My travel territory: Northeast Kansas and the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area
My hometown: DeSoto, Kansas
My favorite thing about Pitt State: I think it's the perfect size for any student. We have a little over 7,000 students, more than 100 academic majors and student organizations and excellent athletic programs, so it feels like a "big school" in that respect. However, with a student to teacher ratio of 18:1, students get the personal attention of a small school. Plus, everyone loves to be a gorilla!!
Why I decided to attend Pitt State: I chose PSU for a variety of reasons. Besides the size, I loved the university's distance from home. For me, being 2-3 hours from home was just right: close enough, but not too close! And, what sealed the deal for me was my campus visit. When I toured Pitt State with my parents, I saw how beautiful campus was and how much pride the students and staff had. People were so friendly to us, and I could tell they honestly cared about me - and my success!
Organizations I was involved in: Honors College, University Student Ambassadors, Student Foundation Board, Public Relations/Advertising Club, Marketing Association, Spanish Club, Senior Gift Council, President's Advisory Group, Student Publications (Copy Editor), PITT C.A.R.E.S. Leader, Intramural sports, numerous honor societies and a social sorority.
Favorite quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson