My name is Erik Roepke, and I will be your H4 counselor this fall! H4 is one of the most exciting events of the year, and I am so excited to get to share this experience with you all.
Before we get the chance to sit down and talk at H4, I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself. Born and raised in Bowling Green, KY, I am a junior on the Hill majoring in Chemistry with a Pre-Medicine concentration. I have dreams of one day becoming a physician after I graduate, which is one goal that WKU is helping me achieve.
One of the many great things about WKU is that there is no shortage of ways to get involved. During college, I have found involvement through my fraternity, the Interfraternity Council, Dance Big Red, the Pre-Professional club, and many more organizations. I am also a member of Spirit Masters, which is the official student ambassador group of WKU. Currently, I am biking across the country with a group of my buddies to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease research. This is through the nonprofit organization Bike4Alz, which I am the president of.
Another thing that is awesome about WKU is its Study Abroad office. During the winter of 2017, I was able to study abroad to rural Kenya with a group from WKU. There, I was able to serve many different villages in medical clinics and learn more about their culture. There are countless study abroad options to choose from, so I recommend checking them out! WKU truly has the power to assist you in seeing the world.
So, that was a little bit about me! If you have any questions for me, please ask! I am so excited to get to meet you at H4! This is one of the most fun weeks of college, so be ready to have a blast. Come in with an open mind and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Also, be ready for small group time, where we will talk about the exciting and scary aspects of college. You will have the opportunity to meet some of your closest friends this week, so do not be afraid to talk to any and every one!
See you soon,
Erik Roepke (’20)