Amara Treuenfels' first year at UW-River Falls was a whirlwind of clubs, organizations and campus activities. During her second year she studied abroad in Europe through the International Traveling Classroom. As a junior, she returned to Europe with the ITC, this time as an assistant leader. And in summer 2014, she taught English at Shih Hsin University in Taiwan for a month. Amara, a native of Hudson, Wis., said UWRF gave her the opportunity to see the world. Read more.
AJ Sutter needed three things from a university: a strong education program, a cross-country team and a small, welcoming community. He found it the moment he stepped foot on the UW-River Falls campus. "I knew in my heart UWRF was the place I wanted to spend my college years. Call it intuition or divine intervention or whatever you want. Either way, I am happy with the way it turned out." AJ graduated in 2014 and now works as a 3rd grade teacher at Pewaukee Lake Elementary School in Pewaukee, Wis. Read more.
Emily Lucas didn't want to work in business like her parents. She knew her future lay somewhere else. Educated in a small Christian school in Elk River, Minn., Emily said close-knit feeling she got from her classes inspired her to be a teacher. When it came time for college, Emily — now a first-grade teacher in New Richmond, Wis. — said she was attracted to the quality of elementary education program at UW-River Falls. She liked the small-town feel of the campus, coupled with the resources and widely-respected programs of a much larger university. Read more.
Aeriana Culpitt calls her years at UW-River Falls the "most challenging, rewarding and formative" of her life. A Tomah, Wis. native, Aeriana chose UWRF because it felt "cozy." It was close to home, affordable and it offered great classes in fields that sparked her interest — speech pathology, anthropology and sociology. On the Dean's List every semester during her undergraduate years, Aeriana graduated Summa Cum Laude in spring 2014. Read more.
Brandon Bock only wanted to be one thing when he grew up — a teacher. Now a full-time algebra and geometry teacher in Hudson, Wis., Brandon said his education at UW-River Falls made his childhood dream a reality. Brandon is in his third year of teaching at Hudson High School. He graduated with a degree in secondary education (math and social studies/economics) in 2012. Read more.
Tony Casci chose UW-River Falls because of its reputation of training great teachers. As he looked at universities in the area, Tony said he was also impressed by the number of athletic and intramural programs UWRF offers. As a student, Tony ran both cross country and track-and-field. He was a intramural referee, a Student Senate Athlete representative, and he played intramural sports like soccer, ultimate frisbee, flag football, dodgeball and a host of others. Today, Tony is a 7th grade math teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School in Red Wing, Minn. Read more.
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