Meet Your 2021 First-Year Leaders
Hometown: Wheeling, WV
Major: Forensic Biology | Minor: Psychology
Campus Involvement: First-Year Leader, Cross country, Track Team
What every EKU freshman needs to know: The first few weeks will be tough. You are in a whole new environment away from your home, family, and friends. Embrace your surroundings, get involved, try new things!
Hometown: Union, KY
Campus Involvement: First-Year Leader, Chi Omega Sorority, Secretary of SHINE
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Get involved as much as you can! You get out of college what you put into it. Don’t go home the first few weeks. Stay on campus. You can always find something to do!
Hometown: Lebanon, KY
Major: Dietetics | Minor: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Campus Recreation Operations Lead, Phi U Honor Society Public Relations Officer, Student Dietetic Association Member, Psy Chi Honor Society Member, EKU Club Softball Team Member
What every EKU freshman needs to know: I think every EKU freshman should know that college is more about the journey than it is individual steps. One exam, project, or quiz doesn’t define who you are, nor does it define your intelligence.
Hometown: Richmond, KY
Major: Business Management & Public Relations
Campus Involvement: First-Year Leader, Kappa Delta Daggerman, Campus Clean-Up
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Don't panic! You have so many resources on campus to help you. We'll tell you all about it in your Orientation Class, which I highly advise you TAKE SERIOUSLY. You will learn things that will help you succeed throughout your entire life. Check your email daily. Send professional and polite emails to your instructors. If you have a question, ASK IT! You will meet many new people; be kind, courteous, and keep an open-mind; soon, you'll find Eastern has become your family. Get involved around campus! Remember to always have fun. College life can be a party, but ALWAYS remember to put your education above everything else.
Hometown: Florence, KY
Major: Forensic Psychology
Campus Involvement: First-Year Leader, Alpha Lambda Delta
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Be comfortable! Once you’re comfortable with yourself everything else about campus and friends will be a lot easier to adjust to.
Hometown: Lousiville, KY
Major: Environmental Health Science
Campus Involvement: First-Year Leader, Alpha Omicron Pi, Student Worker, Colonel Crew Leader
What every freshman needs to know: Don't take advantage of the freedom you now have. Be sure to attend your classes, connect with other students and faculty, begin a creative way to stay organized, and never be afraid to ask for help. Like my grandmother always used to tell me, "Work hard now so you can play hard later."
Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Campus Involvement: First-Year Leader, Alpha Lambda Delta, Admissions Recruitment Ambassador
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Utilize all of the available resources on campus.
Hometown: Fort Knox, KY
Major: Recreation & Park Administraction | Concentration: Natural Resources & Recreation Management
Campus Involvement: CRU, Track and Field, Rec Club
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Every freshman should know that it's important to build a community and make friends on campus.
Hometown: Glasgow, KY
Major: Public Relations
Campus Involvement: First-Year Leader, Chi Omega, Honors Program
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Put yourself out there, and find a club or organization that you fit with! Being involved is the best way to make friends and start your college experience!
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Campus Involvement: Veterans Studies Alliance, First-Year Leader, Alpha Lambda Delta, Mental Health Peer Advocate
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Although school work is important, also take care of your mental health. This will make things a lot easier.
Hometown: Georgetown, KY
Campus Involvement: LGBTQ+
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Look to your first-year seminar instructor for guidance and support. They will always have your back.
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Major: Psychology | Concentration: Substance Abuse
Campus involvement: Phi Kappa Tau, Basketball Intramurals, Army National Guard, Special Olympics
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Freshmen should know the first few weeks can be stressful but once you embrace the change, great things will happen and this could be an amazing four years.
Hometown: Corbin, KY
Major: Art and Studio Design-Photography
Campus involvement: First-Year Leader, Alpha Lambda Delta (Secretary), EKU VETS Club, Photography
What every EKU freshman needs to know: Always have a plan. Keep a planner of some type to help yourself stay ahead and up-to-date in class. It's important not to procrastinate on your school work; the work can build up, making it a lot harder and more stressful. Never be afraid to ask for help, everyone needs it at some point and your professors and classmates only want you to succeed.