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Brianne Miller

Junior
From: Rock Springs, Wyoming 
Major: Biology 
Advises: Sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.) and Honors 
Activities: PPHS, ACS, swing dancing, book club, Alphabet Soup, and volunteering everywhere

I chose Westminster for a lot of reasons.  First of  all, they made me feel extremely wanted considering they stuffed my mailbox almost weekly during my junior/senior years.  Secondly, it's only two and half hours away from home and family, which is very important to me.  Thirdly, when I finally had the chance to visit, I saw how beautiful the campus is.  Finally, talking to the science advisors reinforced that  Westminster cares and want to help you on your journey, not only in colege, but in life.

I wanted to be a peer advisor mainly because I wanted to ensure that I could make as many people feel the way I felt walking into Westminster.  I wanted to help clear up as many questions as I could and I wanted to make people fee welcome as they started their college journey.

One piece of advice . . .
I wish someone had informed me more about how much out of class time is needed for pre-med students.  However, it worked out fine because I love volunteering.

Favorite Quote . . .
One day your life will flash before your eyes, make sure it's worth watching. ~ Anonymous

zoe cohn

Sophomore
From: Salt Lake City, UT 
Major: Nursing 
Advises: Nursing & Public Health
I love travleing and exploring new places, rollercoasters, hiking, kayaking and singing in the shower.

I loved the enviornment at Westminster College.  I have grown up near the campus and decided I should try it out.  Once I looked into Westminster I really appreciated the one on one contact from all of the staff and faculty.  I love the community and it was a perfect fit!

I have a passion of working with people and I have always loved science.  Nursing was such as good option and the program at Westminster College is excellent!

I am very people oriented and I love meeting and building relationships.  I wanted to be a Peer Advisor becuase I really enjoy being helpful. to  others and have others find comfort knowing I am able to assist them. 

One piece of advice . . . 
Get involved and find your place.  Get out of your comfort zone and take in every moment.

Favorite Quote . . .

The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude. ~ Dennis S Brown

Out of clutter, find simpilicty.  From discord, find harmony.  In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein

Elizabeth Wintch 

Senior
From: Heriman, Utah 

Major: Psychology  Minor:  Music
Advises: Social Sciences (Environmental Studies (BA), Justice Studies, Political Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Gender Studies)
Activities: Playing the violin, reading, being active, and spending time with my friends and family.

I chose to come to Westminster because I wanted to go to a small school with an inviting environment where I could get to know my classmates and professors better.  I love going to a school that has a beautiful and diverse community that also serves as a variety of support systems to give me the tools I need to achieve my goals.  I am currently working towards my bachelors in psychology and one day I would like to work as a clincian and help other in their needs. 

I wanted to become a peer advisors so that I could gain experience helping others and also because it is something I genuinely find joy in.  I want to be that person who helps students with their academic concerns and assists them while they make decisions regarding their future. 

One piece of advice. . .

Go for it.  Don't hold back and don't let fear keep you from trying new things and gaining new experiences.

Favorite Quotes:

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"! ~ Audrey Hepburn

josie white 

Junior
From: Salt Lake City, Utah 

Major: Philosophy  Minor:  English
Advises: Humanities (Communications, English, history, philosophy, or Spanish-Latin American studies)
Activities: Running/hiking, reading, cooking/baking, amateur artistry

I transferred to Westminster College after attending school in Washington state for two quarters.  Westminster's small class sizes and proximity to home was exactly what I was looking for in a college, I only wish I had started here sooner!  When I graduated high school, I intended to go into philosophy, but before I made an official commitment I did some major major exploration.  I went from  phlosophy to communication to sociology to education and English and then back to philosophy.  Philosophy is what I love and am passionate about -- I think that's a good reason to declare a major.  That being said, it's always fun to explore other options. 

I wanted to be a peer advisor to help students reach their academic goals and navigate the course catalog.  I also love helping people and being a peer advisor seemed like a good way to do that.. 

One piece of advice. . .

Very few people know what they want to do for the rest of their lives in college -- those who say otherwise are either very luck or  they're lying.  It's OKAY to  not know!.

Favorite Quotes:

It wasn't who a person believed himself to be or what he pretended he would do in a given situation.  It was what he did when he got there that defined him.  ~ Robert Kurson 

 

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