Meet Our Students

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Matthew Jorgenson

Student Senate president

I’m Matthew Jorgenson, the Student Senate president at UW-Richland. Here at the University of Wisconsin-Richland you’ll find an education with personal attention and a welcoming community that you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Both the faculty and staff have as their primary goal to provide the tools for every student to succeed. Coming to UW-Richland has been one of the best decisions I’ve made to date and it could be yours, too!

Madison Vande Hey

Leadership opportunities

I’m a sophomore from Boscobel and past president of Student Senate here at UW-Richland. There are many activities and events on campus and I hope to see you at some of them. I’ve found that it’s easy to get involved, meet new friends from around the world, and take on leadership roles here at UW-Richland. Those are bonuses—all good ways of learning and gaining valuable experiences outside the classroom. My academic interests are in chemistry and history and I plan a major in biochemistry. One of the best things about being a student here is the close relationships you form with faculty. Dr. Zorea and Dr. Fetterly are two of my favorite professors because they’re especially helpful to me. I can stop by their offices and get answers to questions or just talk.

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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.

Moustapha Fane

From Ivory Coast, West Africa

I found UW-Richland by doing internet research. Now that I’m here, I think it was the best choice for me. The close interaction between professors and students is helpful. I’m planning a major in computer science. I like D2L because it makes studying easier. I enjoy being on the soccer team.  

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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.

Rory McCluskey

Start here. Finish here.

My name is Rory McCluskey from Hill Point, Wisconsin. Currently, I am a Senior in the BAAS (Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences) program here at UW-Richland. The BAAS program has been a truly amazing experience for me. The internships, service learning and capstone elements of the program enabled me to construct a degree plan that allowed me to explore my entrepreneurial  interests. The professors, advisers and staff at the campus are extremely helpful and nurturing individuals and are always available to assist. My experience at UW-Richland has been so life altering that I will miss it deeply when I graduate.