Jason Foster

 
Jason Foster

Hometown: Mission, Kansas

Major: Political Science

I am attending FHSU for a couple reasons. First and foremost it was a school I could see myself going to. Some schools that I visited were very nice but just didn't have the same feel. Second, it was a place I felt where I could focus on my running and schoolwork. The fact that it is in Hays allows me to get away from some of the distractions present in the larger metropolitan areas. Third, the cross country/track teams are pretty similar to the one I've been on in high school. The training philosophies and attitudes are basically the same. Finally, I thought that the people I'd be interacting with most while I was on campus fit me better than at other schools. I could see myself on the cross country team at FHSU but not at PIttsburg State or Wash U. In my free time, I'm usually all about sports. I'm either playing them, watching them or discussing them. Other than that I'm usually hanging out with my friends or reading about current events and issues.

Jared Ridder

 
Jared Ridder

Hometown: Hutchinson, Kansas

Major: Biology

I am attending FHSU because of the small class sizes and personal feel I received while on campus. And I loved the place. I paint in my free time. I also am a state champion powerlifter. I spend most of my free time reading, painting, or running/lifting

Preston Ryan

 
Preston Ryan

Hometown: Hays, Kansas

Major: Business Management

Fort Hays has a great business program and tuition is the most affordable at any of the regents universities. I enjoy watching movies, playing video games, hanging out with friends and playing Magic the Gathering.

Sarah Pimentel

 
Sarah Pimentel

Hometown: Topeka, Kansas

Major: Undecided

I am attending FHSU to play basketball, because I really enjoyed my visit, and because I think it has excellent academic programs and lots of activities. I like to play any kind of sport, read, and hang out with friends.

Jensen Scheele

 
Jensen Scheele

    Hometown: Marysville, KS

    Major: Athletic Training

I am attending FHSU because I like the smaller campus size and my family lives close by in Ellis and will be able to help me raise my daughter while I attend school. In my free time I enjoy dancing, reading, DIY projects, crafts with my daughter, biking, and watching crime shows.

Katie Showalter

 
Katie Showalter

Hometown: Alexander, Kansas

Major: Biology Education with minors in Spanish and Mathematics 

The summer before I started 8th grade, I attended a camp on the FHSU campus. I basically decided then and there I wanted to go to college at Hays someday. Of course I considered other schools but ultimately chose FHSU because it is relatively inexpensive, offers many scholarships, and is close to home. I enjoyed playing sports and being actively involved in school events. I also enjoy playing the piano and teaching it to my two youngest siblings.

Reinette Strydom

 
Reinette Strydom

Hometown: Holdrege, Nebraska

Major: Medical Diagnostic Imaging

I’m attending Fort Hays because it has the program for my major that I liked the best, and when I stepped on campus I immediately loved it. It’s gorgeous and I don’t think I’ll get lost. I play a lot of tennis in my free time, I read (when I have time), and I spend a great amount of time with my friends as well.