My hometown: Kansas City, MO
What I think makes JEWELL special: Students at Jewell are passionate, driven, and motivated to improve the world around them. I challenge you on your campus visit to sit down with a current student and not be blown away by what they are doing on campus and in the community. Through the mentorship of our talented faculty, our students are able to explore their passions and realize their potential. It’s an inspiring thing to witness!
My favorite spot on the JEWELL campus: There is nothing better than soaking up the first rays of spring sunshine on one of the benches around Grand River Chapel. The landscaping is immaculate (thank you facilities management!) and it’s the perfect spot to people watch.
College Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Public relations and advertising with minors in writing and global studies.
During my college years, I was involved in: The Association for Women in Communications, Greek Life (I served as the Vice President for Communication and was a member of Policy & Standards board), Student Recruitment Team and campus tour guide for the admission office, staff writer/reporter and study abroad correspondent for the campus newspaper, middle school tutoring through the College Bound program, and freshman mentoring as a campus orientation leader.
In my spare time, I enjoy: Spending time with loved ones, attending sporting events (huge Broncos and Royals fan), exploring the great outdoors, planning vacations, running half marathons, going on camping and/or float trips, spending time at the lake, and rocking at karaoke!
Words of wisdom for your college years: Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way! Listen to other viewpoints and really figure out who YOU are and what is important to you. Study abroad, whether it’s for five weeks or a year, and totally immerse yourself in that country and its culture. And whatever you do, live all four years on campus! Living in your own apartment really isn’t that cool, and besides, you have plenty of time after graduation to do that. Don’t rush your undergraduate experience by moving away from all the fun things that happen on campus- but don’t try and extend the experience by taking six years to graduate either.