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Austin Vahle Class of 2018


"There’s the sense of community that WKU provides. As you walk around campus, you’ll always see someone that you know. Also, people care for you.”


 

Austin's Story

I came to WKU because the campus is really amazing. I also liked the student to faculty ratio. There’s normally never more than 25 students in your classroom, and even that number is rare. There’s the sense of community that WKU provides. As you walk around campus, you’ll always see someone that you know. Also, people care for you. The Admissions office cares, your advisors care, your professors care, everyone cares and they want to see you succeed now and past your graduation date.

At first, I was a really scared little freshman. But whether it’s through M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan or TOP, you’ll become part of this little community. I’m still friends with those people I met at M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan. We experience everything together.

I immediately tried to plug myself in, and WKU is full of opportunities to do so. I tried to put myself out there as much as possible. I’ve grown to know a lot of people here. If there’s something I don’t know how to do, there’s someone there to help me and back me up. I also enjoy that there’s a lot of opportunity for leadership at WKU.

The Elementary Education program definitely prepares you for after graduation. They look at ways to set you apart from another applicant from a different school. They teach you ways you can involve PE, music, and art in the classroom. As far as your field hours, you get into the classroom your first semester of your freshman year. My first semester I was teaching and making lesson plans. It’s very hands on.

If I could say anything to a high school senior thinking about attending WKU, I would say absolutely come! It is amazing! I feel that no other college has everything that WKU has. People here care about you while you’re in school, but they also care about your life after school, what you want to do, and what your goals and aspirations are. So come!

 

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 Last Modified 9/25/17