Hometown: De Pere, WI
High School: West De Pere High School
Campus and Community Involvements: Vice President of Chi Phi Fraternity, Kicker for UW-L Football Team, volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club and La Crosse Park and Rec.
Favorite place on-campus: On the football field looking up at the bluffs.
Favorite food around or on-campus: Buzzard Billy’s or Piggy’s downtown
Best UW-L story:
My very first night after freshman move in, Coate Hall hosted a root beer keg in the basement. Being the spontaneous person I am I convinced my roommates to wear a toga with me. There ended up being a root beer pong tournament and we ended up in the championship round versus our hall director and a UW-L police officer. Needless to say, we won.
Advice to freshmen:
Apply for scholarship, its free money. Who doesn’t like free money? Join a student organization and be involved. They add to your college experience, allow you to express your ideas, meet your peers with similar interests.
In your opinion what is the best thing about the UW-L?
The best thing about UW-L in my opinion is the people that it’s made up of. The students are very friendly and always open to meet someone new. The professors encourage you to ask them for help and are great resources that turn into a friendship rather than a typical student-teacher relationship. UW-L is a special place you will not find anywhere else. Welcome to the Promise Land.
Weirdest thing about you?
I have two middle names. Adam Theodore Victor Pannier. ATVP out.
If you could be one household item, what would you be and why?
I would be a universal remote. I have turned into the go-to person by my peers, fraternity brothers, and friends. If they have a question or want an opinion I’m the person they come to. If it’s something I can’t solve, I can usually at least put you in a situation that guides you to find the right answer.
Name something you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of others?
I talk to myself. I work out my problems by discussing them with myself out loud. This way I make sure I’m not thinking something that I don’t mean.
Name one thing you miss about being a kid?
I miss nap time. I don’t get to take breaks mid-day anymore but I could really use one most days. After a nice carton of chocolate milk and a snack of course.
What is your favorite song at this moment?
Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show, just a classic that will get any crowd to sing-a-long.
Do you have any hidden talents or skills?
I’m actually a great cook and love experimenting with different spices and sauces. I can also do just about anything and do it well.