Rich and Jessica (09/17/2012)

The Office of Multicultural Affairs wants you to meet:

New Student:

Spotlight Student-Jessica Xiong

Jessica Xiong

Hometown: Superior, WI

Year: Freshman

Major/Minor: Undeclared

What drew you to UW-Superior?: Close to home.

What student organizations/ extracurricular activities are you planning to be a part of?: I have signed up for a few organizations, but as of right now I am currently only involved in CRU.

What are you looking forward to most during this upcoming year?: Meeting new people and getting involved with school activities and organizations.

What is one "Fun Fact" about you: I have 17 siblings, that's 6 brothers and 11 sisters.

Returning Student:

Spotlight-Rich SmithRich Smith

Hometown: Fond du Lac Ojibwe Reservation "NaGaChiiWaanang" MN

Year in School: Senior

Major/Minor: Sociology/First Nations Studies

 What drew you to UW-Superior?: It is close to home, 30 minutes away.

 What student organizations/extracurricular activities are you a part of and/or planning to be a part of: Multicultural Center, Student Support Services, and the Circle of Native Nations. This coming J-term I will be studying abroad in Bali.

What are you looking forward to most during this upcoming year?: Meeting and making new friends. Gathering more knowledge of my discipline studies.

In one sentence, what is your advice to your peers about succeeding in college?: Don't be afraid to ask for help and join the Student Support Services program as they have much to offer.

What is one"Fun Fact" about you: I'm a traditional dancer of my Native American culture. 


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