Tyler Farrell is UW-Parkside Class of 2016 Chancellor’s Award recipient

Tyler Farrell of Bristol is the Class of 2016 Chancellor’s Award recipient for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Spring 2016 Commencement took place Saturday.

Farrell is an economics and geography major.

“The skills I obtained here have prepared me for the many opportunities I will encounter in the future,” he said. “The doors that have been opened for me by UW-Parkside are endless. My experiences on this campus have confirmed my belief that I want to help others.”

While Tyler was succeeding inside and outside of the classroom throughout his UW-Parkside educational experience, he was helping others succeed as an orientation leader, and as a supplemental instruction leader in both physical geography and the principles of microeconomics. Tyler served the university as a campus ambassador, and represented his fellow students as president of the Tennis Club and Geography Club. The value of a diverse learning community has also impressed the Chancellor’s Award recipient.

“The dynamic of the classroom changes when it is filled with a diverse community of students,” he said. “Not only do you get the professor’s knowledge, but the knowledge of a retired business owner, or an active-duty military veteran, a 36-year-old father of two, or a fellow peer living on their own, working three jobs and attending school full time. The experience and wisdom this diverse group possesses is unfathomable.”

He also earned a concentration in environmental geography, a minor in geographic information systems (GIS), and a certificate in coaching.

Both of Tyler’s parents, Michael and Wendy Farrell of Bristol, are Parkside grads.

“We believe this is the first time in UW-Parkside history that both parents of the Chancellor’s Award recipient … are themselves UW-Parkside alumni,” said John Mielke, UW-Parkside Director of Strategic Communications.


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