I’m Nicole, and I wish that right now we were sitting together at a coffee or ice cream shop getting to know each other face-to-face. For now, we have to settle for this letter, but I can’t wait to actually meet you at H4!
I attended H4 as a camper in the fall of 2015, and this fall I will be a senior. I am a double major in Mathematics and Science & Mathematics Education with a minor in Nonprofit Administration. I realize that these don’t quite fit together, but one thing you need to know about me is that my interests are very widespread and often on completely opposite ends of the spectrum. Though it took me a while to stop changing my major and decide on one path to pursue (I like to leave my options open), what I love about WKU is that there is always support for you on the journey whichever direction you go.
As a freshman, I became involved in Greek life, Minton Residence Hall Council, a local church, and an organization called International Justice Mission. The Mahurin Honors College will open so many doors for you to explore and will place you in a community that will encourage you to thrive, celebrate your victories, and maybe go get donuts in the middle of the night with you— just because. My piece of advice for you would be to immerse yourself completely in this community. You’re off to a great start by attending H4! More than that, just be yourself. I love the endless opportunities at WKU, and I’m excited for you to try a million things but find the few that you really love and can pour yourself into.
In the spring of 2017, I studied abroad at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. I heard all about this program at H4 my freshman year, and that was when I knew I had to go. I loved traveling to other countries on the long weekends and being just a short hour-and-five-minute train ride from London. I have always had an obsession with travel, but I now have this unusual, specific obsession with England. I could talk about it all day. This summer I’m spending time in both Bowling Green and my sweet hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, traveling to a few other states, and staying in Ghana, Africa, for three weeks before heading back to meet you!
I am so excited to be back on campus this fall, and I can’t think of a better way to start the semester than hanging out with you. I know the transition to college can be overwhelming, but the friendships you’ll form at H4 will be so meaningful and valuable for your days ahead on the Hill. If you have any questions or need anything, please don’t hesitate to email me!
See you soon!
Class of 2019