As a transfer student, Dee Yang found her call to leadership among the intimate and diverse environment of UW-Parkside.
"I knew I wanted a small campus where the professors know their students by name. I also wanted to be in a diverse environment," she says. "Growing up I've met so many people of different ethnicity, I wanted that to be a part of my college experience."
Dee is grateful for the help of her professors and the effort of student organizations around campus for hosting various activities and events. "There is always something for students to look forward to," she says.
As a member of the Parkside Asian Organization, she understood the time and energy needed to maintain a successful organization, one that provides enrichment to the student body. She also took part in volunteer events, participating in Make a Difference Day and Hunger Clean-Up.
Dee encourages those interested in furthering their education to consider UW-Parkside. "At UW-Parkside you have a chance get to know your professors and all your classmates; you'll be more engaged in classroom activities and discussions," she says. "And if you are looking for leadership opportunities like me, you will also find it easier to make a difference on campus."