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Leadership Institute | Student Comments

Student Comments

“If you could do anything to better prepare yourself for the transition from high school to college...it would be attending the Freshman Connection! You won’t want to go home!”

Olivia Geiser
Maple Grove, MN

“The Freshman Connection was so much more than a course full of class and activities. The experience was both mind-blowing and life-changing. I learned more in 3 days at Eau Claire about my life than 3 years back home.”

Val Westphal
Reeseville, WI

“A life changing experience.”

Jason Greul
Oshkosh, WI

“It was an amazing experience. We were constantly being challenged while having fun and meeting lots of new people. I now feel confident and ready to begin fall semester and believe the Freshman Connection is an opportunity no one should miss out on.”

Bridget Gaffney
Eagan, MN

“The Freshman Connection is something that I would recommend to every incoming freshman. After attending the Freshman Connection I have so much more confidence to start school in the fall.”

Sarah LaBarge
Loyal, WI

“The Freshman Connection was a life changing experience and the best words cannot even describe how much fun I experienced in 2 ½ days.”

Gina Bloczynski
Marshfield, WI

“Wow, expect the unexpected. I’ve been to national leadership institutes and they are no match for Eau Claire’s leadership program. It was the best choice I’ve made in a long time.”

Dan Olson
Hilbert, WI

“I learned more about myself in two and a half days than I have in two and a half years.”

Becky Washleski
Cambridge, MN

"The UWEC Freshman Connection taught me more about myself in 3 days then I ever thought possible. I was able to grow as a person, leader, student, and friend. The greatest part of that is I learned life skills while having an awesome time with all these other amazing leaders.”

Erin Moran
Apple Valley, MN

 
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