Major/Certification: Exercise Physiology
Hometown: Mt. Olivet, WV
Anticipated Year of Graduation: 2013
Background and Interests/Hobbies:
I graduated in 2010 from John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, WV. While in high school, I competed as a Varsity cheerleader and was named captain both my junior and senior year. Growing up, I competitively cheered, danced, and took gymnastics for over ten years. I am heavily involved with my local 4H club and the Marshall County 4H and FFA Livestock Clubs. I have raised and shown lambs and hogs at our fair for the past 12 years. I enjoy being active in various organizations and meeting new people. Currently, I am the 2013 Miss Northern West Virginia and will compete for the title of Miss West Virginia in June promoting my “Encouraging Youth Involvement in Extracurricular Activities” platform.
Reason for Choosing WL and the College of Education:
West Liberty was an obvious choice for me. It provides a quality education and it allows me to live the college experience without being too far from home. I chose a major within the College of Education because I wanted a career that would benefit others and impact their lives in a positive way. The field of Exercise Physiology does just that, and is compatible with my other interests.
Favorite Learning/Classroom/Faculty Moments in the College of Education:
As an Exercise Physiology major, we do a lot of hands on activities in our labs and classes. This is my favorite aspect of my major, as it allows us to grasp a more clear idea of our future jobs. Ultimately, it better prepares us for our futures, whether that is a career in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, or remaining an Exercise Physiologist. Lastly, my professors and classmates provide an enjoyable, helpful, and easy going environment while in class and that alone makes my experience at West Liberty that worth while.