Brenda Granquist

When I was a student, others gave toward my education through the scholarships I received. Now that I am older and make a good income, I feel it is my responsibility to help others, just like others did for me.

When I was fresh out of high school and looking for a college to continue my education, UW-Superior appealed to me because it was close to home, offered the degree I was looking for, and was affordable. I studied business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in mathematics. I met a lot of people I still call my friends, and I met my husband of now 21 years during my senior year. When I graduated in 1992, I had a deep appreciation for the small class sizes and professors at UW-Superior.

The nature of UW-Superior offered me the ability to learn the material I was studying, and yet, the professors were available if I had questions. After graduation, my husband and I moved away for 16 years. I worked as a management trainee for a national big box store, produced outdoor music festivals nationally, and did IT project management. When we returned to the area, I worked as a liaison between the State of Minnesota and a large healthcare system. Throughout my career, the small class sizes and relationships at UW-Superior have impacted me. They gave me the ability to gain the tools I still use today.

When I was a student, others gave toward my education through the scholarships I received. Now that I am older and make a good income, I feel it is my responsibility to help others, just like others did for me. You, too, can be a resource for UW-Superior students. Consider joining me in making a gift to the Superior Fund.