Posted on Monday, November 1, 2021
What are students up to on a daily basis at Westminster, you ask? Meet Annalisa Echevarria, a senior Strategic Communications and Social Media major, who will take you through
1. What are you involved with on campus? Currently I am involved in PRSSA where I serve as the President, Phi Mu Fraternity where I serve as Public Relations Chair and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion chair, and Lambda Pi Eta. I am a part of the Westminster College Titan Marching Band’s colorguard team and I am currently working as a student social media worker for the Office of Alumni Engagement. Also, I am a camp counselor for the Bright Futures Program that is run through Westminster College.
2. How is your semester going so far? My semester so far is going very well despite it being my last year here. I expected this year and semester to be one of the hardest ones yet, but I haven’t been as stressed as I thought I was going to be. My classes are going very well as well and I really enjoy the classes that I am in.
3. What’s your favorite class this semester – and what’s one thing you’ve learned in that class? My favorite class would have to be my Educational Psychology class that I have with Mr. Cole. I thought this was going to be one of my hardest courses since I have no prior knowledge of any education curriculum but the way that Mr. Cole makes sure that all of his students are engaged in what they are learning and doesn’t just lecture to the class makes me pay attention and want to learn more. One thing that I have learned was about the Theorists Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget and Vygotsky. My favorite theorist to learn about was Maria Montessori because she taught in a way that gave children real world experiences and had freedom within limits.
4. What makes you keep choosing Westminster each year? The community and environment keep me choosing Westminster. With how small the classes are, you get that one on one experience with your professors and that helps me a lot. I have made so many amazing connections with faculty, alumni and friends and I don’t think I would have been able to make those lifelong connections anywhere else!
5. If you had to choose one word to describe your college experience, what would it be and why? To describe my college experience in one word, it would have to be EVENTFUL. Throughout my years here, I have been through so much with changing my major, trying to fit all of my new major courses in, going through a pandemic and having to go home and do my classes. Everything has been unexpected but it has always been fun so even though my experience has been eventful… I wouldn’t change it if I could.