Name: Erika
Hometown: Columbus, IN, US
Major: Elementary Education with Mild Int. & High Ability
Grad Year: 2015

Why attend MU: I decided to attend MU because of the small campus and the great Education Program. When I visited, I sat in on an education class and absolutely loved the professor. She made me feel welcome and the rest of the department and students made me feel at home. After that experience, I knew that I had found my place. I also loved the laid-back, fun atmosphere!

Favorite thing: I love how helpful and friendly the professors are! One night last week someone in one of my classes tweeted about not being able to find something for a homework assignment and within five minutes two professors had tweeted back at her with an answer. There aren't many schools with student/professor relationships like that. I love being able to talk to my professors about absolutely anything! They are like family to me!! #MUprofsrock

Never expected: I never expected to join the honors program. With me being a president of the Student Education Association on campus, taking a full load of classes, having field experience, being involved in intramural sports, and having time for a social life, I didn't think I would have time for it. After some guidance from my advisor, I decided to join because it would help me get a more one-on-one relationship with my professors and it would also allow me to plan part of my own curriculum based on my interests. Who wouldn't want to create their own class?

I found: opportunity - Anything is possible at Manchester. Being able to fit in a major with two specialties and a minor, being president of the Student Education Association, being involved in Intramural sports, and being a part of the honors program while still having a lot of spare time to add more involvement is great! I was also able to jump ahead a year in the education program! Furthermore, I get the opportunity to travel abroad in January, something I never thought I would get the chance to do. Lastly, I have had the opportunity to get to know so many amazing people that have already had a huge impact in my life. I couldn't imagine being anywhere but here!