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I grew up here, I learned here, but most importantly, I never fulfilled my mother's nightmares of falling into the river. Thanks UWL for everything, I will forever be an eagle. #SoaringOff #CawCaw
I am so grateful to be a part of the 2020 graduating class despite ending in an unexpected way. Thank you to everyone who has influenced my life during the last four years! Professors, family, and friends - I could not have made it this far without the endless cooperation, support, laughs, and memories. I never thought I would be missing La Crosse, but as Winnie the Pooh said, "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh
Thank you to everyone that has supported me throughout my college career!
UWL made a huge impact on my life in the best way possible and I will be forever grateful for everyone who helped and supported me during my time there!
I am grateful for educators who not only create opportunities for students to gain experience sharing their passions within a community, but also give detailed feedback to encourage growth and reflection. Thanks to Kelly Sultzbach and Richard Frost, I was inspired to engage students in critical discussions of sustainability and eco-centric empathy. Thanks to Dr. Jesse and Ms. Feldkamp at Logan HS, I have practice engaging students and feedback to reflect on. Lastly, to all my students, I miss you. I feel so lucky to have been your student teacher. Thanks for learning and growing with me. <3
I would like to thank the members of the Archaeology and Anthropology faculty and students for making my time here the ideal college experience. Being a part of this department was like being in another fantastic family. I would like to especially thank my mentors who guided my path to graduation. I would also like to thank my brothers of Delta Sigma Phi. You have given me friendships, connections, and memories that will last me for the rest of my life, and for that I am very grateful, YITBOS. Lastly, I thank my family and close friends for believing in me and helping me every step of the way.
I am so thankful for the 4 years I've spent at UWL. I have created some of the best memories and made lifelong friends. I would like to personally thank my dad, Kevin, my sister, Makenzie, and all of my friends for always pushing me to be the best that I could be and for their constant support through these past 4 years. I would also like to thank UWL and all of my professors for making this place feel like home.
I am very thankful for everyone who has supported me on this journey and feel highly favored to be in this position. I feel lucky to have the support system that I do as a first-generation college student of color. Since I was little, my parents instilled in me the importance and power of having an education. I am very pleased to say that I am a two-time alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Congrats to all the May 2020 Grads, WE DID IT!
Huge thank you to my family, friends, and sorority sisters for all of the love and support along the way - could not have done it without you all! Special thanks to all my professors, both in the Psychology and Sociology departments, for all the guidance and support along the way!
I would like to thank my family, friends, and girlfriend because I would not be where I am today without all of them. I would also like to thank the Communication Studies professors at UWL for helping to give me such a great education; especially Dr. Ormes and Dr. Modaff. UWL is a great university and I wouldn't trade my experiences in La Crosse for anything.
Thank you to the entire department of sociology, you all were the best professors and support systems. I could not have made it through my pre-OT coursework without the tutors and my classmates. To my roommates: you are the most amazing friends I could have asked for. Thank you for all the crazy and unforgettable memories over the past three years. My experience at UWL has been nothing short of amazing thanks to you. Also thank you to my mom, dad, sister and grandparents for constantly pushing me to fulfill my dreams. Up next, GRAD school!
I wouldn't trade my time at UWL for anything! My experience here has given me the insights I needed to get clear about how I want to show up for this world. I am blown away by the talent of my professors and have made friends that are so dear to my heart. I am eternally grateful for my study abroad experience, empowering me to become a better version of myself. What a precious chapter of my life. Cheers to the next one!
I am thankful for the psychology faculty for consistently encouraging me to do the best I can! I have grown so much in the past few years, and can only attribute that to the wonderful friends I have made at UWL. Life may be taking me across the country this next year, but we will always in touch. This is not goodbye, its see you later.
Thank you UWL for the best four years of my life. I’d like to thank my professors in the Political Science and Criminal Justice programs for everything that they have taught me. These professors truly care about the success of their students, and do everything they can to help us succeed. To my friends, I am thankful for the four years we had together and the memories that were made. One of my favorites things about UWL is that not a day went by where I didn’t see one of you around campus. I look forward to hopefully celebrating with you all in the near future!
I would like to thank my family, friends, professors and mentors for helping me succeed at UW-La Crosse. It has been an unforgettable experience that has given me the confidence to pursue my goals. Congratulations to everyone in the Spring Class of 2020!
Minor - Nutrition | Finally Graduated! Where do I begin? The last 5 years were FULL of twists & turns as my path to success was created, yet I wouldn’t change a thing. Everything that I have experienced & put my heart into brought me to this exact spot in life. I could not be happier to finally say, “I DID IT”. Huge shout out to my family, especially my parents & sisters, for their infinite support & continued love every day. Thank you to my UW-La Crosse soccer family & friends who provided me with memories I will never forget. A new adventure awaits. I can’t wait to see where it takes me!
Mom and Dad- everything I do, it’s all thanks to you two! I wouldn’t be who I am without your love and support. To my sister, Madeline, thank you for inspiring me to be my best and for your encouragement and love. To the rest of my family and friends, thank you all for your positive thoughts and messages during this unprecedented time and for celebrating this accomplishment with me even without a typical ceremony or gathering. I hope I can continue to make you all proud on my next journey to graduate school! Lastly, thank you UWL, for the memories and for being home the last three years!
Thank you to the CST faculty, especially my advisor, Dr. Evan Brody, friends and family and 'The Big Guy.' This day would not have been possible without your overwhelming support and encouragement. Up next forever!
I'm extremely grateful for my experiences here at UWL. The opportunities I've been given to further develop myself have been immense. During my time here I have studied abroad, competed as a student athlete and joined the Army National Guard. These amazing opportunities have challenged and shaped me thus preparing me for my future. I can't say thank you enough to those that supported me through my journey as an Eagle!
Thankful for all that UWL has taught me and brought me!
Choosing UWL was the best decision I could have made. I am so thankful to have experienced the things I did, from late night intramurals, to volunteering at the LRC, to studying abroad! I've been lucky enough to meet so many great, lifelong friends and incredible mentors. UWL will never leave my heart!
Thank you Mom and Dad for all of your love and support through this crazy college experience. To all of my professors: Thank you for helping me grow as a student and enriching me with such valuable information to use in my future career. I am looking forward to this next step in life, and I couldn't have done it without my wonderful support system. Congratulations, Class of 2020; we did it!
Bachelor of Arts - German Studies Major | I would like to sincerely thank my parents for their endless support throughout my time at UWL. I would also like to thank my professors in the Communication Studies and German department for their support and encouragement. And a final thank you to my swim coaches and athletic trainers who never gave up on me despite my various injuries and helped me succeed throughout my four year swimming career.
I am so grateful for my experience at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. The students, community, and UWL staff truly shaped the last four years into the best four years of my life. I could not have done it without my always-supporting family and Lil Green House gals :)
The last five years of my undergraduate career have been anything but easy. The news cycle grew darker, assignments tougher, and my social life more complex. Throughout the last half-decade there were many times where I was unmoored at the randomness and strife adulthood brings. And yet, with the help of others, I am here. Numerous UWL professors taught me to engage the world with curiosity and hope, not fear and confusion. A fascinating journey awaits, and it must be met with courage. To those who helped me see this: thank you. To future students: face the day with everything you've got.
I am very happy and honored to have had the educational experience I have had at UWL, I have made so many connections through my time at UWL from classmates I have had in classes I have taken and professors that have made my experience enjoyable and memorable at UWL.
Thank you to my friends and family for all your continued support. A special thank you to my mom for always believing in me and guiding me to the person I am today.
I'd like to thank my family, especially my parents, roommates, friends, and professors for all their love and support these last 4 years. I couldn't have done it with out all of you. Thank you UWL for an amazing 4 years!
I wish I could relive the last four years of my life at UWL over and over again, but so excited for my next adventure!!
Thank you...to my parents for providing me the tools I needed to succeed; my coaches for pushing me to be a more confident athlete and person; my professors for sparking a lifelong love of learning; and my teammates and friends for the memories, laughs, and unending friendships. Thank you, UW La Crosse.
Three years. Two kids. One family. #LemonPepper We couldn’t have found better support like the SAA Ed.D. Family (faculty and inaugural cohort) to help us achieve our goal as Doctors of Education. Congrats to all the graduates! -Dr. July P. Coleman
No words can fully describe how thankful I am for the last 4 years of my life. La Crosse, you have taught me the value of hard work and determination, while giving me endless life lessons. Through my time at UWL I have made life long friendships and made memories I will never forget. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me to get where I am today. I will miss this campus, my professors, and the La Crosse community more than I ever thought possible but am beyond excited for what the future holds! Thank you for everything, UW-La Crosse.
I am beyond blessed by the friends that I have made over the past four years. Thank you to each and every one of you for being crazy, supportive, hilarious, and generous people. GOD IS SO GOOD!
First, a huge thank you to my mom and dad for always supporting and encouraging me, I wouldn't be here without them! I also want to thank all of the incredible people I've met throughout my time at UWL who made my college experience unforgettable, especially my roommates (who were all the best in the world). Finally, thank you to the psychology department for having the best professors to talk to and special thanks to Dr. Casey Tobin for always promoting self care and writing my references for grad school! Can't wait to be an OT!!
I would first like to thank my family for their encouragement and love over the last four years. I don't know where I would be without you all! Additionally, to the friends I love and adore, I can't thank you enough for the treasured memories that I will have for the rest of my life. It wont ever be a goodbye, but a see you later (: Lastly, I'd like to thank UWL for the best four years I could have asked for!
Minor - Biology | THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me throughout my time at UWL. This has been one heck of a wild ride, and I could not have done it without all of you!
To the life-long friends, incredible professors, RecSports staff and Vanguard organization, thank you for giving me the time of my life! La Crosse, WI will forever be a home away from home and I am so proud to call myself an alumni of UWL!
I am so grateful for the opportunities, memories, and friendships that UWL has provided me. Thank you to my friends and family for all their support throughout my time in college. I am now getting to pursue my passion and I feel so lucky and thankful for my time at UWL.
I'm thankful for the ways I've grown as a person during my time at UWL. I've learned a lot about who I am and most importantly I've learned that I love people and their stories. Everyone has a different story and it's so beautiful to recognize that and how all the parts of that story contribute to who someone is. This fact has helped me become more compassionate and has also allowed me to create some pretty amazing friendships. These relationships are what I'm most thankful for.
I'm so grateful to everyone who supported me during my time at UWL. A special thanks goes out to my family and to all the friends that I made along the way; I couldn't have done it without them. Congratulations and good luck to all my fellow graduates!
I want to thank to my parents for always supporting and encouraging me to achieve my best. I also want to thank all the professors that made an impact on my time at UWL especially those that helped me get into graduate school. A huge thank you to the professor who helped me with everything from advising questions to simple homework help, Dr. O'Brien. I appreciate everything you have done for me and how much you impacted my time here! Finally, thank you to the Psych department for providing me with a well-versed and knowledgeable background which really fuels my passion.
Here's the thing about time: If you can't make the most out of any given moment, then you don't deserve a single extra second.
Thank you to the staff at Murphy Library for being awesome, thank you to Darlene at the Student Union for cooking up the best stir fry, thank you to my fellow Eagle Guides for all the fun, thank you to all of my professors for encouraging me, and thank you to the janitorial staff who cleaned up after us all. UWL was my home for four years. I shared tears, laughter, and memories with so many amazing people. I am proud to be an eagle forever!
Thank you to my parents, grandparents, Dr. Marshik, and Dr. Colman for all the advice and encouragement!
These last four years at UWL have been some of the best in my life! I want to thank my professors, especially Dr. Bakken, in the Sociology and Criminal Justice department for all of the support, mentorship, and opportunities they provided. I want to thank my family for the continued support during these years; it wasn't always easy I'm sure! As for my friends, no matter where we all go, we will always have the memories we made in La Crosse plus many more to come. Though I'm not sure where the future may lead, I'm glad my past included time at UWL.
The pound fell. Death threats multiplied. Politicians quoted poetry. — Sam Knight, New Yorker.
I would like to say that I am so grateful for all of my friends, family, professors, peers, and staff for making my time at UWL unforgettable. I could not have done it without their help. I have found a deeper connection with myself and the world around me through this experience, and I will take all of the laughter, tears, late nights, and epic adventures with me onto the next chapter of this story! Stay in grace. "What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us." -Henry David Thoreau
I would not be the person I am without the English and Theatre Departments here at UWL. From onstage to the classroom, I have been incredibly fortunate to know so many wonderful people through my time here. A huge thank you to my family and friends for all your support in this journey.
Thank you to all my family, friends, and professors for all the encouragement and support this last semester! Thank you for all the wonderful opportunities I've had in my college career!
