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Charles “Russ” Clayton

Russ Clayton

"Because of the structure of UWFox’s courses, I had no problem picking up the second semester of the course here."

Age: 55

Hometown: Rosenberg, TX

Current residence: Menasha

When attended UWFox: Spring 2007 to Spring 2009

Background before UWFox

Clayton earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.  He was the Director of Customer Support for Allis-Chalmers Compressor Corp. from 1979 to 1997.  He was based in France as the Vice President of Product Support Services for the Dresser-Rand Corporation from 1997 through 2004, with a service area that included Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Russia. He served as President of the Emhart Industrial Division of Black and Decker from 2005-2006.

Why UWFox?

“I chose UWFox because of its small class sizes, well-equipped science labs and the personal attention I receive as a student focusing on pre-med studies.  I’m now finishing my prerequisites for medical school. I spent two years in Texas and got my associate degree there to be a paramedic. I decided to come to the Fox Cities area because my two children and two grandchildren are here.”

What do you find interesting and rewarding at UWFox?

“I completed a first semester organic chemistry course in Texas and then relocated to Wisconsin. Because of the structure of UWFox’s courses, I had no problem picking up the second semester of the course here. The small lab class sizes at UWFox are a plus. For example, I was used to 77 students in one lab in Texas class versus 12 at UWFox.”

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