Delavan native finds family environment at GWC

steven schultz

Growing up in Walworth County, GWC freshman Steven Schultz enjoyed being close to the water. “I love to fish, go out on the lake to tube during the summer or take in the calmness of the winter,” he said. Raised in Delavan, with a recent move to Elkhorn, Schultz considered many universities for his studies, but made the decision to attend George Williams College based on its sense of community, support and location.

“Here you’re not just a number like the other colleges I visited; you’re a person and everyone knows who you are,” he said. “On my first visit to campus I met with my admission counselor who introduced me to faculty and staff, and I realized that it felt like a community.”

Growing up in a tight-knit family, Schultz enjoys GWC’s proximity to his parents’ home. “Family is my life. They are very important to me, so it’s nice that I am able to visit them quite often,” he said. “It’s also great that I’ve been able to fit my part-time job in Delavan into my schedule.”

Commuting to college was an option for Schultz, but he changed his mind once he saw the GWC residence halls. “They are huge compared to other places,” he said. “I wanted to have the full college experience of living away from home, so I’m glad I made the decision to be on campus full time.”

Like many first-year students, the transition to college can be intimidating, but Schultz has taken it in stride. “I like the freedom of college and the classes. In my freshman GWC Experience course, we are learning about responsible citizenship and how to apply it as a college student,” he said. “We are doing cool things outside of the classroom as well, such as sailing and horseback riding.”

With the semester underway, Schultz looks forward to new experiences. “I’m signing up for some educational trips, and I’m also looking forward to having fun with new friends,” he said. “I already feel like GWC has become my extended family.”