What do you love about your major?
Every day I get a better understanding of why people act the way they act, which is awesome because I can study the people I am around every single day!
What is your favorite class?
Children with Exceptionalities, because Dr. Jen Diers is amazing and full of life. I was fascinated with the beauty of understanding how people differ from me and how to put myself in other people’s shoes.
Do you have a favorite professor?
I love being in Jon Witt’s classes because he gets so hilariously, incredibly animated and passionate about what he’s teaching that he can hardly even write a legible sentence on the board between his outbursts of excitement (I’m not romanticizing this either).
What’s the best thing about Central?
I get to be a part of the “Dutch Fam” that I love so much. Our Dutch Family is not just the student body; we have relationships with the professors, the chefs at Central Market, the financial aid staff, the custodians, President Putnam and so many more people across campus. Plus, how awesome is it that our Central College president wears red and white striped overalls in the student section during football games, responds to students’ tweets and performs at campus variety shows?
What are your future goals?
I do not know what career I want exactly, but I want to leave Central feeling prepared for the workforce and satisfied with my college experience. I want to be able to help people and use my degree to bring happiness to myself and to others — potentially through music therapy or school counseling.
What else interests you?
Watching scary movies with my friends, hiking around Lake Red Rock, singing my heart out and making music with others, road tripping, going to concerts, playing pickup soccer or ultimate Frisbee and making crafts
What is your favorite memory from Central?
When I went to Mexico with band, I got to swim with my friends in an underground clear-water canal. I felt like Indiana Jones when I was in the caves and I saw so many cute fish!
Do you have a favorite food in Central Market?
Country fried steak with mashed potatoes, gravy and corn (or biscuits and gravy — I’m a gravy lover)
How have scholarships helped to make attending a private college affordable?
Applying for scholarships helped to reduce the cost of college substantially. Scholarships were sort of like my college reward for working hard in high school — and make it possible for me to discover who I am at Central. Since I graduated high school, I have been all over the place in terms of what I want to do, how I want to get there, who I want to be, what I want to be involved in, and what my major or minor should be. The beautiful thing is that at no point in this journey at Central have I felt lost. At every turn, I feel more and more confident that I am on the right path. Central helps me create something amazing for myself.