Meet UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield Student: Renee Kremer
High school attended: Pittsville High School
Current program or major: Psychology
Why did you choose UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
Having a college close to home was a large factor in my decision, so UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield was an obvious choice.
What surprised you the most about the university when you arrived on campus?
The friendliness of the staff and how easy it was to get around campus surprised me most. The campus looks intimidating at first, but it’s very easy to navigate. The wide variety of classes to choose from was a surprise too. UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield has many interesting class options.
How or when did you discover your purpose? How did UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield faculty/staff help?
I always knew I wanted to help others. To do so, in most cases, I knew I had to go to college and earn a degree, but I wasn’t sure I could handle the coursework because I’ve only attended technical schools in the past. The staff and faculty members at UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield have made my transition much easier. They take the time to help me feel comfortable with any challenges I encounter.
Why did you choose your program/major?
I’ve always had a passion for wanting to help people and to make them feel better. After taking psychology in high school, I decided going into that field was the right path for me. I’ve always been fascinated with learning about the brain and why people do the things they do.
Who has been your favorite professor or staff member?
My favorite is Richard Brunson, the music professor. I took his History of Music and Appreciation class and band during the fall semester. He’s fun, upbeat and passionate about what he teaches, and it shows in his teaching style and personality.
In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
I like to spend time with my animals and with my boyfriend during my free time. I also like to read, travel, workout, play volleyball and other sports, and watch all kinds of movies. I like to stay busy.
What do you plan to do after attending UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
After earning my associate degree, I plan on transferring to the main campus in Stevens Point to obtain my bachelor’s degree in psychology. Then I plan on getting a master’s degree in forensic psychology and maybe also a Ph.D.
To make the most of their college experience, what advice do you have for incoming students?
Be open to new things and new classes because college is a time to explore and to try different things. Get involved in the leadership and learning opportunities UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield offers. Join a club, play a sport, audition for a play or take a class you never thought about taking before. Make the most of the short time you will be here.