UWFox student appreciates small classes as he pursues big dreams

"I know my opinion matters," says Robert Sewell Jr., talking about the value of small classes.

“Before I applied to UWFox, I had a talk with my dad about attending college,” recalls Robert Sewell Jr., a student at University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley since 2009. “He asked me why I wanted to go to college. I then had a talk with two of my closest and best friends, Gail and Kitty. They told me that going to college was the best thing that I can do in order to have a fulfilling career and that I should start at UWFox.”

 “I don't know where I would be right now if it wasn't for them and their advice,” says Robert, formerly of Jacks Hill, Kingston, Jamaica. He is a 2009 graduate of Appleton North High School, where he started a Key Club that is part of the Kiwanis International family of service-leadership programs.

 “I chose to attend UWFox because of its affordability, convenient location and small campus,” Robert explains. “UWFox is a place where I feel comfortable communicating with my professors and other students. I also really like having smaller classes where I know my opinion matters.”

Robert, 21, says he also appreciates getting to know students who didn’t go to college straight from high school: “UWFox is a very diverse campus with students of all ages, which makes it an interesting campus to attend. I found some of the older students are a role model for me because many of them had interesting careers before attending UWFox, which they are open to talk about.”

A biology major at UWFox and a volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Association, Robert plans to eventually transfer to UW-Green Bay to pursue a bachelor’s degree in anatomy and physiology. He then would like to continue his education in neuroscience at Brown University or King’s College London.

“I believe that you set the path you wish others to follow,” he says.

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