Vocal music education major from Andover, KS
The campus itself led me to K-State. At first, I had never considered going to a big school because I assumed a smaller school was the only place to get a family feeling. I've found that K-State definitely feels like a family, and not just a big campus, especially in the music department. I practically live in McCain Auditorium and everyone knows each other. It’s a really great atmosphere.
When I was first considering K-State, everyone I talked to encouraged me to go through recruitment. You don't necessarily have to join a sorority, but it’s a good opportunity. I had heard Greek life provides many connections. I went through recruitment, and I just fell in love with my sorority. It felt like a home and a great way to meet people. They offered a lot of community service opportunities, and I am currently the community service chair for my chapter.
Managing my time
I definitely use a calendar to manage my time. Having everything in front of me makes it easier to keep track of things. I also have had to learn how to say no. If something is asked of me, I try to please everybody. But when you get to college, there are so many different things you want to do, and sometimes you have to understand that there are only 24 hours in a day and not everything can be done.
City of Manhattan
I think the support that Manhattan gives K-State is great, because in some college towns, there's a lot of separation between the university and the community. When it comes to K-State sports, everyone around town shows so much school pride and I think it’s great. The community makes Manhattan the town that it is. Students are lucky to have the opportunity to live here and go to school here.
Knowing that I am part of the K-State family gives me so much pride in the school. It really is like a big, extended family. Personally and professionally, I feel like K-State will always be a part of my life, and hopefully it will be a part of my family’s life. I’m the first in my family to go to college and now everyone in my family is a K-State fan. There is something different about K-State. It's hard to put into words, but I love it. It is the simplest way to put it.