Major: Peace Studies
Grad Year: 2013
Why attend MU: I decided Manchester because their Peace Studies program brings to the table issues that people don't really think or talk about. The program engages and pushes students to strive for a nonviolent method of conflict resolution, or at the very least engages them in thinking and acting critically of social and environmental issues. The college is affiliated with the Church of the Brethren which is a historic peace church. That too, is why I chose to attend Manchester.
Favorite thing: That's difficult to pinpoint. This spring I am traveling abroad to China, which is absolutely groovy! So, the chance to study in another culture as a student is one of many favorites of mine.
Never expected: I've never expected to be part of such a groovy and dedicated Cross Country team. I also never expected to be engaged in Kenapoc Coalition, which is a group bent on discussing and acting on issues in so many topics.
I found: At Manchester University, I found focus. My professor last year challenged me to practice engaged Buddhism. It has helped me to mentally stay awake to life and to live for others. I am only just learning of the lifestyle, but life here at MU is more focused than any other place at the moment. The colors are rich; the sounds are vibrant; and the lectures have life to them. Thus, MU is where I found focus.