My name is Parker Phelps. I am a Nursing major from Frankfort, Kentucky. In addition to being an H4 counselor, I serve as a Spirit Master and Top Guide, am involved with CRU campus ministries, am a member of Phi Gamma Delta, and participate in intramural sports. For fun, I like to work out, play basketball and tennis, and do random shenanigans with my friends.
Some fun facts about myself are that my favorite flavor of donut from GADS is blueberry cake (obviously), I once ate an entire five-pound bag of gummy bears in one sitting (my compulsive gummy bear eating is a SERIOUS problem), and I got written up last year for singing the national anthem in the shower (I am very patriotic). My favorite college memory so far is a tie between getting GROOVY on the stage in the middle of Diddle Arena with my fraternity for Spring Sing and getting super muddy in a giant pit while pulling on a rope for tug.
I fell in love with WKU because of the beautiful campus, the wonderful academic and extracurricular opportunities, the friendly and loving community, and the unique Spirit of WKU. I love H4 because it gives incoming Honors freshmen the opportunity to make friends before they ever get to campus. Nothing helps with the rough transition of college like having friends to make you laugh and smile along the way. After I finished H4, I began college with tons of friends in my grade to experience this new journey with me and in grades above me to help me along the way. I even met some of my best friends at H4 whom I will stay in touch with for the rest of my life. As you begin your college adventure, I have a couple pieces of advice for you.
- Understand that you will fail. Everyone does. That does not make you a failure. Take these shortcomings and use them to grow towards the person you want to be when you graduate.
- Do not be scared to try new things. College is the best time to find new hobbies and passions. Never let the fear of not being good at something prevent you from trying it.
- Keep your priorities in check. Remember why you are in college. There is an unlimited number of things to get involved with. Get involved and have fun but do not let over-involvement in extracurricular activities cause you to lose sight of what is important.
- Make meaningful friendships. Invest your time and effort in a few (or several if you can) deep, important people who will be with you for the rest of your life.
If you have any questions about college, H4, my favorite kind of gummy bear, the best meal swipe on campus, or anything at all, feel free to contact me! I CANNOT wait to meet you and I know you will have a blast at H4 this year!