Elementary Education/minor in literacy

Waverly, IA


Why did you choose UNI?

I chose UNI because of the perfect size. Not too big, not too small. The community is so welcoming and everyone at UNI is very involved. There are so many opportunities to get involved.

What's the best thing about UNI?

The people. I have gotten to know and become friends with so many individuals. These are the people I will keep in touch with when I graduate.

What surprised you most about UNI?

The athletic events and all music/art/ensemble events are free for students.

What kind of on-campus organizations/activities are you involved in? How does that involvement enrich your overall college experience?

I am involved in Student Admissions Ambassadors, Colleges Against Cancer and a number of honor programs within the teaching major. I have gotten to meet so many people passionate about the same things as I am while being able to be involved in what I love to do.

How has your academic experience been? Tell us about any great classes or professors that inspired or challenged you. Are you happy with your major choice?

I am so happy that I chose the teaching program at UNI. My professors have been amazing and have inspired me to be so involved in the teaching career. I have had many opportunities to get to work with community and area schools and students during every semester here so that I can teach them the information I learn during my college courses.

What do you like best about your major?

I get to work with kids, read children’s books and create many crafts!

What's your favorite place on campus and why?

The walk from the West Gym to the Campanile. It is so beautiful in the fall!

What advice would you give high school students getting ready for college?

Have a planner, and make sure you study. College classes have a lot more going on than high school classes.

Years from now, what will you remember most about UNI?

The relationships that I have made with my professors and classmates and all of the organizations and events I was a part of. And of course getting to see my Panther basketball team in the SWEET 16!

Has the Financial Aid office helped you with your college education? If so, in what ways?

The financial aid office has helped me with many scholarship opportunities as well as the questions I had about loans and my u-bill. They are here to help college be affordable for students especially when having to pay for college on their own.

What do you plan to do with your UNI education?

I hope to become a wonderful elementary teacher and to have a fun and exciting classroom environment with all of the tools, ideas and resources my professors have given me.