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2013-2014 Members

Caity Anderson

Caity Anderson

Year: Junior
Major: Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Hometown: Hobart, IN
E-mail: ander310@purdue.edu

What should a prospective student know about Purdue?

It is a common misconception among prospective students that Purdue is a college of all work and no play, which can be quite intimidating. I would definitely want them to know that although we are an institution of high standards, Purdue offers many opportunities for students to not only do great in the classroom but also to thrive outside of the classroom. There are opportunities and activities for everyone! So never feel like there is not a place for you at Purdue!

Stacy Baker

Stacy Baker

Year: Senior
Major: Human Services
Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
E-mail: slbaker@purdue.edu

What did you learn from your study abroad adventure?

My study abroad experience in Beijing and Hong Kong taught me the importance of understanding different cultural values when visiting or working in a different country. Being immersed in the Chinese culture for two weeks helped me get a glimpse into the Chinese way of life and helped me learn the importance of the American-Chinese relationship in all different areas of business.

Alexis Begrowicz

Alexis Begrowicz

Year: Senior
Major: Movement & Sport Sciences
Hometown: McHenry, IL
E-mail: abegrowi@purdue.edu 

What is the most fun activity you've done at Purdue?

The most fun activity I have done in my time here at Purdue would be going through sorority formal recruitment my freshman year and joining a sorority. It was such a great experience because I met so many different people who I will remain friends with for the rest of my time here at Purdue. Going Greek is a great way to get involved on campus, raise money for charities, and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. I highly suggest going Greek to all freshmen who decide to come to Purdue.

Veronica Campbell

Ronnie Campbell

Year: Senior
Major: Human Services
Hometown: Paoli, IN
E-mail: vcampbe@purdue.edu 

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to be a child life specialist. I enjoy working with kids and want to make an impact on their future, which this profession will allow me to do! The job consists of working with children and families in a hospital setting, during what could be a difficult period in the child's life.

Alyssa Choi

Alyssa Choi

Year: Senior
Major: Health Sciences Pre-Medicine
Hometown: Walnut, CA
E-mail: choi179@purdue.edu  

What will you miss about Purdue when you graduate?

What I will miss most about Purdue are all the countless places across campus to take a well-needed nap. My favorite napping location is on the benches next to Loeb fountain when the weather is beautiful. It's the best when you get equal sunshine and cool mist from the fountain.

Katye Clark

Katye Clark

Year: Junior
Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Frankfort, IN
E-mail: clark166@purdue.edu

What did you find beneficial about your internship or clinical experience?

As a student in the Athletic Training program at Purdue, I receive numerous hours of outstanding clinical experience. The hands-on experience I get in the athletic training room, in the Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH), the CoRec, and on the field, is top of the line and provides me with real-life situations and practice. You can go over and over topics, special tests, and scenarios in class, but it isn't until you are in the moment taping an athlete before the big game, providing treatment after that strenuous practice, or helping your athlete rehabilitate after a painful surgery, that you truly feel prepared for the job and life after college.

Cochran, Calin

Cailin Cochran

Year: Junior
Major: Health Sciences Pre-Physician's Assitant
Hometown: Colfax, IN
E-mail: cochran3@purdue.edu  

Why should a prospective student know about Purdue?

A prospective student should know that when you come to Purdue, yes you may leave your family behind at home, but the new friends you make and people you meet soon become a second family. The campus turns into another place you're happy to call home. It becomes harder and harder to leave each time a break in the school year comes and you grow so close to the campus that you're overwhelmed with a warming sense every time the thought of returning comes to mind!

Patrick Davis

Patrick Davis

Year: Senior
Major: Movement & Sport Sciences
Hometown: St. Peters, MO
E-mail: davis321@purdue.edu  

What is your dream job?

I hope to be a private practice orthopedic surgeon. The current norm is for orthopedic surgeons to perform a surgery and refer the patient to a rehabilitation facility independent of the surgery center. I would like to start an orthopedic surgery group that has an in-house rehabilitation facility and staff. It would streamline the entire process so that the surgeons can maintain contact with their patients and closely monitor their post-surgery therapy. This environment would greatly enhance the patient's experience throughout the arduous process of fully healing an orthopedic injury.

