My name is Amy! I am originally from Clarksville, TN, but WKU has made Kentucky a second home to me. I am a Public Relations major and minoring in Meeting, Convention, and Exposition Planning. After graduation, I hope to get my Master's in Student Affairs in Higher Education, and hope to work at a University in a Study Abroad Office or with Orientation programs.
I am so excited for H4 and to meet you all, but I might have already met some of you at TOP! I love being a TOP Guide, but I’m also an Honors Topper, involved in Greek Life and Student Government Association. I am also working through the Dynamic Leadership Institute. I just finished Phase 2 and will be finishing up Phase 3 and 4 right before I graduate.
Some of my favorite memories have been from Study Abroad. I studied at Harlaxton College my spring semester sophomore year, and this past winter I spent 2 weeks in Australia on a faculty led abroad trip. I could talk to you about study abroad for hours and tell you all about how I ended up in a parade and getting lost in pretty much every city I visited.
Though I wish I could travel all the time, I love my semesters on campus too. In my free time, I like hanging out with my friends. We love to get coffee at Spencer’s downtown. My roommates and I, who all met in the Mahurin Honors College freshman residence hall, love hosting game nights! This past year we hosted a “Japanese Game Show Night”, which included Panty hose tug of war.
College is all about the people you spend it with. You’ll meet some of the greatest people during your time at WKU. Always say yes to late night GADS trip, get to know the people on your floor, and go to the events on campus and around Bowling Green.
My favorite time of the year at WKU is homecoming! The past two years I’ve stayed up all night working on a float for the parade, and I can’t wait to do it again this year. Better yet, it’s a great time to be a Hilltopper, because you get to celebrate everything WKU. You also have to check out the Indian Student Association’s Holi Festival every spring. Be ready to be covered in color!
This is my last year on the Hill, and I’m glad I get to end college how I started it: H4. This retreat is so much fun and is a great opportunity to meet people in your freshmen class and learn about all the different opportunities the Mahurin Honors College, as well as WKU has to offer. I hope y’all are ready for a great H4 full of all the dad jokes and gaga ball you can handle! If you have any questions about H4 or WKU, feel free to e-mail me!
Here’s the first of many jokes to come!
What do you get when you cross a student and an alien?
Something from another universe-ity!