by Amanda Yarnall

Amanda Yarnall

Amanda Yarnall

With graduation just a semester away, I have begun to think about my experiences at Wesley College.

I have gained friends, lost touch with others, lived on and off campus, attended house parties, including “Mug Night Mondays” at Smither’s, and, of course, the legendary “Thirsty Thursdays.”

I believe that I have had the traditional college experiences.

On top of all of this, I also managed to gain a great education.

As a psychology major, I have had the chance to work with great professors within the department. They have not only taught me a lot, but inspired me as well.

With one semester left here, I find myself grateful for those teachers and for Wesley College.

When I tell people that I am a student at Wesley, I am always asked why I chose this school over others.

Like a lot of students, I came to Wesley because of the small class size. I knew that if I went to a large school like the University of Delaware, I would have been lost in the crowd. I wanted a more personal experience, and I did not want to be too far from home.

For my first two years, I lived in the dorms.

First was Gooding Hall, which was small, but fun. I was able to play volleyball. A lot of my time consisted of studying and practicing.

I would never turn down an occasional party though.

During my sophomore year, I lived in Roe with one of my best friends from home. The walls were thin, but at least there was more living space.

At the beginning of my junior year, I commuted, but was then able to move into a house off-campus. I had two roommates, but the experience did not end so well. Groceries and bills were a bigger burden than I expected.

Finally, as a senior, I live in Zimmerman.

Throughout my four years, I truly believe living on campus enriches and adds to many great experiences, both socially and academically.

When I graduate and enter the “real world,” I hope that my experiences and encounters at Wesley will help me enter I field that I will love and have a great future.