Amy Eckerley

Amy Eckerley

Year: Senior
Major: Financial Counseling & Planning
Hometown: Granger, IN
E-mail: aeckerl@purdue.edu 

What did you learn from your study abroad adventure?

I learned that to truly learn about a culture one has to immerse themselves by interacting with locals and going out of one's comfort box. Take advantage of any opportunities that pop up such as sightseeing, meeting new people, shopping and learning about the culture, as time goes by without you even realizing.

Jennifer Frederick

Jennifer Frederick

Year: Sophomore
Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Newburgh, IN
E-mail: fredrij@purdue.edu

What advice do you have for a first year student?

Involvement is crucial to any student, but most importantly to first year students. Whether it is engaging yourself in the classroom or attending sporting events and club meetings, you are meeting new people and therefore making more opportunities for yourself. By balancing your priorities, it is easy to make time to be studious and allow time to have some necessary fun.

Priscilla Gaona

Priscilla Gaona

Year: Senior
Major: Movement & Sports Science
Hometown: Granger, IN
E-mail: pgaona@purdue.edu 

Why did you choose to attend Purdue?

I chose to attend Purdue because it has a very welcoming campus! There is so much to do here on top of academics that everyone and anyone can find some way to get involved and meet new people from all over. Purdue is such a diverse place with so much to offer which makes it a great university.

Sarah Godbold

Sarah Godbold

Year: Senior
Major: Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness & Health
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
E-mail: sgodbold@purdue.edu 

What is the most fun activity you've done at Purdue?

Purdue offers over 900 student organizations that cover an unbelieveably broad range of interests. It has always been fun attending the numerous activity fairs across campus looking at possibilities for involvement that had never before crossed my mind. My freshman year I joined Purdue's rowing team -- it was a totally new sport to me, but crew has enabled me to train for and participate in regattas across the country, given me lifelong friendships, and helped develop lifelong benefits like time management and personal nutrition.

Stacy Gudas

Stacy Gudas

Year: Senior
Major: Retail Management
Hometown: Kewanna, IN
E-mail: mgudas@purdue.edu 

What is your dream job?

I am majoring in Retail Management and Agricultural Communication. My dream jobs would be a buyer for a retail store, an extension educator or continuing my education and someday being a college professor. Even though I am still unsure and have many interests, I know that whatever I do, I want to have an impact on people's lives in a positive way.

Holly Hepworth

Holly Hepworth

Year: Sophomore
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Plainfield, IN
E-mail: hhepwort@purdue.edu

What advice do you have for a first year student?

One of my biggest pieces of advice for first year students would be to wait to purchase their textbooks until the first week of classes. It may seem like a last minute decision, but it is truly helpful to find out directly from your professors which books are necessary. I found that waiting until the first week of class ended up saving me a lot of money in the long-run because I wasn't purchasing unnecessary textbooks.

Tiffany Hsu

Tiffany Hsu

Year: Senior
Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management
Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
E-mail: hsu5@purdue.edu

Why did you choose to attend Purdue?

I fell in love with the campus and people while I was visiting and knew it was the right school for me. Purdue offered a wide range of academic interests that fit my preferences, and there were also diverse social networks and organizations on campus to explore and meet new friends. It was the perfect fit for me and I knew I was going to be able to create wonderful memories and experiences here!

Jacobs, Mary

Mary Jacobs

Year: Senior
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Crown Point, IN
E-mail: jacobs10@purdue.edu

What is your dream job?

My overall career goal is to be a pediatric nurse practitioner in a children's hospital somewhere in the U.S. But before going on to get my Master's degree, I possibly want to have experience in the ER, operating room, or even traveling with Nursing Without Borders.

Christy Joehl

Christy Joehl

Year: Sophomore
Major: Retail Management
Hometown: Princeton, IL
E-mail: cjoehl@purdue.edu

What is your favorite class?

Though I have enjoyed many of my classes, I feel that I was strongly impacted by Introduction to Consumer Sciences and Retailing. It was unique in that we were assigned a student mentor who shared personal experiences and advice with the class. Listening to students like myself talk about what they have accomplished throughout their college career was inspiring and incredibly helpful.

Alicia Kerr

Alicia Kerr

Year: Senior
Major: Psychological Sciences
Hometown: Kingsport, IN
E-mail: kerr3@purdue.edu

What will you miss about Purdue when you graduate?

