My name is Emily Tinsley and I am so excited to say that I get to be your H4 Counselor, and to have the opportunity to play a part in your first few memories at WKU! I am currently a rising sophomore, and this is my first year serving as an H4 counselor. I’m from a super small town in western Kentucky called Marion, where I enjoy kayaking, hanging out with friends, binge watching movies, and drinking gallons of iced coffee.
As of right now, my major is Marketing with a minor in Economics. After I graduate, I hope to attend the University of Kentucky Law school! Besides being a part of the Mahurin Honors College, I’m also an HonorsTopper, a member and officer of my sorority, and a member of Christian Student Fellowship! Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in activities like Dance Big Red, which is 12-hour dance marathon designed to raise money for Norton Children’s Hospital. During the summer, I intern at my local County Attorney’s office, where I learn all about my (hopefully) future career!
I know right now that a lot of you are incredibly thankful and excited to be starting this new journey, some of you are totally freaked out by the idea, and-if you’re anything like I was-you’re both! It’s totally normal to feel this way and so much more. College is a HUGE transition. It’s full of new people, new places, and crazy changes. But, it’s amazing! It’s where you’ll meet your absolute best friends, where you learn the importance of coffee, where you learn to set two alarms, where you become who you’re meant to be, and where you find your home away from home. So, I’m here to help with that!
Already, you've taken the initiative to join the Mahurin Honors College, which you will absolutely LOVE. Living in Minton Hall is one of the best things about your college experience. Everyone becomes so incredibly close over the course of their time here. The Mahurin Honors College is like its own little family full of diverse, caring, and academically-driven individuals who want to see you succeed in every aspect of your life. Don’t get me wrong, there will plenty of times that you’ll feel discouraged or uneasy about your future, but it’s so important to realize that you were chosen to be a part of this program because YOU are a capable, intelligent, and hard-working individual. Don’t ever be afraid to meet new people, venture outside your comfort zone, and live each day with the determination and drive that would rival those of the greatest inventors or scientists in our world today!!
WKU is full of many great opportunities and even greater people!! You will love every minute! Feel free to ask questions and share more about who you are in the days that we have together. I want you all to feel as comfortable as possible in your college transition. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!!