Britney Bechel

Happy Tuesday everyone! We are back for installment number eight of the Senior Series and today, our graduating senior is Britney Bechel! Britney is originally from Elk Mound, WI and has been pursuing a major in English and a minor in Education. Here is a little more about Britney!

What was one thing you learned that really stuck with you during your time at UW-Green Bay?

Where the English language developed from, courtesy of Professor Hall.

What was your favorite course?

The Oxford travel courses with Professor Ransom!

How are you feeling about the timing of the pandemic?

I don’t think that this COULD come at a good time. As someone finishing their student teaching, my sympathies lie with the high school senior classes who are missing out on a milestone as well. However, in this time I am reminded of this passage by J.R.R. Tolkien:

“‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.
‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.'”

What will you miss most about UW-Green Bay?

I will miss the beautiful trees in the fall!

What was most memorable about your senior year outside of the pandemic?

Honestly, it is all a bit of a blur.

Any advice for future graduates?

I am not sure I am qualified to dispense advice. Perhaps give me a few years to gauge whether I did it correctly.


From all of us here at Widows and Orphans, congratulations Britney!