Not only did Ciera Lewis find a passion for psychology while in high school, her mother's own disorder motivated the first-generation UWM Honors College student to find out how she could help.
With her mother's encouragement, Sandra Alvarez attended UWM's pre-college programs as a high school freshman. This helped guide Sandra, not only as a UWM student, but as a first-generation college student.
Tou Jim Lee is a first-generation college student studying marketing at UWM's Lubar School of Business. When he's not hitting the books, you can find him helping out one of the many organizations he's involved in on campus.
UWM online student Felicia Mondragon enjoys the freedom and convenience of classes without the hour-long commute from her home in Fond du Lac.
Sarah Morgan returned to college to finish her degree in 2011. She chose an online Psychology degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee because it allowed her to juggle her family and work responsibilities and still make good progress towards her degree.
As a UWM online student, Lt. James MacGillis applies the material he learns in class to his full-time job as the program manager for the Milwaukee Police Academy.
UWM architecture and social learning Ph.D. student Amin Majtahedi teamed up with his wife and UWM electrical engineering Ph.D. student Tahereh Hosseini to cofound AIM (Architectural Information Modeling). The UWM Student Startup Challenge winners use a sensor network to map out a building looking at how people interact with their environments.
Former U.S. national speed skating team member, UWM engineering student and Student Startup Challenge winner Brent Aussprung developed a new skate to make speed skaters even faster on the ice!
He's combining the traditional speed skate with the modern clap skate. At the start of a race skaters will take advantage of the traditional rigid skate then transition to a clap skate for improved speed and stability.
Aussprung's goal is to have the skates on the ice in the 2018 Winter Olympic games.
Husband and wife team, Sylvia and Thomas Wilson, are using their life experiences and UWM's Student Startup Challenge to develop a youth-focused career development organization called MKE Grind. It includes a website designed to empower young people to be successful in their futures.
UWM senior David DeFilippis spends months in Panama bringing biology research into the 21st century. The work he's doing could help answer some big questions about global climate change.
Angelica Sanchez found her passion for working with and educating the community on environmental issues during her UWM undergraduate research on soil productivity in Kenya.
Inspired by Gustave Dore’s illustrations in “London A Pilgrimage,” Dakotasky Bowen traveled to London to study Dore’s work and explore her own artistry.
After an injury hindered her ability to dance, Kym McDaniel shifted her creative energy toward film and transformed an internship into a fulltime job at Danceworks Performance Company. For more information on Danceworks' March 2015 performance "Breathe" check out: http://danceworksmke.org/dpc/breathe/
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a Milwaukee Bucks game? UWM marketing major and game operations assistant Allex Plank plays a major role in coordinating half-time and promotional acts during each game.
Before attending UWM, broadcast journalism major Blair Hicks was always involved in sports. He's now turned that passion into an exciting, fast-paced internship with WISN 12 Sports.
UWM accounting major and Nigerian native Bobola Odebiyi currently works as a training and development intern at the Wisconsin Athletic Club. He says the position has increased his confidence and how he approaches his studies.
The UWM Career Development Center helped graduate student Eva Ennamorato explore her major and identify her career goals for the future.
Lubar School of Business student Mitchell Woolever is a trip leader with UWM Outdoor Pursuits. Next up: A ski trip to Mount Bohemia this January.
Inspired by his athletic background, criminal justice major Sunny Singh works as a personal trainer at the UWM Klotsche Center and Pavilion.
Yusef Salameh spent 10 years perfecting his Spanish to become a bilingual teacher and mentor.
As a NASA intern, Tristan Emrich developed an app astronauts might someday use to evaluate their spacecraft and resolve safety issues. He's now accepted a job with AT&T in Seattle, one of two full-time job offers he received.
Information and technology major Kristina Krizan lined up a job with the Wisconsin State Patrol before accepting her UWM diploma.
After sustaining an injury in high school and having to see physical therapists, UWM Women's Basketball forward Ashley Green developed an interest in studying kinesiology.
6'8'' forward Matt Tiby has high hopes for the Panthers 2014 basketball season. He also has a love of words off court.
After the excitement of last year’s NCAA Tournament run, UWM Men's Basketball Head Coach Rob Jeter talks about this season’s challenges and the home court feel of the newly christened UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.