Rachel Vonderheide ('10)

Hometown: Williams Bay, WI
High School: Home School
Degree: B.A., Business, Wisconsin Lutheran College

What groups or teams were you involved in at WLC?

  • Audio/Video Department
  • Registrar

Favorite Spot on Campus

The Chapel was always my favorite getaway spot. I loved heading up there at night when it was dark and nobody else was around. I would sit down and play the piano for hours. Such a stress reliever for me!

Favorite Place in Milwaukee

You can find me at the Summerfest Grounds in downtown Milwaukee almost every weekend during the summer. Whether it's listening to music at Summerfest, riding the Tilt-A-Whirl at Festa Italiana, learning to Polka at Polish Fest, or eating churros at Fiesta Mexicana, there is always something fun and exciting going on!

Favorite Event at WLC

Winterfest. Each winter, WLC puts on a formal dinner and dance. Discovery World, Milwaukee Public Museum, and The Domes are a few places the event has been held in the past. Whether you take that special someone or go with a group of friends, it is always a great time!

What advice do you offer as a WLC alumna?

Get involved! I wish someone had given me that advice when I first came to WLC. The campus offers many clubs and volunteer opportunities: building relationships with the elderly, giving campus tours, representing the student body on the Student Senate, etc. There are also many opportunities to travel, either through studying abroad or joining a Travel-Canvas-Witness team (TCW) over winter/spring break. All are great ways to meet new people and grow as an individual. If I could do it all again, I would.