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Abbie Hartung

First-Year Admissions Counselor - Western Wisconsin

Office 212Q Sorensen Hall

I grew up in a small town in Western Wisconsin.   After graduating high school, I moved across the state to attend UW-Green Bay for my undergraduate degree.  Graduate school at UW-Stout brought me back to the area and gave me the opportunity to see where I grew up with fresh eyes.  I quickly fell in love with Menomonie and the surrounding region.  When I’m not working, you can usually find me curled up with a book and my dog and cat, or whatever gets me outside- hiking, running, kayaking, ice skating, or just chilling in my hammock!   
Advice for a new student:
Make connections on campus!  Your college friends often became your best and lifelong friends, and your professors can be your biggest supports when applying for further education or jobs.  The connections you make on campus go beyond the time you actually spend on campus. 
College Major/Minor:
During my undergraduate degree, I double majored in Psychology and Human Development.  I also have a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 
Why did you choose your major?
I took a psychology course in high school and was immediately more interested in the subject than I had ever been in any other subject.  Human behavior and relationships are endlessly fascinating to me, and I wanted to pursue a career in which I could help other people.  I’m lucky to be able to do that as an admissions counselor at Stout! 
What do you love most about UW-Stout? 
That you are more than a number.  The small class sizes allow you to form relationships with your professors so that they are better able to support you and your goals. 
My favorite thing to do in Menomonie is…
We have some excellent local restaurants and craft breweries in town that I love to visit!  Many of them host different events such as live music throughout the year.  
A random fact about me...
I’ve run multiple marathons, which less than 0.01% of people can say! 

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