Minor - Digital Media Studies and Design | Thank you to all of my professors and friends for being the best support system! I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to surround myself with during these past four years. To my family: thank you for putting up with my late-night stress calls and for pushing me to never give up; I wouldn't be where I am today without your never-ending love and support! Good luck to all my fellow graduates in our future endeavors <3
I would like to thank my parents and my grandparents for their support and encouragement throughout my college career. I loved my time on campus and being involved in activities such as French Club, Reuter Core Team, and EPA Honor Society. I wish I could be spending my last semester on campus, but I am grateful for the time that I did get. Thank you to everyone who made my time at UWL memorable!
I'd like to thank my parents for helping me through college. I'd like to thank all of my amazing friends that I met along the way that made my college experience worth it.
I would like to express my thanks to all of the professors that believed in me, and challenged me to become the best educator I can! Additionally, thank you to all of my friends, all those fellow educators and Social Studies students whom I've come to graciously call my friends! I believe in every single one of you & can't wait to see where you go next! Furthermore, thank you to my family for always supporting me and encouraging me to go the extra mile! Finally, I would like to thank my partner, Jodi Chung, for being my rock and pushing me to become a better me! Thank you everyone & take care!
I am so thankful for my four years at UWL. As each year went by, I was able to find a new passion, discover a new part of myself, and continually be challenged. I want to thank the Psychology department for exposing me to topics that make me passionate. I would also like to thank the Vanguard association - I am humbled by the opportunity that I had to re-tell the story of how I fell in love with this school to prospective students every semester. Remembering who I was as a first year student and seeing who I am now is an immense change, but such a good one. Cheers!
I cannot believe my time at UWL and La Crosse is coming to end! I would like to thank my parents and sister for their endless support throughout my life as well as my boyfriend and huge extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins--I could not have done this without all of you! To all my friends, thank you for the memories and forcing me to have fun when I thought all I should have been doing was studying! I want to wish you all good luck in your future endeavors--you got this! Congratulations to all 2020 graduating Eagles!
A huge thanks to my advisors Dr. Huisman and Dr. R. Leahy. I would not have been able to graduate without their constant support over the toughest times college showed me. Thank you also to my big sister who guided me through my time here. Most of all, thank you to my parents for their endless encouragement through the hard times and the best times. I would truly not be who I am or where I am without them. La Crosse has been full of memories that I will cherish forever. Looking back, this experience has taught me a lot and I have grown because of it. I am excited for the next step in my life
Interpersonal communication minor
I'm beyond thankful for the opportunity to have completed my undergraduate degree at UW-La Crosse. These last four years have provided me with countless opportunities, lifelong friendships, and an education that I will appreciate forever. I'm so grateful for the numerous professors who took the time to help me succeed both inside and outside the classroom. I'd also like to thank my family and friends for always providing me with so much love and support throughout my time here at UWL. Congratulations to all the 2020 graduates! Go Eagles!
Thank you to my parents, grandparents, professors, classmates, and all others who helped me to get this far!
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude for all the support I have received from my family, friends, and professors throughout the past three years. UW-La Crosse has provided me with experiences to expand my connections, opportunities to open my eyes, and memories to warm my heart.
Thank you to all of my friends, family, faculty, and co-workers who have gotten me through my program!
Thank you so much to the Communication Studies Department for giving me a home at UWL. There is no class I'd rather be in than a CST class and that is because of the phenomenal professors who I have had the honor of getting to know. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you especially to my parents. You have been the best parents anyone could ask for and I love being your daughter. There aren't enough words to express my gratitude. Thank you UWL, it's been a blast.
We may not have gotten our "lasts" at UWL, but we saw how great the UWL community is and how much the faculty do truly care for us. I wanted to thank all of my professors for everything they have done, especially my advisor Dr. Alexander O'Brien, who was a large role model for me in my academic endeavors and future goals. I also wanted to thank the UWL music faculty I have interacted with, especially Dr. Jeff Erickson and Dr. Tammy Fisher, for giving me a home within the music department. Finally, I wanted to thank my family and friends. Without them, I wouldn't be where I am today.
Thank you to my family and friends for supporting me throughout this journey- I couldn't have done it without you! Much love
The UWL Psychology department has truly helped me embrace the path I’ve chosen for my future. I want to say thank you to all of the professors and peers who have had an impact on my life. I don’t think I could have made connections like the ones I’ve made anywhere else. I appreciate everything UWL has done for me over the past 3 years. I can’t wait to start the next chapter of my life, thank you for everything UWL!
UWL has become a second home to me and I am forever grateful for the memories and friends La Crosse brought me! These were truly the best four years and I will cherish them forever. I am so excited to be able to continue this journey in the UWL School Psychology Graduate Program this fall. Thank you to all of my friends and family that have been so supportive along the way - you all mean the world to me!
Thank you to my family and friends for their constant support throughout these last four years! I would like to especially thank my mom for convincing me to stay in college, and my dad for reminding me to not take life too seriously. Thank you to my UWL professors and mentors for their knowledge and guidance. I will miss everything UWL has offered me over these last four years.
Took the extra year just to be safe ✌
It's hard to know where to start--there's so many people deserving of my gratitude. First and foremost I want to thank my family. Without their support, encouragement, and guidance, none of this would be possible. I also want to that the Financial Aid Office for significantly alleviating the financial burdens of school. I likely would have dropped out if not for the encouragement of Andrew Ives in the Office of Student Life--thank you Drew! Will V.R. from the Pride Center gives the best hugs--thank you Will! Thank you to the entire LaX Recovery scene for saving my life. SOC Dept. ya'll ROCK!!
From the first time that I stepped into Reuter Hall where it was full of national flags from all over the world, communicated with my roommates in my green English, to the time that I walked along the school halls and buildings, made tons of presentations, composed many challenging articles, UWL has been accompanied me for three years of four seasons. I not only absorb knowledge here, but also harvest precious friendship, family-like relationship, as well as rich social practical experiences.To me, UWL is not only my Alma mater, but also my second home on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.
A huge thank you to my family, who encouraged me to make it through these last few years, to all of the professors who have helped and taught me along the way, and to my friends who kept me sane. I don’t know what I would have done without such a great support system, and I can’t wait to see where I can take all that I’ve learned at UWL!
This is not how anyone expected the semester to go, but I am still thankful to be graduating. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. I didn't think the day would ever come, but here we are!
I want to thank the Sociology department for preparing me for my future career endeavors, Enilda Delgado for being such a great mentor and advisor to me, and I also want to thank UWL alum Janessa Smyth for being a great friend and giving me constant support. My experience at UWL has been one for the books and I’m eternally grateful for the memories created, friends made, and knowledge gained from this institution!
I'm very grateful for these last four years, all of the experiences I've gained and learned from throughout my college experience. I want to say thank you to my family for always supporting and encouraging me, especially my parents. Without the both of you I would not have been able to accomplish what I have or be where I am today. Thank you to my friends for making these four years so memorable and fun. I appreciate and love you all very much!
Thank you UWL for providing a solid educational experience. I greatly appreciate all of my science and psychology professors who truly cared about my success as a student and an individual. A special thank you to Dr. Turov and Jeff Reiland for being incredible mentors. Some of my favorite memories include: The Boys of Coate 4B, intramural volleyball, Okios groups at Common Ground, Cru Volleyball Tourneys, the Hillview Home, Gingers + 1, adventures with D, Pre-Dental Club, family dinners, and studying abroad in Australia. I look forward to attending the U of MN School of Dentistry in the fall.
Gracias a mis padres, siempre han creado que lo pudé hacer y ahora lo ha hecho. Thank you to the communities that have nurtured, challenged and taught me immensely during my time at UWL; ALANA, Mujeres Orgullosas, SEEDs, Campus Climate & the WGS department. You made staying so much better and leaving so much harder.
Thank you to my family for supporting and encouraging me through my college experience. I want to thank the Archaeology department for pushing me to excel! I cannot wait to explore this field professionally and I know I am equipped to be great. I have made fantastic friends in the major and hope to keep in touch. In my four years with the rugby team, I have traveled internationally and nationally, and I became a good rugby player with these incredible women. So, thank you for being my family at college! I am going to miss La Crosse, but I cannot wait for what the future holds.
Thank to my amazing parents for supporting me every single day. Your love and support brought me to where I am today. Thank you to all of my professors and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for giving me the best college experience I could ask for. Thank you for all the amazing opportunities you present us students.
I am thankful for the UWL faculty and professors for expanding my love of cultural exploration and travel through three study abroad programs to Ireland, South Korea, and Hungary. Thanks to my parents and family who encouraged me in all my decisions and to pursue a double major in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. Lastly, thanks to all of the amazing friends and roommates I met at UWL creating lifelong friendships through long days in the library and late nights downtown!
Thank you to all of my professors, friends, and mentors at UWL. Each one of you has challenged me, made me laugh, and helped me grow academically and personally. I wish you all the best as we embark on the next chapter of our lives. In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, "I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
I wish I had more than 600 words to describe my experience at UWL. I would also like to say that the music department deserves a concert hall. Without the CFA and the SEMB, I wouldn't have had as great of a college experience as I did. Though I'm not in the music department, I have many fond memories and great friends from there. I would also like to shout out Dr. Kruse, Dr. Delgado, Dr. Driscoll and the whole Sociology department for being exceptional! I have learned so much from these professors, they're amazing! I am so lucky to have had this opportunity and privilege to be here. Peace out!
I loved learning from my professors at UWL and discovering interesting topics through lectures. I enjoyed meeting new friends freshman year and studying abroad sophomore year in Granada, Spain. For my last two years, I have spent more time exploring La Crosse and its beautiful surroundings. This last year I had an internship at a high school for my TESOL minor.
Communication Studies double major: Interpersonal Communication emphasis. I am so thankful to all of my family and friends who have supported me throughout the past four years at UW-La Crosse. From a year studying abroad in Peru to countless other memories made right in my hometown, I couldn't be more thankful for the experience. Many thanks to my advisors and professors at UWL as well. The genuine care and support that you provide to students is second to none. I will always cherish the memories made and will always be proud to say that I am University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate.
I want to thank all of the UWL professors and staff for an amazing four years. I also want to thank the lifelong friends I have made as well as my very supportive family. I am glad to graduate knowing I have received a high quality education. Go Eagles!
Can't wait to tell my kids over and over that I graduated during a global pandemic.
I would like to thank the professors in the Communication Studies Department for sharing their expertise with me. Thank you to my family and friends for all your love and support. Thank you La Crosse for giving me the best 4 years that a college student could imagine. I have met so many amazing people here.
I would like to give all the gratitude in the world to my parents who have been my rock. Both of you have been the most supportive people in my life and I can't thank you guys enough for that. UWL will always feel like another home in my heart because of the memories it has given me over the past four years. I would not be the woman of character that I am today without my sorority and the sisterhood it has given me. Thanks for everything UWL, you'll always have my heart.
I would like to thank everyone in the School of Education and all my professors that I've had along the way. They've all helped me get to this point. Every single one of them has helped me realize that I belong in a classroom. It has been one crazy ride to get to this point, so I guess it's only fitting that the final semester would end this way. To the other graduates of 2020, good luck and we'll all get a chance to celebrate real soon! Until then, I guess I'll go get a real job now...
The unending support from the Communication Studies department was sensational. The professors I had the pleasure of working with helped me grow as a student, writer, speaker, and person. I am so thankful to know them and to have learned from them. To my family for encouraging me to be excellent and supporting me when I was not, thank you. And to those who stayed up with me during all of the late-night study sessions, you know who you are, thank you, I really could not have done this without you. Despite these crazy times, we did it class of 2020!
Bachelor of Arts - Spanish Major: Environmental Studies Minor------------- A big thank you to all of my professors in the Spanish, English, and Environmental Studies departments for helping me push through and succeed! While I'm not quite sure what my next chapter will bring, I'm excited to see what the future holds. Look Mom and Dad, I did it!
Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me through everything during my college career! So blessed to have called this place home for the past four years and can’t wait to see what the future holds for everyone!
Congrats fellow graduates, especially my friends Lizzy, Alex, Lydia, Paige, and Hannah! I'd like to give a special shout out to Dr. Kelly Sultzbach for being the best professor I ever had and for going the extra mile for her students. I also need to thank my amazing family and boyfriend for supporting me the past four years throughout this journey! I couldn't have done it without all of you.
Thank you to my family, friends, and boyfriend who have been the biggest source of moral support during my journey at UWL. I also want to thank the Communication Studies Department; the faculty and staff in CST were always there to help me and challenge me when I needed it the most. The lessons I learned from them reached far beyond the classroom and they are ones I will never forget. Lastly, I want to thank all of my coworkers in the Academic Advising Center & Career Services Office who supported me academically, professionally, and personally during my Senior year.
