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: Kayla Buffington
Year in School: Junior
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: 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 people.
Campus activities/organizations/events you are involved in: UWEC Women's Rugby
Name: Cora Fox
Hometown: Dayton, MN
Major: Behavioral Analysis (Psychology)
Transferred from: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN
Favorite Place to Study: 5th floor library at my secret table :)
Favorite place on campus: The clubs office area (CUBES) on the second floor of Davies is where I spend the most time, but I also love the research lab on the second floor of Hibbard.
Favorite Class: Psych 480 - Applied Studies at the Campus Autism Program
Favorite things to do in your fee time (hobbies, etc): My school schedule is pretty insane, but when I have a minute to spare I love to read, draw henna tattoos, swing dance, spend time with my sorority sisters, or just plain veg out!
Favorite thing about Eau Claire: I love how everything is just so welcoming. There are so many things about this beautiful place that have made me consider Eau Claire a home away from home; a haven for me to live and grow.
Advice for Transfer Students: Get involved! Find ANYTHING - that you would like to do more of or lean about and do not hesitate. At the very least, introduce yourself to the people sitting around you on the first day of class. A friend is the best thing to have in new places.
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.
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: Michael Turner
Hometown: Eau Claire, WI (born and raised)
Major: English Education
Transferred from: CVTC
Favorite thing to do in your free time: basketball, golf, chess, music, PS2 and relaxing
Campus Organizations: CRU - (campus christian ministry), Sigma Gamma Zeta II (the non-traditional student honor society).
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!