Andrew CollinsHometown: Grafton, WI
High School: Grafton High School
Campus and Community Involvements: American Marketing Association, UW-L Rec Sports, Intramurals, Student Advisory Council, UW-L National Sales Team
Favorite place on-campus: I really enjoy the outside areas on campus. There are great sidewalks and green areas, but my favorite would have to be the clock tower.
Favorite food around or on-campus: It really depends what I am in the mood for. My number one place to eat would have to be Kate's Pizza Amore in downtown La Crosse.
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In your opinion what is the best thing about the UW-L?
The best thing about UW-L in my opinion is the students, faculty and staff of the university. The people that this university is composed of really make UW-L a great place to learn, grow and succeed. You are motivated and encouraged by others within your studies, activities and fitness. I really feel a home here at UW-L.
What is your favorite thing about La Crosse?
La Crosse is a great place to attend college. The area offers many outdoor activities and it is a very active community. The river, bluff and marsh provide you with a wide variety of opportunities to get outside and experience something new.
Weirdest thing about you?
I think one weird thing about me is that I enjoy the smell of skunk, from a distance. When I am driving and smell a skunk I tend to slow down a little bit to try and make the smell last.
If you could be one household item, what would you be and why?
I would be a radio, because I like to listen to music no matter what I am doing and like a wide variety of sounds. I also enjoy making other feel good and I feel like a good song can always cheer people up.
Name something you do when you're alone that you wouldn't do in front of others?
I like to walk around my house just in my boxers. I know my roommates are okay with this, but if I was to do this out in public I don't know what kind of response I would get.
Name one thing you miss about being a kid?
I miss swing sets. They do not make swing set large enough for adults and even when I try to go back and play on a swing set or use the slide I just cannot. I tend to get very emotional over this.
What is your favorite song at this moment?
Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker, this is a crowd pleaser and you can really belt it out.
Do you have any hidden talents or skills?
I’m actually a very good artist. I have a large sketch book that I do most of my work in, but I also have done a lot of large portraits that I have hung up in various places. I will get in the zone some nights and just draw for hours on end.