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Stephen George

Class of 2020

Stephen George 2020

Hometown: St. Clair, Missouri

High School: St. Clair High School

Major: Political/Legal Studies, with minors in Spanish and Sports Management

Campus Activities: Honors Program, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Student Alumni Council, Dean’s Council, STAT, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, WWU Society of Historians, and the Student Assembly By-Laws Committee

What are your career plans?

I currently plan on pursuing a career in sports agency after I finish my undergraduate and law school programs.

Why did you come to William Woods?

I came to William Woods for the Honors Program and because it was relatively close to home, but it also offered a place to grow and expand my horizons and opportunities.

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

Close. Everyone here is a close community on campus.

What has been your favorite class here so far?

My favorite class has been Honors General Psychology II with Dr. Julian Hertzog. It was the first class on the subject I had ever taken and I learned a great amount on a very interesting subject for the first time. Dr. Hertzog made class interesting but also made me a better student at the same time.

What has been your favorite LEAD event so far?

My favorite LEAD event so far was the mentalist, Chris Carter, that we had on campus during Woods 101.

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

I wish I would have known how quickly I would get immersed into the community here. I continue to meet new people and grow as an individual through the connections I’ve made.

What is one thing you wish more people knew about you?

I wish people knew that my door is always open and that I’m always willing to help out.

What is your favorite thing in your room?

My football helmet from high school because it’s a reminder of my roots.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is Cockrell Hall (FIJI) because it’s where I’ve made the most memories and social connections.

Where do you like to study? Do you have any favorite study tips/habits?

I like to study in my room. Try and cram everything at once and also get sleep before a test. All-nighters usually do more harm than good.

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

A typical weekday for me is waking up, going to class, eating lunch after all my classes, then going back to my house where I finish up any work and then I hang out with friends. Then I go eat dinner and come back and hang out or get ready for CA duty. Usually my days are fairly simple and laid back.

What is your favorite place in Fulton?

My favorite place is 1851 Underground because they have the best food in Fulton in my opinion. There’s a group of us that go eat there at least once a week usually.

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

What surprised me the most about going to school at William Woods is how great the Greek life is here and how tightly knit the community is on campus.

What has been the most challenging part of college?

The most challenging part for me was adapting to my new routines and classes. It was much different than life during high school, but I adapted and have done very well so far.

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

Dedicated. Whether it’s to a person, group, or my work, it’s no secret that I work very hard and am very loyal to what I do and what/who I care about.

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

My favorite memory so far is from Alumni Weekend in April 2017. I got to meet many new people and it really showed me how much The Woods means to people and what it’ll mean to me.

Who is your favorite faculty member?

My favorite professors are Dr. Julian Hertzog and Dr. Bob Scott because I have learned an immense amount from both of them and I really enjoyed their classes. Dr. Cynthia Kramer and Dr. Hannah Bolados are also up there on the list for similar reasons as well.

What is your superpower?

My superpower is the ability to converse, relate, and empathize with many people. I love being able to talk to people and understanding their viewpoints and perspectives.