I would like to thank Dr. Svoboda, Dr. Elkins and the rest of the staff within the SAA department who were a huge inspiration and helped me in so many ways. Their mentorship meant the world to me and I will never forget how they propped me up and encouraged me over the years. My family, especially my sons Jack and Liam, always believed in me and cheered me on and I can't thank them enough. I am also appreciative of my friends and colleagues who encouraged me when I needed it most. So happy to reach this point and excited for what the future holds!
I'm incredibly grateful for the friends and faculty that pushed me out of my comfort zone and made my time at UWL so special. Good luck to everyone as you start the next chapter of your life!
Wow. Graduation is finally here! I have had such a wonderful time during my four years of undergrad at UWL that I'm sticking around for three more years for grad school! UWL not only gave me an exceptional education, but great friends, experiences, and memories. I would not have been able to do any of this without my family and friends - I am beyond thankful for your love, encouragement, and support! This semester may not have ended the way anyone anticipated or wanted but it cannot diminish the importance of this milestone. Congrats to all my fellow graduates - we did it!
Thank you to my family who has continued to support and encourage me in every aspect of my life. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to my crazy roommates for making my college experience unforgettable. For all the endless laughs and dance parties, I will forever be thankful for our friendship and I will cherish the memories we made. Lastly, thank you to all my amazing professors who pushed me to be a better student and person. Next stop, grad school!
Thank you to my friends, family, and professors. My time at UWL has been nothing short of an incredible experience and it is all due to the community in which this campus shares. I appreciate the work of each and every professor I have had as they have shown nothing less than exceptional care and compassion for everyone in the student body. I wish everyone the best in their next endeavor and hope to be back some day soon!
Mai Nue Lor
Being the first in my family to graduate with a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree has been an amazing accomplishment for my family. These degrees are for my parents because of their sacrifices for my siblings and me. Thank you, Mom and Dad, for always working so hard to support me and my passions. Thank you for always pushing me to do my best and encouraging me to finish strong. I want to thank the McNair Scholars office, Campus Climate, Student Support Services, and the Office of Multicultural Student Services supporting me as a first-generation, low-income, Cis- HMoob womxn.
Thank you Mom and Dad for all your support throughout these four years, I could not have done this without you. You were good to me UW-La Crosse; thank you for a wonderful four years. I will cherish all the memories with those that I have crossed paths with. Congrats to all the graduates-- we did it!
I want to say thank you to all of my family and friends that have supported me these past four years. A special thank you to my mom, dad, and sister for always being there for me, even when they were busy with their own lives. UWL has brought me some lifelong friends that I am positive I couldn’t have found anywhere else. My professors also took the time to get to know me personally and have thoroughly shaped my educational experience. I am so grateful for my time at UWL and will cherish it forever.
I want to say thank you to the wonderful professors and staff in the CST department! Also a big thank you to my amazing friends. I will miss our game nights, late night breakfasts, and just being together and having a good time. Lastly, thank you to my family who has always supported me - I wouldn't be where I am today without you all.
Thank you so much to my family, friends, professors, and everybody who has supported me and helped me get to where I am today. I wouldn't be the person I am without your support, kindness, empathy, and generosity. I will truly miss my time at UWL, but I am very excited to find out what the future holds for me.
The past two years of grad school have contained some of the most wonderful and challenging moments of my life, and I have grown so much as a person and as a student affairs professional. I will forever be thankful for the wonderful faculty, my advisor, my graduate assistantship supervisors, my family, and my husband. Goodness knows I wouldn't be where I am today with out so much love and support from all of you. To my classmates in the SAA program, each and every one of you have incredible potential to change the lives of students, and I'm grateful to have gone through this journey together.
These past four years have been the best years of my life and I have never been more proud of myself. I would like to thank my mom & dad for all of their love and support, Julia for giving me a tomorrow to look forward to, my roommates and friends for supplying me with enough crazy stories I can tell for years, and of course the professors who pushed me every day to think critically and reach the potential they saw in me. I could not have done it without you all. Congratulations to my peers, we did it! Cheers!
I would like to thank my mom, dad and siblings! I couldn’t have done this without them. Thank you for always having a listening ear during the good and bad of my college career. This wasn’t easy, but it was worth it! Thank you UWL for an amazing 2 years!!
I want to thank the entire CST department & my photography professors for making my 4 years at UWL so amazing. I always felt so supported and learned so much from each and every professor. To my Mom, Dad, and Christian: thank you for providing me with the opportunity to go to college and study what I love. Thank you for the continued encouragement, for always being my #1 supporters, and for making me who I am today. Aaron, thank you for being by my side the past few years...I could not have done it without you! Congratulations to my fellow graduates & good luck in all of your endeavors!
I would like to thank everyone who helped me towards my degree. To my family, loved ones, friends, and roommates, I appreciate everything you have done to support me these last four years. I especially want to thank my advisor, Dr. Mike Tollefson, for guiding me through some tough challenges with my research. As well as countless other professors who have inspired me and helped me find myself. I am so thankful that I chose La Crosse for the experiences I have gained during my time in college. It truly feels like a second home and will forever have a place in my heart.
Vocal Performance Minor and Proud member of the Music Dept. I can't thank the Music dept. enough for the experiences gained and friendships made. Also, the Theatre Dept. I would like to thank for the opportunities, the fun, and the memories. I just want everyone to know that Art is important. To Music and Theatre, thank you. And Of course, it goes without saying that I wouldn't be where I am today without the unconditional love and support from my family. My caring Mom, my loving Dad, my sweet Grandma, and my lovable brothers and sisters. Without them, life would be boring.
I am so grateful for all that UWL has provided me these last four years. I am not only walking away with a degree and education I am proud of, but also lifelong friends and incredible memories. Thank you to my family, friends, and all the faculty who have made my journey a success and I can't wait to see what my future holds!
Mom & Dad- Ua tsaug rau kuv niam thiab kuv txiv txoj kev txhawb nqa thiab txoj kev hlub kuv tsis txawj tas. Hnub no, kuv tau txais kuv daim Master’s Degree! Daim Master’s Degree no yog puav pheej ntawd kuv niam kuv txiv txoj kev hlub, txoj kev dej siab rau kuv txoj kev kawm ntawv thiab tseem yog kuv lub pheej xwb. Kuv hlub neb heev! Ua tsaug! To my siblings, thank for your love and support during this journey of mine. I love you all! Despite all in the world, we did it, CLASS of 2020! CONGRATULATIONS!
I am beyond thankful for my Communication Studies family. Thank you for always being there and willing to talk about life, academics, and dogs. To my friends who are like family, I am grateful for your presence in my life and all the laughs: past and future. Thank you to my family, I am so grateful for your love, support, and encouragement. Omar, I am furever indebted to you. You are my partner in crime, peer editor, and cuddle buddy — stay golden.
I am so grateful for my time at UWL. Thank you to my professors, who went above and beyond, not only to teach the content, but to get to know me and support me. Thank you to my family, who supported me and made this possible. Thank you to all the lifelong friends I made – I’m so lucky to be surrounded by fun, loving, and supportive people. College wasn’t only APA citations and coffee (though that does sum up a lot of it), but it was a time of personal growth and self-discovery. Best of luck to everyone in their future endeavors – I have no doubt that the people I’ve met will change the world.
While the year didn't end quite as I expected, I can still say with confidence this was the best year I had a UWL. I want to thank my family for their unconditional support, my professors for their dedication to students, and my friends for lifting me up. I also want to thank those who I worked with in Student Senate. Being a part of Senate was so special and truly a growing experience. I've met so many great people over the years at UWL so thank you all for the wonderful memories. I will miss UWL dearly. Soar on Eagles! You all have bright futures ahead of you.
Zachary Noethe Wolford
Four years flew by way too fast, but I am so beyond thankful for the experience I have had at UWL. I want to thank my family for always believing in me and encouraging me. Mom and Dad, I wouldn't be where I am today without you and your unconditional love and support. Drew, thanks for always making me laugh and smile. To all of my friends and wonderful people I met here at UWL, you all have made such a huge impact on my life. Thank you for all of the shared laughs, tears, drinks, and memories. My college experience wouldn't have been the same without all of you!
I want to thank everyone who made these 4 years of my life the greatest experience ever from the constant support of my family the memories made with all my friends over the years and the encouragement and support given from all my professors. I will cherish my years as a UWL Eagle for many years to come. I am honored to join a long line of UWL alumni in my family and will be proud everyday to know I let my own legacy at UWL. Go Eagles!
My thanks to all my professors from whom I learned a great deal. I'd like to thank my advisor Dr. Basten, Dr. Gercek Swing, Dr. Hiris, Dr. Quartiroli, and Dr. Suthakaran in Psychology; in History Dr. Shonk, Dr. Buffton, Dr. Pai, Dr. Longhurst, and Dr. Hollenbeck; in Mathematics and Statistics Dr. Baumann and Dr. Chen; in English Dr. Parker and Dr. Stobb; Dr. Kraemer in Philosophy; Dr. Hart in Sociology; and Dr. Phipps in Music. Thank you all for helping my along my path. A final thank you to most of my fellow students for your determined indifference towards this nontraditional student.
Thank you UWL for the most challenging and rewarding 4 years. I would like to thank my friends, family, and the UWL faculty for unwavering support. I do not think I would have made it through college without this incredible support system. I am grateful for the friends and experiences I have had during these past 4 years and the memories that will last a lifetime.
I am extremely grateful reflecting on the memories I have had in La Crosse and the people I was able to spend it with. Besides being able to live in such a beautiful city, I am proud to say that I was able to learn from remarkable professors and had access to so many resources to aid in my learning. Secondly, a very big and warm thank you to my parents for supporting all of my choices and endeavors. I am also thankful for all of the forever friends UWL has brought me. Lastly, not all family you are born with- thank you Grove Street Gals for being my second family.
I am so thankful for everyone I crossed paths with at UWL and for all the opportunities that have come from the last 4 years. To my mentors in all places, thank you for always encouraging me to keep pushing ahead and stay true to my goals. To the offices that helped make UWL feel like home, thank you for caring and staying passionate despite the challenges. To my friends, thank you for inspiring me and making a true community of brilliant, amazing, phenomxnal people - y'all never fail to make me smile. I am so sad to leave but I will take y'all everywhere in my heart. Stay resilient, much love
I would like to thank all of the friends and professors that I've met at UWL and everywhere else these past four years which have made my college experience very enjoyable. Specifically the Archaeology and Anthropology Department for getting me and the rest of us seniors through these challenging times. Also a special shoutout to those in the History Department for giving be a different outlook in my studies and for not just being a second major. Last but not least I would like to thank my parents and family for always supporting my decisions and pushing me along the way.
Thank you to all the teachers who have helped and motivated me throughout the years! Thank you also to all my family and friends! I wouldn't be here if it were not for your continuous support and encouragement. I'm excited to be able to share this special occasion with my fellow graduates. Congratulations everyone!
"Mens Corpusque." This is this university's motto in Latin, which translates over into English as "Mind and Body." This could not be more fitting. During my time at UWL, I have encountered countless opportunities to challenge and improve myself physically and mentally. I leave UWL with the habits and tools to cultivate further success with both Mind and Body, and I have no one but the fine people who make this university great to thank. I would like to thank all of my professors, classmates, and friends who helped me stimulate immense growth and make better memories. "Carpe Diem!"
I want to thank the SAA faculty who have provided a world-class educational experience. My adviser, Dr. Jörg Vianden, for the immense support and encouragement. The MSEd River cohort who, despite being 1,000 miles away, is always there for a good laugh. My friends, especially Amy, Alex, and Gaby (I no longer have the excuse of schoolwork to skip dinner or drinks- yay!). My family: mom, dad, and everyone else for all the support. And finally, my dog Finn who was by my side through every paper and project.
My time here at UWL has truly been amazing and I have met some really amazing people along the way. It's a bittersweet feeling, while I am sad to be leaving my college life behind, I am excited to start my life in the real world. I want to say thank you to my professors, my classmates, my friends, and anyone who has supported me on this journey; I could not have done it without you. Lastly, a huge thank you to my parents, you guys are the reason I am where I am today. I appreciate and love you guys so much! I will never forget my UWL experience!
Thank you to my family and all of my lifelong friends that I have made throughout this journey in the last 4 years. You have all truly inspired me to be the person that I am today. I am grateful and appreciative of the memories I made and will always cherish them. Cheers, to the next chapter in life!!
WE DID IT! I myself can admit I'm not even sure that this is all real. I have made so many memories during this time in my life and I wouldn't change any of it for the world. The biggest thing college has taught me is that I set my limits if I want something I have everything I need within myself to achieve any goal and I will always be truly thankful for that. To my parents who stood by my side throughout this entire long process thank you I know we weren't always sure we would make it here but we made it and I'm proud to say I'm the first child to do it! Thank you and love you all! Desus Out
I would like to thank all the professors I’ve gotten the pleasure to have these past four years. I would also like to thank all my friends I’ve been blessed to have made here at UWL. I wouldn’t trade my experience here these past four years for anything. UWL truly gave me the experience of a lifetime. To my fellow graduates congratulations on all your achievements here at UWL! I would also like to thank both of my parents and my sister for pushing me to be the best individual I can be in and outside of school. This wouldn’t have been possible without you! Go Eagles!
