Northwest - as I love to call - is my safe haven. From the loving, generous and diverse supportive staff and students, to the extended community members that are affiliated with Northwest, I feel right at home.
Since becoming a Bearcat I have experienced lots in a short time. They offer many opportunities for the students to get involved on campus: from making new friends to improving my language skills and having excellent experiences with professors.
Northwest Missouri State University has a great Biology program, plus it is a small university which made it easier for me to connect with my professors and my roommate. Both of these aspects helped me decide to come to Northwest.
In high school, I knew already that I wanted to be a teacher. Being an agriculture teacher meant that I could do two things I love the most: work with students and be involved with all things agriculture.
Leaving my Caribbean island to study in the States was a big move. After studying at a small community college in Missouri, transferring to Northwest was a bit nerve-wracking. However, I knew I wanted to become a Bearcat the day I did the campus tour. Now I am proud to say that my Northwest family will always have a special place in my heart.
I came from a city with 5 million people to a town with 11,800, and that can be a little challenging for some. However, if that town is Maryville, Missouri and the purpose is to study at Northwest Missouri State University, I am positive that it will be an interesting and pleasing time!
Northwest is the place where I really found who I am. For me I think that the biggest challenge has been doing something different every semester and trying to round out the skills that I want to have by the time I graduate.
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