Get to know Ryan Geiger

By UW-Marshfield / Wood County

Student Ryan Geiger

Age: 40

Hometown: Pewaukee, Wis.

High school attended: Pewaukee High School

Current program or major: Business


Why did you choose UW-Marshfield/Wood County? After serving 21 years in the US Marine Corps, I settled in central Wisconsin with my wife. UW-Marshfield/Wood County is close to home with a small-town feel. The class sizes are smaller so there is more one-to-one interaction, which is important to me.

What surprised you the most about UW-Marshfield/Wood County when you arrived on campus? I’m surprised by how many people know each other. Faculty know students by name, and students all get along as well.

Why did you choose your program/major? After spending the last 12 years of my military career doing recruiting, I figured combining that experience with business would make me more marketable for future employment.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding? So far, I'm gaining general knowledge from the general courses I'm completing. I've enjoyed the science classes.

In addition to being a college student, what takes up your free time? Spending time with my family and doing as many outdoor activities as possible. I'm an avid hunter and enjoy fishing and hiking.

Who has been your favorite professor or staff member? I don’t have a favorite instructor because all of the professors have brought something new and interesting to the table. They have been available to answer my questions and make their classrooms welcoming.

What do you plan to do after UW-Marshfield/Wood County? I'm currently debating whether to transfer to UW-Stevens Point to complete my bachelor’s degree or to stay in Marshfield and earn it at UW-Marshfield/Wood County.

What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-Marshfield/Wood County students? My experience is probably different than a new high school grad. My best advice is to try to balance your college experience with your personal life to achieve your education and career goals.



Brian Becker