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Robert G. Johnson of Superior- Student Commencement speaker

Posted on May 15, 2014
Johnson will be a 4th generation UW-Superior graduate
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Robert G. Johnson.  Photo courtesy of Ivy Vainio.

Robert G. Johnson. Photo courtesy of Ivy Vainio.

When it comes to knowing about and being engaged in the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus community, you have to look no further than Robert. G. Johnson.

He is a fourth generation UW-Superior graduate. His family connections go as far back as 1915, when his great grandmother Bertha Beglinger graduated from here.

Not only did he know how to get here based on his unique connection to campus, but when he arrived he embraced the student-centered identity the school has to offer. He has been active and engaged with student groups and organizations throughout his entire college career. While on campus he has served with:

· Student Government Association, (SGA) as a student Senator his junior year and became Speaker of the student Senate in his senior year

· Orientation Week Leader (OWL)

· Active member in the International Peace Studies Association club (IPSA)

· Has participated in the Study Away program with a visit to South Korea for his entire sophomore year.

· World Student Association

· Model United Nations

· Various intramural sports

He is charismatic and has a fun sense of humor and feels the university has a lot to offer for both on-campus traditional students and or a non-traditional online student.

This Superior, Wis. native is a Political Science major with a minor in International Peace Studies/East Asian Studies.

Johnson chose UW-Superior because it seemed like a campus that would fit him the best. UW-Superior had the major he was looking for and featured really unique and skilled professors as well. It is a growing campus and he wanted to be here as it flourished.

Interests: I love to travel and meet new people; I enjoy learning a new culture and its language. History has always been a major fascination of mine as well as art and science. I secretly wish I was an Art major. I think I've participated in just about every festival or event on campus in some way.

In one sentence, what is your advice to your peers about succeeding in college? Get out and meet people!

What is one "Fun Fact" about you? I studied abroad in South Korea my whole sophomore year as part of the Yonsei Global Village program and it is probably the highlight of my college career.

For my future plans: I want to get involved with politics on the local level and then on the national stage. I am also interested in trying to become a Foreign Service officer and getting active on a global scale.

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