Major: Communication Arts
Order of Oak and Ivy
Incoming president of the Student Government Association
Did you choose Wesleyan because it is close to home?
"Yes and no. I knew very well Kentucky Wesleyan's great reputation, and it was appealing to begin my college career close to Grandview. But my plan was to stay here a year or two and then transfer to a large state university in Kentucky."
But you are still here. What happened to the state university plan?
"I knew almost immediately my freshman year, really within weeks, that I had found my niche and that I wanted to stay at Wesleyan for four years. As nervous as I was those first days, I fit in almost immediately. The campus is a good place; close-knit and welcoming."
Tell us about your niche.
"Student Activities Programming Board . . . Admissions Ambassador to prospective students . . . KW 1101 (freshman orientation) student leader . . . Student Government Association . . . Supplemental instructor in history with the PLUS Center.
There is so much to do, and it was easy to get involved with lots of options. I don't think this would have been the case in a large university."
You are a campus leader. Was that a part of your plan?
"Not at all. But it is true that I've developed as a leader, and I've learned to communicate, delegate and collaborate. I give several people here credit for encouraging me to grow as a leader."
Go ahead and give credit. We would like to know.
"Registrar Lou Ann Bowersox, who was the president's administrative assistant until recently, is my "campus mom." I can vent to her and get advice and encouragement on academic and personal issues. She is more than the registrar to me.
Margaret Cambron, Director of Career Development and Service Learning, encouraged me to get involved on campus in the very beginning and was so helpful when I was undecided on my career path.
There are so many faculty I enjoy. They go above and beyond. I appreciate their different teaching styles, and I have learned from all of them."
What do you do in your spare time?
"What are you talking about? What spare time?
Seriously, I am very involved in my church and work with the youth. I am a board member of the Spencer County Fair, and I took a mission trip to Nicaragua last winter."
Your favorite classes?
"Not economics or accounting!
Desktop Videos with Dr. Vogt and Graphic Design with Professor Logsdon."
Commencement is only a year away. What is next?
"Definitely more missions work."
Anything else you would like to share?
"When our freshmen class arrives this fall, I will encourage them to get involved and take advantage of all this great campus offers in a warm, friendly, encouraging environment. It is an unbelievable place."