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Andrew Pohlkotte

Andrew Pohlkotte

“The campus was close to where I was living at the time and it was a less expensive alternative than going to a four-year university.”

Age: 24

Hometown: Appleton, WI

Current residence: Neenah, WI

When attended UWFox: January 2009 – Spring 2011

Background before UWFox

I attended and graduated from Appleton North HS in spring 2004.  I later served in the U.S. Navy for four years at an Engineman. I’ve lived in Japan for four years, and traveled the entire east coast of the United States.  I’ve been to 10 different countries, with Thailand as my favorite place to visit.

Why did you choose UWFox?

My decision to come to UWFox was because I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to even continue with my education. The campus was close to where I was living at the time and it was a less expensive alternative than going to a four-year university.

Have you chosen a major?

I’m majoring in biology and health science.

What are you learning that you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

I have learned so much at UWFox, not only as student but as a leader. While I’ve learned the most in my anatomy and psychology classes, I believe that biology was the most interesting course to me, and that’s why I’m considering it as my academic major. I love to help people and give back to the community. I’ve joined the UWFox Student Association, where I hold the executive position of communication director. In my position it was rewarding to see what I can do and have done for the students at UW Fox.

What are your career plans after UWFox?

I plan to transfer to UW-Green Bay to complete my B.S. in Biology.

Other interesting things about yourself that you’d like to share?

While I’ve been at UWFox, I played on UWFox’s 2009 undefeated Wisconsin Junior College Athletic Association (WJCAA) state championship soccer team and in 2010 I played on the undefeated UWFox Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) state championship team. After the fall 2010 season, I was named the WCC “Player of the Year.”


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