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Bella Hurd

by Marie Fisher | Nov 14, 2022

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Bella Hurd, my pronouns are She/Her, I am in the class of 2024, and I am from Winamac, Indiana.


What are you involved in on campus?

I am currently a Junior Admissions Counselor in our Office of Admissions. I'm not in any clubs at the moment, but I love attending events on campus!


Why did you choose Manchester University?

I love the small size of the campus! I felt very overwhelmed when visiting larger schools and worried that I would get lost among the crowd. I could tell that at MU the professors genuinely care about their students and want to see us succeed. I also loved how friendly and helpful people were on my visit, it immediately made MU feel like a home away from home. 


What is your favorite thing about Manchester?

I really enjoy the number of clubs that we have. No matter the interest, there is most likely a club for it. This helped me very quickly find friends plus these clubs are all constantly having awesome events that everyone is welcome to attend.


What do you see yourself doing after Manchester?

I plan to work in college admissions while getting a master's degree, then working my way up into college administration.


Who is your favorite professor you have had?

Professor Calka!! I really enjoy her personality, teaching style, and passion for communication. 


What is your favorite class you have taken at Manchester?

I loved taking Sacred Cows: Abortion and Second Amendment with Professor Pyrah. This class taught me how to debate and discuss very sensitive topics in a way that is respectful and how to properly educate myself on said topics.


What’s a Manchester bucket list item you’d like to check off?

I'd like to finally get out of my comfort zone and attend Camp Mac!


What advice would you give to an incoming Manchester student?

Everyone is just as nervous as you are! College is new and nerve-wracking, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun too. Don't be afraid to attend events and reach out to others!