UW-Washington County’s Student Spotlight for November is on Dante Aldaco Dominguez of West Bend. A native of Mexico, Dante plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to all the demands of being a college student, this ambitious young man works full-time as a maintenance technician. On most weekends (weather permitting), rather than catching up on sleep - you will find him on the soccer field, where he serves as referee.
The Spotlight highlights a UW-WC student’s academic achievement and provides the community with an inside look into campus life and a greater understanding of the diverse profiles and experiences of our students.
Name: Dante A. Aldaco Dominguez
Hometown: West Bend
Major: Mechanical Engineering
High School: Intec Don Bosco (Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico) 2015
Dante first discovered the campus when he was driving through West Bend. He soon made an appointment to get more information. According to Dante, “the low college tuition cost and the variety of options to help me start and finish my major convinced me that it was my best option.”
Outside of being a college student, what takes up your free time? I work full time as a maintenance technician for a pet products company in West Bend. I am also a soccer referee, so most of my weekends I am busy doing games in different cities of Wisconsin. Sometimes the games are out of the state and I have to travel.
Who is your favorite professor or staff member? It is very hard to select one. All of my professors have been a great help for me. Their dedication to teach and make sure we understand the topics of the class have really impressed me and encourages me to keep doing my best. If they are doing their best to help me understand, I should also do my best studying to understand the subjects.
What is your favorite class? Any class related to engineering, I find them all very interesting.
What is one piece of advice you have for incoming UW-WC students? Organize yourselves, make studying a top priority and don’t hesitate asking for help because in this institution you can find it anywhere and from anyone.
Any other info you’d like to share: A quote from Epicurus (ancient Greek philosopher): The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.