This week’s “Highlight of the Week” features two wonderful Elon freshmen from the metropolitan area of Atlanta, GA. Becca Tynes and Ben Waldon were recently elected Freshman Class Vice President and Freshman Class Senator for the class of 2013! I had the opportunity to get to know both of these amazing freshmen as I was their Admissions Counselor. I am very proud of them both and look forward to following their many successes throughout the rest of their collegiate careers. Both students were kind enough to answer a few questions, so please take a moment to view their responses. Enjoy! Congrats Becca and Ben!
Preferred Named:Becca Tynes
High School: Marist School
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Why did you decide to attend Elon? I fell in love with Elon the second I set foot on campus. Everyone is so friendly, the academics are incredible, and the campus is gorgeous.
What is your position with SGA? Vice President of the Freshmen Class
What are your responsibilities? Every Thursday night, we have a Senate meeting where we discuss upcoming plans, events, and vital issues. The Freshmen Senators also meet once a week- usually for dinner on Sunday night. At the last meeting, we discussed ideas for an event we plan to host for our class sometime this fall.
What has your Elon experience been so far? I love Elon more and more every day. After getting involved with SGA and other organizations on campus, I already feel like I am a part of the Elon community. I have learned so much in my classes, especially about current issues in the world today, and I actually enjoy attending them. All of the girls in my dorm are incredible, and I have already made friendships that I know will last for a long time.
What piece of advice would you share with prospective students that have hopes of attending Elon? If I could offer you one tip of advice regarding the college process, I would tell you to show interest. Visit Elon’s campus, tour the school, sit in on class, and email your representative. Let the school know that this is where you want to be. Don’t stress, good luck, and I hope to see you next year!
Preferred Named:Ben Waldon
High School: The Paideia School
Major: Political Science
Why did you decide to attend Elon? I decided to go to Elon because of the atmosphere and the beautiful campus.
What is your position with SGA? I’m a Freshman Class Senator.
What are your responsibilities? I represent the interests of the Freshman Class at Elon. Students can come to me with things they want changed and I will do my best to relay those ideas to the rest of the legislative body.
What has your Elon experience been so far? So far, I’ve had an amazing time. My classes are interesting and I’ve met a lot of great people.
What piece of advice would you share with prospective students that have hopes of attending Elon? Visit the campus and stay overnight; it really gives you a good sense of the University. Talk to current students. Elon students are known for being both friendly and outgoing.