I would like to thank my incredible family, the amazing friends that I've made throughout my time here, and the hard-working professors that have pushed me to never give up. These have been some of the greatest years of my life. I am forever grateful to have attended such a wonderful college. Cheers to an amazing four years!
A word of gratitude is in order for all the UW-L professors that not only invested in but put up with me, for the friendships that emerged in my time here, and for the guidance and support from counseling staff and other support offices. And shoutout to student orgs BSU and ALANA and the cool things they're continuing to do! Even though the end of the semester looks completely different for us that we had imagined, I know that we are doing the best we can right now and learning to roll with these punches. Looking forward to coming together for commencement. Thank you!
Throughout my time at UWL, I existed within two worlds; one was filled with stories I told on stage. I relived childlike naivety through the character of Fern Arable and fought villains amidst the backdrop of fair Verona. My second world was one I lived in offstage, filled with characters slightly less eccentric but nonetheless integral parts of my undergraduate career. My parents filled this world with possibility, encouraging me to be whomever I wanted. As I venture into another world to write my own story, I want to thank them for letting me explore my potential freely; I love you always.
I would like to thank everyone who has helped me on my journey here at UWL! Special shoutout to Greg Ormes and Victoria Calmes for advising me throughout my time here. Congratulations fellow classmates!
“Show up. Show up consistently. Show up consistently with a positive outlook. Be prepared for and committed to the long haul. Cultivate a burning desire backed by faith. Be willing to pay the price. And do the things you’ve committed to doing—even when no one else is watching.” ― Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
I am grateful to have spent the last four years of my life in the city of La Crosse and the opportunity to attend UW-La Crosse. My best memories have been made here. Thank you, Mom, Dad, and Anthony for supporting me throughout my time here and encouraging me with your unconditional love. This school opened the doors for me to the greatest friendships, experiences, knowledge, and understanding of who I am becoming. I am proud of my work and accomplishments. A big shoutout to the Communication Department-the best and most caring professors at UWL. I am eager for my next adventure. Salute!!
Thank you to all of my support staff that have stuck with me through my long schooling years. This includes my amazing family, as well as the professors, advisors, and classmates that have made an impact on me throughout my years at UWL. Thank you all so much, and congratulations to all of the other graduates as well. We get to say that we were the very first, and hopefully only, UWL graduates that got a couch commencement!
Thank you to all of the professors in the Psychology and Sociology departments. I feel prepared for my future education and career as a Social Worker. I would not be going on this path without the inspiration and support that you gave me. To my family, thank you for the prayers and encouragement these last four years. When things got hard, I knew that I always had people in my corner to call if I ever needed anything. Last, I am thankful for the memories with my friends and roommates. La Crosse always felt like home because of you guys.
I would like to thank the Comm Studies department for always being so welcoming and encouraging of me. They have taught me how to think critically and to always take new chances in opportunities. I would also like to thank the AAC/CS office. During my last two years working there, I have grown into the employee I am today, all because of their willingness to teach me and support my ideas. Finally, I would like to thank my family, without them I would not be the person I am today.
I would like to thank my family, friends, professors, and UWL for all of the support you have given me through the years. I am grateful for the knowledge, understanding, and experiences I have gained through the pursuit of this degree. I cannot wait to see where this adventure we call life takes me next, and I am excited to travel this adventure with my newly acquired degree!
Thank you to all the people who have supported me throughout the past four years; including my family, friends, roommates, and many professors. I have learned so much from both the Psychology and Spanish departments that I will take with me in the future. Thanks for the memories UWL, now on to grad school!
Thank you to all of my family and friends for supporting me through my undergraduate career! I would not have made it without you. To all of my professors, thank you so much for such an incredible education. I am so grateful for my UWL experience!
Thank you to the professors of the Anthropology and Archaeology department for all that you have done for me during my undergraduate career. Not only have you all inspired me to pursue my dreams of being an anthropologist, but you have shown me what true role models look like. I can truly say that you all have impacted my life for the better, and I am so thankful for each and every one of you. Thank you La Crosse for all of my friends that I have met along the way, the opportunities that I have been given, and the skills that I needed to pursue my dreams.
Firstly, I want to thank my friends and family for always supporting me during my journey through college! I can't believe how quickly the past four years have flown by! I'll never forget the wonderful professors and experiences at UWL and abroad that have helped shape me into the person I am today. Thanks to them, I will be fully prepared with all the linguistic and cultural knowledge needed to be successful in my life-long dream career as a Spanish-English medical interpreter. I'm thrilled to start a new chapter in my life. Congrats and good luck to all my fellow graduates, we did it!
Physics with an emphasis in Astronomy Minor
I would like to thank everyone who has made my college experience unforgettable. I found a home in La Crosse that I never expected & I am forever grateful. A special thanks to my family & friends for believing in me & giving me the best support system, without each of you this would have not been possible. To my peers & professors, thank you for your kindness & smiles constantly reminding me to keep going. My heart is so full of the moments we've shared! Class of 2020 - We did it! Let's go make the world a better place!
I am extremely grateful for the opportunities, memories, and friendships UW-La Crosse has given me over the past four years. Thank you to all of my Psychology professors - because of you, I have challenged myself, expanded my knowledge and created goals for my future. La Crosse will always have a special place in my heart!
Thank you UWL for being the place I call home, the place where I made friendships that will last a lifetime, the place that taught me who I am as a woman and helped me grow into the scholar I am today, and the place that showed me that anything is possible with the right amount of support, motivation, and dedication.
I'd like to, first and foremost, thank my mom for always believing in me. A special thanks to my amazing family and friends for their constant support throughout my college career. As new paths emerge and my life journey begins, I will continue look back to all the great memories and people at UWL. It's only up here!
Thank you to the folks in the Psychology Dept. for all of the wise and insightful mentorship over the last 4 years! I would never have developed the path for my life without all of your advice and guidance. To the friends and family I have grown with and picked up over the last four years (you know who you are), thank you so so much for always supporting my growth and for your unconditional love and acceptance. My fellow grads, I know this isn't how we wanted to go about but cheers to you all for your accomplishments and strength to get to this point! Best of luck with exploring your dreams!
Thank you Mom, Dad, and my family for all the support through the years! I can't tell you how much I appreciate everything that you have done for me. I could not have done this without you and hope to keep making you proud in my next chapter of life! UWL, thank you for introducing me to some of the most amazing people whose friendships will last a lifetime. To all my friends, thank you for all of the dance parties, laughs, tears and memories. My experience here at UWL has helped me grow as a person thanks to all of you, thank you!!!
I'm extremely grateful for the experiences I've had and the people I've met throughout my time at UWL. I will always cherish the memories I have from being a part of the Screaming Eagles Marching Band. Being in band has been a huge part of my college experience, I've met so many amazing people and learned life lessons that have greatly impacted my life. I would like to thank Dr. Fisher, Dr. Kruse, Dr. Driscoll, and Dr. Higgins for being a big part of my journey as a college student and giving me so much knowledge! Lastly, thank you to my friends and family for all your love and support!
Thank you to my family and friends for all your support!! I could not have done it without you! I love you all so much! Thank you for the best four years and creating some of my best memories!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank my family, friends and professors who have pushed me to become a better person and student. I am forever grateful to have found a home in La Crosse, UWL will always have a special place in my heart.
Words can't describe what UWL and the city of La Crosse mean to me, I have grown to love this place as a home, and I cannot even believe how fast 4 years here flew by. Thank you to all the wonderful friends I have made here, La Crosse wouldn't be the same without you. You all have played such a major role in this experience, and we made it a heck of a good one. I also have to thank my family for their endless love and support through this rollercoaster ride, I would never be where I am today without you all. Thanks for hosting some of the best years of my life La Crosse; I'll be back.
Thank you UWL for the best years of my life! I'm so grateful for the professors who have helped and guided me, for my amazing friends and family who have supported me, and for the opportunities that UWL has given me. ¡No es un adiós, es un hasta luego!
Thank you to my family for their support during this experience. Thank you to my professors for their wisdom on this journey. And thank you to my friends for great times and unforgettable memories.
Thank you to my parents for working so hard to make sure I was able to receive a higher education & for continuing to learn with me & always supporting me. Thank you to the professors, such as Dr. Evan Brody, Dr. Dena Huisman, Dr. Bryan Kopp & Dr. Mahruq Khan who have encouraged me & defended me, & always understood my passions. Thank you to the remarkable women I have met & the empowering female friendships I have developed that continually fill me with joy. Thank you to the organizations I was a member of; SEEDs, Sigma Tau Delta, & The Racquet Press. Without a free press, we have nothing.
I want to extend my sincerest thank you to everyone I have crossed paths with throughout my time at UWL. To my friends, classmates, professors, and coworkers, you have helped make these four years some of the most joyful and memorable years of my life! I have grown so much here and cannot wait to see what the future holds for all of us!I am so grateful for the opportunity to work in Residence Life and serve in different leadership roles for Cru. Iguana's, you know you will always have my heart.
Even though my time at La Crosse ended sooner than expected, I am so grateful to be a part of UWL's 2020 graduating class. I want to thank my mom and dad for their constant support and encouragement throughout these 3.75 years. I also want to thank my friends for being my biggest motivators, you girls are the best! I'm sad it is all over, but I remind myself with the great words of Dr. Suess, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Thank you UWL for some of my most treasured memories. Thank you to my family & friends who have supported me, and will continue to support me in future endeavors. I love you all! Although we don't get to celebrate in the ways we want right now, we are in this together! The best is yet to come. Congratz Class of 2020, we did it! We will be unforgettable.
From working in the theater, to having fun on campus, and taking trips to far away destinations, UWL has taken me on an incredible journey. Thank you to my mom and dad who saw me start this journey and are now with me to watch me finish it. I love you aways and forever. Thank you to my aunts, my grandparents, my friends, and my many professors who helped make this achievment a reality for me. One of my favorite quotes is "No cause is lost as long as there is one fool left to fight for it".
From the first second I stepped onto this campus, something in me knew this is where I was to be for the next four years. I have had a wonderful experience with the amazing professors from the Political Science and Philosophy departments, and I thank every one of them that made learning so enjoyable. I am so grateful to my family and friends that supported me in studying abroad which helped me attain a new level of independence and adventure. I hope everyone found their passion and had moments which they were so proud of themselves. Don't limit yourself. "Become who you are" -Nietzsche
"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love." - Jim Carrey
When I decided to take on a double major I didn’t realize all the love and encouragement that would be needed along the way. To all my friends, family, professors, and mentors all the thanks to you. It’s been a great ride. Thankful for the support received over the past 4 years.
Yeng Houa Thao
Congratulations to the class of 2020! Thank you to the SAA faculty, staff, and cohort members for your encouragement and support over the last 2 years. I appreciate you all! Thank you to my family for being my rock and always encouraging me to persevere. I could never have done this without you!
Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout this journey.
Thank you to everyone who's helped me in the past four years! To my professors in the archaeology, history, and environmental studies departments for your guidance that's helped me fall in love with my disciplines; to my peers who have accompanied me, especially in the past few months; and to my friends and family for supporting me throughout college. I can't wait for what comes next and wish everyone the best!
Thank you UWL for filling this chapter of my life with knowledge, growth, and fun. A special thank you to my wonderful family, friends new and old, employers, and professors for all the support and encouragement. I could not be more grateful for the space provided for me to explore my passions and the opportunity to develop a life in this beautiful city over the past 5 years. UWL helped shaped who I am, gave me a new place to call home, and memories that will last forever. Bring on the next adventure! :)
I want to thank my family for always supporting me and my decisions in life, I wouldn't be where I am without you guys! I also want to thank the Screaming Eagles Marching Band. SEMB has given me a home away from home and forever friends. I will always be grateful for every one of you! As for UWL, thanks for putting up with me for the last five years; what a long strange trip its been! Peace!
I want to thank all of my mentors, professors, and supervisors, near and far, for the constant support and guidance. A shoutout to Jessie, my roommate, who was a constant source of support and a true friend. I wouldn't have made it without you! Lastly, a huge thank you to all of the students I have worked with in the last two years. You have all brought me laughter and smiles on my toughest days, and made this whole experience worth it. I truly would not be where I am today without all of you. The past two years have been difficult, but I made it!
I truly cannot express how grateful I am for my time at UWL. Thank you Sociology and Archaeology Department for helping me find my home away from home. Thank you to everyone in Student Admissions for helping me find my confidence. Thank you to each of my instructors that never gave up on me. Thank you to my new and old friends that helped me to find my way. And thank you Mom, Dad, and Taylor for the continuous support from miles away. I wouldn't be where I am today without each and every one of you; thank you for helping make my graduation possible!
