Benjamin Artz, business economics '03
Ph.D. candidate and graduate lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and adjunct economics professor at Wisconsin Lutheran College

I chose to attend WLC because of its Christian environment, and gaining a Christian education was important to me. I also knew that at WLC I could study and concentrate without some of the distractions I may have experienced at larger universities.  I simply felt comfortable on campus and liked the idea of accessible professors, making life-long friendships and having fun.
I decided to major in business economics because nothing else appealed to me more.  Then toward the end of my student career at WLC, I found that I enjoyed taking upper-level economics courses. Considering where I am now, I made the right decision.
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  I am a graduate lecturer there as well as an adjunct economics professor at WLC.
The curriculum at WLC serves as a good basis for any student who wishes to be successful in business. Students learn the core concepts of business as well as an important Christian work ethic that gives students an edge in the workplace. I was aptly prepared for the role I serve as a teacher of economics. 
A student is only as successful as he/she wants to be, and that is true at any institution of higher learning. What is not common among all universities is an environment that fosters a strong student work ethic, motivation and effort.  The WLC business department accomplishes this by setting high standards, maintaining close relationships with students and providing support and encouragement every step of the way.