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This Spotlight series recognizes a UWFox student’s academic achievements and personal story. Students are nominated for this spotlight by faculty and staff.Miranda V

Name: Miranda Verhagen

Age: 20

Hometown: Grand Chute, WI

Career program/major: Management Information Systems

High School Attended: TELSA Engineering Charter School/ Appleton East High School

What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UWFox students?

Many people overlook UWFox because it is a small campus. I would advise incoming students to take pride in the campus size and join clubs, or find new study groups.

Why did you choose UWFox?

I chose UWFox because the tuition was very appealing, it has small class sizes, and it was close to home. All of these benefits jumped out because it allowed me to continue the local activities I am a part of.

Why did you choose your program/major?

I went into my freshman year as an undecided major. It wasn’t until my last semester as a freshman that I chose Management Information Systems. I chose this major because a friend had recommended it to me, and after looking into it, I realized it was a good fit.

In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?

I am a part time dog, horse, and baby sitter. I also enjoy reading books and making jewelry.

What do you plan to do after UWFox?

After I complete my Associate Degree with Business Emphasis, I will transfer to UW Oshkosh for my Bachelor’s Degree.

What is something unexpected or surprising that has happened during your time at UWFox?

I was surprised to fit in. That might seem like a cliché, but leaving high school where all of my friends were and then coming here where I didn’t know anyone, was nerve wrecking. But, in short order, I found people that I had classes with, and we formed study, or often socializing, groups.

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Laurie Krasin