Haley

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Haley

Haley

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology, College of Science & Technology

Hometown: Calhoun, GA

Email: hc00817@georgiasouthern.edu

Activities & Honors: Honors Ambassador, Southern Ambassador, 1906 Scholar, Sorority member, Peer Leader, TeleCounselor, Association of Pre-Health Professionals

On Campus Housing Experience: “I lived on-campus throughout the 2010-2011 school year. I was one of the lucky individuals who was given the opportunity to reside within Centennial Place, Georgia Southern’s newest and residence hall. Unlike many college students, I did not have to share a bedroom, nor carry my toiletries down the hall to a community bathroom. Rather, I resided within a four-person super suite and was not only able to have my own room, very similar to the one I knew at home, but shared a bathroom with only one other person. I chose to be partnered with three random roommates, girls who were once strangers but who I now consider three of my best friends. Because I lived on one of the honors floors, I had many classes with several others on my hall and was able to simply knock on my neighbors’ doors anytime I needed help with various assignments (I wouldn’t have survived Calculus without them!). Living in such a nice residence hall right in the heart of campus was a huge benefit to my first year experience, but will never compare to the friendships I made within Centennial Place.”

Haley’s Georgia Southern Experience: “Since beginning college at Georgia Southern, I’ve found that many of my friends and family want to know, “How is it?” It never ceases to surprise me when I respond, “It’s been great! My time at GSU has been the best of my life so far!” To insist that, of two decades on the planet, a few years have been
far greater than any others is a big statement. Regardless, I can’t help but to put my Georgia Southern experience thus far this way and this way only. I think back to my first night in Statesboro, knowing no one and crying my eyes out, wondering if I’d made the right decision, and smile, knowing that the next day I had the time of my
life meeting wonderful girls at Panhellenic Recruitment. Next, I very quickly met dozens of people within my residence hall and found myself thoroughly enjoying all of my classes- even Government (not my forte!). Georgia Southern took care of me, informing me of events on campus and inviting me to better acquaint myself with its groups and activities, like the Awesome Abs class at the Recreation Activity Center and APHP, a student organization. My Freshman Year Experience professor even scheduled personal meetings for everyone in my class in order to get to know us better and offer assitance. He’s now a reference on my resume! I screamed until my lungs hurt when Georgia Southern played Appalachian State, learned that it is possible to fit 6 people, a table, and two chairs in one Centennial Place elevator, was given the opportunity to interview scholarship applicants at Southern Scholars Showcase, ate enough Chik-Fil-A to bleed peanut oil (and gain the dreaded Freshman 15), changed my major three times, and most importantly, learned more about what it means to be a friend, student, daughter, sister, and global citizen than ever before within only the FIRST crazy, exciting, new, wonderful year at Georgia Southern University. Any time I’m away, I count down the days until I return to Statesboro and Georgia Southern, as I know my experiences here will only get better.”


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