Faces of Silver Lake – Traditional, Roncalli Grads

What do Roncalli grads like about Silver Lake College?

Elizabeth Fritsch

Hometown: Branch
Major: English

Why I Choose Silver Lake College:

It was close to home and I liked the Franciscan heritage

Best experience at the College so far:

Celebrating the end of semesters at Finals Feast. (new page w/pics from Fall 2012?)

Something unexpected you have learned about campus or the College community:

I was surprised to find out how many sisters come from other countries to live and study at Silver Lake.

One sentence you would use to describe SLC to a high school senior:

Silver Lake provides students with the challenges and learning opportunities of a large school, but has a sense of community that most other colleges can't offer.

Justin Mrotek

Hometown: Manitowoc, WI
Major(s): Business Management

Why you chose Silver Lake:

I chose SLC because of its Liberal Arts program that fosters the skills necessary to be a lifelong leaner; and it frames knowledge in a broad context, thus allowing the student to see how everything interrelates on the grand scale.

Best experience of the College so far:

My best experience actually occurs every day when students, faculty, and staff warmly greet me in the halls or in the classroom because it makes me feel part of a community, since the small nature of the College affords the intimate atmosphere.

Something unexpected you have learned about campus or the College community:

Something that is generally the status quo in the world, but not here at SLC, is the judgment free zone; my experience has been that there are no initial prejudices, instead an “everyone is welcome” mentality is present. 

One sentence you would use to describe Silver Lake College to a high school senior:

A compassionate community of friends and classmates, plus caring professors and administration, with your success in mind.

Jacob Mueller

Hometown: Manitowoc
Major(s): Early childhood education

Why you chose Silver Lake:

Great education program and close to home!

Best experience of the College so far:

Best experience would be singing in the choirs. Lots of fun people and chorale tour is a blast!

Something unexpected you have learned about campus or the College community:

It’s extremely easy to find your way around the place!

One sentence you would use to describe Silver Lake College to a high school senior:

The SLC community is very welcoming and devoted to making you the best in whatever path you have chosen in life!

Dan’s note: Jacob is engaged to be married to Meaghann Frank ’13, who will be the first of the Generose Scholars to graduate from the College.

Emily Laurin

Hometown: Manitowoc
Major(s): Music education

Why you chose Silver Lake:

I chose silver lake because of the phenomenal music and education departments and it is close to home.

Best experience of the College so far:

My best experience thus far would be all the performance opportunities I have been a part of within the music department.

Something unexpected you have learned about campus or the College community:

I certainly did not expect the warmth and compassion from the professors toward the students. They always greet me with a smile.

One sentence you would use to describe Silver Lake College to a high school senior:

Silver lake is a college which is full of opportunities for every type of person whether that be with internships, musical performances, or even helping the community.

Kevin Sievert

Hometown: Manitowoc, WI
Major(s): Music Education-Choral

Why you chose Silver Lake:

Silver Lake was a great way to get 'the college experience' (living on campus, meeting new people, etc.) And still be close to home

Best experience of the College so far:

My favorite experience so far was meeting so many new people and being able to make connections to people with similar interests.

Something unexpected you have learned about campus or the College community:

The staff here really makes it a point to know who you are. It feels good to have staff members (even staff I don't even KNOW) to address me by name and care how my day has been

One sentence you would use to describe Silver Lake College to a high school senior:

Silver Lake is a great way to start fresh close to home!

Kathy Van Sleet

Hometown: Manitowoc, WI
Major(s): Elementary Education

Why you chose Silver Lake:

It's a small school with a good education program

Best experience of the College so far:

Making friends and being able to succeed because of everyone being willing to help.

Something unexpected you have learned about campus or the College community:

How close everyone gets to one another.

One sentence you would use to describe Silver Lake College to a high school senior:

Silver Lake College is a great place because it is a small community and you are able to get the help you need in order to succeed in college.