Samuel Van Dong
I'm so thankful for my four years at UWL! I've been lucky enough to have numerous incredible professors and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get where I am today!
I will forever be grateful for the past 4 years at UWL. Thank you Mom and Dad for the unconditional love and support! You have great enthusiasm for my dream of becoming an Occupational Therapist; I hope to make you proud in grad school. I would not be where I am without the constant support from my loyal friends, roommates, and Gamma Sigma Sigma members. You all have given me strength and motivation. To my fellow graduates, all our hard work has paid off...congratulations! Now go walk under that clock tower. "How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?" -Winnie The Pooh
Did someone order a pizza? Because papa’s in the house.
I would like to thank my parents and professors who have pushed me to grow so much as a person over these last few years at UWL. I would also like to thank all of the friends who I met along the way for making the journey enjoyable and going through it together. "Life is short, stunt it"~ Rod Kimble
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you hoped for”
The past 4 years have given me memories and friendships to last a lifetime. I am grateful for the faculty of the Political Science/Public Administration and Spanish departments who supported me through all of my academic achievements. Above all, thank you to my parents who give me endless love and support. Congratulations to all of the 2020 graduates!
Thanks to all of my family and friends who've helped me get through these past 5 years. The staff and faculty at UWL helped me achieve my dreams, push myself further than I ever thought I could, and encourage me to keep moving forward. UWL has been the best experience of my life, and I'm so grateful for it.
I'm so fortunate for my Bio and Psych professors who provided me with opportunities to grow and excel. They taught me so much and helped me grow as a student and a person. I'm also so thankful for my family for always supporting me in my goals. To my friends: you made my time here a blast and i'll never forget all of our game nights, nights downtown, and of course our many many late nights at the lib.
Thank you so much to all of my family, friends, professors, coworkers, and supervisors for your continued support over the last few years! I have learned so much, especially from my wonderful professors in the Political Science & Public Administration Department. My time at UWL has given me countless awesome opportunities and some of my best friends, and I'm thankful to have made La Crosse my home for the last five years.
Firstly, I'd like to thank my family: special shoutout to my Mom, Lori & Gary, Ben, and my Grandma, for without any of you, I would not have made it this far. Next, I'd like to send my appreciation to the Campus Activities Board and its Advisor, Drea. You've all been like a second family to me, and I greatly appreciate the amount of growth, fun, and love I have experienced from being apart of CAB. Last, but not least, I'd like to mention my roommate, Brennan. Thank you for keeping me sane and being the best roommate/friend I could have asked for these past 3 years! You've got this, Eagles!
Even when life gets uncertain and scary, NEVER GIVE UP!!! Never be afraid to start all over and follow your dreams, whether it's changing your major after 8 semesters, trying to join the swim team after only getting involved in the sport for like 2 years, or dropping out for a bit to try living in Japan after you got there for a TEFL internship. The best part about the all online semester is that you can finish it anywhere. Good luck with your future careers, hopes, and relationships, everyone. Always remember what it means to be an Eagle Lots of love from Tokyo, - Watson (Nicholas Watson)
I couldn't be more grateful for the college experience I had! Thank you UWL for giving me some of the best friends, teachers, coworkers, and years of my life. I'm so proud of the person I have grown into the past four years, and I couldn't have done it without the amazing people who have supported me along the way. I'm sad that I have to say goodbye, but La Crosse will always hold a special place in my heart!
A big thank you to all of my friends and family, especially my mom, grandma, aunts, and uncles who helped me apply for college and encouraged me to keep going when I wanted to quit. In the psych department, I'd like to thank Dr. Sutha for challenging me and helping me grow into the person I am today. I'd also like to thank Dr. Marshik for constantly expressing care, advice, and being a great mentor. Also a shout out to Res Life for all the mentors and friends I've gained from being a RA. Thanks for a great 4 years UWL!
I would like to thank my parents and my roommates for their support. It was wonderful learning from and working for the Economics department at UW-La Crosse.
I couldn't be here today without the support of the Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department--specifically from my advisor, Dr. Khan. Thank you so much for all the support you have given me the past four years, I have grown so much because of you. Thank you to my parents, my sister, my gramma, and all my wonderful aunts, uncles, and cousins. Thank you all for always encouraging me to follow my heart and speak my truth--even when it was uncomfortable or hard to do. To all the amazing people I have had the privilege to meet at UWL: I wish you all the best in your journeys. Cheers!
As an English major, you might expect me to write something beautiful and inspirational but I think I've earned my write to be short and sweet (haha "write" get it??) Soo all I have to say is WOOO WE'RE COLLEGE GRADS!!!! (To all my profs: You have led me to my passions and for that, I can't thank you enough)
This is kind of crazy....everything that is going on and we are graduating! I think we have all felt our ups and downs about this but I also think we will come out a stronger generation for it. Thank you to my family for always supporting me and professors like Dr. Bakken, Dr. Kruse, Dr. Strom and Dr. Erickson for pushing me and inspiring me to be the best I can. I hope we can all move forward from this and keep all the positive memories from our years at this University! Congrats class of 2020, we made it!!
Hui Xin Wong
I would like to thank the faculty, staff, my friends made Freshman year and friends made more recently, and my family for pushing me to do my best and never stop working hard. My time and experienced made at UW-L will never be forgotten. This campus and city will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks for all the great memories!
Thank you to everyone that has helped me on this journey. For every sassy moment, yellow car, and Scooby- Doo reference, I wouldn't change any of it for the world!
There are so many people I want to thank who helped me over the last two years. Thank you to the UWL SAA faculty, my cohort members, and other SAA students for teaching me and learning with me. Thank you to Emily Ascher and the entire Memorial Student Center Staff at UW-Stout for guiding me and being such an incredible group to work with and learn from. Thank you to my entire family, Tim Hankes, and the Hankes family for all of the love and support! All of you have played a role in my experience and I would not be here without you.
Blessed to have had the opportunity of attending the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse for the past four years. Although my time in the city was cut short, nothing can take away the memories made, the friendships created and the education acquired. Thank you Mom and Dad for always being my number 1 supporters when it came to following my dreams. To my fellow peers, keep striving to be the best versions of yourself and aiming to make the world a better place. Signing off, Chantal.
School of Visual & Performing Arts (VPA)
After having failed out of college with undiagnosed PTSD in 1998, I am so proud to be finally graduating from UWL! This is a moment I’ve been wishing for my whole adult life. I could not have done it without the support of my parents, husband, and two children. Thank you!
UWL helped me develop into someone I am proud to be. Thank you to all my friends who made my experience great, my professors who guided me, and my family for always supporting me. From what I have learned, I would say it is important to challenge yourself, and always set goals farther away than you would expect, you will never stop growing. This is dedicated to my dog Molly; yes she is taking over where my picture should be, but she deserves it.
I could not have done this without the love and support of my friends and family. They believed in me when I didn't believe in myself at times. I also want to thank my incredible professors for caring and providing me with an excellent education. Some of my happiest days and fondest memories were made between the bluffs and the river. This city & university will always have a place in my heart.
Thank you to all the fantastic professors that made learning easy and more importantly fun. I'd like to personally thank Dr. Shelley Hay, Dr. Jonathan Borja, and Dr. Jeff Erickson for pushing me to my full potential, all the while being great people to have a conversation with no matter what I was ranting on about on a particular day. My love goes out to the fantastic music department and all of the staff and students there, it rarely feels like school work when you're always around friends who feel like family. It was my dream to graduate from UW-La Crosse since 2011 and I'm glad I did.
I am so thankful for all the opportunities I received from both the art department and the archaeology department. I learned from brilliant professors in both majors who helped me reach heights I never imagined possible. The studios were as welcoming to me as a home, and I spent more time there than in any apartment or dorm. Most of all, I wouldn't be here without my family. Thank you for all your support.
To UWL — Thank you for giving me knowledge and experience. I hope to use it well. To my family — Thank you for supporting me in all I do. You’re always there when I need you, and I hope to be there in kind. Lastly, to David & Marilyn Karlgaard — Thank you for everything. I could’ve never finished school without you. You’ve given me the chance to live my best life, free of debt, degree in hand, able to make a living of my own choosing. It is an opportunity given to a lucky few, and thanks to your generosity, I am now among them. I am forever grateful. I hope to do you and everybody proud.
Thank you for the experience, Epstein didn't kill himself.
Through all of my ups and downs over the last few years, I am so incredibly proud to be where I am today. I have learned so much about myself as both an individual and an artist through my college career and I am so excited to see what life has in store for me next. Thank you to my family and friends for all of your continued support, and a special thank you goes out to my mom, for always being my biggest fan, and I know she is smiling down at me and is so proud of what I have accomplished.
I'm kind of in shock, college went by so quickly and I would be remiss no to thank my professors, especially Mandy Kolbe, Dewayne Wrencher, Mary Anderson, Greg Parameter and Dr. J, without you I wouldn't be in the place that I am. I am a better human, student and worker now than I was three years ago when I got here and it is large in part to you. To my parents who took every opportunity to support me and wholeheartedly encouraged me to do and be who I am. And my best friend Sydney, I don't know if I would have gotten through it with out you. Last Gretchen Reindeers, thank you, deeply.
My time at UWL has played an important role in personal growth, lifelong friendships, and the inspiration to pursue a graduate degree in graphic design. There are few words that can describe how much I appreciate the opportunities I have been given and the support of my family, friends, and teachers along the way. I am especially grateful for my parents, who have offered their constant encouragement and love. This chapter may not have ended how I had imagined, but I will treasure the memories that were made throughout the years.
To and all of the faculty members of the UWL Theatre Department, you all have taught me not only the skills necessary for success in our field, but also how to work, collaborate, and learn from one another despite any differences. You all are excellent professors, mentors, and friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. To my friends and family, I could not have gotten through the past 4 years without you all. Thank you for being a source of so many of my fondest memories in college and for encouraging me to strive for greatness.
College of Business Administration (CBA)
I want to thank my family and friends for supporting me throughout my college experience. This journey has been filled with many highs and lows but I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you La Crosse for an unforgettable experience and this one is for you Melissa.
Failure is the key to success, every mistake has taught us a lesson, and we must never stop learning.
Thank you to my parents, grandparents, and most importantly my sister for the unconditional love and support throughout the last four years. You all have provided me with guidance and advice that helped me get to where I am today. To my friends at UWL, I will cherish all of the moments, even if some were forgotten, we have made together. The relationships that were built during our time here will forever have an impact on me. I wish you all the best as you move on to the next stages in your life.
I can't believe how fast these past 4 years have gone! I am so thankful for all the wonderful memories UWL has given me. Thank you so much to my family for always supporting me, and to my amazing friends for surviving all the ups and downs of college with me. I couldn't have done it without all of you!
This experience has been one of a kind. Thank you to everyone in the Management Department who have helped me achieve my goals. A special thank you to Kelly Nowicki and Christa Kiersch who guided me through the various challenges that come with finishing college. Thank you to my family members who have supported me without question. And finally, thank you to my friends for all of the laughter and great memories. I can not wait to see where my journey goes next!
Minor - Accounting | I am so grateful for these past 4 years at UWL! La Crosse has exceeded my expectations in all aspects. I would especially like to thank my family and friends for supporting me throughout this journey. Although my time on 3rd street was cut short, it's a perfect reason to return in the future. Cheers and good luck to all!
I would like to thank everyone that helped me along this incredibly journey at UWL including my friends, family, Residence Life coworkers, and faculty. I would especially like to thank Dr. Nasif and Dr. Brokaw; you both had an immense impact on my education and personal growth! I will forever cherish the memories I made at UWL and I am looking forward to see where life takes me next!
College is a funny place. You come here thinking that it's going to be this huge change. The simple truth of it is college is that it is one big test. It doesn't change who you are but helps to fail and learn and grow. The most important thing I can tell people going in is focus on the present, if I can get a degree in four years so can you. There will always be time to worry about tomorrow but remember tonight wont stick around. Don't fear failure, embrace it. Learn as much about yourself as your major. Marketing is what inspired me, find what inspires you and run with it.
Thank you mom and dad for always encouraging me to chase my dreams, no matter how big! Your love and support has helped me graduate on the deans list and aided in my decision to sit for my CPA in the near future. To all my UWL friends, thank you for making these past four years so memorable. I have loved getting to know all of you and can't wait to see what your future's bring!! Keep in touch and H.A.G.S!
International Business Minor : I would like to start off by saying thank you to all the IS professors who have helped me along the way to my bachelor's degree. Also I have to thank the mentors that I've had in the Wisconsin Air National Guard because they were vital in my educational success. Fellow graduating seniors, cheers we did it.
