Good afternoon! I hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday! Today brings us the fourth installment of the Senior Series and our graduating senior is Zach Schneider. Zach is originally from West Bend, WI and has pursued three majors during his time at UW-Green Bay. They include English with an emphasis in both Literature and Creative Writing, Humanities with an emphasis in Digital and Public Humanities, and the BFA (Writing and Applied Arts). Along with his majors, Zach also has a minor in Education and is currently the Editor in Chief for Sheepshead Review. Here is a little bit more about Zach!
What was one thing you learned that really stuck with you during your time at UW-Green Bay?
College isn’t meant to teach you all you’ll need to know, it teaches you how to think critically and how to dedicate yourself to achieve success however you define it.
What was your favorite course(s)?
Ethnic Literature: Race and Sex with Dr Schuetze, Sheepshead Review with Dr Meacham, and World Building and Writing Science Fiction with Dr Rybak.
How are you feeling about the timing of the pandemic?
I’m horribly disappointed at the timing of the pandemic. I’ve been with many of my peers for years now, struggling along side each other, and now when I’m feeling closes to both them and my professors, the physical relationship has been ripped away. I’ll never get back the end of my senior year, but all we can do is move forward and adapt. At least commencement has been rescheduled.
What will you miss most about UW-Green Bay?
I will miss the community. Similar to as I mentioned above, I feel really close to my peers, and we share passions within English. I will miss the intellectual community that offers amazing conversations and insights or critique to my own thoughts and writing.
What was most memorable about your senior year outside of the pandemic?
The most memorable thing from my senior year has been the friendships that have been set in stone and will hopefully last a lifetime.
Any advice for future graduates?
My advice is to do things. You’ve got amazing opportunities and you should take advantage. Don’t worry about falling short in any measure, you’re in college for the experiences.
From all of us here at Widows and Orphans, congratulations Zach!