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One heck of a journey

In a world of study sessions and over-caffeinated drinks, Blugolds are the best people to tell you about the real UWEC experience. The students in Communication and Journalism 491 wrote about their perspectives on others, themselves, and all aspects of college life. These are their stories.

By: Casie Kamph

Tomorrow Lexi will be walking across the stage in Zorn Arena and accepting her diploma in Information Systems. She'll be sporting her cap and gown, but she'll also be wearing an honors medal for being a part of the honors program all four years, as well as honors cords for graduating with a 3.2 GPA or higher. Throughout her time as a student here at UW-Eau Claire, Lexi dedicated herself to the Blugold Volleyball Team proudly wearing the number 19 and gave back to the university with her recruitment efforts through Campus Ambassadors where she gave tours, called students, and worked college fairs. After she graduates she is headed to Saint Paul, Minnesota to work at McGladrey LLP. McGladrey is an assurance, tax, and consulting firm. During her time at McGladrey, Lexi will be focusing on IT consulting with their clients. Lexi has not only made a mark on this campus, but this campus has also made a mark in her life.

"If you asked me four years ago if I would be where I am now, I wouldn't have been able to say yes. The relationships that I have had with the faculty and staff are second to none, the friendships that I have created are life changing, and the memories that I have made will stay with me for the rest of my life. These last four years have been one heck of a journey—I've gotten to experience different cultures, countries, perspectives, the highest highs and the lowest lows. I didn't realize what I was searching for then, but I do now: a place to call home. The funny thing is, it was surrounding me the entire time and I didn't even realize it. And it is simple, UW-Eau Claire will always be my home."