Alyssa Hoffman is a first-generation college student from Park Falls, Wisconsin, who loves being outdoors. When she discovered Northland College, she knew it was the perfect fit for her. But coming from a large family with six siblings, she knew she needed all the support she could get to make it a reality.
“The Wisconsin Grant gave me the opportunity to be able to come here, which was remarkable,” says Alyssa. “I was kind of on the edge, but then as soon as I got the grants coming in, it was really the onset of, ‘I really, really want to go there now.’”
Once Alyssa arrived at Northland, she quickly became involved in the community. She loves participating in Northland’s organized events and appreciates the small campus that has allowed her to get to know everyone. Her favorite event so far was the Everybody Party at the beginning of the year. “It was nice to really get to know everyone, not just my peers, but the faculty, too. It was wonderful just to have made those connections there that made the first semester even more awesome than expected.”