My name is Jocelyn McGehee, and I am so happy that I get to be your H4 counselor! I am so excited to meet you and welcome you to our beautiful university and the Mahurin Honors College!
I am getting ready to enter my junior year here on the Hill majoring in Accounting while also working toward my certification in business data analytics. I'm still not 100% sure what I want to do post grad (which is totally okay!), but I do know that one day I aspire to open my own business that promotes community and inclusivity whether that is in the form of a coffee shop, hair salon, etc.
I am from Erlanger, Kentucky which is about 3.5 hours north of Bowling Green toward Cincinnati. Coming to college, I was nervous being so far from my family, but my H4 experience quickly assured me that I had found my home away from home.
This is my first year serving as an H4 counselor, and I can't wait to get to know you and share with you the advice I received as a camper, as well as my own personal experiences. The first piece of advice I can give you is to open yourself up to new experiences and not be afraid to say yes to things! Getting involved on campus early was very important in my college experience. I currently serve on the executive board of the HonorsTopper Ambassador organization for the Mahurin Honors College as the Coordinator of Events. I am also actively involved in Christian Student Fellowship on campus, Women in Business, and different volunteer organizations around Bowling Green. Studying abroad was something I knew I was very interested in coming to WKU, and this winter I am hoping to have that experience in Rome, Orvieto, and Florence, Italy! Getting involved on campus comes with trial and error. Figure out what is the best fit for ~you~! I just encourage you to have an open mind and say yes to things you normally would say no to.
In my free time I really enjoy spending time with my friends, drinking coffee, doing yoga, dancing to music in the car, and so much more!
I chose to come to the Mahurin Honors College at WKU for many different reasons. I know it may sound cheesy, but the community that you find here is truly indescribable (but bare with me as I try to describe it). Roaming the halls of Minton late at night freshman year allowed me to build relationships with people I now call my best friends. Late night "studying" in HCIC opens itself up to many different conversations as well as experiences. Everywhere you go you can feel the support of your peers pouring out of the walls of the study rooms. Getting to know facility and staff from simply studying at tables outside their offices has also provided opportunities for internships, academic experiences, and so much more.
I love WKU and the Mahurin Honors College, and I can't wait for you start your own experience here on the Hill.
Please feel free to email or text me if you have any questions about WKU, H4, Bowling Green, coffee, life, etc!!! Enjoy the rest of your summer, and I am so excited to meet you all!
Go Tops! ◡̈
Jocelyn McGehee ('21)