Alumni Profiles

Crystal Detlefsen

Crystal Detlefsen

Class of: 2012
Area: 91.3 FM KUWS Superior
Program: Communicating Arts - Communication
I enjoy finding new music and acts and sharing them with our listeners, that's why I created the 9 O'clock Meltdown.
Yuma Yamaguchi

Yuma Yamaguchi

Class of: 2009
Area: Music Department
Program: Music
Being surrounded by live music and different instrument players helped my learning as a composer."
Victoria Greer

Victoria Greer

Area: UW-Superior Foundation
Program: Education
I love the small class sizes and the intimacy of the community. It seems like everyone here really wants you to succeed, and is willing to help you.
Rachel Bursik

Rachel Bursik

Area: UW-Superior Foundation
Program: Education
The scholarships I have received through the UW-Superior Foundation have given me the opportunity to continue working towards my dreams. Thank you for your generosity!
Megan Hoel

Megan Hoel

Class of: 2007
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Pre-Medicine/Pre-Health Professional Programs
UW-Superior prepared me for my master's program."
Brooke Bailey

Brooke Bailey

Class of: 2009
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Chemistry
It was my experiences at UW-Superior that molded me into the young adult I am today.”
Chris Stenberg

Chris Stenberg

Class of: 2000
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Business Administration
I find myself everyday using the skills and lessons learned in classes at UW-Superior.”
Tanja Heckert

Tanja Heckert

Class of: 2017
Area: Communicating Arts Department
I have always felt incredibly welcome on campus. I think that was part of the reason why I decided not to go back to my old school and pursue a degree at UW-Superior instead."
Kristen Jasperson

Kristen Jasperson

Area: World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department
Program: English
I remember when I was a student and my advisor was so helpful. I never left there with questions and I always knew my next step. I wanted to be like that as an advisor.”
Sarah Langer

Sarah Langer

Class of: 2016
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Marketing
UW-Superior has given me everything I need to know, and I’ve made a lot of connections through different class projects that we’ve done with the community."
Camisha Montgomery

Camisha Montgomery

Class of: 2011
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Communicating Arts - Communication
I had experienced a connection and teamwork instrumental in helping me to overcome various challenges along the way.”
Will Zimmer

Will Zimmer

Class of: 2017
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Biology
I can be myself here completely, and I’ve never felt like I couldn’t be myself. You can decide who you are here, and people will accept you. I’m proud of who I am.
Ernesto Soto

Ernesto Soto

Class of: 2017
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Chemistry
The GERC helped me find acceptance in my sexual orientation, and now I know the greatest thing I can give to the world is myself and the acceptance I can bring.
Terra Stenberg

Terra Stenberg

Class of: 1998
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Accounting
One of the advantages of an accounting career is that you can apply your degree to virtually any industry, so I was able to incorporate my love of fashion into my career by working in the retail industry."
Mark Casper

Mark Casper

Class of: 1972
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Accounting
The association between the university and the business community and the general public in Superior, I think, is just absolutely tremendous as to what the university can offer to the public."
Andrea Yezek

Andrea Yezek

Class of: 2014
Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Legal Studies
It was rewarding to put my experience from being a student employee and taking what I have learned in the classroom and putting that into action.
Eunseok Lee

Eunseok Lee

Class of: 2017
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Communicating Arts
I got to get to know myself better by contributing my time and my energy to this campus and by being a part of this community”
Grace Kim

Grace Kim

Class of: 2017
Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Psychology
Since it’s a small school, I can connect with instructors on a personal level, meet people and actually hang out with them.
Kenneth  Timm

Kenneth Timm

Class of: 2017
Area: Writing and Library Science Department
Program: Writing
I can’t describe what this place has done for me. It’s changed my attitude toward everything, especially what education means. I owe my future to UW-Superior.
Mieszko Brikis

Mieszko Brikis

Class of: 2017
Area: Health and Human Performance Department
Program: Community Health Promotion
How you meet people through different activities is very important to me. These activities combined with classes at UW-Superior connects you even more
Yoichi  Hirokata

Yoichi Hirokata

Class of: 2017
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Communicating Arts - Communication
“I love people, and I love talking to people, so I didn’t want to go to a big university. I Googled ‘affordable, good university,’ and UW-Superior was one of the top searches.”
Andrew  Suralski

Andrew Suralski

Class of: 2012
Area: World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department
Program: English
I enjoyed coming to Superior and taking advantage of the opportunities that extended beyond campus.
Zachery Abukhodair

Zachery Abukhodair

Class of: 2017
Area: Educational Leadership Department
UW-Superior is an amazing place to go because of the instructors. They’re like a breath of fresh air, and they remind you that life on this campus is what college should be like.
Katie Youngberg

Katie Youngberg

Class of: 2016
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Transportation and Logistics Management
You can really get your name out there, and it’s hands down the best thing about the Transportation and Logistics Management program.
Salann Gilbert

Salann Gilbert

Class of: 2014
Area: Educational Leadership Department
UW-Superior has a lot of opportunities for students to get out there and get to know each other, and I recommend taking them up on the chances!"
Elliot Charette