UWL gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. The opportunity to meet new people, mature into adulthood, and make memories that will last a lifetime. To the UWL staff, thank you for providing an unforgettable campus for me to call home. To my friends, thank you for making these last four years beyond special. I miss each and every one of you and I can't wait to reconnect when this is all over. To my family, thank you for being my backbone these last four years. Thank you for supporting my future and for giving me the confidence I needed. Class of 2020 - cheers to us, we did it.
Thank you to my parents who have supported me no matter what. I seriously couldn't have done this without you! Thank you to my aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends from home. The texts, letters, care packages, and endless support was always appreciated more than you could know. To my friends - Wow, what a time this has been. We have come so far! I am grateful to have such amazing friends who I have been able to share this college experience with. Good luck to all!
"Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King Jr. I am so grateful for my time at UWL. Thank you to the Marketing Department faculty, Murphy Library Staff, my friends and family, and everyone who has impacted me along the way for helping me learn and grow into the person I am today - a UWL alum!
Thank you to all of the faculty and friends that made my time at UWL so memorable. Special thanks to my family and to my fiance Becca for putting up with me through quarantine.
Thank you to all my friends, family, and professors that have supported me in completing both of my degrees!
UWL has given me a college experience I will never forget. I've met amazing people, took inspiring courses, and learned how to live in the moment. To everyone I've met over the past four years: thank you for making this a truly amazing journey.
So it goes...
As my four years at UWL come to a close, I am reflecting on the some of the best experiences of my life. I will cherish every second of my time here, every tear and triumph. I was given opportunities at UWL that I would not have received anywhere else, opportunities that have shaped me to be who I am today. Thank you to my 2017-18 Laux staff team, my Grove Street Gals, and Christa Kiersch for making the greatest impacts on my college career. Another HUGE thank you to all of my friends, family, and supporters and of course - Mom and Dad, I could not have done this without you! Forever an Eagle!
Thanks to mom. Thanks to dad. Thanks to the Homies. Thanks to the fam. College was Dope.
Do I still throw my cap if I'm graduating from my bedroom?
Thanks to all the professors who made these past 4 years so memorable! My UWL experience has been unforgettable!
I am blessed to have many people who have supported me while at UWL. I couldn't have done it without my friends, family, and fantastic professors. I will forever cherish the friends I've made and the unforgettable memories I've gained while in La Crosse. Thank you, UWL!
Rodrigo De la Pena Alanis
I would not be where I am today without the help of my professors and friends at UWL. Big thanks to the Integrated Core Professors for all your mentorship along the way. Another thank you to my advisor Laurie Miller for your guidance along the way and all the valuable advice you have given me. To all my UWL friends, best of luck starting out your careers or going on to graduate school!
Minor - Spanish | I will never forget my experience here at UWL. I want to thank all of the professors who showed me how much I love marketing and pushed me to be the student I am today. More importantly, I want to thank my parents and friends that supported me along the way. I never thought that a small city like La Crosse could create so many opportunities and memories that I will cherish forever.
Bachelor of Science: Accountancy | Thank you UWL for every opportunity you have brought me. I have learned so much from my four years here and I will never forget the memories I have made. Thank you to all the friends I have made, especially my roommates. Without you all, I would not be where I am today. Finally, thank you to my family who have supported me through everything. Your love means the world to me. Go Eagles!
Thanks mom and dad and Crow Saturdays
Thank you Mom and Dad for all your support and help throughout these amazing four years! I would not have been able to have done it without your words of wisdom and encouragement! I cannot wait to go into the real world with all the knowledge I have gained from classes, professors, friends, and family!
Thank you to my mom, dad, Canon, and all of my other family and friends who have been so supportive over these last two years at UWL. I would also like to thank all of my friends in the UWL American Marketing Association for helping me grow as a professional. Coming into my third year as a transfer student was a little scary, but you all offered me kindness, patience, and friendship. Best of luck to my fellow graduates, I can't wait to see all of the amazing things that you all accomplish!
Very thankful for all the experiences I had at UWL. I have met some awesome people and learned so much from professors in the past four years. I am so glad to see my hard work paying off. I want to thank my family and friends for all the support and I look forward to what the future has in store for me. I feel prepared to expand on my career thanks to this university.
Thank you to my loving parents for their support and encouragement these last four years. Unexpected friendships have turned into family, and ordinary nights have become memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations to the UWL class of 2020. Stay sterile.
"There's a couple people that I owe a beer or two, and three or four that I owe more than a few"
I want to thank my biggest supporter (family, friends, and staff) during my time at UWL. You all helped me get through the tough times, as well as celebrate my big accomplishments. Congrats grads we did, I wish you all the luck for the future.
I am so grateful for all the amazing people I have had support me along this journey and for all those I have met along the way. The UWL community will always hold a special place in my heart. Good luck fellow seniors!
Thank you so much to my parents and brother for all the support! I hope to make you guys proud and I couldn't have accomplished this without you.
Thank you to all my supporters through the past four years of college. I appreciate the guidance from my family, friends, teachers and colleagues. I can't wait to see what my future holds! "Your limitation- its only your imagination" - Success
Thank you to all the professors at UWL and good luck to all graduating students.
I would like to thank all my instructors who pushed me to achieve my best work as a student and person. My experience at UWL would not have been the same without their commitment to student excellence.
Sending a huge thank you to my friends and family. You guys have been my rock during the last five years at UWL and I wouldn't be here without you. I'm going to miss this place like crazy, but so excited to see where this journey leads. Special shoutouts to my fiance, Andrew, and my best friend, Jess R., you have both been the best support systems and I cannot thank you enough for the encouragement you've given me over the last few years. Proud to be an eagle.
Thanks to my mom and dad for the endless support throughout my time at UWL. Thank you to all of the wonderful people I've been able to meet. I have been blown away by the encouragement and assistance I received from professors in Marketing and Art. They've shown me my creativity and critical thinking about life is a strength. With the challenges of moving online this semester, my professors were still there for me to offer their support and encouragement. To my fellow graduates, congratulations on all you have accomplished and best of luck in your future endeavors!
I am forever grateful for my time at UWL over the past few years. I would like to thank my family and close friends for the love and support you have given me. I would also like to thank my Delta Sigma Pi brothers, study abroad friends, and roommates for the memories I will cherish forever. To the professors in the UWL Marketing Department, thank you for the encouragement throughout my undergraduate career to help me get where I am today. I am excited to see what the future holds for my fellow 2020 graduates, and especially with the current circumstances, we can truly say we made it.
The last four years at UWL have been tremendous and I couldn't have done it without the help of so many amazing professors, friends, and family. Thank you to all of the great Finance and Accounting faculty for being so patient with all of my questions and always being so willing to help with extra guidance. Another thanks to the university staff, especially chef Shawn for all of the sandwich of the days and Wanda for the amazing smoothies!
Thank you to my friends, family, and professors who have helped me throughout the past four years, none of this would be possible without your love and support. I also want to acknowledge the sweet ladies that work at the Centennial Starbucks, couldn't have done it without them... Congrats Eagles, we did it!
To all my beautiful friends that kept me smiling ear to ear along the way, THANK YOU! What a wonderful life we have yet to live!!!
What an inspiring four years it has been! Thank you to all of the mentors and professors I’ve met on my journey here at UWL, to my mom and dad for allowing me to pursue my dreams and accomplish my goals, and to all of the amazing people I have established life friendships with. I will never forget you La Crosse!
Thank you UWL for all of the memories over the years. I am blessed with the experiences and memories I have been lucky enough to create. But most importantly, I am thankful for all of the amazing people I have met along the way. Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me through this journey.
To my family, boyfriend, and friends: thank you all for all your unwavering support over the last four years. I could not have done it without you guys! To my professors: you have all truly made this experience one of a kind and I feel so prepared to step out into my career field with all the skills you have given me! To the international education department: thank you so much for helping me through the study abroad process! You helped me create memories that will last a life time and a passion for traveling the world!
I will forever cherish the friends and memories that I've made during these last 4 years. My Laux family, 502 Eagle boys, ultimate team, and State St. block 13 are just a slim fraction of the people that made my time here so special. To my family: thank you for being nothing but the best support system I could have ever asked for, I am forever in debt to you. These were truly the best 4 years of my life. Definitely peaked in college. Goodbye and thank you, UWL.
Thank you mom and dad for the continued support over the last, long, 4 years! Love you both!
Special thanks to my friends and family for helping support me through the best years at UWL, especially my roommates Tyra, Emily, and Jordan. Also shoutout to the great professors in the CBA who helped me get the most out of my college education. A very special shoutout to the businesses on third street who made college so fun! To my fellow graduating classmates, congratulations, and I look forward to seeing all that you will accomplish! I hope to see you all soon!
They aren't kidding when they say that college is the best 4 years (5 for me) of your life. I'm very grateful for the education that I have received here at UWL and for all the friends I've made along the way. I'd like to thank my family, my girlfriend, my friends, and all my professors for the support over the years. I'll miss hanging out with my roommates every day and dancing downtown on the weekend. But I'm excited to move on to my next chapter, which includes starting my career at RSM in Minneapolis and hopefully getting a dog. Good luck to all the other grads!
Thanks Mom, Dad, Grandma Jean, Grandpa Mike and all other family/friends who made me feel loved and supported throughout all four years at UWL. Initially upon arriving at UWL, I was not very excited to be here as it was not my first option nor one that I had really known anything about prior to attending. Throughout my four years, UWL quickly became one of my favorite places to be and my first "second home." Although we didn't get the closure we may have wished for, I will find comfort in staying connected with my lifelong friends made the past four years!
Thank you to family, friends, professors, and La Crosse for supporting me as I grew personally and professionally over the last 4 years.
Thank you to all of my family, friends, and roommates who always encouraged me to be the best I could be. I wouldn't be the person I am today without your support. Although we didn't get to properly celebrate our last semester, we have lots of memories to look back on and plenty of time to make new ones.
Thanks to all of my professors, friends and family members who have helped and supported me throughout my time at UWL! I would not be where I am today without all of the support from my family and I can not wait to see what the future has in store! (Happy Birthday Mom!)
Thank you UWL for all the memories over the past 5 years. Couldn’t have done it without all the amazing professors and fellow students I have had the pleasure of being in classes with. Also thankful for my fellow peer mentors at IMC for an amazing past two years at the best campus job. Finally, a big thanks to my mom and dad for always supporting me throughout this journey.
I'd like to thank my parents for all of the support and encouragement throughout my years in college. To all of my fellow friends and roommates, you guys are the reason I fell in love with UWL and why these past couple of years were filled with many laughs and memories. I will never forget my time here at UWL and I am so thankful I got to spend the last four years here!
I am especially grateful for everyone who supported me throughout this journey. This adventure has taught me the value of being the person I want to be and standing for what I believe in. In the future, I hope to stay connected to all who have been part of my life and that life never stops being as spontaneous as we have made it. Remember, life is what you make of it so make it a party!
I will never forget my four years at UWL. I am truly grateful for the experience!
Global Warming. No, it is not a myth, it is a scientifically verified fact. If nothing is done NOW, the year 2040 will look something close to apocalyptic. However, don't lose hope, there will always be truth and right. In ways we cannot predict, life will prevail. Understand your significance, and the difference you make on the world. Through dark times, only united, can we overcome.
I am lucky to have spent the past four years in La Crosse going to school and making memories with friends. UWL provided me with the education I needed to get my first job at Kohler Co. as an Accounting Analyst starting in June. La Crosse will always feel like home to me so I am sad to leave the city and campus behind, but I am ready for this next chapter!
As I reflect on my time at UWL I would just like to say how thankful I was for all of the opportunities that this campus has given me. Whether it was faculty, mentors, or my fellow students I always felt the encouragement to reach for new heights and strive for my goals. I feel like La Crosse is forever a place I can call home, while also meeting some of the best people in my life. I cant wait to see what the future has in store for my professional journey. Congrats to all of the graduating class of 2020!
I have learned that hardships occur to everyone, but the strongest are the ones who are motivated to succeed and help the lives of those around them which is why I want to honor all of my professors. To my family, who has supported me throughout this 4-year journey, thank you! To my lifelong friends who I have shared countless long nights, laughs and drinks with, thank you! Lastly, to my fellow graduates, congratulations! We made it, cheers!
Thank you to my wonderful parents, Nana and Papa, my friends and family, my Marine Corps buddies, and Delta. Every one of you inspires me to do my best every day, and without you, I wouldn't be where I am. My grandpa once told me: "If its to be, it's up to me." Well, I did it, Papa. Congratulations to the class of 2020, and best of luck to you all!
Congratulations to everyone!
Marketing and Media Studies Major I want to thank my parents for their love and support during my time at UWL. I'd also like to thank all of the wonderful professors I've had both in the College of Business and the Communication Studies department. Finally, all of the awesome people I've met along the way, you've made my time at UWL great and something I'll never forget.
