Outlook Magazine - Fall 2019


Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2014. He founded Elevate Life Chiropractic in his hometown of Stevens Point. He started in the business administration program but switched to applied science after realizing his career calling. “UW-Stout had everything I needed to advance to graduate school,” Trzebiatowski said. “Having access to advanced technology within the labs challenged me to explore and challenge myself.” A May graduate, Joshua Freyholtz, is beginning the Surgical First Assistant program at Mayo College of Health and Sciences in Rochester, Minn., with an eye on eventually becoming a physician assistant. “The applied science program was able to set me up for success,” Freyholtz said.

Multiple success stories

having instructors willing to assist with test prep in areas I felt I needed a little extra push with, prepared me well for the MCAT. I felt completely prepared to start medical school,” she said. In May, Kym Ludwig graduated from the University of Wisconsin pharmacy school in Madison and in July began a residency at Phoenix Indian Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. She hopes to eventually work for the Indian Health Center as a community provider to “give back to Native American communities” and to do research on chronic disease management. A 2013 UW-Stout graduate, she also earned a certificate in American Indian Studies from North Dakota State University in 2018. “I always felt that UW-Stout professors and mentors cared about my success not only during college but after college as well, and that could be attributed to the fact that they were able to spend ample time with me as an individual,” said Ludwig, who cited the university’s many resources, such as Multicultural Student Services. Wade Trzebiatowski graduated from UW-Stout in 2010 and then from

While Koester appears destined for success, other graduates already have found it. More than 100 alumni of the applied science program alone have gone on to practice as doctors, dentists, pharmacists, chiropractors, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists and in other health-care positions, according to the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management. Desiree Nardini Scholl graduated from UW-Stout in 2004 and then in 2008 from Rosalind Franklin University medical school in Chicago. A podiatrist at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, she is board certified in foot and ankle surgery. At UW-Stout, she appreciated professors “who truly care and were a big part of helping me learn to go beyond the classroom. Well-rounded, challenging curriculum, as well as

Above: Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Hospital in St. Paul, where Trever Koester was a clinical research coordinator. He helped conduct research on a rare pediatric hip disease.


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