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Maggie Dickinson

Maggie Dickinson

“I chose UWFox in part because of the affordability. College is very expensive, and this is a way for me to get used to the college experience, finish my associate degree and have all of my general education credits transfer really easily.”

Age: 19, sophomore

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

Current program: Elementary education/theatre

Background before UWFox

My family moved to Wisconsin when I was in fourth grade, and I chose UWFox in part because of the affordability. College is very expensive, and this is a way for me to get used to the college experience, finish my associate degree and have all of my general education credits transfer really easily.

Outside of being a college student, what takes up your free time?

I love being a part of theatre and being in productions like Dream Role and Tarzan has been really rewarding. Everyone who’s involved in the theatre program is very fun and very welcoming. I also work and volunteer once a week as a tutor teaching kids how to read.

This fall I will be doing the Disney college program. I left at the end of May, and it’s a six-month program that’s similar to an internship. I’ll receive college credit and get paid to work there, but then I’ll finish up my spring semester at UWFox.

What is your favorite class and why?

Susan Rabideau and Ellen Wilson both make their classes super interesting. I’m always excited to come to Professor Rabideau’s theatre classes and Professor Wilson, my psychology instructor, presents her information in a really easy to understand way. 

What do you plan to do after UWFox?

The current plan is to transfer to UW-Steven’s Point and double major in elementary education and musical theatre.

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

Take your classes seriously; during my first two weeks I wasn’t used to college-level academics yet, so I never tried to get ahead on my reading or do a lot work outside of class and I fell behind. Now, the minute school starts I get a jump on things so I can stay ahead all semester.

What is one thing at UWFox that no student should miss?

I think that students should make sure to get involved. During my first semester, I wasn’t super involved and being in musicals during my spring semester allowed me to meet a lot more people and get connected with the school more.

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