After so many years of hard work, I'm proud to say I've made it! Thank you to all of my friends and family for helping me get to where I am today, I couldn't have done it without you.
Major - Business Management | Thank you UWL for being an unforgettable college experience. To my Mom and Dad, thank you so much for instilling a strong passion for learning in me, and for doing everything possible to put me on the path to greatness. I am so much of what I have learned from you. Thank you for everything. I am forever proud to be an Eagle.
I am so grateful for UWL and the experiences it gave me. I would not be where I am today without the encouragement and support of my family, friends, and professors. A special thanks to my parents, Mike and Kristen McCartney, and the rest of my family for supporting me along the way. Another huge thanks to my friends, I couldn't have done it without you. The relationships I have made throughout college are something that will last a lifetime. Lastly, thank you Howie's for a job and for helping me meet some of my best friends. I am so proud to be a UWL grad and so thankful for the past 4 years.
Thank you mom, dad, Jessie, and Josie. Without each of you, I would never have become the person that I am and I would never have achieved the accomplishments that I have. I am fortunate to have you as my family. As the old Irish proverb goes, "If you're lucky enough to be Irish...You're lucky enough!"
What a journey it has been! I can't even begin to explain all of the gratitude I have towards this wonderful university, the staff, and my fellow UWL classmates. These past 4 years have been so amazing and I will always be a proud Eagle Alum. I want to thank ALL of my family for helping me get through this journey with constant encouragement and guidance along the way. A special shoutout goes to my Mom, Grandma Bonnie, and Grandpa George...even through the hardest times, you guys have been my biggest fans & never quit believing in me, and for that I am forever thankful.
A big thank you to my mom and dad for always believing that I can reach the next step in my career and for supporting me along the way and thank you to my UWL professors for helping me discover my true potential.
I would like to thank my friends and family for all your love and support throughout my college career; I would not be here without you. Additionally, thank you to those professors who have also helped direct my path. I am blessed to have attended UW-La Crosse and acquired the skills and knowledge I need to be successful in my career. As I move on in life, I am encouraged to continue my hard work, and I am guided by the Bible verse Romans 12:2, which serves as good advice to each of us, "Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
Thanks to my family, friends, and all of my professors who made the last four years great!
I cannot thank my parents, Robin & Cindy Miller, enough for supporting me during the good & bad moments. All of my life, I have lived in La Crosse & I'm thankful for how great of a place it was to grow up in. There's a lot of uncertainty right now, but I believe we'll all prevail if we continue to listen to our healthcare professionals. Especially with the current situation, as a management student, I have learned to just be the "supervisor" (kidding, of course). Thank you to my family, Sara, Evan, Kendal, Culver's, Dairyland Power Co-op, BSA, & UWL for making the last 4 years a wild ride!
I'd like to thank my family, friends, and people throughout UWL that have helped me every step of the way. I'd especially like to thank Sarah Joslyn for allowing me to become and Eagle Guide and get more involved on campus, as well as Nilakshi Borah for being an incredible academic advisor and professor. I am forever grateful for the lifelong friendships and memories UWL has provided for me.
Thank You UWL for an amazing four years! UWL has brought me life long friends and so many memories that I will cherish forever (:
Thank you UWL for an amazing five years. I waited till the last minute to turn in this response, which is a fitting tribute to my college career. It’s been a long road with plenty of procrastination and all-nighters, but it was worth it in the end. I want to thank my family, friends, and professors for their support and encouragement. You have prepared me for the future, and I am excited to see where it takes me.
Thank you to all of the people who made these last four years the best! UWL will always hold a place in my heart.
I had the best last 4 years at UWL! I would like to thank all my professors, Amanda Gasper, and all my friends I've made along the way for giving me such an amazing college experience! UWL has helped shape me into who I am today!
To you La Crosse, I want to thank this amazing, beautiful place for teaching me to always have a good head on on my shoulders. The people I've met the last four years have helped me grow and become the woman I am today. To you La Crosse, a place I fell in love with over the last four years, I want to thank you for the memories; the hilarious, stupid, emotional moments. To the people including my family, friends and professors, I couldn't do it without all your love and support. Thank you!
The greatest decision I ever made was to attend UWL. Best four years of my life!
To my family, Thank you for your support throughout my college journey. To my friends, Thank you for making this journey one that I will never forget.
Thanks dad, mom, Deb, Grant and Tim for all your support and help! It has been such an amazing 5 years! I'm going to miss all the members of Alpha Xi Delta (TFJ to all of you)! Being a part of Greek Life was such a life changing experience and helped me make so many connections and friends! I'm going to miss La Crosse and going on hikes on the bluff. However, I'm so excited to see where life takes me next! Congrats to all the grads!
Should’ve walked under the clock tower to stay longer. Will truly miss this wonderful place.
I cannot fully express my gratitude to UWL for the lifelong friends and memories I've made over the past 4 years. UWL will always hold a special place in my heart. Also a huge thank you to my family and friends for the continuous love and support throughout this journey. I couldn't have done it without each and every one of you!
Attending UWL has been one of my greatest blessings. This beautiful city has given me so much and I will be forever thankful for my time here. Thank you to my family, my professors and all the amazing friends I have made. It is because of you all, I have so many wonderful memories and have grown so much as a person. La Crosse, you will always have a special place in my heart and I will miss you so much. Roll eagz!!
My college experience can be summed up in three words, Bodega for one? Thanks Mom and Dad
Thanks to all the professors and students who helped me out on my journey.
I would like to thank everyone that has helped me through this incredible journey. Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa, thank you for believing in me and supporting my dreams. Dalton, thank you for always being my go-to proofreader (I hope this post is correct without your help). Bryan, thank you for always pushing me to be the best that I can be. Courtney, thank you for being my study buddy and best friend through this crazy chapter of our lives. And thank you to the countless family members and friends who have encouraged me along the way. Cheers to the rest of the Spring 2020 graduating class!
Thank you UWL for all the great memories!
It's been my pleasure to attend the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for the past few years. I've grown immensely as a person, friend, and leader, and UWL has been a big contributor to this growth. I'd like to thank all of my professors, ROTC instructors, friends and family for helping me along this journey. I'm excited to start my next journey as an Armor Officer in the United States Army. I'll cherish these years for a lifetime, Go Eagles!
Thankful for all the opportunities UWL has provided me to be my best self! CONGRATS to the Class of 2020!
Minor - Art | From the moment I arrived at UWL I knew my future as a college student would hold big things! In 4 short years I've discovered my passion for marketing, created lifelong friendships centered on a love for Jesus, and found my future husband who i'll be marrying in 2 weeks! Thank you mom & dad for the love and support you've consistently shown me throughout this journey. Thank you also to my fiancé, Cam, family, friends, and all the marketing and art faculty for the encouragement you've extended to me as well. Thank you UWL; I am ready & excited for what the future holds for me!
Time flys when you're having fun. I can't believe that it has already been 4 years at UWL. I have gained so much experience being a president of Best Buddies and getting an internship at Aptiv. I am so thankful for all the people who have supported me throughout the years. My mom and dad have pushed me to work harder, my grandparents have always been there for me, and I became closer to my sisters. The relationships I have made here will last a lifetime. Here's to the memories made and many more to come.
Minor - Communication Studies: Leadership Development | I am beyond thankful for my four years at UWL! Words can’t describe how lucky I am to have met some of my best friends while being given the opportunity to work with amazing professors like Christa Kiersch, Brad Dobbs, & Scott Dickmeyer. Their continuous guidance helped me find my passion for human resources and leadership development. Mom, Dad, & Alex, thank you for always being my support system & for all you do. I can't wait to officially celebrate on third street. CHEERS to 2020!
I would like to thank my family and professors for their endless support and encouragement. I’ll truly cherish everything that I have learned during my time at UWL. As for my friends, I’ll miss you guys the most as we go our separate ways to pursue our careers.
I am so grateful to have been a student at UWL for the last four years and I am proud to now be an alumni. UWL offered me more than just knowledge, they made me feel a part of a community and they provided me with opportunities. Studying abroad, being the treasurer of the UWL Water Ski Team, and working on campus has brought me friends, passion, confidence, and lifechanging experiences. Thank you to my family and friends for always supporting and encouraging me. I will be attending law school at the University of Chicago John Marshall in the fall.
True education is a kind of never ending story—a matter of continual beginnings, of habitual fresh starts, of persistent newness. — J.R.R Tolkien
The last four years at UWL were better than I could have ever imagined. I have to thank my family, friends, and professors who continuously pushed me outside of my comfort zone because that is where I truly learned who I was and where I wanted to go. La Crosse will always have a place in my heart and I am lucky to have called it home. Good luck to all the graduates in your next adventures. This semester did not end like any of us had intended but it is still a major milestone to celebrate. No one will ever forget the Class of 2020, the ones who graduated during a pandemic.
Thanks to everyone for the support.
Thank you to my amazing friends and family for the endless love, support, and guidance throughout this journey. La Crosse gave me the best four years of my life and I am forever grateful for that. Cheers Class of 2020!
Thank you mom, dad, and the rest of my family for helping me reach this point in my life. I cannot express the amount of love I have for La Crosse, UWL, and all the people I met along the way. The past four years have given me more knowledge than any textbook could ever hold. I am forever grateful for UWL and the experiences it provided. Go Eagles!
I'm so grateful for all of the incredible relationships and great memories I've made at UWL. As a first-year student, I would have never believed how impactful this University and its students and faculty would be on me. If you were ever my classmate, coworker, friend, or instructor, I want to say thank you for being apart of my life. You helped me get to where I am today and I'm so lucky to have met you!
Thank you to my family and friends for all of the support and encouragement throughout my college career.
I am so thankful for my four years at UWL. I've learned a great deal, made amazing friends, and created wonderful memories. I will be forever grateful to my friends, family, and professors that have supported me throughout my education.
I am grateful for the opportunities and lifelong friendships UWL has given me!
Thank you to my family, friends, and mentors for making the last four years nothing short of exceptional. UWL has awarded me the opportunities to develop into an individual of integrity and determination. I look forward to the next steps of life and encourage all my fellow graduates to pursue their dreams with grit. Good luck everyone!
Thank you to all of my friends and family that have guided and supported me the last 4 years! I couldn’t have succeeded without you. My time at UWL was truly some of the best years of my life and thank you UWL College of Business for preparing me for what’s next, wherever it may take me!
I would like to thank my friends and the faculty of UWL from the bottom of my heart for creating the best college experience I could ever ask for. My time here has given me amazing opportunities to grow as a person and meet lifetime friends. I would also like to thank my professors for inspiring me to pursue my double major in Finance and Economics and always supporting me every step of the way. Although I am excited for what's to come after graduation, I will always be so grateful for my time at UWL and hold my memories close to my heart.
Bachelor of Science - Management Major | Thank you to my friends and family for supporting me through this journey. I truly could not have done it without you and I appreciate you all greatly!
Special thanks to mom and dad for your endless support throughout the years, not only these last four, but for the years leading up to my time at college. I am truly grateful to have role models like the two of you. To all my professors that have gave me the education and knowledge I now have to be successful in this field, thank you. Next step CPA exam
Minor - Mandarin Language | It is hard to believe my four years at UWL have come to a finish. La Crosse, you will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you to my family, friends, Wentz Hall, and 3rd Street for making my college experience so special. Now, it's time to turn the page onto the next chapter! There is no place like La Crosse! Forever and always... go Eagles!
Cole Van Oss
Thank you to the university for providing a great environment to learn and grow for the past four years. I want to thank my parents for always believing in me and encouraging me to excel. Your support means the world to me. Lastly to all of my friends, thank you for making the last four years amazing!
Joel Van Pietersom
Hunter Vande Kamp
I first want to thank my parents. They have helped me immensely throughout my 5 years at UWL. Without them I would have never been able to switch majors and follow my heart when it came to this decision. Second, I would like to thank my amazing girlfriend I met thanks to this incredible University. She is my rock. Third, thank you to all my professors for always being understanding and there when I needed them. Lastly, thanks to all my friends I met while attending this campus, it truly was an adventure!
There’s no way I would be here without the help and support of my family and friends. From endless laughs to countless memories, I have found life-long friends. As for my family, thank you for the continuous encouragement through words of advice and wisdom. Ever thankful for my four incredible years at UWL! Can’t believe it’s already over!
Thank you to my family, friends, and the UWL community. These past four years have been some of the best years of my life and I couldn't have done it without you! La Crosse will always hold a special place in my heart and I'm grateful for all the experiences it has given me.
I can't express enough how grateful I am to have attended a university that has presented me with such amazing opportunities. Thank you specifically to the international education and finance department for helping me to get where I am today. The friends and memories I have made here will last a lifetime.