What I will miss most at Purdue — apart from athletics mdash; is the community that I've built here. I've been very blessed to find friends that support and motivate me as well as professors that challenge me and are able to push me to do greater things than even I thought of for myself. This is something that I am really hoping to achieve in my future endeavors, especially in graduate school, because I am so thankful to have gotten it at Purdue.

Farihah Khan

Farihah Khan

Year: Sophomore
Major: Dietetics
Hometown: Carmel, IN
E-mail: khan60@purdue.edu

What advice do you have for a first year student?

Study hard and focus on what you want to do but remember to keep an open mind to other options. There are endless possibilities at Purdue and it is completely okay to change your mind.

Lindsay Lausten

Lindsay Lausten

Year: Junior
Major: Psychological Sciences
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
E-mail: llausten@purdue.edu

What is your favorite class?

My favorite class has been Social Psychology. It was a larger class, but I definitely learned how to properly prioritize my time and take specific notes that would help me study for the tests. Some of the material was online, so I had to always be prepared for my assignments and check the syllabus regularly. I also learned some awesome information about why humans act the way that they do, which can definitely be applied to real life situations. Overall, the class was great and I learned a ton of material as well as study tips and tricks.

Anna Lok

Anna Lok

Year: Senior
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Chicago, IL
E-mail: nlok@purdue.edu

What is the most fun activity you've done at Purdue?

Since I have been at Purdue, I have had lots of fun memories with my friends. One of my favorite activities was a paint war photo shoot. A group of about 15 of us had an idea of having a paint war after one of our friends had house paint left over. So we gathered up gallons of house paint and some paint brushes and had a paint war! In addition to it, we wore all white, so that we can see all the different paint colors. Our friends who were photographers took pictures of our war. It was definitely a blast!

Lowry, Caitlyn

Caitlyn Lowry

Year: Senior
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Crown Point, IN
E-mail: crlowry@purdue.edu

What did you find beneficial about your internship or clinical experience?

Within the nursing program, required clinical experiences allow students to go on a nursing unit and practice techniques and skills on actual patients in a variety of settings. Clinical experience has allowed me to go beyond the books and lectures to learn through on-sight experience. Through my clinical time, I have experienced a better understanding of what a nursing career will look like after college, and I am thrilled for my future.

Major, Alyssa

Alyssa Major

Year: Senior
Major: Psychological Sciences
Hometown: Kokomo, IN
E-mail: majora@purdue.edu

What is your dream job?

I would love to become a Forensic Psychologist and work as a criminal profiler for the FBI. For my other dream job, I would love to become a clinical therapist and work in a hospital caring for mental health patients. I'm interested in almost any sort of counseling such as clinical, marriage and family, or even addictions counseling. I just want to be there for those who seek help and help them in any way that I can.

Allyson Marvin

Allyson Marvin

Year: Senior
Major: Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Hometown: West Lafayette, IN
E-mail: aclingen@purdue.edu  

What is your favorite Class?

I have a lot of favorite classes. I enjoy the human development, food & nutrition and the HTM courses. I especially love the FCS professional education development courses with Dr. Fox and Mrs. Zuege! They teach us to become better professional educators in our future classroom and community.

Erin McConnell

Erin McConnell

Year: Senior
Major: Psychological Sciences
Hometown: Bellingham, WA
E-mail: mcconnee@purdue.edu

What did you find beneficial about your internship or clinical experience?

I have amassed a good deal of knowledge about the field of psychology thanks to my professors at Purdue, and it is really cool to see a lot of that information being put to practical use. My internship gave me a greater understanding of what being a professional in my chosen field entails, and made me more confident that the career I am working towards is the one that is right for me.

Rachel Mentzel

Rachel Mentzel

Year: Sophomore
Major: Movement and Sport Sciences
Hometown: Sioux City, IA
E-mail: rmentzel@purdue.edu

What is your favorite class?

The wonderful thing about going to a school like Purdue is the endless amount of subjects and classes available to study. By far my favorite class I have taken thus far was Human Anatomy and Physiology, BIOL 203/204, with Dr. Bridges. He is an engaging and talented lecturer, the information is interesting and applicable, and I loved the challenge of the material!

