Get to know Krista Betz

By UW-Marathon County

Student Krista Betz

Age: 19

Hometown: Rib Lake, Wis.

High school attended: Rib Lake High School

Current program or major: Associate of Arts & Science Degree

Why did you choose UW-Marathon County? I wanted to go to a school that wasn't too far from home and had a smaller teacher to student ratio.

What surprised you the most about UW-Marathon County when you arrived on campus? I was expecting a hometown feel but not to this degree! Everyone is very laid back and understanding.

Why did you choose your program/major? I knew I wanted to go to school, but I wasn't sure how far I wanted to take my education. For now, I think getting my associate degree is a great step. That way, if I decide to continue my education, transferring to another school will be a piece of cake!

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding? To me, learning is rewarding in and of itself. Being able to partake in more conversations and debates is a new and fun experience for me.

In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time? I enjoy reading novels, watching TV shows with my friends, and baking on occasion.

Who has been your favorite professor or staff member? Ann Herda-Rapp (anthropology and sociology professor) and Brett Hoffman (anthropology and archeology lecturer) have been willing to answer any questions and go out of their way to help me. However, all of the professors I've encountered have been very helpful with any subject . . . and not just the subject they teach. If they can't help you, they know who can and will point you towards the answer.

What do you plan to do after UW-Marathon County? After I graduate with my associate degree, I plan on getting an office job and maybe move to the West Coast.

What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Marathon County students? Time management is key! I cannot stress enough how simple a class can be if you just allot the time necessary to be successful.



Brian Becker