Senior from Perry, OH
What is your favorite quote?
"Show Your Moves!" - Captain Falcon
What was your biggest mistake as a first year student? What did you learn from that experience?
I really underestimated how different the academics of high school compare to college were. There is a high level of personal responsibility that is necessary in order to succeed in college and I struggled as I tried to find the correct balance between creating new friendships and working hard in my courses. I ended my first year with a lackluster GPA which I have had to work hard in order to redeem myself in the eyes of my strongest supporters and critics, my parents. Luckily I was able to learn from my first year and I have been constantly improving my academics ever since.
How did you choose your major?
I started off in Early Childhood Education and remained in that major until halfway through my sophomore year. I decided that I really did not love my education courses and became bored with them. I found that I was enjoying my communication and history courses and I was doing exceptionally well with them so I decided that the healthiest decision for me to make was to change my major to something I enjoyed learning about.
What has been you best experience at BW so far?
My best experience at BW so far has been my participation in the Alternative Spring Break program offered by the Office of Community Outreach. I have had the opportunity to go on two trips, my first being Give Kids The World in Kissimmee Florida and my second trip was to the Cherokee Native American Reservation in Cherokee North Carolina.
What is your favorite spot on campus?
The Cyber Cafe where I can get my double scoop chocolate ice cream in a cone.
What movie star would play the role of you in a movie? Why?
I would love to have Ryan Reynolds play me in a movie because of how dreamy he is and he's got a good sense of humor.
What was the best advice given to you by your parents or family members during your first year?
Enjoy every bit of the ups in life and learn from all of the downs.
Don't be afraid to get outside your comfort zone. There will be many people you meet during your time in college who have very different beliefs than you. You don't have to agree with everyone, but at least be open to being introduced to new ideas and experiencing new relationships. What you put into your college experience is what you will get out of it.