Agricultural education major from Cassoday, KS
Coming to K-State
I came to campus for FFA events throughout high school, and that is where my first interest was sparked. All of the people who I met on campus, from the admissions representatives to the students conducting campus tours, led me to the K-State family. The campus environment stood out to me the most. While it is a large campus, it still felt like a small campus where everyone knew each other, and it was a great environment.
Choosing a major
I had a really strong agricultural education program and teacher in high school. That had a big impact on me as well as other students, so I saw the impact that it can have. I finally decided that agricultural education was what I wanted to do so I could have that impact on future students.
Outside of class
I served as a state FFA officer my freshman year, and that helped me to meet a variety of new people. I also got involved with my agricultural education department club, and that helped me become more involved collegewide with the Ag Ambassadors and Ag Council. I'm also a College of Agriculture Senator, and that has helped me get involved with Student Governing Association.
My academic advisor is really nice and knowledgeable. She gives me great advice and guidance. I go to her for just about anything I'm dealing with, whether or not it's in the classroom. She gives great advice on personal matters, as well as schoolwork.
I really like to go to Top of the World to hang out with my friends and talk. It is a really cool place that is unique to Manhattan. I also like to go to the Konza Prairie, because it is really awesome and has a lot of trails. Those two spots are unique to the area and are really cool hangout spots.
K-State really opens up a chance to feel at home and transition to the college life well. You don't feel as if you were left out in the world to survive on your own. K State also opens up many different opportunities with individuals around campus who want to see students prosper and do well.