Tyler Penrod transferred to UW-Parkside from a larger university and quickly felt "at home."
"When I arrived at UW-Parkside for a visit, I immediately felt like I belonged here," he says. "The small class sizes, friendly staff, and outgoing student population made UW- Parkside feel like a home away from home."
The campus atmosphere allows Tyler to flourish in group settings. "I've worked in the Student Center as a production staff team member, served as a resident adviser in Pike River Suites, and in residence life as a summer maintenance team member. I've played intramurals, have also served as an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Hope House, and the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha."
Tyler says that while he was volunteering and learning about these organizations and the individuals who serve them, he was also learning a lot about himself. One of the things he learned was that making the most of the university experience required a commitment.
"The opportunities here at UW-Parkside are endless," he says, "but it's ultimately up to you to use the resources to their fullest potential."