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Haley Shepard

Hometown: Bentonville, AR

Major: Psychology

Minor: Social Work


Why did you choose William Woods?

I chose William Woods because I loved the small atmosphere. I came from a big high school so it’s nice to recognize every face I see on campus. I felt very welcomed when I visited.

Campus Involvement

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow, Rotaract, Cru

A few questions with Haley:

What are your favorite things about William Woods?

My favorite thing about William Woods is the people. All the students, faculty and staff are so kind and have made me feel at home since day one. There was never a moment that I felt I should be anywhere else.

Have you had any internships?

I have not had any internships, but I have held jobs. During the course of high school, I worked at two daycares, working with children from six months to 12 years old. This upcoming summer, I have two internships lined up. For the first six weeks, I am working at a non-profit organization called the DEB Project, owned by a fellow church member. The organization sells second-hand clothes, shoes, and accessories for very cheap, but mostly focuses on aiding the local foster care system, providing backpacks full of school supplies for the children. The second half of the summer, I am spending six weeks in Quito, Ecuador as an intern at the Happiness Foundation, which is a children’s home. I will be assisting the director and organizing/translating for the volunteer groups that come and go each week.

Why did you want to be a University Ambassador?

I wanted to be a University Ambassador because when I visited, I fell in love with the campus and the people so quickly, and my tour guide had a hand in this. I believe that I can interact with prospective students and families and provide my personal story as encouragement when they are choosing a school, selling WWU as the best choice, though I understand that ultimately, each student needs to do what is best for them.

What is your favorite thing to do in Fulton?

I have been involved at First Baptist Fulton since my first week here in town and have loved every minute of it. The people are so sweet and accepting, and it quickly became my home away from home.

What is your favorite memory from WWU?

My favorite memory at WWU thus far was Honors Orientation. Moving in two days before the official move-in day and spending time with fellow Honors students helped me to get to know them on a deeper level, leading to some of my closest friendships that I know will last a lifetime.