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Paige Ford

I like the way it's a very nontraditional school. A lot of the people here on campus are more mature, so it doesn't feel like high school again."

It seems strange that there was time when Paige Ford was unsure of her future.

"When I came in, I didn't know what I wanted to do," she said. "I didn't want to move to a campus far away, choose a major and find out that I couldn't finish it there. So my intentions were to just come here for a semester or two, figure out what I wanted to do and leave."

Since arriving at UW-Superior, the picture has become much clearer for Ford.

"I ended up really liking the campus," she said. "I'm from the area and I've always liked this area. I like the way it's a very nontraditional school. A lot of the people here on campus are more mature, so it doesn't feel like high school again. You feel like you're in a much more mature spot with so many nontraditional students here."

The Superior, Wis., native is a triple major – Accounting, Finance, and Management – while also serving as president of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and the secretary of the Department of Business and Economics (DBE) planning committee. She also works two on-campus jobs and as a bookkeeper for St. Anthony Catholic Church in Superior.

"I've kind of got my fingers in a lot of pots," she said. "Unless the campus is closed, I'm here."

With the heavy course load as a triple major, Ford believes here education will put her in a position to be successful no matter her career field.

"My teachers are very engaging, which is what I really like. It's not just lectures and 'here's some group problems, work on them'" There's a lot of group work, you have to figure out how to explain a concept to someone else – which I really like."