Sarah Miramontes

Sarah Miramontes

Year: Sophomore
Major: Retail Management
Hometown: LaPorte, IN
E-mail: smiramon@purdue.edu

What advice do you have for a first year student?

My advice to first year students is to get to know your professors. They can not only help you with homework, but can offer professional advice and suggest possible career options. They could later be a great reference for jobs or internships.

Muhammad, Sarah

Sarah Muhammad

Year: Junior
Major: Dietetics
Hometown: Chicago, IL
E-mail: muhammas@purdue.edu

Why did you choose to attend Purdue?

Purdue is a school of excellent merit. The moment that I stepped foot on campus the fall before my freshmen year, I knew it was where I belonged. Outside of Purdue's nationally top-ranked didactic dietetics program, there were a number of other things for me to get involved in such as: HHS Ambassadors, Nutrition Society, The Black Cultural Center, volunteering on and off campus and so forth. Purdue is really helping to make me not only a better student and scholar, but an active leader.

Jake Musashe

Jake Musashe

Year: Senior
Major: Health Sciences Pre-Physician's Assistant
Hometown: Saint John, IN
E-mail: jmusashe@purdue.edu

What will you miss about Purdue when you graduate?

I will miss the ease of being able to see my friends at Purdue all the time, and the opportunity to meet so many new people on a daily basis. I will also miss being a part of the student section during the Purdue home football games.

Nalezny, Michael

Michael Nalezny

Year: Senior
Major: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Hometown: Dyer, IN
E-mail: mnalezny@purdue.edu

What did you learn from your study abroad adventure?

Study abroad itself was a huge challenge for me because I had never been outside of the country before. I learned so much about other cultures and honestly a lot about myself. It taught me that it is okay to try different things and that the "American" way is not the only way to do things. I was able to try the authentic cuisine of 4 different countries and step foot in historic landmarks that many people wish to see in their lives. The whole experience has left me with memories that I will never forget, and a larger perspective on the many cultures in the world.

Charissa Nichols

Charissa Nichols

Year: Junior
Major: Brain and Behavioral Sciences
Hometown: Noblesville, IN
E-mail: nichol57@purdue.edu

What is your favorite class?

My favorite class is PSY 200 (Cognitive Psychology). This course investigates a wide range of psychological phenomena and allows students to experience many of them first hand. It is a great class for students in any major because it provides a basic understanding of many of the topics that later psychology courses focus on.

John Oswalt

John Oswalt

Year: Senior
Major: Dietetics / Nutrition, Fitness and Health
Hometown: Ridgeville, IN
E-mail: oswalt@purdue.edu

What did you learn from your study abroad adventure?

I definitely learned to go with the punches. I tried to plan out my future and know everything I had in store. The secret of succeeding is to work your hardest and play it smart!

Liz Overpeck

Liz Overpeck

Year: Senior
Major: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Hometown: Rockville, IN
E-mail: eoverpec@purdue.edu

What is your dream job?

My dream job would be to run my own coffee shop with an attached art studio, focusing mainly on ceramics, and catering to young children and older generations. The idea would be to use the studio as an after school activity to keep kids out of trouble and as a sort of therapy for older people with illness or as a hobby. As a successful business, I will have many employees, lots of money, and ample time to travel!

Patterson, Larrina

Larrina Patterson

Year: Senior
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Chicago, IL
E-mail: lpatter@purdue.edu

What did you learn from your study abroad adventure?

The most important thing I learned from studying abroad in Florence is to let go of my daily routines and experience something exciting and new. For example, instead of taking the bus, I hiked steep hills or made my own pasta from scratch instead of eating out! This has made me respect the Italian culture more and has in turn made me a much better person, because I have now seen the beauty and other endless possibilities from another part of the world. This is an experience that all college students should have at least once during their time at Purdue!

Sierra Powell

Sierra Powell

Year: Sophomore
Major: Apparel Design and Technology
Hometown: Hazel Crest, IL
E-mail: powell55@purdue.edu

What advice do you have for a first year student?

I would advise a first year student to live on campus. I made the mistake of living off campus my freshman year because I thought it would be a better fit for me, but I ended up being more stressed because it was difficult getting back and forth to campus. I also sacrificed the relationships I could have made while living on campus. If I had the opportunity to redo freshman year, I would give campus living a chance before I decided it wasn't for me.

