If you are reading this, odds are, you’re attending H4 in a few weeks!
First of all, I’d like to welcome you to the Mahurin Honors College and WKU! My name is Miles Newton and I am ecstatic to be one of your counselors! I hope that your summer has been a blast and that you are eager to begin your journey as a Hilltopper! A short year ago, I was in your position: reading about my H4 counselors, anxiously informing myself about the Hill, and attempting to ready myself for the adventure that is college life. Although there is no specific way to navigate this next step, H4 will allow you to make important connections with your peers and counselors, and allow me to prepare you for your next four years at WKU.
I am from Bardstown, KY, and graduated from Bardstown High School in 2018. I will begin my Sophomore year this fall as a Biology and Chemistry double major with a Pre-Dental concentration. I hope to pursue a career in Orthodontics or Cosmetic Dentistry and establish practices in third-world countries to treat those in need of oral health care! I chose to attend the Mahurin Honors College at WKU because I found it to be the greatest combination of hospitality, opportunity, and encouragement that I had encountered in my search for a university. With freshman year under my belt, this University has quickly become my home.
Having already completed a year at the Mahurin Honors College, I have discovered the sheer importance of getting plugged-in at WKU and taking advantage of the endless opportunities the University offers! Being involved on campus truly allows you to feel a sense of belonging on the Hill. Aside from my education, I am involved in Greek Life, the Honors Planning Board, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health society (I currently serve as the Secretary), Christian Student Fellowship, Pre-Dentistry Society, and Intramural Tennis! I also had the opportunity to participate in Dance Big Red, which raises money for Norton Children’s Hospitals (I better see you there next spring)! These are just a few of the countless student involvements that I encourage you to take part in as a Hilltopper. Outside of WKU, I love to travel, play the piano, go on Jeep rides with friends, spend time with family, jet ski, and make people laugh!
I am also excited to mention that this coming Spring 2020, I plan to study abroad through the Semester at Sea program and travel to Japan, China, Vietnam, India, South Africa, Ghana, and many more countries on an adventure of a lifetime! I encourage each and every one of you to look into the multitude of unique Study Abroad programs that the Mahurin Honors College has to offer.
I have absolutely cherished my time thus far in the Mahurin Honors College. I have met lifelong friends and made some unforgettable memories through my experiences at WKU. I am beyond excited to be a part of your first moments as a Hilltopper and can’t wait for you to begin your own journey at H4! Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I look forward to meeting you very soon! If you have ANY questions about H4, packing for college, life at WKU, or just want to chat, feel free to reach out to me through email or social media! DON’T BE NERVOUS. GET PUMPED.
AHHHH, T-O-P-S TOPS TOPS TOPS!
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