Thank you to my family for all of their support and love throughout the years, I couldn't have done it without you. To the lifelong friends I've made at UWL, I love you all so much, and thanks for the best years of my life! I can't believe this day is finally here. Congratulations everyone!!
I'd like to extend my gratitude to all those family, friends and faculty who have influenced my UWL experience and contributed to the person that I am today. A special thanks to my parents for constantly supporting me- I could not have done it without you both. Also to Dr. Mehmet Kocakulah- your guidance has been invaluable. While I came to UWL for an education, I am leaving with SO much more: lifelong friendships, endless memories and incredible experiences. La Crosse will always have a special place in my heart... I'll be back!
Huge thanks to my mentors in the College of Business Administration, especially Dr. Stivers and Dr. Borah. Thank you for helping me grow throughout my academic career. A special shout out to Jesimiel and Zach, and many others for the amazing times we had throughout these the years. Lastly, to all of my ballers, I will definitely miss playing soccer with you lots. I will look back and cherish all the moments that brought us together, hope to see you all again soon!
In the past three years, I have learned a lot and have grown a lot at UWL. I am very grateful to all the professors, family, friends, and host family who have helped me. I am also grateful to myself who have been studying hard for the past three years. I am proud of such a persevering and hard-working self. What I gained in UWL is not only professional knowledge but also spiritual growth. I am very happy to be who I am now. This is just the end of one journey, and I still have many new journeys in the days to come. May I be young forever and tears forever. I can reach no matter how far away.
College of Science and Health (CSH)
I am so thankful for all of the memories, knowledge, and friendships I developed throughout my time at UWL. These are things that I will carry with me for the rest of my life! I couldn't have made a better choice, than choosing UWL to be my college four years ago. Thank you to all that made it special!
From running cross country my freshman year to getting involved in Student Association my junior year, the people I've met along the way have helped me and impacted my life so much. #bluebabyforlife
5 Years. 5 years of long nights in Murphy Library, scraped knees from rollerblading La Crosse, and belly-aches from laughs with friends at all hours of the day. UWL, although not the first university I attended, was one that met me with unparalleled staff support, lifelong friends, and the ability to see my parents every Sunday for dinner. With the help and guidance from these people and my favorite sailor, I am able to stand, well technically sit, here today proud of what I’ve accomplished, confident in my abilities, and excited to take on the world of education. THANK YOU.
I'd like to thank my family and all my friends for their continuous support throughout my college career.
Special thanks to my wife for being so supportive and understanding during this long, incredible journey. I also couldn't have achieved this without the support of my DPT friends. You were essential for late night study sessions, visits to kwik trip, or a needed distraction.
I'm so glad I decided to attend UWL; it was the best choice for me. When I toured here I felt like I fit in right away. It felt like a second home and it was. I made so many close friendships here, speaking of which, I want to give a shout out to my CHEM 419 friends...without you guys I would never have made it through the last two years! Lastly, I want to thank all my professors, particularly in the science department. You have all made a huge impact in my life and taught me things I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Thank you UWL, it has been a wild ride!
So incredibly thankful for everyone who helped me get here! La Crosse will always have a special place in my heart
College has been fun. Thank you, UWL, for preparing me to be the best teacher and coach I can be!
Shout out to Dr. Yu, Dr. NW, and Professor Jones. Thank you to my parents, siblings, and the Kostos Family for supporting me throughout these years.
I'm incredibly grateful for my 4 years at UWL. During my time here, I've met many people who have helped me grow and shaped me into the individual that I am today. I especially want to thank my family. Without your love and support, none of this would be possible. To any friends, co-workers, and classmates that I've met along the way: thank you for the memories, and I can't wait to celebrate with you all very soon!
I would like to start out saying a huge thank you to my parents for always encouraging me and pushing me to do my best. I would like to say thanks to my brother for all the advice and support. Thank you to my boyfriend for always pushing me to be the best version of myself. I want to say thank you to my close friends from UWL. Whenever I was having a tough day, I could always count on them to brighten my day. College has taught me those are the types of people I want to surround myself with moving forward. Lastly, I want to say thanks to Dr. Mika for being a great mentor to me.
Thank you to my family and friends for helping me get to where I am today. I would have never been able to achieve what I have without your love and support along the way. I love you all so much and can't wait to see what the future holds. Although we can't all be together today to celebrate I want to congratulate my fellow classmates and wish you the best in pursuing your dreams and future goals!
I would not be where I am today without the support of my family and friends. Thank you to my advisor Dr. Michael Abler for all of the great advice over the last four years, and all of my other professors for a great education. Thank you to my friends for the endless laughter and memories that will last a life time. Finally, thank you to the Office of Residence Life for introducing me to the most amazing people and for leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
I cannot say thank you enough to my friends and family for the continuous support throughout my college career! A very special thank you goes out to my parents, Pete and Jodi, my brother, Sam, my mentor Hannah Skibba, and all of my roommates throughout the years. I would not be graduating today if it wasn't for you. I am excited to see what this next chapter of life brings. To myself, always remember to be bold in your faith, wild at heart, and do what makes your soul happy.
A huge thank you to goes out to my parents for the endless support throughout these last four years. Cheers to making lifelong friends and unforgettable memories in the most beautiful city. Thank you, UWL!
I would love to thank family, friends, classmates, and faculty for providing me unconditional support and helping me to discover myself and to pursue my true passions. Studying at UWL has completely changed my life and La Crosse will always hold a special place in my heart. I wish I was able to say this in person, but congrats UWL Class of 2020 and good luck on your future endeavors. Live sustainably, love freely, share generously, and be resilient.
This is a milestone. It tells you how far you’ve come. Keep learning, keep trying, keep accomplishing, and keep venturing on through your journey.
Thank you to everyone who believed in me, especially my parents Tom and Patti. I couldn't have done it without you guys! Thank you to all my professors who never gave up on me and encouraged me to be my best. Congratulations to all!
Minor - Psychology | Never invalidate yourself & Always be kind
I can't believe graduation day is finally here! I want to first say thank you to my mom, dad, and brother. These people have been my rocks throughout all the ups and downs, and I can't put into words how much they mean to me. I also want to thank Faye Ellis, the most genuine human I have met on this campus and a woman that has never failed to make me smile in the midst of a hectic college life. Finally, I want to say thank you to all my friends I have made here, especially the Grove Street Gals. They have made UWL memorable with all the laughs, cries, love, and support. Now onto PT school!
Congratulations to all the Masters in Biology Nurse Anesthesia students! It is hard to believe we made it to this point! I am grateful to all the support each and every one of you have given me over the last two years. Thank you to all the CRNAs and Anesthesiologists who have put up with all our silly mistakes and allowed us to think on our own. Thank you to all of our professors, but especially Jessica Peterson and Michelle Dahl for being truly amazing program directors. A final shout out to our families for making endless sacrifice to ensure we were able to pursue our goals and dreams!
Thank you UWL for the opportunity to learn and grow. I'm thankful to have found a passion and can't wait to use my knowledge to impact others promoting health and wellness in the years to come. Thank you to my friends and family, especially my parents for supporting me throughout my college years. I couldn't have done it without you!
Thank you UWL for the best four years of my life! La Crosse will always have a special place in my heart.
I just want to say thank you to my friends and family who helped me accomplish this milestone in my life. Thank you to my siblings who showed me the importance of an education and always supported the changes in my career path. I especially want to thank my parents who were with me every step of the way. Without my dad's resilient lectures and my moms daily life advice, I wouldn't be where I am today. I appreciate the support and can't wait to see what the future holds.
Environmental Studies - Minor
Thank you to my family, friends, & professors for the memories, support, & encouragement throughout the last 4 years. To my family: It seems like just yesterday we drove up to La Crosse for freshman year, our eyes welled with tears. It was not an easy four years, but just when I thought it was impossible, you pushed me to believe in myself. I couldn't have done it without you. To my friends: Thank you for some of the best times of my life & being my family away from home. After many sleepless nights in the library we managed to have A LOT of fun! I can't wait to celebrate with everyone soon!
I am so incredibly thankful for my time here at UWL. Thank you to my family, friends, classmates, and professors for your constant support, encouragement, and words of wisdom along the way. I couldn't have done this without all of you! Congratulations to all my fellow 2020 graduates!
Thank you to all of my friends and family who supported me over the past 4 years, especially my mom! I have made lifelong friends during my time at UWL. Shout out to Brie, Whitley, Lauren, and Alyssa! Another big thank you goes to the Office of Residence Life. Thank you to my professors, especially my advisor Dr. Anne Galbraith, Dr. Erica Srinivasan, and Dr. Jennifer Mohlenhoff-Baggett for investing in me. All of you were integral in getting me to where I am today: heading off to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to start medical school in the fall.
Do your best to be your best. Thanks for the memories and views UWL!
The last 4 years at UWL has been life changing, I am not the same person I was when I arrived. I want to take this opportunity to thank my professors, especially the Exercise Science and Biology departments, who pushed me to be the best I could be and prepared me for the future. I also want to thank my family and friends for all of their love and support throughout. I couldn't have done this without you! Next stop, DMU-DPT!
Congrats to the class of 2020. Go Eagles!
Thank you to all my friends, family, and my amazing professors at UWL, for the unconditional support you have given me over the past few years. Because of you, living in La Crosse has been the most amazing time of my life. You helped me discover my passion for research and teaching, and proved to me that kindness and perseverance are key in living life to the fullest. To my students, I feel honored to have met such wonderful people, and I know that all of you will accomplish whatever you set your mind to. To my fellow graduates, congratulations on this huge milestone, and I wish you the best!
To my family: I can't say thank you enough as I truly could not have gotten this far without you. The endless support & confidence, your patience allowing me to learn lessons in my own time & of course the homemade pickles played a role in me getting here. First day on campus I realized how fortunate I was to be given the opportunity to pursue a future in what I am passionate about and a career that I am excited to take part in everyday. The efforts you have put in to make this a reality have not gone unnoticed. My gratitude extends far beyond anything that I could state in 600 characters.
Thank you Mom and Dad for all the support, I couldn't have done it without you! Can't wait to continue my education here for 3 more years in the DPT program! UWL has a special place in my heart.
It's hard to believe how fast four years have gone at UW- La Crosse. I want to thank my family, my professors, my fellow coaches, my friends, and my roommates. All of you have challenged me to be a better person and have given me memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I cannot wait for the day when we can all be together and celebrate. I am so glad that I decided to attend school at UW-La Crosse and I will forever be an Eagle!
Thank you UW-Lax for all of the amazing memories!
Although this is not exactly how I envisioned my last semester to go, I would not have changed any of the memories that I have made throughout this chapter of my life at UWL. To my family and friends, I cannot thank you enough for the endless love and support that you have shown me over the years. You have taught me to find the positive in everyday, persevere through the hard days, and never give up on my dreams. To my professors and Public Health family, thank you for helping me find what I am passionate about and for supporting me throughout the journey, I will miss you all dearly!
To my amazing wife and family, THANK YOU! Thank you for your patience, your support, and most of all, your faith in my abilities. It is not every day that someone decides to take their career in a new direction. Fear and uncertainty could have easily prevented me from starting this path. I didn’t let it stop me then and I’m not going to let it stop me now! I’m so happy to complete this degree and to start my new future! It wouldn’t have been possible without your love and support. I love you all!
Thank you to the TR & RM faculty for teaching me more about a field that I'm passionate about and can't wait to pursue. To my Parents & Grandparents- You've made me the woman I am today through your unconditional love & support. Thank you. To my Brady- you've been my favorite part. To my Sigmas- Ever Forward. And to my Dipsh*ts- 4 years flew by. While we each had so much change in our lives, our group always remained the same. Here's to us. We did it. I know that this isn't the end of our story together and I love you all so much. With each step we have before us, never forget, NPS.
Sending all of my gratitude and appreciation to all of the professors, faculty, and staff at UWL who have impacted my life for the better. Another special thanks to my friends and family for their unconditional support through the past four years. To my fellow graduates - WE DID IT! Fly high, eagles!
I am so grateful for all the opportunities that UWL has given me through academics as well as athletics. These past 4 years have brought me friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. It is hard to believe that my time at UWL has come to an end, but I am looking forward to what the future will bring.
Thank you to my mom and dad, your support and encouragement mean the world to me. Thank you to my UWL professors for your guidance during the last few years. Congratulations and good luck to all 2020 graduates!
I can't believe how fast this time has flown! I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for all the love and support from friends and family. The ones who deserve the biggest thanks are my parents; they have always pushed me to try my hardest in everything that I do, and having that mindset has really paid off!
I want to give a HUGE thank you to my parents, I wouldn't be where I am without you two and all of your support! I love you both to the moon and back. Looking back on my four years of college at UW-La Crosse, I have made so many friendships and memories that I will cherish forever. I wish all of my fellow graduates good luck in the future; it has been a wild ride but we did it.
It is what it is