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Gracianne Nohl

by Brooklyn Schumm | Mar 16, 2023

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Gracianne Nohl (she/her/hers) and I am a second-year Digital Media Arts major from Johnsonville, Wisconsin.

What are you involved in on campus?

I am an RA in Garver. I have two on-campus jobs  I working for Cordier crew and in Funderburg Library. I am also an active member of Manchester University's Theatre Society. 

Why did you choose Manchester University?

I chose Manchester University because it was a smaller campus that offered a major that fit my interests. I was also impressed with the study abroad program when I toured.

What is your favorite thing about Manchester?

My favorite thing about Manchester is Theatre Society. It is a student-run club that puts on productions. It gives so many opportunities to act, write, perform and create. I love having a creative outlet on campus and getting to work with amazing individuals. 

What do you see yourself doing after Manchester?

I could see myself either working as a social media coordinator or pursuing a film degree.

Who is your favorite professor you have had?

I love all of the communications and art department professors – I don't think I could pick a favorite!

What is your favorite class you have taken at Manchester?

My favorite class I have taken is Typography with Ejenobo Oke. I learned valuable graphic design skills and how to apply creativity to a professional setting. 

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

I would love to take part in the May Day tricycle race (and hopefully win)! 

What advice would you give to an incoming Manchester student?

Be social and get involved earlier rather than later. Most of the connections you make are through small moments or random coincidences so it's important to come to campus with a positive attitude and open mind. Also, check out Theatre Society!

What is something someone wouldn't know just by looking at you?

I used to raise pigs for my county 4-H club.

What is your favorite Manchester memory?

My favorite Manchester memory was May Day weekend my freshman year. I remember spending hours in the PERC setting up for the air bands and drag show. It was gratifying to help run events that the whole campus can be a part of! There's so many fun events (like mud volleyball) and the weather was beautiful.

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