Elliot Charette

Class of: 2015
Area: Social Inquiry Department
Program: Political Science
My instructors were amazing. They pushed me to really grasp and apply these skills inside and outside of class.
Allison Flaig

Allison Flaig

Class of: 2017
Area: Educational Leadership Department
I toured as many schools as I could, but when I came to UW-Superior, I just knew this was the place for me.
Genna Christian

Genna Christian

Class of: 2017
Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Social Work
UW-Superior’s environment is so inviting, and it makes everyone feel like one big family.
Mateus Alves

Mateus Alves

Class of: 2016
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Transportation and Logistics Management
The small class sizes are so important for explaining and learning when you’re not familiar with English. You can relax.
Heather Neu

Heather Neu

Class of: 2007
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Chemistry
UW-Superior was the beginning of preparing me for everything I do now, and I am so happy to be a woman in science.
Brendan Willis

Brendan Willis

Class of: 2011
Area: Health and Human Performance Department
Program: Exercise Science
My experience as a student was phenomenal. The small class sizes provided a sense of importance, and the professors were top notch."
Katie  Wilke

Katie Wilke

Class of: 2016
Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Social Work
Once I visited UW-Superior, I felt like I was already at home.
Jenny  Apriesnig

Jenny Apriesnig

Class of: 2010
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Economics
I’m proud to be from UW-Superior. It’s actually a dream of mine to come back to UW-Superior and teach.
Matthew Glowacki

Matthew Glowacki

Class of: 2016
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Transportation and Logistics Management
I’m prepared to go into the real world. The great instructors taught me the core skills needed for both the transportation industry and life.
Gavin Johnson

Gavin Johnson

Class of: 2017
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Transportation and Logistics Management
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.
Anton  Svensson

Anton Svensson

Class of: 2017
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Management
The university makes it so easy to branch out and find your place.
Michael  Raunio

Michael Raunio

Class of: 2006
Area: Social Inquiry Department
Program: History
History got me engaged, and I grew so much in the program. My instructors pushed me to be a better person."
Lane Baguss

Lane Baguss

Class of: 2016
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Biology
This place allows for such personal growth. I got to study what I wanted, and it turned me around as a person."
Erika  LeMay

Erika LeMay

Class of: 2016
Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Psychology
This campus community allows you to really step out of your comfort zone because you don’t fall between the cracks. You hold yourself to higher standards because of it."
Allie Tacheny

Allie Tacheny

Class of: 2012
Area: Educational Leadership Department
Once I was here, I loved it.
Chantele Nelson

Chantele Nelson

Class of: 2018
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Biology
When I toured UW-Superior, there was a vibrant, welcoming feel.
Paige Ford

Paige Ford

Class of: 2017
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Accounting
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."
Luke Hafdahl

Luke Hafdahl

Class of: 2006
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Chemistry
The amazing people at UW-Superior sculpted me into the successful person I am today. They genuinely cared about my success after graduation."
Jessica Schlauderaff

Jessica Schlauderaff

Class of: 2014
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Business Administration
I met so many amazing people – students, faculty, and staff. It's just so hard for me to narrow down the best parts of my time at UW-Superior."
Brian Matuszak

Brian Matuszak

Class of: 1987
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Theatre
I would not be where I am were it not for UW-Superior Theatre. And I'm in a pretty great place."
Liz Larson

Liz Larson

Class of: 1980
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Theatre
Art is life, life inspires art. It doesn't matter where you are or what you do, training in the arts informs your life. Whether you end up directly in your field of study or not, theatre education helps every step along the way."
Victoria Main

Victoria Main

Class of: 1986
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Theatre
In a program like UW-Superior’s, you have the opportunity to basically do everything."
Gloria Eslinger

Gloria Eslinger

Area: Visual Arts Department
Program: Art Therapy
Courses include Art Therapy Fundamentals, Practicum, Painting, Multi-Modal Art Therapy, Expressive Arts for Change and Research.
John Paul

John Paul

Area: Educational Leadership Department
Program: Master of Science in Education - Counseling
Classes have included: Family Counseling, Family Group Systems, Behavior Modification, Group Counseling, Counseling and Human Sexuality, Career Counseling, Pre-practicum and Practicum.
Angela Totzke

Angela Totzke

Class of: 2015
Area: Educational Leadership Department
Program: Early Childhood
I choose online classes so that I could set my own schedule. Online classes allowed me to work part-time, coach basketball and softball and go back to school.”
Christine Lupella

Christine Lupella

Class of: 2013
Area: Alumni Association
Program: Individually Designed
Christine Lupella was recognized as the 2012-2013 Communicating Arts Department Inclusive Excellence Award Winner.
Shannon Higgins

Shannon Higgins

Class of: 2014
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Communicating Arts
Shannon Higgins, a Communicating Arts alumni from Reedsburg, Wis., found a supportive home at UW-Superior and the Online Learning program.
Jennifer Knutson

Jennifer Knutson

Class of: 2015
Area: Educational Leadership Department
Program: Early Childhood
For adult students, completing school and earning a degree often involve overcoming obstacles that traditional students don't experience.
Serena Kienbaum

