SLIDESHOW: New student orientations

Regina Budden / Photos Mike Goehring

During the June 22 new student orientations, eleven new students were asked a series of questions about themselves and their choice to come to Washburn. The questions asked were: 1) What is your anticipated major? 2) What high school did you go to? 3) What campus activities do you plan on being involved in? 4) Why did you choose Washburn? 5) What is your favorite thing about Washburn’s campus? Here are their answers.

Kelsey Curran

Major: Undeclared

High School: Rossville High, Rossville

Why Washburn?: Close to home

Favorite thing about campus?: “Everyone is very nice. You guys are all very excited.”

Matthew Anderson

Major: Undeclared

High School: Jefferson West High, Meriden

Why Washburn?: Close to home

Favorite thing about campus?: “It’s easy to get from one place to another. I know some places you have to ride a bus.”

Eva Engelhardt

Major: Pre-Law

High School: Turner High School, Kansas City

Why Washburn?: Student-faculty ratio

Favorite thing about campus?: “Nice people.”

Dominic Rizzo

Major: History

High School: Transfer from Highland Community College, Maple Hill

Why Washburn?: Close to home

Favorite thing about campus?: “It’s small enough you’re not just a bump on a log, but it has resources, too.”

Tricia Cares

Major: Undecided

High School: Labette County High, Altamont

Why Washburn?: Small school in a large town

Favorite thing about campus?: “It’s all together…It’s easy to find stuff.”

Brock Sheern

Major: Biology

High School: Hayden High, Topeka

Why Washburn?: Student-faculty ratio

Favorite thing about campus?: “It’s small, personal, more one-on-one time, you’re not just a number.”

Kasey Strube

Major: Business

High School: Jackson Heights, Holton

Why Washburn?: Family tradition

Favorite thing about campus?: “I think it’s nice, I like the atmosphere and environment.”

Ashley Hauser

Major: Music Education

High School: Topeka West High, Topeka

Why Washburn?: Family tradition

Favorite thing about campus?: “I really like all the students that are welcoming and ready to help.”

Ben Wolf

Major: Undecided

High School: Seaman High, Topeka

Why Washburn?: Close to home

Favorite thing about campus?: “The student union is really nice, I like the layout.”

Connor Lutz

Major: Pre-Law

High School: Shawnee Mission North, Overland Park

Why Washburn?: Campus size

Favorite thing about campus?: “All the little art works and pieces around, and the student rec. center. I thought that was pretty nice.”