Gavin Johnson

The class sizes are a big deal for me. They hold me accountable. I work harder because I don’t want to let my instructors down.

Undecided. Gavin Johnson chose to stay close to home and save some money because he didn’t know what he wanted to do. Close to home and affordable meant UW-Superior was the best choice. He quickly realized this choice benefited him in even more ways as a great school to learn and advance.

“Everyone knows your name, they ask how you’re doing and I like having that connection,” he said. “The class sizes are a big deal for me. They hold me accountable. I work harder because I don’t want to let my instructors down.”

Still not knowing which path to choose, Gavin came upon a brochure for the Transportation and Logistics Management major. Curious, he went to a club meeting, and instantly knew this was the program for him.

“I saw how excited the students were, and they were so inviting,” Gavin said. “When I heard about all of the opportunities they had and saw that this profession is always changing and can take you globally, how could I say no?”

Being a part of the Transportation and Logistics Management program gives students the opportunity to meet people in the industry. They often come to club meetings just to talk to and connect with students.

“Through Dr. Richard Stewart’s connections, we’ve gotten to go to so many different places and keep ties with people in the industry,” he said. “I really appreciate all of these opportunities to make my own connections.”

Gavin also appreciates the quality of education he’s getting within the program.

“The instructors are so engaging. They know what they’re talking about, and they keep classes modern with up-to-date, cutting edge information,” said Gavin. “I know that I’ll be prepared to enter the field as soon as I graduate.”

Gavin is looking forward to being the president of the Transportation and Logistics Club. He and 18 other students in the program will be heading down to Houston to compete at the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Expo. There they present ideas and listen to other competitors.

“Large, well-known colleges come to compete, and UW-Superior is able to compete with these larger schools,” said Gavin. “Dr. Stewart gets many compliments about our performance and level of professionalism. It just goes to show how great this program is.”

After graduating, Gavin plans to work in rails, intermodal or ports. He wants to get a good base of knowledge in all the modes of transportation to decide which path is the best for him. Though, he’s had great exposure to all modes since the Twin Ports is home to all five major modes of transportation – making UW-Superior the ideal place to study Transportation and Logistics.

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