My name is Jonathan Greene and I’ll be your H4 counselor! I can’t even express how excited I am to meet you and to be at H4. This will be my fourth and final year on the Hill (this pains me to write). I am originally from Lexington, KY but it feels like WKU and Bowling Green are my new home. My majors are biology and chemistry and I am currently in the process of applying to medical school. I have no idea what kind of physician I want to be, but that’s what is great about college—you have so many opportunities and time to figure the future out.
Coming into my freshman year I attended H4, very much like yourself. I knew absolutely no one at H4, just a handful of friendly faces from high school. I was able to meet so many people and had so much fun! I also met five new friends that are still my best friends to this day. My advice for H4 is to go in with an open mind and heart. You never know when you’re going to meet someone who might become a good friend to you, so meet as many people as possible and get out of your comfort zone!
After H4 I decided to join a fraternity, which I am now the President of! I also got involved with Dance Big Red, a 12-hour dance marathon to raise money for Norton’s Children Hospital. I also became an HonorsTopper, the ambassadorial group for the Mahurin Honors College—where I love giving tours to prospective students. I also got involved in Alpha Epsilon Delta, an honors fraternity for pre-health students. There are many ways to get involved on campus, no matter what your passions are.
College is the time to fully immerse yourself. Whether that’s in extracurricular activities, your major (or both), you are going to find amazing people. In the end, it’s your friends who are going to help you get through, so take those first steps of friendship at H4!
Other than studying, I enjoy listening to music (especially James Bay and Grouplove), drinking a ton of coffee (I am an unabashed Starbucks Gold card member and frequent at Spencer’s coffee in Downtown BG), and biking! Last summer I biked across the country with a non-profit called Bike4Alz, where I helped raise $47,000 for Alzheimer’s research. This summer I am working at the Center for Courageous Kids (CCK for short), a medical camp 30 minutes away from BG for kids with life threatening illnesses and conditions. So I will be so used to the #camplife for H4.
I can’t wait for August to finally come and for school to start back up again. If you have any questions—about anything or everything—you can email me or text me!
See you on the Hill soon!
Class of 2019