UW-Stout Phonathon Staff

Rachel Roh
Tomah, WI
Graphic Communications Management
Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because it was the only school in the UW system with my program. After taking a school tour, I realized how much they value their students.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: My favorite part about being a Phonathon caller is talking to the diverse group of alumni. It's fun to see where students end up after leaving Stout.
Christa Switzer
Apple Valley, MN
Graphic Communications Management
Junior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I loved the campus and also the campus size. It was also one of the few universities that had my major.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like being able to talk to the Alumni and being able to help reconnect them to Stout. There are so many great stories I get hear about when they were at Stout.
Molly Lewitzke
Wausau, WI
Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
Junior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because it was the only school in Wisconsin that had my major. I also chose Stout because I had heard a lot of positive things and thought it would be the right fit for me.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like being a phonathon caller because I enjoy listening to the Alumni's past experiences here at UW-Stout.
McKenzie Scoville
DeSoto, WI
Human Development and Family Studies
Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: UW-Stout was close to home for e and they have a major that I have always wanted to be in. With the goals of working for a large adoption agency being an Adoption Specialist, Stout offered a great program to help me get there.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I enjoy learning new facts about Stout from Alumni and I enjoy getting to know the people on a more personable level.
Garrett Geier
Sparta, WI
Golf Enterprise Management
Sophomore

Why I chose UW-Stout: I've always had a passion for golf. When I heard about UW-Stout's Golf Enterprise Management program, I knew it was the place for me.

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: Talking to the alumni about their time at Stout and memories they have.
Erin Merkl
Saint Michael, Minnesota
Interior Design
Junior

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout for their strong Art program. My high school art teacher graduated here and suggested it. I also liked the small town feel and the overall friendly atmosphere.

What I like about being a phonathon caller:
I enjoy hearing where alumni are now and what advice they have to give me. It's cool to connect with people who've been where I'm at.
James Rafferty
Lino Lakes, MN
Construction Management
Junior

Why I chose UW-Stout: Smaller, affordable school that wasn't too far away from home and had the major I wanted

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: Hearing from some great people who like to talk about their experiences at Stout and just want to give back to the school.
Mariah Wiltgen
Merrill, WI
HRTM
Junior

Why I chose UW-Stout: It offered the major I wanted to study.

What I like about being a phonathon caller: I like interacting with alumni and hearing about their crazy stories from when they went to school.
Cole Higgins
Medford, WI
Game Design and Development - Computer Science
Freshman

Why I chose UW-Stout: It had the program I was looking for and I loved the atmosphere of the campus

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: Hearing the stories the alumni share
Abby Filcher
Ashwaubenon, WI
Graphic Design with a concentration in Interactive Media and Business Administration with a double emphasis in Marketing and Art
Sophomore

Why I chose UW-Stout:I love the excellent programs UW-Stout offers as well as the super close community the small campus creates.

What I like about being a phonathon caller: I love talking to people and seeing how they've pursued their careers as well as their favorite memories from their time on campus.
Marie Jacobs
Shoreview, MN
Human Development and Family Studies
Junior

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout because I liked the campus and atmosphere of the school.

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: I like being able to connect with the alumni and hear what their favorite memories of Stout were.
Jennifer Hang
Appleton, WI
Retail Merchandising and Management
Junior

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout for my program and because the college is a polytechnic school.

What I like about being a phonathon caller: My favorite part about being a Phonathon caller is hearing stories from the alumni.
Maddy Settle
Apple Valley, MN
Graphic Design with a concentration in Interactive Design. Minoring in Spanish and Photography
Senior

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout because I knew it had a great graphic design program and I really liked the atmosphere of the campus.

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: It's great to be able to talk to alumni about their experiences here, as well as where they are now! Stories about studying abroad are my favorite.
Katherine Redmond
Pittsville, WI
Human Development and Family Studies
Sophomore

Why I chose UW-Stout: When I was looking for colleges, it was one of the only universities that offered my major. I also liked the high percentage rate of employment after graduating, so that showed me that UW-Stout really cares about their students' well-being.

What I like about being a phonathon caller: My favorite thing about being a Phonathon caller is seeing where alumni end up. It is also nice hearing all their interesting stories from their time hear at UW-Stout.
Ben Goercki
Shawano
Business Administration
Junior

Why I chose UW-Stout: I choose UW-Stout because of the placement rate, opportunity cost, and family and alumni recommendations.

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: It's great to be a Phonathon caller because we're able to talk to alumni who love the school we attended.
Kelsey Kreidermacher
Eagan, MN
Early Childhood Education
Junior

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout because I heard great things about the Early Childhood Education program. Another reason why I chose Stout was my transfer credits went into my program and my instructor at my previous college went to Stout for Early Childhood Education and she told me great things about it and she inspired me to come to Stout and here I am today and I absolutely love it.

What I like about being a phonathon caller: I like talking to the alumni and hearing what major they chose, why they liked Stout, and that they care about Stout and want to give back.
Kelvin Smith
Kenosha, WI
Applied Science with a Minor in Sociology
Senior

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout, because it was a small school with really high job placement. Also, the many opportunities Stout offered in my major, like research opportunities and others things that fit under the applied learning focus which is unique to Stout. All of these things made it seem like it was the perfect fit.

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: The experience of being a Phonathon caller is an eye-opening one. This job allows me the ability to see and learn about very important aspects of how Stout works. There are also a lot of opportunities to meet the "Who's-Who" at UW-Stout.
Carissa Darcy
Mazeppa, Minnesota
Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management
Junior

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because it was one of the only schools with Dietetics as a major. I did end up changing majors but after realizing how highly employers value a UW-Stout education I knew I made the right choice in schools.

What I like about being a phonathon caller: What I like most about being a Phonathon caller is being able to talk to alumni in my career field. They have great advice and I love hearing about the jobs available to me that alumni have that I wouldn't usually think about.
Mallory Geigle
New Richmond, WI
Packaging
Freshman

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because it was one of the only schools that had my major and I had heard great things about the school.

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: I like being a Phonathon caller because it gives me the opportunity to improve my communication skills. I also like it because I get to talk to Alumni about their experiences at UW-Stout and be able to hear about the changes that have occurred at the school.
Sarina Umlauf
Lake Villa, Illinois
Dietetics
Freshmen

Why I chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because it has a good program for my major and I wanted to play college soccer.

What I like about being a phonathon caller: I like being able to help the school out and getting to talk to alumni about their experiences at Stout.
Kate Kirchen
Chippewa Falls, WI
Graphic Design
Freshman

Why I chose UW-Stout: Stout has a great graphic design program, it is a relatively small school, and it is a perfect distance from my hometown.

What I like about being a Phonathon caller: I like talking with people and learning better communication skills. So I am able to talk to someone in any type of situation.