After graduating from UW-Superior, Abby Lenich has been health and environmental issues in Zambia, Africa, with the Peace Corps.

Abby Lenich

Starting at UW-Superior helped to open a world of possibilities for Abby Lenich

After graduating from UW-Superior, Abby Lenich has been health and environmental issues in Zambia, Africa, with the Peace Corps.

For Abby Lenich, a native of Duluth, Minn., finding the right place to continue her education meant small class sizes and the opportunity for individual attention from faculty.

“My expectations were that there would be smaller class sizes,” she said. “This is another reason why I wanted to attend UWS, because I perform better and are more focused where there are fewer people in one classroom.”

After making her decision – and following in her sister’s footsteps – Lenich was able to explore classes to help discover the perfect program for her.

“My counselor and I discussed different options,” said Lenich. “She recommended a new program that was coming out and I was very interested.”

The Community/Public Health Promotion program enables students to discover the mind-body link in mental health and individual wellness and discover how to provide individuals and communities with the resources and support to live healthy lives.

“What I liked most about the program was the flexibility, small class size, teachers and staff, and friends I met,” she said. “I also liked that it was more of a broad program. I could potentially have many different careers with it and could still decide on a career path to go down.”

Following graduation from UW-Superior, Lenich was able to fulfill a lifelong dream – enrolling in the Peace Corps and traveling to Zambia, Africa.

“I have always wanted to be in the Peace Corps,” she said. “When I found out about it in the 10th grade, it was always in the back of my mind. So, I went for it and got accepted. For me, my service has been amazing thus far. I really enjoy Zambians. I enjoy learning about their culture and day-to-day life. I really enjoy Peace Corps, my village, my job, and all the extra things that come with it.”