Sheboygan: UW-Sheboygan’s student spotlight for the month of September is on Autumn Weimann, the incoming Student Government President. She is also a member of UW Sheboygan’s Women’s Volleyball team, and was nominated for the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) First Team All Conference award last year. Autumn has a clear vision of her career goal – to become a high school chemistry teacher and girls’ basketball coach. Not stopping there, she is also “hoping to get my master’s in education, so I can become a principal.”
This monthly feature highlights one student’s academic achievement and provides the community with an inside look into campus life and a greater understanding of the diverse profiles and experiences of our students.
Name: Autumn Weimann
Major: Education and Chemistry
Career Goal: High school chemistry teacher and girls’ basketball coach. I am also hoping to earn a master’s degree in education, so I can become a principal.
High School: Sheboygan South High School, 2016
Why did you choose UW-Sheboygan? UW- Sheboygan is very affordable, close to home, and I wanted to play sports. I also knew that going to a big school away from home would make me unhappy because I would not be close to my family.
Outside of being a college student, what takes up your free time? A lot of my free time is spent on Student Government Association, volleyball, basketball, and as a Jr. Redwing basketball coach.
Who is your favorite professor or staff member? My favorite professor would have to be Dr. Kabrhel, who is the General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Professor. Dr. Kabrhel has made my passion for chemistry grow and helped me to understand chemistry. My favorite staff member would have to be Sara Juckem. She assisted me with student government and helped me to get involved at UW-Sheboygan. I also should recognize my volleyball coach, Penny Maletzke who has helped me become a better volleyball player and a leader.
What has been your favorite class? My favorite class was General Chemistry.
What do you plan to do after UW-Sheboygan? I am planning to earn my bachelor’s degree in education and chemistry, then get my master’s in Education from Lakeland.
Advice for incoming UW-Sheboygan students? Get involved! UW-Sheboygan has a lot to offer - sports, plays, student government, etc. Once you start getting involved, you will meet new people that might one day become your friends. Try your hardest to get good grades. You will be rewarded and it will feel great when you have accomplished something. Try new things. If you are finding what you are doing isn’t working for you -try a different way of doing it.
Student Government Role: I was nominated by Penny Maletzke to be on the board for student government. At first, I was nervous because I never did anything like this before. Now that I’m involved, I have become more outspoken for my beliefs, meet new people and make decisions that will better the UW system. My role as Student Government Association President is to be the voice of UW-Sheboygan. I am a member of many committees at UW-Sheboygan and have attended regional and state-wide meetings. Our UW-Sheboygan Student Government has weekly meetings that are open to anyone who has ideas to improve our campus. One of my goals is to get more people involved in Student Government and around UW-Sheboygan. We welcome you to join us for the first event of the semester – a fall picnic on September 7.