Mallory Rotondo

Mallory Rotondo

Year: Junior
Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Winchester Center, CT
E-mail: mrotondo@purdue.edu

What should a prospective student know about Purdue?

Purdue is an incredible place for networking, and once you start, the opportunities are endless. Purdue is a huge university with connections all over the country and globe. Put yourself out there, go to your professors' office hours, join clubs, always meet new people...trust me, who knows where it will take you!

Ryan, Geoff

Geoff Ryan

Year: Senior
Major: Health Sciences Pre-Medicine
Hometown: Greeley, CO
E-mail: ryan27@purdue.edu

What did you find beneficial about your internship or clinical experience?

Last summer I had the privilege of working for the Cancer Prevention Intern Program (CPIP) here at Purdue. What I found most beneficial was applying what I have learned in the classroom to real life problems. It is one thing to learn about cancer progression in a text book, but it's completely different actually seeing this process in living organisms.

Schmidt, Laura

Laura Schmidt

Year: Senior
Major: Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness & Health
Hometown: Wausau, WI
E-mail: schmidl@purdue.edu

What is your dream job?

As a double major in Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness and Health, I want to combine the components of each in my future occupation. My dream job is to work as a registered dietitian for a college or professional sports team, specifically football or basketball if I had the option. This would allow me to use my expertise from nutrition to help the athletes perform to their greatest potential.

Mike Schwuchow

Mike Schwuchow

Year: Junior
Major: Health Sciences Pre-Dental
Hometown: Hobart, IN
E-mail: mtschwuc@purdue.edu

Why did you choose to attend Purdue?

I chose Purdue for its strong foundation in Science and Engineering. With Dentistry being such a broad field, it is especially important for someone like me to be exposed to both of these fields. Of course, picturing myself in the Purdue Marching Band had some pull too!

Shaner, Sam

Sam Shaner

Year: Senior
Major: Selling & Sales Management
Hometown: Munster, IN
E-mail: sshaner@purdue.edu

Why did you choose to attend Purdue?

Purdue had everything I was looking for in a school. From strong academic foundation to a lively student social life, Purdue was an ideal university for me.

Katelyn Shebel

Katelyn Shebel

Year: Sophomore
Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management
Hometown: LaPorte, IN
E-mail: kshebel@purdue.edu

What did you find beneficial about your internship or clinical experience?

My Hospitality and Tourism Management internship has been one of the greatest experiences I have ever been through. I am putting myself in the shoes of a manager of a restaurant which allows me to see exactly what my future career will entail.

Slater, Alyssa

Alyssa Slater

Year: Senior
Major: Dietetics
Hometown: Evansville, IN
E-mail: slatera@purdue.edu

What will you miss about Purdue when you graduate?

When I graduate and enter the "real world", I will miss the atmosphere of college life the most. Being a student at Purdue is so much fun because everywhere you go you are surrounded by school spirit and endless opportunities!

Smaro Spandondis

Smaro Spandonidis

Year: Junior
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Lockport, IL
E-mail: sspandon@purdue.edu

What should a prospective student know about Purdue?

A prospective student should know that Purdue is a very versatile university. Between classes, clubs, or activities on campus, you will never have to worry about not finding something that interests you. I believe everyone can make a home out of Purdue.

Paayal Surani

Paayal Surani

Year: Sophomore
Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Vernon Hills, IL
E-mail: psurani@purdue.edu

Why did you choose to attend Purdue?

When I visited Purdue for the first time, the students kept screaming, "Boiler Up!" and "Come to Purdue!" After that, I knew I would choose to become a Boilermaker. The size of the campus, the brilliant academics, and the enthusiasm of the students made it so much easier for me to pick Purdue University.

Serina Thottichira

Serina Thottichira

Year: Junior
Major: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Granger, IN
E-mail: sthottic@purdue.edu

What should a prospective student know about Purdue?

Although some class sizes are very large, all the professors sincerely want each and every single one of their students to succeed. Personally, I was overwhelmed walking into my first big lecture, but I was relieved to see how willing the professors were to help with extra office hours and multiple review sessions.

