I am a sophomore Communication Sciences and Disorders major(Speech Pathology) and was born and raised in Corsicana,TX (the home of the Collins Street Bakery… you know, the fruitcakes?). I have three younger sisters, so my dadis greatly outnumbered. I haveattended the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana for as long as I canremember, and now when I return home for the occasional weekend I help teachthe preschool Sunday School class.
Some of my fondest memories are those that come fromband. I began playing the clarinetin the sixth grade, and stuck with it all the way through high school. I loved band so much that I even becamethe Drum Major my senior year. Band was my community and created a sense of identity within me, and Iwill forever be thankful for the opportunities it presented me with. Sadly, I had to quit playing after mysenior year when I had major jaw and facial surgery. Now, I have 23 screws in my jaw!
I have to admit that when I first came to Baylor I felt alittle lost. I didn’t have bandanymore, nor did I have the yearbook staff, or my friends and trustedteachers. However, it didn’t takelong for Brooks to give me a new sense of belonging. I was quick to get involved with the community and did mybest to become a valuable member of the Brooks family. We really are a unique and blessedgroup here at Brooks College!
Despite my deep connection and loyalty to Brooks, I am alsoinvolved in other areas on Baylor campus. I am currently a member of the Honors College as well as the NationalStudent Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA). I also attend meetings of the AmericanSign Language Club, which was just chartered this semester.
I truly think of Brooks as my home, and would treasure theopportunity to be one of many leaders in the community. I have attended nearly all of theAcatac committee meetings, so I know the traditions the group is responsiblefor. However, as much as I supportand revere the traditions of the past, I also am interested in starting newevents. This year, I have helpedAcatac start several new events that I hope will become beloved traditions inthe future. As Acatac chair, Iwill strive to increase involvement and will receive ideas and suggestions withan open-and very much excited- mind.