The Blugold Transfer Mentors Program connects new transfer students with a Transfer Mentor to help facilitate 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: 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: The back staircase by McPhee
Favorite Class: Biology
Favorite things to do in your free time: I like to rock climb, skydive, 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 Mixed Martial Arts Club and Pre-Professional Health Club, and I work for the EAC and enjoy getting involved with their adventure trips.
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
Name: Rebekah Morrisson
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Major: English - Creative Writing
Transferred From: Fresno City College
Favorite place to study: 4th floor of the library
Favorite place on campus: The Putnam Trail
Favorite class: English 311 (Intermediate Story Writing)
Favorite things to do in your free time: Run the Putnam Trail, go to the Budget Theater, Take a walk through Carson Park, hang out with friends, go the Music in the Park and the Farmers Market, listen to live music at the Acoustic Cafe and tubing down the Chippewa River.
Favorite thing about Eau Claire: The nature that not only surrounds campus but the entire city. It's so beautiful!
Advice for Transfer Students: Don't be afraid to get involved because that's how you can find awesome friends interested in similar things as you. So go to those on-campus events, ask people you've met to hang out and be open to new experiences. Every college is different so approaching this one knowing that will help you find your niche!