UW-Stout Phonathon Staff

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.

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, Junior

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.
     

Kelly Krier

Kelly Krier

Cottage Grove, MN
Business Administration, Junior

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!

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Abigale Schmidt

Park Falls, WI
Marketing and Business Education, Freshman

Why you chose UW-Stout: I love all of UW-Stout's organizations and clubs here on campus.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I enjoy talking to our alumni about all the wonderful opportunities Stout has to offer. I like hearing how the university has evolved through the years.

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Jenny Neagbour

Savage, MN
Human Development & Family Studies, Junior

Why you chose UW-Stout: The energy on campus and all of the opportunities to get involved with here at Stout.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like talking to people who graduated with the same major as me, so I can connect easily with them and hear about how the program has changed.

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Jeremy Rodgers

Milwaukee, WI
Game Design & Development - Computer Science, Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: After looking around for schools that would both have my major and would be a friendly, fun environment, I came across UW-Stout. The school is one of the only schools in Wisconsin with a Game Design & Development - Computer Science major and it's in a quiet, small town.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: Working at the Phonathon has helped in improving my communication skills and ability to deal with tough situations. This is a friendly, pleasurable place to work!

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Jessica Empey

Colby, WI
Business Administration, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: The area and community. Not too big, not too small. I love the colors blue and white. It was definitely a place I could see myself fitting in.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: Speaking with different alumni and enhancing my communication skills.

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Mariah Ristow

Blaine, MN
Professional Communications and Emerging Media, Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because of the great Journalism program.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I love working at the Phonathon because it's nice to interact with all different people!

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Matt Haile

Lino Lakes, MN
Business Administration, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout because it's very affordable and the job placement rate is through the roof!

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like being a Phonathon caller because of all the great people I work with.

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Molly Lewitzke

Wausau, WI
Hotel, Restaurant and & Tourism Management, Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because it was the only school in WI that had the major I wanted to pursue and I liked the size of the campus.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: My favorite part about being a Phonathon caller is talking to alumni and hearing about their time at UW-Stout and how Stout has changed throughout the years.

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Nicole Wiebe

Ashland, WI
Interior Design, Junior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout for its Interior Design program and its size. I enjoy seeing friendly faces around campus and in classes as well as all kinds of new ones.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like getting to know and connecting with alumni. It's great to hear their stories about their time at Stout.

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Sparkle Stallings

Arizona
Retail Merchandising & Management, Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: Great professors for my major, and the laptop and textbook program. Also, the awesome placement rate after graduation.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: Speaking with alumni about their time here at Stout.

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Morgan Entinger

Waverly, MN
Dietetics, Junior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout because I loved the campus and the size was just right for me. It had everything I wanted in a school.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like being a Phonathon caller because I love talking with people and connecting with alumni that went to Stout.

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Allison Wesener

Edgar, WI
Business Administration, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because I wanted the small school atmosphere. I also chose Stout because I love how nice the professors are here!

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like being a caller because I am able to work on my speaking skills for my major.

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Kyle Lindberg

Eden Prairie, MN

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose Stout because of its inclusivity, the Qube, and I love the town.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: You get to talk with a variety of people and represent UW-Stout!