Vukovich, Bekah

Bekah Vukovich

Year: Senior
Major: Dietetics/Nutrition, Fitness & Health
Hometown: Goshen, IN
E-mail: rvukovic@purdue.edu

What did you learn from your study abroad adventure?

Through my study abroad adventure, I was able to soak up the history, customs, people, and landscape of the "land down under". I gained a better understanding and appreciation of other cultures by participating in the community, meeting friends from all over the world, attending the local university, and traveling around the country. I learned to adapt to new ways of living and studying and gained an increased sense of self confidence in addition to discovering more of who I am as well as how diverse and exciting our world truly is.

Watts, Lacy

Lacy Watts

Year: Junior
Major: Health Sciences Pre-Medicine
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
E-mail: lwatts@purdue.edu

What did you find beneficial about your internship or clinical experience?

This past summer I was fortunate enough to continue the research I started last summer at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatric Research. My internship allowed me to explore research as a different aspect of my career path that I had not previously thought about. Most of the time when we think of the medical field, we think of doctors and nurses, we don't think about medical assistants, laboratory scientists, and of course researchers. So much of the knowledge that doctors have comes from research, so it was exciting for me to learn about this different aspect. I found myself involved in areas of research I would never have imagined, including holding, feeding and caring for live rats, performing brain surgery on rats, and even learning how to do injections. My internship was one of my best experiences.

Weber, Kayla

Kayla Weber

Year: Senior
Major: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Evansville, IN
E-mail: weber23@purdue.edu

What is the most fun activity you've done at Purdue?

The most fun thing I have ever done at Purdue is attend a basketball game. I love seeing the sea of black and gold and hearing the chants and yells for our Boilermakers! When you wake up in the morning and have lost your voice, you know you have supported your team well.

Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams

Year: Junior
Major: Public Health
Hometown: Michigan City, IN
E-mail: willi403@purdue.edu

What will you miss about Purdue when you graduate?

When I graduate, what I will miss the most is the opportunity to meet so many fascinating people every day. Learning about the innovative research that takes place at Purdue is also something that I will miss.

Williams, Stephanie

Stephanie Williams

Year: Senior
Major: Psychological Sciences
Hometown: Brownsburg, IN
E-mail: willi463@purdue.edu

What is the most fun activity you've done at Purdue?

Last spring break, I went on a mission trip to Joplin, Missouri, with a group of Purdue students. Throughout the week, we did tornado relief work, and met so many different people-- both survivors from Joplin and volunteers from around the country. Not only was it a lot of fun, but it was very humbling in that it made me more appreciative of the things I have. This trip was one of the best experiences of my life, and it wouldn't have been possible had I not been at Purdue.

Wiseman, Andrew

Andy Wiseman

Year: Senior
Major: Health Sciences Pre-Physical Therapy
Hometown: Mishawaka, IN
E-mail: awiseman@purdue.edu

What your dream job?

I have been in love with the Olympics since I was a kid. My dream is to one day help out Team USA win some medals. While that may not be possible for me as an athlete, I want to be an Olympic physical therapist. Whether I work at the training center or travel with the team, I want to help the world's best athletes get back in the game.

Wisher, Courtney

Courtney Wisher

Year: Senior
Major: Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Hometown: Greentown,, IN
E-mail: cwisher@purdue.edu

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to be a Speech Language Pathologist in a large hospital where I have the ability to work with other professionals. I have always been interested in the medical side of speech and I would like to be able to treat a variety of communication disorders while seeing patients of all ages in the healthcare setting.

York, Dancey

Dancey York

Year: Junior
Major: Hospitality & Tourism Management
Hometown: Country Club Hills, IL
E-mail: yorkd@purdue.edu

What what is the most fun activity you've done at Purdue?

One of the most fun things I have done at Purdue was being a Boiler Gold Rush (BGR) Team Leader last year because I love being in mentoring positions. I was able to guide the way and become that first friendly face on campus for incoming students. I will always remember the day I showed my group Ross Ade Stadium for the first time and bought them Den Pops. I met some amazing people and still keep in contact on a regular basis with most of my BGR group. I will encourage incoming students to participate in BGR. Being able to give friendly tips for the big first day of college and act as a role model was well worth it. BGR was a blast!!!