Serena Kienbaum

Class of: 2014
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Communicating Arts
Even as a UW-Superior Online Learning student, Serena Kienbaum was able to travel to Ghana during the 2012-13 Study Abroad Program.
Michael  Cheslock

Michael Cheslock

Class of: 2012
Area: Educational Leadership Department
Program: Early Childhood
Michael Cheslock earned his bachelor's degree in Elementary Education through Online Learning.
Zach Reiswig

Zach Reiswig

Class of: 2017
Area: Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Program: Computer Science
I enjoy the education I receive from my professors and also being able to personally meet and discuss material with them.
Abby Pittman

Abby Pittman

Class of: 2015
Area: Alumni Association
Program: Marketing
The professors get to know you and are very responsive to questions. Letters of recommendation were easy to ask for."
Bradley Roy

Bradley Roy

Class of: 2015
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Transportation and Logistics Management
I had great professors who really understood how I learn and got to know me."
Kaitlyn Knutson

Kaitlyn Knutson

Class of: 2017
Area: Natural Sciences Department
Program: Biology
Helpful professors and great coaches are the reason I came here.
Amber Henriksen

Amber Henriksen

Class of: 2014
Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Psychology
People are really friendly. I loved my experience here. The classes are worth it."
Haylee Hamalainen

Haylee Hamalainen

Class of: 2015
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Finance
I like the small class sizes and the one-on-one time with professors."
Codi Gleesing

Codi Gleesing

Class of: 2016
Area: Communicating Arts Department
Program: Communicating Arts
I was engaged, exposed to diversity and more social than I usually am.
Alison Dietz

Alison Dietz

Class of: 2016
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Transportation and Logistics Management
"It's nice having a small community feeling here."
Autumn Gray

Autumn Gray

Class of: 2015
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Marketing
Faculty and staff helped me explore options for creating my own major that plays on my own strengths."
Tom Barbano

Tom Barbano

Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Interdisciplinary Studies Major
Expect opportunities and take advantage of them when you can.
Crystal Jarve Loree

Crystal Jarve Loree

Class of: 2016
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Accounting
You aren’t pressured immediately to decide what you want to do, and you’re given opportunity to explore.
Lacie West

Lacie West

Class of: 2012
Area: Alumni Association
Program: Art Therapy
Not only were we given the opportunity to bounce ideas off of each other, but we were provided a space to intimately learn how each of us worked with clients and how to be most effective."
Sharra Wagner

Sharra Wagner

Class of: 2005
Area: Alumni Association
Program: Music
The liberal arts focus of the university gave me an edge among my colleagues."
Sharon Freeman Williams

Sharon Freeman Williams

Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Legal Studies
It's easy to get involved, and there are lots of people to help you."
Scott McNorton

Scott McNorton

Class of: 2017
Area: Health and Human Performance Department
Being an older student was nerve-wracking, but everyone was super-accepting and wanted to get to know me.
Andre Anderson

Andre Anderson

Class of: 2015
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Transportation and Logistics Management
The scholarships were very helpful. I'm not in debt and very happy."
Bethany Kepler

Bethany Kepler

Class of: 2015
Area: Visual Arts Department
Program: Art Therapy
"It's a great place to go to school!"
Andrea McKay

Andrea McKay

Area: Health and Human Performance Department
Program: Exercise Science
UW-Superior is very willing to help find the best path for each person. I was able to study abroad, play a sport and find the right path to my career."
Joy Hedquist

Joy Hedquist

Class of: 2014
Area: Educational Leadership Department
I would not have been able to pursue my degree without the online option."
Marquise Slay

Marquise Slay

Class of: 2017
Area: School of Business and Economics
Program: Business Administration
Life slows down. You can catch up with your thoughts and enjoy yourself.
Victoria Greer

Victoria Greer

Class of: 2018
Area: World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department
Program: English
The faculty members made me feel really comfortable. They are approachable, open and you can go to them if you need help.
Kang Her

Kang Her

Class of: 2015
Area: Alumni Association
Program: Individually Designed
My professors help me by giving moral support. They have an open door policy, and I feel comfortable dropping in to say 'Hi'."
Kristina Wood

Kristina Wood

Class of: 2015
Area: Alumni Association
Program: Sociology
I never met a faculty member who didn't help me out with whatever I needed."
Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson

Class of: 2014
Area: Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department
Program: Legal Studies
I liked my legal studies classes and the one-on-one connections with professors."
Marissa Hanson

Marissa Hanson

Class of: 2016
Area: Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Program: Mathematics
The professors are very cooperative and have helped me out. You have great one-on-one with them.
Ilana Yokel

Ilana Yokel

Class of: 2016
Area: Educational Leadership Department
Program: Individually Designed
The teachers want to know you here. You're not a face in the crowd.
Alissa Boyhtari

Alissa Boyhtari

Class of: 2017
Area: Health and Human Performance Department
Program: Exercise Science
It's a small, student-driven campus in a big university system.
Zach Bauer

Zach Bauer

Class of: 2016
Area: Natural Sciences Department
This is a great, close-knit environment. Everybody is very welcoming.