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Blaine Nowak

Major: Business - Accounting

Hometown: Teresa, WI


"I earned the position of plant manager in a contract sheet metal manufacturing firm the old-fashioned way: through hard work and experience. Business was booming in 2000, but then September 11, 2001, brought production to a standstill. I had taken some business courses here and there from other colleges and universities, but the experience was not very rewarding. That changed when I enrolled at UW Oshkosh.

"My instructors knew their disciplines and took the time to help me develop my skills and abilities by encouraging me to conduct independent research. Being able to dig into things on my own with the guidance and support of the staff is what I expected from a university. The quality of the instructors, the one-on-one mentoring and the courses at UW Oshkosh have helped me get back on track."