Meghan Nelson '14 - Success Story

Major: Business Management
Minor: Not-for-Profit Management, Music

Friends used to tell me that when they first visited their perfect college, they “just knew.” I never understood what they meant until I came to Central. The community, the faculty, the students, the campus—Central felt like home.

The resources and opportunities Central offers drew me as well. Music is a huge part of my life and has been since I was a child. Back then, of course, I wanted to be a superstar. As I grew older, I wanted to be a music teacher. Today, I still have a goal, and yes, it still involves music. I would love to open a non-profit to help underprivileged youth discover the joys of musical expression.

With my business major and music and non-profit minors, I hope to make this dream a reality. Central has provided many ways for me to do what I love while also achieving academically. I’m part of the Chamber Singers, Jazz Combos and A Cappella Choir, as well as Mu Gamma Pi, the music honors association. And thanks to the Jazz Combos tour to Mexico last year, I can now say I’m an international singer!

Though I’ve only been at Central a year, a whole new world has opened up to me. The Mexico trip especially showed me the impact I could have on the world—and the impact it could have on me. Ultimately, though, it’s the people—the Central family—that make our college unique.

I, my roommate and some of my dearest friends are here due to alumni support of Central College. The Journey Scholarship Fund makes it possible for alumni like you to help a student like me complete my Central education.

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