Student Spotlight: Rachel Rice

Career Plan is to be a Registered Dietitian
By UW-Sheboygan

Rachel RiceRachel Rice of Oostburg is the focus of UW-Sheboygan’s student spotlight for the month of February. Her career goal is to become a Registered Dietitian so that she can “serve others by preparing nutritious meals, educating people on the value of healthy eating habits, and organizing meal plans for people with specific dietary needs.” An accomplished musician, Rachel also hopes to continue utilizing the musical talents that she has developed by “teaching others how to play the violin and appreciate the value of playing and performing music.”

This monthly feature highlights a 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: Rachel Rice
Age: 19
Hometown: Oostburg
Major: Dietetics
Career Goal: Registered Dietician
High School: Homeschooled, 2016

Why did you choose UW-Sheboygan?  I chose UW-Sheboygan because the quality of education is comparable to any other four-year university and more affordable. I also liked the size of the campus and the fact that students are able to form a relationship with their professors.

Outside of being a college student, what takes up your free time?  I am currently a member of the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, where I play first violin. I also play for other various gigs around the area. Right now, I have two violin students who I give lessons to every week. Eventually, I would love to expand the number of students that I teach. I also work for the Town of Wilson.

Favorite professors?  Dr. Christy Talbott (Music) and Dr. James Kabrhel (Chemistry)

Plans after UW-Sheboygan?   My plan is to transfer to UW-Green Bay next year, where I hope to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in nutrition. 

Advice for incoming UW-Sheboygan students: Get to know your professors as well as students in your classes, and never be afraid of asking questions. I am continually working on staying on top of homework, and keeping a positive attitude about it. After a long week, the last thing I want to do is study, but I know that it will benefit me in the end! My goal is to finish this year strong and earn an Associate degree in the process!

Involvement with Student Government Association (SGA): Currently serving as an Executive Senator, Rachel notes that “SGA has been a great learning experience for me.” I have been able to get to know many of the students on campus as well as many of the staff members. I joined SGA for the sole purpose of being able to help make our campus better. One of SGA’s goals this year is to get more students involved on campus. 


Sue Bausch, Regional Director of Communications