November 25, 2019

Forty Bayfield High School students visit UWS

Cassie Brown, coordinator for equity, diversity and inclusion for multicultural programs, shared information about UWS with the students from Bayfield High School.

Cassie Brown, coordinator for equity, diversity and inclusion for multicultural programs, shared information about UWS with the students from Bayfield High School.

Forty students from Bayfield High School visited the University of Wisconsin-Superior last week. Many of the group were Native American students interested in learning more about the university’s initiatives to support Native students. In addition, Bayfield sent 50 juniors and seniors to the campus for the Wisconsin Education Fair in October.

The large number of visiting students from Bayfield is a direct outcome of the partnership UWS established with the school in 2018 to increase visibility of the university and be a resource for students. Kat Werchouski, assistant director of equity, diversity and inclusion, is a graduate of Bayfield High School and has been instrumental in these efforts.

“We have been increasing our presence and recruitment efforts in the Bayfield area to assist students who want to continue their education,” said Jeremy Nere, director of admissions. “We have hosted instant decision days there the past two fall semesters and have been offering more classroom and college-prep presentations to their students.”

Students toured the campus, learned about the admissions process and financial aid opportunities, and listened to presentations about multicultural programs by Werchouski and Cassie Brown, coordinator for equity, diversity, and inclusion for multicultural programs.

As of fall semester 2018, UW-Superior had the second highest percentage of American Indian students in the UW-System, with 1.3 percent of total enrollment.

Cassie Brown, coordinator for equity, diversity and inclusion for multicultural programs, shared information about UWS with the students from Bayfield High School.

Cassie Brown, coordinator for equity, diversity and inclusion for multicultural programs, shared information about UWS with the students from Bayfield High School.

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