My name is Zach DeBord and I am so excited to be your counselor this year! H4 was one of the reasons I fell in love with the Mahurin Honors College as a freshman and I cannot wait to share this experience with you.
We will be able to get to know each other over the course of the week, but here are a few things you should know about me. I am an Animal Science major and currently in my Junior year on the Hill. My involvement across campus includes being a member in Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, HonorsToppers, WKU College Republicans, and Christian Student Fellowship to name a few. I am also an alumni of Semester at Sea after sailing during Spring 2018 across the globe and experiencing 15 different countries. I enjoy anything outdoors, traveling, working with animals, meeting new people, and of course the TOPS.
Fun Fact: I can tell you anything you would ever need to know about cows!
You are coming into your freshman year of college and the next four years will be some of the best years of your life, especially because you have chosen WKU. I chose WKU because when I walked on campus I had a feeling that other colleges didn’t give me. A sense of a home away from home. One of my favorite experiences here on the Hill would be homecoming week 2017. Being able to have such a large community here on the Hill for one week, striving to be the most spirited groups on campus, is such an amazing thing to be a part of!
As someone who has experienced two years of college so far, I can provide some tips to make your first year on the Hill even better. Don’t be afraid to try something new. There are plenty of opportunities around campus to become involved. Many of these opportunities will be on display during H4 and I encourage you to look into any clubs or activities you may find interesting and try them out.
Being a part of the Mahurin Honors College at WKU has many advantages and the first one is H4. During this week you will be able to meet the students who you will find to become some of your best friends. H4 gave me a glimpse into what college would be like for the next four years. There is always something to do around H4 and the time spent outside with new friends is what makes this week special.
If you need to know anything about WKU, the Mahurin Honors College, H4, cows, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Can’t wait to meet you!