Husky Highlights Archive

Husky Highlights, UW-Marathon County’s online newsletter, is no longer published. Please enjoy these archived stories.

May 5, 2015

Where did you grow up? Tell us about your educational background.

I grew up in London, Ontario, Canada, a city of roughly 370,000 people. Check it out on a map – even though I’m from Canada, I grew up south of Wausau! I received by bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Western University, located in my hometown.

Why did you decide to teach, and how did you...

January 9, 2015

Lauren Lange is getting as much out of High Five 4 College as she is putting into it. Working as a mentor to area middle school students in the Department of Public Instruction (DPI)-sponsored program, the UW-Marathon County sophomore is using the experience to prepare for her career.

“I want to be a teacher,” says Lange, who graduated from Wausau East High School in 2013. “I’m...

January 9, 2015

Alisa Pergolski always knew she wanted to be a teacher. However, it wasn’t until she spent a half-day in a special education class at Lincoln Elementary School in Wausau, as part of a practicum experience while attending UW-Marathon County, that she discovered her love for children with special needs.

“Being in a special ed classroom (that day) helped me realize I wanted to help kids,...