Happy Thursday everyone! Today’s featured graduate is Morgan Johnson! Morgan is originally Oak Creek, WI and is double majoring in Writing and Applied Arts and English with a Creative Writing Emphasis along with a minor in Arts Management. She was also the editor in chief for the Fall 2020 edition of Sheepshead Review and did a fantastic job! Here’s a little more about Morgan!
What was your favorite course?
Sheepshead Review haha
What was one thing you learned that really stuck with you?
I learned that part of being a writer is always looking for improvement in your work. While it is important to set deadlines for yourself to ensure progress, a part of your brain will always be thinking about how you could change things like sentence structure, word choice, scene placement, etc. It just shows that you care about the creative process.
How do you feel about graduating during the pandemic?
Honestly, it is a little disappointing. I had a great time at UWGB and them pushing the December graduation ceremony to May made me really sad. I was able to graduate a semester early of four years, so to have my graduation ceremony pushed back to what would have been the benchmark of four years definitely took away some of my excitement over graduating.
What will you miss most about UW-GB?
I will definitely miss being around the friends and professors I have gotten to know over the past few years. I truly met a lot of great people and often felt surrounded by positivity.
What was most memorable about your senior year outside of the pandemic?
It felt great to launch the Fall 2020 edition of Sheepshead Review! We had so many wonderful people join the launch party including friends from campus, contributors across the USA, and even a contributor from India! It is truly a team effort to put the journal together, and the staff this semester did incredible work. They made me look forward to class every week and supported me as I brought the journal more into the digital era.
Do you have any plans after graduation?
I am considering going to grad school for a degree in library science. I am not completely set on going, so for now I am going to enjoy my part-time job at my local library.
Any advice for future graduates?
Study abroad if you have the chance! It is a great way to make friends and experience the world.
From all of us here at Widows and Orphans, congratulations and good luck in your future!