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Baylie Borman

Class of 2018

Baylie Borman

"I love to travel and experience the world and programs like WATW will help me accomplish that."

Hometown: Kingdom City, Missouri

High School: North Callaway High School

Major: Business Administration, with a Marketing concentration

Campus Activities: University Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Student Alumni Council, Order of Omega, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Alpha Chi Omega, Student Assembly (Finance Committee), Woods Around the World (South Africa and Cuba), and Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT)

What internships have you had?

I currently have an internship at the Callaway Bank here in Fulton as the marketing intern.

What are your career plans?

After I graduate, I am sticking around William Woods for one more year to earn my master’s degree in business through the MBA in 5 program. I would like to have a job in marketing or public relations.

Why did you come to William Woods?

I came to William Woods University because of the small campus size. I liked how the professors actually know your name and you aren’t just a number. I know I wanted to get involved and this was a great campus to do so. The LEAD Program was also a bonus — getting paid to go to events, sporting games, and other fun activities.

What is one word you’d use to describe William Woods?


What has been your favorite class here so far?

As a business major, my favorite class has been Entrepreneurship with Mr. David Forster. He is one of my favorite professors here and is very intelligent. I liked the class because we learned how to create a marketing plan for our business idea. After taking this class, I feel confident I chose the right major.

What has been your favorite LEAD event so far?

I loved it when the Chicago Boyz came and performed for us! I always enjoy the President’s Concert and Lecture Series LEAD events.

What’s one thing you wish you had known when you first started at William Woods?

I would tell the incoming freshmen to get involved, join a Greek organization, join a club! You meet new people and there are so many opportunities here at The Woods.

Have you ever had a fun nickname?

“Wheels” when I was in junior high. I was really fast and would always steal the bases in softball.

What is your favorite thing in your room?

I really like all of my canvases and art on the walls. It makes it feel homier.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

I enjoy hanging out in the Campus Center. It’s a great place to get homework done and I am right next to the Owl’s Nest… I love how we serve Starbucks here!

Where do you like to study?

I like to go to the library because there are computers there and it’s always quiet. I get distracted easily and when I go to the library I can focus the best there. It’s a great place to meet for group projects too! I recommend putting your phone away and staying off social media when you’re studying. I usually reward myself by going to Sonic afterwards.

What is a typical weekday like for you at William Woods?

Wake up, shower, get ready, class, class, lunch, internship, dinner, homework, relax for a short time, homework, maybe go to a LEAD or sorority event.

What is your favorite place in Fulton?

I love going to 54 Country on Saturday Nights! It’s a great place for dancing and meeting new friends. I like to learn how to line dance and I always have a wonderful time.

What has surprised you the most about going to school at William Woods?

Unlike high school, people here don’t care what you look like and they don’t judge you for your past. We are a family here at The Woods and people are always respectful. Professors will go out of their way to help you and there is always a student in your class who is willing to help you too. WWU is a diverse campus and I’ve learned how to be careful when I talk to our international students because they may not understand it or take it a different way.

What is one word your friends would use to describe you?


What is your favorite memory of your time here at William Woods?

I really liked the very first move-in day. It was overwhelming and everyone was so excited for all the new freshmen. It was a new chapter in my life.

Who is your favorite faculty or staff member?

David Forster because he pushes you to be the best person you can be. He is straightforward with you and has great advice. I enjoy all of his classes and he’s a nice guy to talk to. I like how he gives his personal experience in his classes too. He’s got the best dog named Buddy and walks him around campus.

The university chaplain Travis Tamerius is also such an amazing guy. He recognizes potential in people and will help you be a better person. He is in charge of a great program here called Woods Around the World. It gives students a chance to travel the world while attending college. He is one of the most genuine and hardworking people I know. William Woods is so lucky to have him.

What is your superpower?

Managing my time. I am very organized and I always plan ahead. When something doesn’t go right, I rethink my strategy and try a different approach.