Erickson to graduate from UWP, again

December 4, 2003

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UWP December graduate, Jessica Erickson looks to earn her second engineering degree from UWP.

PLATTEVILLE - The strong engineering program and variety of engineering disciplines offered at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are just a few reasons why Jessica Erickson returned to college at UWP to earn her second major.

Erickson, a native of Green Bay, will be graduating in December with a degree in electrical engineering and an emphasis in computers.

Erickson originally chose to attend UWP because of its comfortable size and to uphold her family tradition, with her father and grandfather each being alumni of UWP.

Graduating with a degree in engineering physics in May 2001, Erickson decided to return to UWP to earn a second degree in Electrical Engineering.

During her time spent at UWP, Erickson has been involved in numerous organizations and has fulfilled a cooperative experience and an internship.

While attending UWP, Erickson was a member of the Society of Physics Students for three years and served as secretary for one year. Erickson has also been involved with the Chess Club and the Society of Platteville Anime and Manga Maniacs (SPAMM).

Gaining hands-on experience has also been an important part of Erickson's education at UWP. She traveled to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. to complete a cooperative learning experience with IBM. Erickson has also completed a 10-week internship at the National Optical Astronomical Observatory in Tuscan, Ariz. While in Tuscan, Erickson conducted solar research as part of the research experience for the undergrads program.

Throughout her time at UWP, Erickson recalls her favorite memories to include attending Christmas parties with the Society of Physics Students and performing at Lambeau Field with the UWP marching band during halftime of a Green Bay Packer game.

Erickson said that she enjoys attending UWP and has found the people to be nice, friendly and her professors easy to access for questions, advising and guidance.

Erickson is currently seeking employment options, and plans to relocate in the southwest of the country, near Arizona, following her graduation.

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