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Kristin Numbers
Kristin Numbers

Hometown: Loves Park, Ill.
Major: Nursing

What activities are you involved in on campus?
  • Basketball
Why I chose Rockford University:
I enjoyed the community atmosphere and one-on-one attention in the classroom

Future plans and goals:
I would like to get my BSN and be a NICU nurse

What should people know about me?
I love Rockford University and I love basketball

My experience at Rockford University:
It has been great!

My experience in Athletics:
Awesome! My teammates are excellent

What do I like most about Rockford University:
The learning environment

Why is it great to be a Regent:
Because Rockford University is a great place to earn your education – Go Regents!



Jake Maliszewski
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Hometown: Rockford, Illinois
Major: Philosophy and Economics

Why I chose Rockford University:

It was close to home and I really liked the small university experience it offered.

Future plans and goals:
I plan to go on to graduate school, and hopefully enroll in an MBA program, maybe even the one here at Rockford University. I am interested in a marketing career.

What I love about being a student at Rockford University:
The accessibility of the professors when you need their help. They are always quick to answer an e-mail and are just excellent at doing what they do.

Fun fact: I have always loved the movie Toy Story and when I was 7 years old, I thought I could be like Buzz Lightyear and fly. One day, I tried to fly off my dresser and soon learned that it was not possible to do so when I landed on my stomach in great pain!


Amour Muro
Amour Muro

Program of study/major: Economics
Home Country: Tanzania

Why did you choose Rockford University?
Liberal arts university that is small and focused on its students.

What has been/was your favorite experience/moment at Rockford University?
Visiting Chicago, experiencing the winter, the people at Rockford.

What should an international student know when transferring to Rockford University?
If you are interested in a small community of people and small classes then Rockford is for you. You get focused on.

Activities involved in at Rockford University:
Track & Field/Cross Country

Future plans/career or educational goals:
Banking (investment) - maybe in NY

Fun fact:
I am a dancer, I can wiggle my ears, I love anime!

Additional comments:
Rockford University is a great place to grow if you are willing to be pro-active.


Johnny Ramos
Johnny Ramos

Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado
High School: Pueblo Centennial
Major: Sports Management

Why you chose Rockford University:
I was recruited here by the baseball coaching staff and came out here for a visit during the summer. The coaching staff and others here at Rockford University made me feel at home. It was this and their excellent academic and athletic standards that made me choose Rockford University.

Activities involved in on campus:
I play baseball for Rockford University and am also a part of the Round Table Discussions with President Dr. Head.

What you do in your free time:
I like to workout, play baseball, pick-up basketball and football games, hangout with friends, play video games, watch movies, and go out to town.

What you love about being a student here at Rockford University:
I love the academic and athletic standards that Rockford University has to offer. I am privileged to be considered a student-athlete at this university. I know it will help me on a road to success in the future.

Fun fact:
I am currently the only student here that is from Colorado.

Story to share about Rockford University:
During the fall while playing against Rock Valley College, I got my first university hit and RBI. My parents were there attending the game and my mom was embarrassingly screaming, "That's my baby boy!" while the whole team heard and others around.



Andrew Pollock

Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Major: Musical Theatre Performance

What activities are you involved in on campus?
In my 4 years, I have been involved in almost all of the plays, musicals and Three Penny Productions. I also have been involved in the Vocal Collective, Music Club and Regent Players.

Why I chose Rockford University:
I chose Rockford University because it gave me the opportunity to experience something I never had experienced before, and that was a small community. I am all about meeting people and knowing them as friends. Rockford offered exactly that!

Future plans and goals:
I hope to be an actor. Either on Broadway, in movies or film, I hope to change people's lives through my talent and that is performing. I hope to someday inspire someone.

What should people know about me?
I am a very personable and funny guy and I am always into taking risks and having fun.

My experience at Rockford University:
so far my experience at Rockford has been one of ups and downs, but mostly ups! I have met some of my best friends and I wouldn't trade my Rockford experience for the world.

