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Hometown: Salina, Kansas
Major: Secondary Education and English
Why did you decide to attend FHSU? I choose to attend FHSU because I felt
at home here. I am close to my hometown and also have family in Hays. FHSU offered everything
I was looking for, including great programs for English and Secondary Education, as well as
low tuition in comparison to other schools.
What is your favorite aspect of DSP? My favorite aspect of DSP is the lasting friendships
I have made with the other members. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful group of people.
How has DSP positively shaped your experience at FHSU? DSP allowed me to immediately
become involved on campus as a Freshman. I am constantly given opportunities to connect and network
with high-achieving individuals and grow my leadership abilities.
What piece of advice would you give to new students? One piece of advice that I would
give to incoming students is to get involved in a new thing. You aren't in high school anymore,
so it's okay to expand your horizons and become engaged in activities and organizations that you
weren't in in high school.
What five adjectives describe you best? Committed, trustworthy, funny, family-oriented,
Hometown: Hays, Kansas
Major: Physics and Pre-Engineering
Why did you decide to attend FHSU? I decided to go to FHSU because of the
reasonable pricing, close proximity to home, and support I have at FHSU. The physics department
is like a second home to me. I really like the staff and my peers help me explore my
interests. They also help guide me by teaching and exposing me to tools that will
make me more marketable to a future job. The main selling point I noticed as the year went on is
that you can have one on one time with a PhD staff member everyday at almost anytime, and that kind
of help in this field is just amazing, and you would not get that in most places.
What is your favorite aspect of DSP? My favorite part of DSP is that we came
together from completely different backgrounds and can constructively think and collaborate
on whatever the topic may be. Also, I really like how heads of departments and prominent
figures at FHSU come to speak to our small little group. These are highly experienced people and
you get to sit down and pick their brain, which for me is really eye opening and I learn well
with that kind of setting.
How has DSP positively shaped your experience at FHSU? I have found a fast track
to multiple of things on campus; most of which I never would have been exposed to. This gives
me a leg up when coming in as a new freshman, and I am able to develop friendships and contacts
that have already been vastly useful.
What piece of advice would you give to new students? To be confident. Know that
you are a high achieving student and with your background and with a lot of work and fire you
can accomplish something you could never have dreamed of. Also, do not take the beaten path, too many before
you have done that, but you are more then capable to start a new way.
What five adjectives describe you best? Hard-working, respectful, benevolent, curious, and independent
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Major: Media Studies
Why did you decide to attend FHSU? I decided to attend FHSU because
of the radio and television programs, and the open-ended nature of activities.
What is your favorite aspect of DSP? The other members. We're awesome.
How has DSP positively shaped your experience at FHSU? DSP has
provided a group that is understanding and refreshing to visit once a week.
What piece of advice would you give to new students? Don't worry, you're
gonna be fine. Just don't stress yourself out too much.
What five adjectives describe you best? Outgoing, Sarcastic, Happy, Complex,
Hometown: Gaylord, Kansas
Major: Biology with a emphasis in Pre-Medicine
Why did you decide to attend FHSU? At the time, I decided to attend
FHSU because of its great speech-language pathology department. While speech-path is
no longer my major, I have found my niche in both the leadership and biology
departments. The professors in those departments impress me on a daily basis, and I
am glad to be involved with two departments that care so much about my success.
What is your favorite aspect of DSP? The group has definitely helped
me grow as an individual, even though I have only been in the group for around a year.
Besides the friendships I have formed with people in my freshman class, I have also developed
friendships with the sophomore class, and they have served as valuable mentors during
my time on campus.
How has DSP positively shaped your experience at FHSU? DSP has benefited me
by allowing me to gain knowledge of valuable resources on campus that I may not have known
about otherwise. Additionally, I have formed incredible friendships that I am certain will
last a lifetime.
What piece of advice would you give to new students? Avoid staying in your
comfort zone - it is only by trying new experiences that you discover who you truly are and
what you are passionate about in life.
What five adjectives describe you best? Perfectionist, Joyful, Tall, Awkward,
Hometown: Spring Hill, Kansas
Major: Chemistry Education
Why did you decide to attend FHSU? I decided to attend FHSU because of the size of the college, the cost, getting into DSP, and the atmosphere.
What is your favorite aspect of DSP? The closeness of all the members.
How has DSP positively shaped your experience at FHSU? It has given me a group that will allow me to set goals and strive to achieve them.
What piece of advice would you give to new students? To make sure to set times to hang out with friends or do things you enjoy. Also make sure to look for groups that spark an interest of yours and join them.
What five adjectives describe you best? Crazy, hyper, Christian, caring, and devoted
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Major: Social Work
Why did you decide to attend FHSU? I decided to attend FHSU because I
like the size of the university and the cost. DSP was also a key factor for me.
What is your favorite aspect of DSP? My favorite aspect of DSP is having
a group of peers that share a lot of my interests and ambitions.
My time on campus.
How has DSP positively shaped your experience at FHSU? DSP has given me an
instant support group and great friends. My involvement on campus is high because of the
opportunities I've learned about through DSP and I truly feel established at FHSU.
What piece of advice would you give to new students? You may have
a very strong sense of self, but strive to keep improving and growing. Take risks and welcome
What five adjectives describe you best? Intellectual, loyal, assertive,
reflective and jovial
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