After not performing up to her abilities in high school, Tonya switched to eAchieve Academy her senior year to help her focus and prepare for college without social drama distractions. The preparation paid off as she excelled in her psychology studies at UW-Green Bay.
Tonya was named UW-Green Bay’s Outstanding Student in December 2011 and was her graduating class speaker at commencement.
“In college, there are a lot of courses with online components. To survive in an online environment, you need to express your needs well in writing and know the tone to take. I already knew how to learn in an online environment, so eAchieve Academy was great preparation.”
Tonya had also taken a service learning class while at eAchieve Academy, and she found she enjoyed it so much she continued her volunteer work after the course ended. That eldership continued into her college years as she became president of the Resident Hall and Apartment Association.