Nelly Woods and Amy Flessert (12/03/2012)

Nelly Woods and Amy Flessert (12/03/2012)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs wants you to meet:

Returning Distance Learning Student:

Amy Flessert


Amy Flessert

Hometown: Phillips, WI

Year: Senior

Major/Minor: Community Health Promotion/Psychology

What drew you to UW-Superior?: I lived in the Shelter at Center Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse four years ago and decided I wanted to go back to school to make a difference in the lives of others who may be struggling in life.

What student organizations/extracurricular activities are you a part of and/or planning to be apart of?: Newman Student Center, United States Masters Swimming (I also coach), local running events, volunteer at my church being a communion minister, mass greeter, and I provide companionship to two older gentlemen through my church's pastoral care program.

What are you looking forward to most during this upcoming year?: Masters Swimming!!! I plan to graduate this coming spring and hope to get an internship with the American Lung Association.

In one sentence, what is your advice to your peers about succeeding in college?: If you need help, ask for it! You won't move forward without it!

What is one "Fun Fact" about you: I have been a competitive swimmer for 21 years.  I coach and teach swim lessons, and provide private instruction/coaching.  I have qualified for 2011, 2012 and 2013 USMS Spring Nationals, 25-29 female 1500 meter freestyle as well as being qualified for the 2013/14 Boston Marathon! I did my first half ironman this past summer and was the first female out of the water and had top ten overall swim time for that.  I count my blessings every day that I am alive to have the support I do and a roof over my head because four years ago I escaped domestic violence. I survived because of my willpower and I am so happy I have been able to make a difference for students at this school!


New Student:


Harrison Woods



Harrison "Nelly" Woods

Hometown: Mobile, AL

Year in School: Transfer

Major/Minor: Community Health Promotion


What drew you to UW-Superior?: I was recruited for basketball.

What student organizations/extracurricular activities are you a part of and/or planning to be a part of: TRIO SSS, McNair Scholars Program, and UWS men's basketball team.

What are you looking forward to most during this upcoming year?: Being a part of the basketball team, becoming an active student on campus and having a great semester.

What is one "Fun Fact" about you: I wear a size 6 1/2 shoe, I love basketball, I won class clown twice and I try to rap.



The Office of Multicultural Affairs is incredibly excited to announce our new "Student Spotlight" program. We will spotlight both new and/or returning UW-Superior students each week throughout the academic year. We will spotlight these students on our office website, Facebook page, and student/staff digests. UW-Superior students are the reason we are here and we truly want students to be successful. The Student Spotlight will help students to connect to various faculty, staff, students, and programs on this campus and vice versa. Having these connections will help students become successful.

Students if you would like to participate in the "Student Spotlight" please answer the following information and email to