UW-Stout Phonathon Staff

Abby Filcher

Abby Filcher

Ashwaubenon, WI
Graphic Design (Interactive Media) & Business Administration (Marketing and Art) double major, Junior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I love the campus and community life of UW-Stout!

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I love talking to alumni and seeing how they've pursued their careers and hearing their favorite memories of UW-Stout.

Briana Baker

Briana Baker

Saint Paul, MN
Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management, Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because of the highly regarded HRTM program and because of UW-Stout's high job placement rate and it's polytechnic teaching style.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I love hearing about all the wonderful things people have to say about UW-Stout. So many people are so passionate about their education from here and love staying involved with the university.

Carissa Darcy

Carissa Darcy

Mazeppa, MN
Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management, Senior

Why you 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.
     

Carley Nelson

Carley Nelson

Rochester, MN
Hotel Restaurant Tourism Management, Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: Small and friendly campus and great Hospitality Management Program.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I really enjoy talking to alumni and hearing about all of the great experiences they have had at UW-Stout. I also know how important it is to raise funds so that we are able to maintain the quality of education here at Stout for future students!

Christa Switzer

Christa Switzer

Apple Valley, MN
Graphic Communications Management, Senior

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 alumni and help reconnect them to Stout. There are so many great stories I get hear about when they were at Stout.

Erin Merkl

Erin Merkl

Saint Michael, MN
Interior Design, Senior

Why you 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

James Rafferty

Lino Lakes, MN
Property Management, Senior

Why you 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.

Kate Kirchen

Kate Kirchen

Chippewa Falls, WI
Grahpic Design, Sophomore

Why you 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.
     

Katherine Redmond

Katherine Redmond

Pittsville, WI
Human Development and Family Studies, Junior

Why you 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 here at UW-Stout.

Kelly Krier

Kelly Krier

Cottage Grove, MN
Business Administration, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because it is a great school not too far from home. It's a polytechnic university which made it stand out from many other schools.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I love talking to alumni who enjoyed their time at Stout and the stories they have to share. It's great to hear how many people loved it here!

Marie Jacobs

Marie Jacobs

Shoreview, MN
Human Development and Family Studies, Senior

Why you 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. 
     

Meghan Robertson

Meghan Robertson

Eau Claire, WI
Business Administration, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because I loved the campus size and the small community. I'm so glad I chose Stout because it is the perfect fit for me. 

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I enjoy talking with the alumni to hear about their favorite memories and also update them on the new things here on campus. 

Sydney Lecy

Sydney Lecy

Byron, MN
Business Administration, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: I love the campus at UW-Stout as well as the smaller community. It offers a high placement rate and all of the student and faculty are very involved and supportive.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I enjoy talking to all the alumni about their adventures at UW-Stout and where they are at now.  It is fun to connect with alumni and see how the campus has changed and all the ways it has stayed the same over the years.