Safety first for UWP graduate

May 5, 2003

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2003_05_05.jpgPLATTEVILLE-On May 10, University of Wisconsin-Platteville student Alyssa Hrubes will receive her diploma and bachelor's degree. After changing schools and majors, Hrubes will receive her degree in occupational safety management.

"I initially transferred from UW-Whitewater to major in engineering at UWP. Instead, I switched to occupational safety management," Hurbes said.

While at UWP, Hrubes was involved in many activities. She was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Being a member of ASSE she was involved in many community service products, including garbage pick up-day, fund-raisers for the children's center and smoke detector giveaways.

Hrubes was honored to be the student representative to the Wisconsin Council of Safety and will be the judge for the Corporation Safety Award at the annual meeting.

"It is a great honor to be asked by my advisor to judge the professional competition."

While at UWP, Hrubes completed an internship at Swiss Colony in Monroe. There, she formed a safety-training program, wrote newsletters and conducted mock inspections of the facilities.

"Interning at Swiss Colony helped me put a lot of what I learned in class into an actual plan. Considering I was the safety manager for the company I learned what needs to be done to be successful," Hrubes said.

"The teachers at UWP are awesome. They want to get to know you and they want you to succeed," Hrubes added.

After graduation, Hrubes hopes to stay in the area by working for an insurance company or for Swiss Colony.

Hrubes is a resident of Livingston and the daughter of Tony and Peggy Hrubes.

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