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Veronica Townsend

Class of 2021

Veronica Townsend

Hometown: Jefferson City, Missouri

High School: Jefferson City High School

Major: Communications, with a Sports Communication concentration, and English

Campus Activities: President’s Twenty, Student Alumni Council (Sophomore Class President), National Society of Success and Leadership (Publicity Chair), William Woods Softball (Manager), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Marketing and Communications Office.

What internships/jobs have you had?

During school breaks, I work for the State of Missouri’s Division of Professional Registration in the Dental and Optometry Boards as a clerk. When school is in session, I have a work study job. Last year, I worked for the Athletics Department and this year, I work for the Marketing and Communications Office.

What are your career plans?

My ultimate career goal is to work for ESPN or the St. Louis Cardinals as a sports reporter.

Why did you come to William Woods?

As an eighth-grade student, my class took a field trip to William Woods University. It was my first college visit and I instantly fell in love with the school.

What has been your favorite class here so far?

My favorite class is World Religions with Professor Travis Tamerius, our university chaplin. In the class, we learned about various religions around the world, and we had various guest speakers present their religions. At the end of the semester, students performed a presentation on a religion that was not their own, and it was amazing to see what all the students have learned over the course of the semester. The class taught me how to have an open mind with the world.

What has been your favorite LEAD event so far?

My favorite LEAD event was the Jake McVey concert. It was awesome to see the campus come together and enjoy the singer’s music.

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

Every semester is better than the last.

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

I love meeting new people, and I hope doing little things like saying hi to students or high fiving someone’s hand in the hallway will make their day.

Have you ever had a fun nickname?

Cardi V.

What is your favorite thing in your room here and why?

Whiteboards: one for studying and one for planning. It comes in handy as the semester picks up and is a blank canvas that I can alter to fit my needs for the semester.

What is your favorite spot on campus and why?

The Center of Human Performance because students can attend classes by the basketball and volleyball courts, and afterwards, go to Helen Stephen’s Arena to cheer on their favorite teams. In CHP, the students, professors, and coaches are so friendly, and everyone says hi to you when you walk in.

Where do you like to study?

I like to study in the Kemper Arts Center second floor lounge because the chairs are comfortable, and Kemper has the best Wi-Fi on campus. When Kemper is closed, I study at table in my floor lobby of my dorm.

The best tip I have is to study outside of your dorm room so that you are not tempted to sleep instead. Also, when studying for tests, use quizlet.com to help you.

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

I study, head to class, study some more, eat meals at Tucker, hang out with friends, attend extra circular activities, and work study.

What is your favorite place in Fulton?

Beks because they have great food.

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

That people are helpful and want you to succeed. Everyone is so nice and caring.

What has been the most challenging part of college?

Balancing everything.

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

Sweet.

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

Charming.

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

Going to California with the softball team.

Who is your favorite faculty or staff member?

Dr. Craig Smith because he is hard working and goes the extra mile to help to make sure every student succeeds not only in History class, but in life as well.

What is your superpower?

Super speed.