“I would like to thank my mother, Joanne Walker, for the super-human support – financial, academic and personal – without which I would never have completed my undergrad. She is a true testament to a loving mom with the strength of iron,” Walker said.
“Most importantly, I thank my lord and savior, Jesus Christ, for providing me with salvation, without which I would never have had the hope and strength to push through difficulties in college. To him be the glory for all I have accomplished,” he added.
How has UW-Stout prepared you to work in your field?
The training provided by Stout has done a stellar job of making me into a dynamic, flexible person who is able to enter a job and adapt quickly to whatever the requirements of the position may be.
I believe this comes from the way the social science department pushes students into becoming a Swiss Army Knife of a host of disciplinary subjects.
The department cultivates a mentality of stepping outside of one’s comfort zone and quickly learning something new.
What stands out about your UW-Stout experience?
The professors are what will be memorable about my time at Stout, giving me memories I will take with me into the rest of my life.
Dr. Tina Lee provided support and opportunities that come only from someone who is dedicated to the advancement of students into professional life. Dr. Marshall, as a historian, was unbelievably flexible and open to allowing me to explore areas of interest and allow me the independence to stumble and pick myself back up during my research efforts. Dr. Zagorski, as a political scientist, challenged and pushed me on my beliefs that allowed for healthy debate and my own growth in those principles that I believe in.