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 email@example.com
- If you would like to contact a specific transfer mentor be sure to include their name in the subject of your email
Name: James Ebben
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: De Pere, WI
Major: Organizational Communication
Transferred from: Michigan Technological University
Favorite place to study: Third floor of Centennial
Favorite place on Campus: Career Services
Favorite Class: CJ 250 with Martha Fay
Favorite things to do in your free time (hobbies, etc.): Rollerblade along the Chippewa River Trail
Favorite thing about Eau Claire: The liberal arts education
Advice for a transfer student: Spend as much time on campus as possible, and be open to new experiences.
Campus activities/organizations/events you are involved in: Peer Haven, Tau Sigma, Experience U, and work at the Women's and LGBTQ Resource Center and the UWEC Telefund.
Name: Shelby Sonnentag
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Stanley, WI
Transferred from: UW-La Crosse
Favorite Place to study: Second floor library or in my room
Favorite place on Campus: Centennial Hall
Favorite place in Eau Claire: Orange Leaf; giving myself a treat helps me focus on studying
Favorite Class: Accounting 201
Favorite things to do in your free time: Listen to music, watch movies, and read.
Favorite things about Eau Claire: The way it looks during autumn. I love the colors of the trees and the way campus looks.
Advice for Transfer Students: Go to as many campus events as possible. You will meet tons of different people and find a lot of people who have the same interests as you.
Campus activities/organizations/events you are involved in: Tau Sigma National Honor Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Beta Gamma Sigma
Year in school: Senior
Hometown: Owen, WI
Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders, certificate in American Sign Language
Transferred from: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Favorite place to study: Third floor of McIntyre Library
Favorite place on campus: The Cabin
Favorite class: Voice and Resonance Disorders
Favorite things to do in your free time: Read, run, hug my cat, spend time with family and friends.
Favorite things about Eau Claire: Do I really have to pick just one thing? I really love how friendly and welcoming everyone here is. As soon as I moved in after I transferred, I felt like I was at home.
Advice for Transfer Students: Step outside of your comfort zone! Try something you've never done before, and really put yourself out there to meet new people. UWEC is a wonderful place; don't miss out on everything this campus has to offer!
Campus activities/organizations/events you are involved in: Tau Sigma, Campus Ambassadors, NSSLHA, College Democrats.
Name: Laura DeLestry
Year in School: Sophomore
Hometown: Eau Claire
Major: Elementary Education
Transferred From: Viterbo University
Favorite Place to study: The Cabin or second floor of the library
Favorite place on Campus: Putnam Park or the Rock Wall
Favorite place in Eau Claire: Phoenix Park
Favorite Class: American Sign Language
Favorite things to do in your free time (hobbies, etc): I love doing crafts and outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping and paddle boarding.
Favorite thing about Eau Claire: I love how everyone welcomes you and how there are always activities gong on throughout campus and the city.
Advice for a transfer student: Get as involved as you can on campus.
Campus activities/organizations/ events you are involved in: I am involved with the cross country ski team, navigators, rock wall, teach water aerobics, and enjoy going on the Environmental Adventure Center trips.
Name: Casie Kamph
Year in School: Senior
Hometown: Chaska, MN
Major: Creative Writing & Public Relations
Transferred from: Normandale Community College
Favorite place to study: Fifth floor of the library
Favorite place on Campus: Second floor of Centennial Hall in the "Lantern"
Favorite place in Eau Claire: Mount Simon
Favorite Class: Public Relations Writing (CJ 373)
Favorite things to do in your free time (hobbies etc.): Go on adventures around Eau Claire with friends!
Favorite thing about Eau Claire: The people
Advice for a transfer student: Be open to new experiences and meeting new people. Allow yourself to be more than just a transfer student.
Campus Activities/organizations/ events you are involved in: Campus Ambassadors, Tau Sigma, Intervarsity, Mortar Board, Intramural's, Future Student Affairs Professionals Organization, Admissions Internship, Bookstore employee.