Get to know Fong Moua

By UW-Marathon County

UW-Marathon County student Fong Moua

Name: Fong Moua

Age: 19

Hometown: Wausau

High school attended: Wausau East High School

Current program or major: Undecided

Why did you choose UW-Marathon County? I knew it would save me money, and I wanted to get the feeling of how college would be like closer to home before going to a larger campus.

What surprised you the most about UW-Marathon County when you arrived on campus? The small classroom sizes. I liked that the student-teacher ratio was just about right for me.

Why did you choose your program/major? I first considered biomedical engineering but, being a first-year student, I am still open to other majors. Starting here allows me to explore my options.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding? Being undecided, I have a mixture of many classes. I am enjoyed my Interpersonal Communications class with Lynn Kordus.

In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time? I volunteer in the community with various agencies and programs like H.M.O.N.G (Help Making Our Next Generation), a youth program under the Hmong American Center in Wausau, where we focus on higher education through the importance of one’s culture and the value of community service and civic engagement.

Who has been your favorite professor or staff member? The TRIO staff members here are great! They really helped me with my transition to college.

What do you plan to do after UW-Marathon County? I am hoping to transfer to UW-Madison.

What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Marathon County students? Prioritize, talk to your advisors, get to know your professors, make “smart” choices and go to class.




Brian Becker