Alan’s Weekly March 25th, 2019

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APPLICATION AND ADMISSIONS UPDATE

Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Fall 2019 semester as of March 18, 2019, point in time from a year ago.

Undergraduate admissions – SOE is down 58 in net admissions (down 94 in applications)
Transfer admissions – SOE is down 5 in net admissions (down 17 in applications)
Graduate admissions – SOE is down 2 in admissions (up 2 in applications)
Total admissions (UG, T, and G)down 65 in admissions (down 109 in applications)

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES

This week I had regular meetings with Stephen Wester, Katy Sage, Jeremy Page, Sara Jozwik, and the Deans.

Innovation Award Luncheon

On Thursday, I attended the Chancellor’s Innovation Award luncheon at No Studio on McKinley. This year’s honoree was John Ridley, who wrote the screenplay for 12 Years as a Slave and Redtail. 12 Years as a Slave won an Academy Award and Redtail was a great movie about the Tuskegee airmen during World War II. If you have not seen either movie, I highly recommend them.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NIKKI CLAAS FOR BEING ELECTED TO THE AS SENATE

I want to congratulate Nikki Claas for being elected for a three-year term by her peers to serve as the School of Education AS Senate representative starting in 2019-20.

ILLINOIS CONTINUES TO LOSE STUDENTS O OUT OF STATE INSTITUTIONS

Here is an article from the Chicago Tribune that shows that 48.4% of Illinois high school students go out of state for their higher education and this is increasing.

CONDOLENCES TO DEAN STAN STOJKOVIC ON THE LOSS OF HIS BROTHER

For those of you who know Helen Bader School of Social Welfare Dean Stan Stojkovic, he lost his brother, Ilija Stojkovic this past Saturday. Our condolences and best wishes go out to Stan and his family as they celebrate the life of his brother.

WELCOME TO MARIA ALICEA-REED, OUR NEW 5TH FLOOR RECEPTIONIST

Please welcome and introduce yourself to our new 5th floor receptionist, Maria Alicea-Reed. Maria started this past week.

Maria Alicea-ReedI was born and raised in Milwaukee, so I’m very familiar with the area. I spent my time growing up between Milwaukee and Menomonee Falls where I attended K5 through 12th grade. Out of high school I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. I always loved fashion and from there, I decided to attend MATC where I got my Associates degree in Fashion Marketing and Retail Management. After this, I found myself at Lakeland College studying Marketing but soon realized that was not what I wanted to do. I took 2 years off to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and figure out what I truly enjoy. Now, I am currently attending Lakeland College online and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Communications. I will be graduating in spring 2020.

The 2 years off of school made me realize writing was my gift. I love to tell stories and write poems. I am constantly jotting down ideas on scrap paper and on my phone. I also have a very big imagination, so my mind is constantly creating new ideas and stories. I hope to one day write a short story book. As for a career, I would love to write for a fashion magazine, but who knows I might change my mind.

I am the youngest of three children. I have an older sister who is a vegan and an older brother is a power lifter. There is never a dull moment with my siblings. I love them very dearly. I am very family oriented. I am extremely close to my mom’s extended family. We spend every major holiday together, go on a family trip once a year, and celebrate birthdays together. We are all very supportive of each other.

I live with my boyfriend of 4 years and our two dogs. Ghost is our oldest dog. He is 3 years old and is a Siberian Husky. We definitely have our hands full with him. Huskies love to run away, and he is no exception. He loves to talk (howl) all the time, secretly sits on the couches and sleeps all day. Sevyn (pronounced seven,) is our 7 month old Lab mix. We were told she is a Lab Retriever mix, but I’m not too sure about that. She is full of life, very smart and energetic.

Before coming to UWM, I worked for Roundy’s (Kroger), for almost 9 years. I started off as a part-time cashier when I was 17 and climb my way up to their corporate office. I’ve worked in all departments within the grocery store, worked at multiple stores and I’ve held various positions from floral clerk to bakery manager. I’m well rounded in the grocery business but after so many years, I realized it was something I was no longer interested in.

In my free time I like to relax at home. While most people my age are out partying, I’m usually at home on the couch watching movies or reading a book. My boyfriend and I love to go on vacations, adventures and we take a lot of road trips. I also enjoy eating, trying new foods and cooking. I watch a lot of the food network. 🙂

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 9th – All School Meeting – 4th Floor Library Conference room starting at 1:00 pm.