The Blugold Transfer Mentor Program connects new transfer students with a Transfer Mentor to help ease the adjustment to UW-Eau Claire. These experienced transfer students assist new students in a successful transition by facilitating involvement opportunities, promoting a sense of belonging to the Blugold Family, and providing resources for personal and academic success.
A Transfer Mentor Can
- Answer a variety of your general questions
- Be a campus resource
- Invite you to cool events with other students
- Help you transition into UW-Eau Claire from your previous college
How to contact a Blugold Transfer Mentor
- Email your question(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you would like to contact a specific transfer mentor be sure to include their name in the subject of your email
Name: Kayla Buffington
Year in School: Fourth Year
Hometown: Marshfield, WI
Major: Spanish Education
Transferred From: UW Marshfield/ Wood County
Favorite place to study: 1st or 5th floor of the Library
Favorite place on Campus: The Cabin (or just Davies in general)
Favorite Class: Spanish
Favorite things to do in your free time (hobbies, etc.): Spend time with friends, read, watch movies
Favorite thing about Eau Claire: I love how beautiful the scenery is all around the city.
Advice for a transfer student: Do not be afraid to ask questions! Also, get involved in activities. It is a great way to meet new people.
Campus activities/organizations/events you are involved in: UWEC Women's Rugby
Name: Ray Hatzenbeller
Year in School: Junior
Hometown: Cumberland, WI
Major: Biology with Pre-Medical Emphasis
Transferred from: WITC and UW-Barron County
Favorite Place to study: My room and 3rd floor of the library
Favorite place on Campus: It's a tie between the rock wall and the Environmental Adventure Center
Favorite Class: Organic Chemistry
Favorite things to do in your free time: I like to rock climb, canoe, snowboard, wakeboard and any other outdoor activities.
Favorite things about Eau Claire: Professors are easy to approach if you need any help.
Advice for Transfer Students: Get Involved with different clubs or activities on campus.
Campus activities/organizations/events you are involved in: I'm in the Pre-Professional Health Club, and I am a rock climbing and canoe trip leader for the Environmental Adventure Center.
Year in school: Junior
Hometown: Hillsboro, WI
Major: Social Work and Spanish
Transferred from: Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
Favorite place to study: In one of the personal study rooms on the 3rd floor of McIntyre Library
Favorite place on campus: Centennial Hall
Favorite class: Social Work 320 (Interviewing Class)
Favorite things to do in your free time: Tube down the river, go to the Budget Theater, and get involved in community service activities
Favorite things about Eau Claire: I love the size of Eau Claire, it's not too big or too small. The campus always looks beautiful, no matter what season!
Advice for Transfer Students: Stay connected with your favorite professors throughout your time at UWEC. These professors will then be able to write you great letters of recommendation because they know you on amore personal level!
Campus activities/organizations/events you are involved in: National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), Tau Sigma Transfer Honor Society, Association of Student Social Workers (ASSW), Latin American Sustainability, Education, and Development (LASED), Student Organization of Latinos (SOL), and The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
Name: Lisa Krautkramer
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Marathon, WI
Transferred From: UW-Marathon County
Favorite Place to study: 5th floor of the library
Favorite place on Campus: Putnam Park
Favorite Class: Principles of Marketing
Favorite thing to do in your free time: baking, watching movies, traveling, music, Pinterest crafts
Favorite thing about Eau Claire: The beauty of the campus