Class of 2019
Hometown: Edwardsville, Illinois
High School: Edwardsville High School
Major: Biology with a Pre-Med concentration and a Chemistry minor
Campus Activities: National Society for Leadership and Success (e-board), WWU Women's Softball, Community Advisor, Tri Beta
What jobs have you had?
On campus, I work as a Head Community Advisor in the freshmen residence halls. At home, I supervise and umpire youth softball games.
What are your career plans?
I plan on attending a Masters of Medical Science program to become a Physician's Assistant.
Why did you come to William Woods?
I visited for the softball program, but fell in love with the Biology department faculty, the small class sizes, and how friendly everyone was on campus.
What is one word you’d use to describe William Woods?
What has been your favorite class here so far?
I really enjoy all the classes specific to the Pre-Med concentration, but I would have to say my favorite class is Biomedical Ethics with Bob Scott. I think it is the most useful class I have taken for my career.
What has been your favorite LEAD event so far?
The Athletic Training department brought in a guest speaker who had aphasia. I thought it was interesting to hear her story and everything she has overcome. She was able to use sign language to help her remember words in order to speak to all of us, which was amazing.
What’s one thing you wish you had known when you first started at William Woods?
I wish I would have known how willing the professors are to help you outside of class time. They always have their doors open and will help you plan for your future. I have also found it very useful to visit Career Services, because they can help you plan for everything job related.
What is one thing you wish more people knew about you?
I wish more of my residents knew that I am not out to get them in trouble, I am actually here to help them make their transition to college smoother and more enjoyable.
Have you ever had a fun nickname?
My full name is Arianne, but everyone just calls me Ari.
What is your favorite thing in your room?
I have a really nice futon that's great for taking naps on!
What is your favorite spot on campus?
I like going to the McNutt Campus Center to get my work done in between classes. It is in a convenient location, so you can grab Starbucks and work on homework or catch up with friends.
Where do you like to study?
I like to study in my room at my desk, but if I have a bit more time, I like to sit in the hallway. I can catch up with my residents and study at the same time. I study a little bit for each class daily, and I review the material right after class. I have found that it helps save time later, I have a better understanding of the material, and I can worry less the day before a big test.
What is a typical weekday like for you at William Woods?
Weights, class, practice, meetings for clubs, and studying or going to LEAD points any chance that I get.
What is your favorite place in Fulton?
I love going to Lulu's for frozen yogurt and to unwind with my friends.
What has surprised you the most about going to school at William Woods?
I'm surprised by how easy it is to get involved and make a difference on campus.
What has been the most challenging part of college?
It was a huge adjustment being away from home and my family my freshman year, and I have found that the goodbyes never get easier.
What is one word your friends would use to describe you?
What is your favorite memory of your time here at William Woods?
Working for Residential Life has introduced me to resources on campus and some great staff members I might not have met otherwise. I also enjoy helping the freshmen move in every year and going to all the orientation week activities!
Who is your favorite faculty member?
I really enjoy Dr. Keller. She is a professor in the Biology department, and she is my advisor. I can go in and talk to her about any of my classes, and she is always willing to go the extra mile and help her students.
What is your superpower?
Juggling school work and all my extracurricular activities.