“The most rewarding part of working with children is knowing you made an impact on their lives.”
Name: Morgan Kapp
Major: Psychology and Studio Art
Hometown: Neenah, Wisconsin
HC: What made you decide to go to UW-Stout?
MK: I first heard about UW-Stout because my older brother went to Stout for construction. In high school I really didn’t know where I wanted to go to school or what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I also heard that UW-Stout had a really good Art and Design program. When I was in high school, the one thing I knew I was good at was Art and I wanted to continue working on my Art.
HC: What is your favorite thing about Stout?
MK: I really enjoy the small and personal class sizes as well as everything being in walking distance.
HC: How are you involved on campus or in the community?
MK: As well as being the President for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) at UW-Stout, I am a ‘Big’ for the BBBS of Northwestern Wisconsin. Being a ‘Big,’ I visit and mentor an elementary aged boy during his lunch and recess hour once a week at his elementary school.
HC: How and why did you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters at Stout?
MK: Honestly, I saw a posting for ‘Free Pizza,’ so I made my roommate go with me to check out what this org was all about. Once we sat in on the meeting and learned about how I could mentor and impact a child’s life, I became very involved with BBBS at Stout and in Northwestern Wisconsin. After I get my masters in Art Therapy, I mainly want to work with children in the elementary ages rang. Being a ‘Big’ has given me experience, excitement, and hope for my future career in art therapy and impacting children’s lives. So, I joined BBBS because I love hanging out, working with and communicating with children.
HC: What’s the most rewarding part of working and interacting with the children?
MK: The most rewarding part of working with children is knowing you made an impact on their lives.
HC: What are your plans and aspirations for the future?
MK: After completing my undergraduate degrees here at Stout, my plan for the future is to continue my education and achieve a masters in Art Therapy. After finishing my masters program, I would love to work in a children’s hospital with children who are going through treatment, trauma, depression, anxiety, etc. Art therapy, for those who don’t know what it all entails, is a form a therapy involving self-expression through painting, drawing, or other forms of art.
Favorite place to eat in Menomonie: The Waterfront Bar and Grill, especially for ‘Wing Wednesday’
Favorite Show: Currently, I am hooked on The Walking Dead but my all time favorite show is The Office
Dream vacation destination: New Zealand
One word your friends use to describe you: Outgoing