Ambassadors are a select group of students who represent UWMC at official campus functions. Being an Ambassador is the highest and most prestigious student leadership opportunity on campus.
Approximately 10-15 students serve a one-year term, with the possibility of returning for another year as a Senior Ambassador. They are nominated by faculty and staff and go through a selection and training process.
Throughout the year Ambassadors give tours, work at campus events, serve on special committees, host dignitaries and more.
Greetings! My name is Crystal Benes/ Krystal Waters. I am a junior at UW-Stevens Point participating in the Collaborative Degree Program (CDP) at UW-Marathon County. This is my second year serving in the ambassador program, making me a senior ambassador. I will be happy to tell you about the CDP and my journey as an ambassador. I am studying business administration with an efficacy on marketing. When I am not hitting the books, I enjoy volunteering on and off campus. I also am a radio staffer at Midwest Communications where I have multiple duties ranging from being on-air to editing commercial logs. I recently obtained my associate of arts & sciences degree from UW-Marathon County. I couldn't have found a better campus to start my college career. The faculty and staff members were more than willing to help, becoming my second family. If you see me around, I encourage you to ask questions. I may not always have an answer but, as I have learned while attending UWMC, asking is the first step to finding an answer.
Greetings, UWMC Students! My name is Tiffany Bredeck! I am so excited to serve as a UWMC ambassador this year, and I look forward to meeting you. I am a part-time student and have attended UWMC for several years. I I have enjoyed every second of my time here. While most of my past studies have been focused on psychology and human behavior, I have included an emphasis on biological sciences because it is my desire to eventually enter the medical field so I can serve underserved populations. As a result, I have discovered that I thoroughly enjoy the scientific disciplines, and I have developed a great interest in the area of microbiology! One of my favorite parts of being a student at this campus is the tremendous range of opportunities UWMC provides, and I hope you will take advantage of those that interest you to enhance your knowledge and experience. I look forward to serving you this year so please do not hesitate to ask me for assistance, advice or simply some camaraderie!
Hey there! My name is Sara Clark, and I am a sophomore at UW-Marathon County. I come from the small town of White Lake where my graduating class was of 23; eight of us had gone to school together since pre-school. Throughout high school I was active in softball, figure skating, dance, competitive horse showing and my favorite, volleyball. I am a defensive specialist on the UWMC volleyball team. I'm excited to see what this season will bring. Along with being an ambassador, I am a community advisor at Marathon Hall. I can't wait for the fall semester to start, and I look forward to meeting you! Go Huskies!
Hi everyone, my name is Aaron Hahn, and I am a sophomore at UW-Marathon County. I am a 2012 graduate of Mosinee High School. I am excited to be an ambassador as well as a community advisor at Marathon Hall this year. When I am not studying in the library, I enjoy lifting weights, playing racquetball, hunting, camping, swimming or hanging out with family and friends. After completing this academic year, I anticipate transferring to either UW-La Crosse or UW-Madison in pursuit of a degree in business management. You have made one phenomenal decision about where to attend college! My experience at UWMC so far has been awesome. As an ambassador I would love to show you around the campus and fill you in about everything we have to offer students. I am blessed to be at this point in my life, and I look forward to making the most of the year at UW-Marathon County!
Hey! My name is Brianna Harrison and I am going into my sophomore year at UWMC. I am a 2012 graduate of Northland Lutheran High School and plan on attending UW-Eau Claire in the fall of 2014 to pursue a nursing degree. When I'm not in the school library or studying hard, I am usually working at Trig's or hanging out with friends, family or my boyfriend. I'm so excited to see what this year as an ambassador is going to be like! I believe it will help me grow as a student and as a person. In high school I did a lot of volunteer work. I love to work with people. I feel honored that I have been chosen to represent the school and be a part of the ambassador team!
Hello, everyone! My name is Timothy Mark Hartwig. You can call me Tim or Timo. I am in my second year at UWMC and this is my second year living in Marathon Hall. I am originally from Eagle River located in northern part of Wisconsin. My major is computer science, and I have many interests, including theatre and government. This coming year I will be the shared governance director of the Student Government Association at UWMC. I have participated in the theatre program here and have attended a lot of campus events. I have had a fun time at the MC, and I can't wait to talk to you all about the MC and show you around the campus!
Hey there, hi there, ho there! My name is Matt Jones, and I'm from Wausau. I am married to Sara Jones, who also is an ambassador at UWMC. We have a daughter, Tina, who is eight years old. I have had the chance to work overseas for our military, which led me back to college and UWMC in the summer of 2011. I am a non-traditional student working towards a degree in construction management from UW-Stout. I was nominated as an ambassador last spring and accepted this opportunity because I feel UWMC is a great school. I already volunteer for the maintenance department doing odd jobs around campus. Being an ambassador will add to that experience. Often in life we have a calling to be part of something greater than ourselves, and this is just another piece of that calling for me. As I'm showing off this great, small-town university to perspective students, I hope they feel as excited to be part of this unique family as I do. Have a great day!
Hi, my name is Sara Jones, and I am a sophomore at UWMC. I am a non-traditional student. I am going back to school after being in the workforce for 25 years. Because of the economy, I decided to get my degree in accounting. I will graduate with an associate of arts & sciences degree this December. Then our family will be moving to the Eau Claire/Menomonie area where I will attend UW-Eau Claire. I have been married to my husband, Matthew, for 19 years; we have an eight-year-old daughter. My husband is also going back to school, too, to obtain his degree in construction management. I was asked to be an ambassador here at UW-Marathon County and felt it was an honor. UWMC has so many great qualities and has helped my husband and me with our educations so I knew I had to give something back. I feel I can give a different and unique perspective on what UWMC has to offer to students fresh from high school and those who haven't been to school in a while. The professors are phenomenal, the staff goes above and beyond to help and the students are friendly, no matter the age. If we are back in the area when my daughter starts college, UWMC will definitely be an option!
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Hello, my name is Tom Poncek, and I am a sophomore at UWMC. I am a 2012 graduate from Rib Lake High School where I took part in forensics, music and student government. I am a pre-med/nursing major and plan to transfer to UW-Oshkosh for my BSN and then go to Wisconsin Medical School to study pain management and anesthesiology. I also work part-time as a certified nursing assistant (CAN) at St. Claire's Hospital while going to school full-time. I have been a CNA for three years. I feel honored to be a student ambassador for UW-Marathon County. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to catch me in the halls, even it is just to chat. Have a great school year!
Hey! The name's Dylan Thomas, and I'm a returning-sophomore at UW-Marathon County. Along with being an ambassador, I am also a community advisor at Marathon Hall. After this year I am thinking about going to either UW-Oshkosh or UW-Eau Claire to major in human resource management. When I am not busy studying or working I enjoy watching movies, writing, golfing, bike riding and going on adventures/exploring with friends. I love being active around campus, and I enjoy all the experiences this campus has given me. If you have any questions or would like a tour, I would be more than happy to help you out. Looking forward to an awesome school year!
Hi there! My name is Taylor Ziegler, and I am a sophomore at UWMC. I am very excited to be a part of the ambassador program. I am undecided on my major or where I want to transfer when my time is up at UWMC, but I plan on applying for medical school, and I hope to work in health care. In my free time, I love doing yoga to relax and get my mind off of things. I also work at a cosmetics store where I enjoy doing facials and makeup for weddings and different occasions. I am in the process of getting my certificate as a nursing assistant, which I am very excited about. I am honored to be a part of the ambassador program. I would be more than happy to assist you with any needs or concerns you may have. Feel free to stop me in the hallways if you have any questions!