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Claire Linder

Hello hello!

As your summer starts to draw to a close I hope you are eagerly preparing for one of the best times of your life. I am beyond excited to welcome you to H4 and the Honors College at WKU! Claire Linder

I am a sophomore from Louisville, Kentucky and a first-time counselor. When it came time to choose a college, I was immediately drawn to WKU because of the contagious spirit, enthusiastic community, and the encouraging people that I had already come to know in the Honors College. The Mahurin Honors College is a hub of people eager to help you to achieve those big dreams of yours and to push you to become the best version of yourself, both in work and play, which is exactly what we’ll get started while at H4. You’re already one of us, so its time you come and join the fun.

I am currently pursuing a major in Mathematical Economics with a certificate in Public Health. The goal is to one day be working for a non-profit deciding how much aide needs to go where. Outside of class, I am involved in Greek Life as a member of a sorority, Christian Student Fellowship, which is an on-campus ministry where I play my cello as part of the worship team, Spirit Masters, an ambassadorial group designed to serve and preserve what makes WKU what it is, and Circle of Sisterhood. I have participated in Dance Big Red (highly recommend), intramurals (personal favorite is battleship), and other random events that have made WKU one of my very favorite places. Other than that, I am an avid shopper, love a good game of four square or volleyball, and have a never-ending need to travel somewhere, which I plan to do next semester at Harlaxton College, a semester long study abroad program in England.

What I hope you have gotten from this letter so far is just how great WKU is, and that it has sparked your excitement to start your very own adventure here! Yes, there are going to be those uncomfortable moments, but I can promise you that some of those will become your very favorite memories. I also hope that this letter has prompted more questions about all that WKU has to offer and the Honors College’s role in getting you there. If you have any questions about college life, H4, packing, or really anything at all feel free to reach out to me! In the meantime, get your competitive spirit and creative juices flowing. Looking forward to meeting you and getting this adventure started!


Claire Linder





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