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About Me

My name is Ryan Prechel. I am a fourth year student at UWEC with a computer science major and business administration minor. For my first three years of college, I lived in the same apartment and my older sister was my only roommate for the first two years. Since then I have lived alone. In the summer of 2004, I moved to my current apartment on Water Street.

My newest hobby is aviation. I currently am a private pilot. I enjoy photography. I love to dance and am a student dance instructor for and vice president of Two to Tango. I spend a significant amount of time volunteering, especially with children. I am an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 36; a Big Brother through Big Brothers, Big Sisters; a volunteer for Safe & Sound; and the president of the UWEC Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. I like to travel and have been to a majority of the states and at least ten countries. On campus, I am in the Honors Program and a member of the Honors Program Organization, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, SOPHS (Society of Participating Honor Students), Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key, and Phi Kappa Phi. I am not a smoker and I don't hang out in bars. I love the outdoors, camping, hiking, biking, canoeing, etc. I enjoy participating in a variety of sports, but I am not a spectator. I hardly ever watch TV, but I do like the occasional movie.

I have several jobs on campus. My main job is a Consultant for Involvement Activities with the Activities and Programs Office. Most of my on-campus jobs involve computer programming or web design. I also work for my dad's company on occasion.

I was born on December 30, 1982 and grew up in Elroy, a small rural town in Southwestern Wisconsin. My senior year of high school, my parents moved nine miles to another small town: Hillsboro, WI. While in high school, I was involved in many extra-curricular activities. I participated in Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track & Field all four years. I was involved in student government. As a member of the high school concert band, marching band, concert choir, and madrigal choir, I was a very active musician and even toured Europe as a tenor in the Wisconsin Ambassadors of Music choir. I was involved in numerous school clubs including Spanish Club, Forensics, FUN (an environmental club), Math Team, the school newspaper, FBLA, and NHS. Finally, as a member of the Boy Scouts of America, I achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

I am currently dating a wonderful woman named Cassy Miller from Cumberland, WI. She is a CMA at the Shell Lake Clinic. Some of our favorite activities to do together are rollerblading, watching movies, and playing cribbage.

If you want to get to know me, feel free to send me a message via the comments page.

Updated: August 3, 2005
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