Undergraduate

Undergraduate Studies

PEAR Mentors

Iryna Bugay

Iryna Bugay
iryna.bugay@marquette.edu 

Majors: Elementary Education and Psychology

Hometown: Schiller Park, IL

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
As a freshman I participated in Best Buddies first semester and was involved in tutoring students at Milwaukee Academy of Science second semester. This year, I became part of COE student counsel and looking to continue tutoring reading at Milwaukee Academy of Science. 

Service Projects you have been a part of:
The service projects I have been a part of include: tutoring at Milwaukee Academy of Science, Relay for Life in my home town, and tutoring students during summer school at my old grade school.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to read, spend time with my friends and family, watch football and hockey and explore new places.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
My favorite thing to do at Marquette is attending the basketball games which are always a blast!

What made you decide on education?
I always thought I wanted to be a teacher but when I was in high school I knew for sure this is what I was meant to do. I realized this when I walked into the preschool class I taught as part of my high school teaching class. Watching the kids from their first day to their graduation was an amazing feeling knowing that you helped them grow and learn many new things.

Anna Concannon

Anna Concannon
anna.concannon@mu.edu

Majors: Elementary Education and Sociology

Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, WI

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Service Projects you have been a part of:

What do you do in your spare time?
I often ride my bike around Milwaukee, spend time with friends, read, watch movies, and go to music concerts and speakers who come to campus.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
I really like exploring the city and walking or biking by Lake Michigan. On campus, I like going out to dinner with friends and studying outside when the weather is nice.

What made you decide on education?
My mom is a teacher, and an influential one at that. When I was younger, I would play school with my friends and I often helped my mom with grading papers and decorating her classroom. So, I always had this feeling that I could be a teacher someday. At the start of college, I grew unsure of whether this was what I wanted to do, but after learning more about education in the classroom and being in schools through Service Learning and field experience, I feel very confident that teaching is what I want to do with my life. 

Kelly Korek

Kelly Korek
kelly.korek@marquette.edu

Majors: Secondary Education and Mathematics

Hometown: Greendale, WI

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Service Projects you have been a part of:
Service Learning at Messmer High School and Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to spend time with my friends, go downtown to see theatre, attend as many Late Night Marquette events as I can, and take advantage of my Netflix account.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
I love going to the Marquette Basketball Games – they are a great way to hang out with friends and have tons of fun showing your school spirit!

What made you decide on education?
Both of my parents were education majors, so you could say I was born with teaching in my blood.  Then once I started school and saw the impact all of my teachers had on me, I knew even more then that I wanted the chance to make that same impact in the lives of my own students.

Lexie Liber

Lexie Liber
alexa.liber@marquette .edu

Majors: Elementary Education and Communication Studies

Hometown: Wheaton, IL

 

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Service Projects you have been a part of:

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to be active-- whether that is running to the lake or playing a pick-up soccer game. I also enjoy doing anything outdoors- especially exploring new places. I relish spending time with family and friends. Volunteering is another significant passion of mine that has shaped me into the person I am today. 

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
Living in Milwaukee never calls for a dull moment! In addition to exploring the city, I love attending 10:00pm mass on Tuesday nights in St. Joan of Arc Chapel. It’s a place where I can unwind from the busy week and feel the love from the Marquette community.

What made you decide on education?
I wanted to pursue education because I love interacting with children and giving back. I believe that every child has potential to do great things. I want to be that stepping-stone future students need to progress towards their promising futures. Marquette has shown that education is the right fit for me through being placed immediately into Milwaukee classrooms where I witness the works of so many passionate teachers.

Kelley Probst, Marquette University College of Education Student

Kelley Probst
kelley.probst@marquette.edu

Majors: Secondary Ed. and History with a broad field social studies minor

Hometown:  Knoxville, TN

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What do you do in your spare time?

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
I love walking around downtown or to the lake with a good group of friends on a sunny afternoon. Milwaukee is so much fun when you go out explore the city!

What made you decide on education?
I loved school, and I liked to learn. I wanted to be able to keep doing what I love and help other future students find what they love to do. I actually started wanting to go into counseling but found my passion in education and teaching. I didn’t decide on my second History major until my sophomore. I was between a couple different subjects, but I decided History was for based on my strengths and passion for the subject.

Lindsey Reitveld

Lindsey Rietveld
lindsey.rietveld@mu.edu

Majors: Elementary Education and Math

Hometown: Little Chute, WI

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Service Projects you have been a part of:

What do you do in your spare time?

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
Being with my friends and going to basketball games and Late Night events.

What made you decide on education?
I've always loved working with children. I had two teacher aide courses in high school that reaffirmed my decision to go into education.

Amanda Stolz

Amanda Stolz
amanda.stolz@mu.edu

Majors: Elementary Education and MELT

Hometown: Franklin, WI

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Service Projects you have been a part of:

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to hang out with friends either in our rooms or somewhere in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is such a beautiful place and it is always fun to either take a walk to the lake or explore a new restaurant. Even though I have been on campus now for two years, we still manage to find something new and exciting to do!

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
My favorite thing to do at Marquette is go to the different sporting events. Marquette is good at all different sports and it is fun to support a bunch of different teams. My favorite games to go to are Women’s Volleyball and Men and Women’s Basketball. For these games I play in the Pep Band, so there is always something fun and exciting going on.

What made you decide on education?
Ever since I was in 4th grade I have wanted to become a teacher. I had a teacher that did everything and anything she could for us students, and she inspired me to want to do the same. I love children and I also love helping others. Education allows me to do both of these things. I want to give the students the knowledge that they will need to succeed in whatever they choose to do beyond their schooling. Marquette’s College of Education program is a great way to get the experience that I need to become the best teacher I can be.

Kathryn Vetter

Kathryn Vetter
kathryn.vetter@marquette.edu

Majors: Elementary Education and Psychology

Hometown: West Bend, WI

MU Activities/Student Organizations:
I am currently on the E-board as well as a member and choreographer of Dance Inc. at Marquette.  I am also a member of the Marquette University Bystander Intervention Team.

Service Projects you have been a part of:
I participated in Hunger Clean Up, and will be a faith formation teacher this upcoming year at Gesu Parish.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to read and spend time outside either taking a walk/run to the lake or just relaxing. I also enjoy dancing.

What is your favorite thing to do at Marquette?
My favorite thing to do at Marquette is taking advantage of the Late Night opportunities offered, or going to the basketball games and being a part of the student section!

What made you decide on education?
I chose education because I love kids and I love seeing the potential that every student brings to the classroom.




Want more information about the PEAR Program? Contact Tina McNamara at tina.mcnamara@marquette.edu


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