For Hub City Times
Name: Alex Kampmeyer
Hometown: Colby, Wisconsin
High school attended: Colby High School
Current program or major: Business – Technology Management
Q: Why did you choose UW-Marshfield/Wood County?
Alex Kampmeyer: I was unsure of what I wanted to major in, so I wanted to do my generals first while saving money.
Q: What surprised you the most about UW-Marshfield/Wood County when you arrived on campus?
AK: I was surprised to find that I performed better at UW-Marshfield/Wood County than I did in high school.
Q: Why did you choose your program/major?
AK: I am interested in business and know that there are opportunities in technology, so I thought the major was perfect.
Q: What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
AK: I enjoy learning about project management and the technology needs of businesses.
Q: In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
AK: I am the president of UW-Marshfield/Wood County’s Student Senate, a student ambassador, and an RA (resident assistant) at the Villas.
Q: Who has been your favorite professor or staff member?
AK: Damian Ernest, who is an assistant professor in our communications and theater arts department. His classes that I have been in are very enjoyable. He is personable and seems to really care about his students’ success.
Q: What do you plan to do after UW-Marshfield/Wood County?
AK: I plan to attend the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison.
Q: What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Marshfield/Wood County students?
AK: Keep an open mind, and be prepared to change your major.