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Michele Coad - Early Childhood Education Major
I am from a little town in Mexico called Ciudad Valles, which means "City of Valleys." I am an early childhood education major, and I chose Lander because my sister graduated from this institution and she recommended it to me. I chose my major because...
Rhett Sapough - Business Administration - Accounting Emphasis Major
“I chose Lander University because its College of Business and Public Affairs is highly-esteemed and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. I’ve been able to get...
Lane Ryley - Sociology & Spanish Major
Growing up in Greenwood, I thought I would go out of town for college, but I have received an excellent education right here at Lander. I am in small classes with professors and students who know me by name. I am double majoring in sociology and Spanish...
Garrett Welch - Athletic Training Major
Lander offers the ideal learning environment because of the small setting students find themselves in, and because of the helpful faculty and staff. As an athletic training major, Lander has allowed me to grow over the few short years I have been...
Marquise Speaks - Elementary Education Major
I chose Lander because its College of Education produces some of the best teachers in the state of South Carolina, and it is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. I have been able to get beneficial experience as...
- Business Administration - Accounting Emphasis Major
I am a Head Resident Assistant, a member of the Lander Professional Business Society and a student member of the Self Disciplinary Committee. I chose Lander University as the place to...
Rayshawn Trapp - Elementary Education Major
“I initially chose Lander because of its beautiful campus and its well-known education program. Once I arrived, I realized that Lander had so much more to offer. From the small, friendly atmosphere to the helpful faculty and staff, Lander has given me the chance to positively expand my horizons in many different areas. As an elementary education major, I have the opportunity to work closely with schools in the Greenwood area, which enables me to obtain the knowledge, skills and experience I need to successfully meet the challenges I may face while teaching. By being involved in many organizations, including Presidential Ambassadors, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Blue Key Honor Society, I have greatly enhanced my experience at Lander and have become a better individual, student and leader.”
Justin Gilbert - Music Graduate, ’08
“At the age of 9, I picked up the violin and learned to read music, and I was able to transfer my technique when I later discovered guitar, which is still my passion today. Studying music at Lander was nothing short of realizing a dream. The music faculty always found a way to integrate fun and knowledge in the classroom. And because there were so many performance opportunities for students, I was able to get experience on the stage with the Lander Jazz Ensemble, Lander Jazz Combo, the Guitar Ensemble and the University Singers. Now as the current guitarist for the Swingin’ Medallions, I know my experience at Lander, and the leadership I received from my professors, helped prepare me for the future.”
Zack Freeman - Sociology Graduate, ’10
“I chose Lander University because it is a small, state-supported school that has all the amenities of a larger university. While there, I had a chance to gain experience and knowledge outside the classroom by volunteering at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home and by studying abroad in Amsterdam and Holland. Both of these experiences increased my awareness of different issues that relate to our society today. As a resident assistant, I saw how living on campus can create school spirit and help students build friendships.”
Emily Berry - Visual Arts Graduate, ’11 M.A.T. Candidate
“I chose Lander because of the small classes, friendly people, beautiful campus and the excellent art and M.A.T. graduate programs. The professors really take a personal interest in my success in the classroom, which has allowed me to grow as a student and as an artist. Lander also offers many extracurricular opportunities, and as an undergraduate I had fun outside of the classroom through my involvement with the Art Alliance, University Program Council and Presidential Ambassadors. I also love the fact that I was able to return to Lander to pursue an M.A.T. If you are looking for a great place to live and learn, Lander is definitely the university for you.”
Beth Burnette - Political Science and Spanish Graduate, ’10
Burnette’s decision to enroll at Lander was prompted by memories of visiting a relative who was a student at the university. “I remember experiencing university life, including eating in the student dining hall and going to the library,” she said. As for the other reasons she chose Lander, Burnette added, “I’m from a small town and Lander is a small school. And it is only about 45 miles from my home in Elberton.” At Lander, she was a Presidential Ambassador, a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, and chair of the student Republican Club. She also enrolled in Lander’s Honors International Program and spent time tutoring her Spanish classmates. Burnette received an $11,000 Rotary scholarship to underwrite expenses associated with her semester abroad at Sociedad Hispano Mundial, in Granada.
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