This is Elizabeth Medley reporting live from the HCIC study room here at WKU. It is here where we thrive on Chic-Fil-A and Starbucks coffee. WKU is the home of scholars and the most spirited people you will ever meet. Coming up next, a group of honors kiddos are heading to the forest to engage in an experience they will never forget. (If you can’t tell I’m a Broadcasting major.)
I cannot wait to see you all so soon on campus!! This is my first year as an H4 counselor, but I was a camper myself back in 2017. Before we get to know each other, let me give you some insight into what you’re getting yourself into as me as your counselor.
I’m a small-town girl from Springfield, KY which is about one and a half hours away from Bowling Green. We have a total of two stoplights, no Walmart, and no movie theater. Life in Springfield can be boring at times, but as I grow older, I have learned to appreciate the memories I have made there and the people I love who live there. The distance is the perfect amount for me – not too far and not too close. Bowling Green has become my home away from home, but Springfield will always hold a special place in my heart. I love to sing, dance, Crossfit, eat, and binge-watch shows/horror movies. I’m kind of awkward but I’d like to say I’m funny. You all can be the judge of that.
This is my third year on the Hill, and man am I getting sad that my time here is already halfway over. I am a double major in Broadcasting (with a focus in News and Sports Reporting) and Criminology. Since coming to college, I have become involved in many different ways (I can’t help it, I have to stay busy). I am heavily involved in Greek life and will be serving as a Gamma Chi this recruitment season. I also serve as a Student Alumni Ambassador. By being an ambassador, I am able to connect with both prospective students and alumni all while volunteering for the school so dearly. Additionally, I have the opportunity to anchor our student-led sports broadcast show, The Extra Point. Through this show I am able to develop my skills within my major that will help me with my future career (plus it’s really really fun, you should watch it). Something that I am super excited about this year is being on the executive team for Midnight on the Hill, which is a fundraising event put on to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital.
The Honors College has given me so many opportunities to grow as not only a student but an individual. In the spring, I will take on the most challenging yet rewarding adventure I will probably ever experience, thanks to the Honors College. I will be participating in the Semester at Sea program where I will be traveling around the world by ship while studying abroad. Stay tuned for many pictures and many stories (trust me they will be interesting).
That’s all that I can think of at this moment but I’m sure you’ll learn much more about me throughout the retreat. If you have any questions about WKU, Honors, or my favorite Netflix shows, feel free to contact me! I can’t wait to meet you all and hope you’re as excited as I am.