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Kaitlyn Freel

by Marie Fisher | Oct 11, 2022

Tell us about yourself!
My name is Kaitlyn Freel, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am a senior studying elementary education major and I'm from LaPorte, Indiana.


What are you involved in on campus?
I am on the Student Senate e-board and work for Manchester Dining at Sisters Cafe.


Why did you choose Manchester University?
My high school counselor had given me a list of the top schools for teacher prep programs in the state. I visited Manchester and immediately fell in love with the tight-knit community.


What is your favorite thing about Manchester?
I love getting to know everyone! I have yet to meet someone at Manchester that doesn’t want to be even a small part of your support system.


What do you see yourself doing after Manchester?
My current goal is to teach lower elementary in a school system near North Manchester.


Who is your favorite professor you have had?
My favorite professor is Eva Sagan. I took two of her classes, one when COVID hit and one the semester after, and she always practiced caring for students first. There is no way that I could’ve been successful in her class or here at Manchester without that type of support.


What is your favorite class you have taken at Manchester?
I took a Gothic literature class during my first Jan term at Manchester and I loved studying the horror genre in both literature and film.


What’s a Manchester bucket list item you’d like to check off?
Participating in May Day activities! I’ve always had to work when they were going on.


What advice would you give to an incoming Manchester student?
Give your best all the time. Thinking “Oh, it’s just one assignment. I don’t have to do it,” is easy to do, but just one can turn into several, and it will be hard to catch back up!