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Coordinator of Campus Visits

Laura Thornbury 


Laura Thornbury

T: (270) 745-2551
F: (270) 745-6133
E: laura.thornbury@wku.edu
Twitter: @Lauraonthehill

Why did you choose to attend WKU? 

I actually transferred to WKU after my first year at a larger institution. WKU gives you that small school feel with large university perks and support, and that was exactly what I was looking for. The friendly faces, small class sizes, and faculty attention that I experienced on my very first day helped me realize this was the best decision I could have made, and that still rings true today.  When you choose WKU, you become a Hilltopper for life, and it’s such a great feeling.

My favorite WKU tradition and/or memory is:

My favorite memory at WKU is, hands down, studying abroad. I never dreamed that I would travel to Mexico, Spain, Italy, and Tanzania, but WKU helped make that happen. I’ve traveled the globe, earned college credit, met some great friends (and my husband), and tried some really interesting foods. Definitely stop by the Study Abroad & Global Learning office and begin planning the experience of a lifetime!

What is your favorite spot on WKU's campus?

My absolute favorite spot on campus is the Old Fort behind Van Meter Hall. Not only is it part of Civil War history and a great place where many students will have lunch or study, but also holds the infamous WKU kissing bridge. The Old Fort is such a beautiful area at WKU that I even chose to have my wedding there! You will definitely have to check it out when you’re on campus!

Advice for new Hilltoppers?

Get involved! There are hundreds of organizations at WKU for a variety of interests (social, service, academic). Getting involved in student organizations will allow you to meet new friends, network, learn new ideas, and be more involved in the WKU and Bowling Green community.

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