Eleni Pinnow

I love my job, and I know without a doubt, UW-Superior is a place that offers students a transformational opportunity.

“I love my job, and I know without a doubt, UW-Superior is a place that offers students a transformational opportunity.  

“There are few periods of life that offer such a whirlwind of experiences, growth, and possibilities as the college years. I personally see dramatic changes in my students during their time at UWS – their confidence grows, they engage with the community using their academic knowledge, and they blossom into the best version of themselves. My role in that transformation often varies between teacher, comforter, advisor, cheerleader, mentor, task-master, and agitator. I see students at their best and at their worst, and often, I see them at their most exhausted. It is a great honor and responsibility to be a part of those years for our students. 
    
“For many of our students, financial support is absolutely critical for their continued attendance at UWS.  Students often work full-time, and they frequently have financial responsibilities to their families. The demands on students’ time and pocketbooks are plentiful. Many students are caught in a difficult loop of needing to work to pay for school, and then struggling with academics because work takes up so much of their time.  

“I invest in students by contributing to scholarships. I view my gifts to the UW-Superior Foundation as a way to help ease the burden that many of today’s students face. I have also provided for continued scholarship funding through my estate plans, so future students will have extra time and breathing room to focus on their own academic and personal growth. 

“I love all that UW-Superior can do for our students, and I am deeply honored to be a part of continuing that legacy.”

Dr. Eleni Pinnow, UW-Superior Professor of Psychology