UW-Stout Phonathon Staff

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Connor Botz

Rockville, MN
Retail Merchandising & Management, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: I came to UW-Stout for the major, the friendly people, and accepting environment.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I love being able to talk to people about their favorite times at Stout, and my coworkers are so much fun!

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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.

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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.
     

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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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Denisha Erno

Iola, WI
Human Development and Family Studies, Junior

Why you chose UW-Stout: I fell in love with the campus and all the good feedback I heard. Class sizes and professors encouraged me to transfer back here after being at another school.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: Getting the chance to speak with so many wise alumni and getting a feel for their college experience. They give me hope for my future.

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Nenagh O'Leary

St. Paul, MN
Business Administration, Freshman

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose to attend UW-Stout because it is a good distance from my home, my oldest sister came here, and they have a great Business program!

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I love contacting the alumni and hearing about their time here. I also like knowing I'm helping the university and students by gathering gifts from donors.

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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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Aubree Dumke

Florence, WI
Early Childhood Education, Freshman

Why you chose UW-Stout: I chose UW-Stout because I love the ECE program here, small class sizes, and the friendly, small town atmosphere.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like connecting with alumni like my future self will be one day!

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Courtney Connolly

Mahtomedi, MN
Interior Design, Senior

Why you chose UW-Stout: The small size atmosphere makes classes feel like a family. All of your professors know who you are, they  make learning fun, and help make your experience here that much more memorable.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: You get to talk to alumni and see what jobs the students get. A lot of them are still with the same employer they've been with since graduation. It shows me how great the education here at UW-Stout is!

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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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Megan Faustini

River Falls, WI
Hotel, Restaurant and & Tourism Management, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: I loved the atmosphere. It felt like home.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: I like being able to talk to alumni and see where their future has taken them since their time at UW-Stout.

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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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Sarah Steger

Mukwonago, WI
Apparel Design and Development, Sophomore

Why you chose UW-Stout: It had the program I was looking for and it was a good distance from home.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: The people on the phone are super pleasant! They're the coolest people to talk to when they share their favorite Stout memories.

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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!

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Charlie Scaletta

Eau Claire, WI
Health, Wellness, and Fitness

Why you chose UW-Stout: The polytechnic aspect and its acceptance of the LGBT community.

What I like about being a Phonathon Caller: Folding letters is always a blast, and hearing past experiences of alumni is also a plus!