’t expect?
One thing that college has taught me was that I am really good at handle stress and time management. Playing sports in college takes more time than it did in high school, and there is a lot of traveling. I have had to learn how to manage my time because I would have practice or work.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduating from Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, I plan on going to grad school here in Wisconsin for social work. I would someday like to work in a hospital or school as a social worker.