What do I like most about Rockford University:
The atmosphere and the community of people.



Tony Hardin
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Hometown: St. Peters, Mo.

Major: Earned my B.S. in Psychology and currently pursuing my MAT at Rockford University
Why I chose Rockford University:
Running was a major factor, but I also liked the tradition of the school.
 
Activities involved in on campus:
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Intervarsity
  • RAGE
What I do in my free time:
  • Run
  • Video Games
  • Bowl
  • Puzzles
  • Read
What I love about being a student at Rockford University:
Rockford students are respectful and friendly and the faculty gets to know you on a personal note.
 
Story to share about Rockford University:
I went down to Mississippi for the Alternative Spring Break to build a house for a less fortunate family. It was one of the best experiences of my life!


Britney Curry
Britney Curry

Hometown:
Merrillville, Indiana
Major: Biology

What activities are you involved in on campus?
I am on the women's basketball team and I will be running outdoor track this year.  I am also involved in SAAC.
 
Why I chose Rockford University:
I chose Rockford University because of the proximity to home and I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to continue playing basketball. The student-to-teacher ratio also helped my decision.
 
Future plans and goals:
I plan to enter dental school or a physical therapy program after graduation.

What should people know about me?
People should know only a select amount of people such as professors actually call me by my first name.  A majority of people know me as BC.

My experience at Rockford University:
My experience at Rockford University has been positive so far. I love having the opportunity of experiencing a liberal arts education by being required to take courses in humanites, social sciences, and natural sciences.

What do I like most about Rockford University:
One thing I enjoy most at Rockford University is the fact it is a liberal arts school.


Damir Utrzan Damir Utrzan
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Hometown: Rockford, Illinois
Major: Psychology and Philosophy

Why I chose Rockford University:
The professors are phenomenal. They truly care about students and go out of their way to accommodate them. Rockford University makes you feel welcome.
 
Activities involved in on campus:
  • Student Mentor
  • Model U.N. President
  • Psychology and Philosophy tutor
Future plans and goals:
Obtain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology specializing in neuropsychology and child psychology.

What I love about being a student at Rockford University:
The atmosphere is awesome! The connections you make are invaluable, and the liberal arts education will prepare you for the most competitive careers and institutes of higher education.
 
Fun fact:
I was born in Bosnia, grew up in Germany and moved to the United States in early 2000. I am fluent in Serbo-Croatian, German and English.


Cayla Solsberg

Hometown: Lee's Summit, Missouri
Major: Musical Theatre

Why I chose Rockford University:
I came to Rockford University because I liked the atmosphere. It had a great way of representing such a relaxing and comfortable environment. All the people here are very close and always have a great time together.

Activities involved in on campus:
  • Theatre Department activities and shows
  • Regent Singers
  • Vocal Collective
  • Regent Players
  • Women's Soccer
 
Future plans and goals:
To go out in the real world and get a job performing and singing in professional shows using what I was taught at Rockford University.

What should people know about me?
I sing constantly and love laughing. I'm very spontaneous and always up for an adventure.
 
My experience at Rockford University:
It has been a blast! Everyone is awesome.
 
What do I like most about Rockford University:
The people!


Brian Duncan

Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Major: Musical Theatre

What activities are you involved in on campus?
  • RAGE
  • Theatre productions
  • Regent Singers
  • Vocal Collective
  • Regent Players

Why I chose Rockford University:
The staff is what drew me in. They are so knowledgeable and are willing to help with anything.
 
Future plans and goals:
To go out in the real world and put what I learned at Rockford University to use.

What should people know about me?
I am fun and outgoing so if you're looking for a laugh talk to me.

My experience at Rockford University:
So far I have only had good experiences. Everyone is so nice and welcoming. Everyone just wants to have a good time.

What do I like most about Rockford University:
I like the personable staff who are always willing to help with anything school related or not.


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