Welcome to the Hill and to the Mahurin Honors College! My name is Sarah Tipton, and I will be your H4 counselor this summer! I am an incoming junior here at Western Kentucky University and I am oh so excited to welcome you and do everything I can to help you adjust into college life!
I am from Taylorsville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. I am changing my major from Finance to Marketing, and I still don’t know what it is that I want to do with life. So if you’re unsure too, don’t worry because you’re definitely not alone!
Here on the Hill I am of course involved with the Mahurin Honors College. First, as your H4 counselor! I attended as a freshman, but this is my first year as a counselor. I am also an HonorsTopper, so you might see me giving tours to potential students this fall! Outside of the MHC I am a student representative for Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL) and am involved in Greek life.
This past spring, I spent my time not in BG, but in Grantham, England at a study abroad program called Harlaxton College. During that time, I got to “study” and travel all around Europe, visiting 13 countries in just 4 months. It was an amazing adventure, and it made me realize that traveling is a passion of mine. Some other things I enjoy doing, that are much more affordable, are eno-ing (is that how you spell it?), binging shows on Netflix, listening to podcasts, and most importantly drinking lots of iced coffee! You will very often find me at Spencer’s Coffee, a Bowling Green staple.
I chose to attend the Honors College here, at first because my brother did. However, I quickly fell in love with the campus and the people, and easily felt at home. Every day I seem to love it more. Being a part of the Honors College has helped me stay on track with school, but also to forge some of the best friendships I’ve ever had. I hope you have a similar experience.
I will be honest with you, H4 and freshman year can be kind of awkward, but also busy and exciting. My biggest piece of advice as you head into this journey is cliché, but it is to first be comfortable, but also to actually step out of your comfort zone. I was very hesitant to step out of mine at H4 and really all of freshman year, which I now regret so much, because I feel like it caused me to miss out on so many things. Your time at H4 is such a great experience and it can really kick off your year and whole college experience, so try to step out of your comfort zone, but most importantly, just have some fun before you have to worry about school!
I am so excited to meet you and welcome you home! If you have any questions, please please feel free to reach out to me by email or text!
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