Meet Our Students

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Rebecca Smith

from Richland Center

Since I’m from Richland Center, UW-Richland is convenient for me. It’s close to home. It only takes me 10 minutes to get to campus. I live at home, which helps save money and I planned my class schedule around my work schedule so I’ve been able to keep my job. I’m a theatre major and I found it easy to get involved in campus theatre productions and a cappella choir. I’ve been impressed, too, that the professors make an extra effort to get to know their students.

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Khalid Abdl-Haleem

Get involved

I'm Khalid Abdl-Haleem, a sophomore here at UW-Richland, one of nine siblings and the fourth to come to UW-Richland. Going to school here at UW-Richland has been a great experience for me. I was home-schooled all my life and the teachers and staff here made the transition from being taught in a living room with two of my younger siblings, to sitting in a class room with more than ten times that as smooth as glass. Some things that helped in the change of environment were the possibilities to get involved. I am a Student Senator and a Campus Ambassador, so if you arrange a tour I might just be the one giving it. I recommend UW-Richland to any student from any where.

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Samuel Montiel-Zamora

from Costa Rica

Hi, my name is Samuel, but everybody calls me Sammy. I’m from Costa Rica. This is my second year at UW-Richland and it has been just amazing. The people here are very nice and friendly, which makes a fun and healthy environment. The professors are always willing to help you out with anything you need. I’m also part of the coed club soccer team and that has been another great experience. Bus rides with the team are always so much fun. Home games are also fun because many people come out to watch the game. UW-Richland for me has been the best way to start college life.

Ryan Boebel

Career goal: accountant

Being a freshman here at UW-Richland has been a great experience and I expect it to get better!  I highly recommend UW-Richland. If you are unsure about whether or not you can afford college, you are unsure about what you want to pursue, or you do not know if college is right for you, UW-Richland is the place to start.  UW-Richland offers a prestigious educational experience, along with the options to join many clubs and organizations. What I really like about the Richland campus is that it is smaller which allows you to build important relationships, both with peers and professors.  The friendliness and helpfulness of this collegiate community is fantastic, and it helps to make that transition into the next step in life. 

Rachel Cox

Start here. Finish here.

It took me twenty-some years to go back to school. I’ve finally accomplished my goal—getting my associate’s degree. I’ve started taking classes in the BAAS (Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences)--now I’m working toward my UW-Richland bachelor’s degree. I decided to stay at UW-Richland for my BAAS because I’ve established close relationships with professors and staff who’ve been very helpful and supportive.  And I don’t need to uproot my family. At UW-Richland, my professors are accommodating and understanding of my family obligations. Because of my close relationships with professors, I can get their assistance when I need it. I recommend UW-Richland for returning adults because you’ll get to know the professors and get assistance when you need it.

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Diondre Howard

from Milwaukee

A friend suggested UW-Richland to me. I checked it out and liked it. I especially like how helpful the administration, advisors and teachers are. That makes it very comfortable. To me, coming from Milwaukee, this is like the country—small and friendly—and that makes it easier to focus. I’m majoring in business management. I joined the basketball team, have been active in intramurals and helped out at a college seminar for high school students. I recommend the soft chairs in the library—that’s the best place on campus to study.