Meet UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield Student: Sidney Ann Weinfurter
High school attended: Loyal High School
Current program or major: Communications
Why did you choose UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
I wanted to stay close to home and save money while also exploring the many opportunities the university has to offer.
What surprised you the most about the university when you arrived on campus?
Because it’s a smaller campus, I thought there wouldn’t be much in the way activities. I was wrong. There are so many fun classes, events and other activities to participate in. For example, I joined the choir, and it’s been a blast.
How or when did you discover your purpose? How did UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield faculty/staff help?
I have always been interested in being a voice for disenfranchised groups of people and becoming an ally for those who need equality and awareness. UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield has helped me discover my purpose by providing me with diversity and opportunities to learn more about different cultures and what I can do to support the causes I stand for.
Why did you choose your program/major?
Being a great communicator is something I have been known for by the people I have worked for and by friends and family. It has been an extremely helpful and needed skill that has always come naturally for me.
Who has been your favorite professor or staff member?
English Professor Julie Tharp has been an amazing instructor. She has taught me lessons I will use for a lifetime. In addition, she has motivated me to explore, learn and appreciate local cultures by encouraging me to work at the annual Marshfield Cultural Fair.
In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time?
I expand my love of the arts when I have spare time. I play guitar and sing. I also love to paint, acrylic and oil. I also hang out with my cat, Pickles.
What do you plan to do after attending UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield?
As of now, I plan on finding the career that feels right for me. With my education from UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield, I am confident my future will be bright.
To make the most of their college experience, what advice do you have for incoming students?
Get involved! Belonging to the university’s Student Government Association has been extremely rewarding for me, giving me opportunities to be a voice for students. Getting involved in campus activities and student organizations can help you discover your real purpose.