Emily Hoffer ‘20
Hometown: Bryan, Ohio
Member of Alpha Phi Omega, a tutor and employee at the information desk
Hearing About Mount Union
My brother won a Mount Union College hoodie at his high school after prom. He does not like the color purple, so he gave it to me. If not for that hoodie, I most likely would not have heard about Mount!
Deciding to Attend
I loved how genuine the campus felt and how kind the people were. No one put up a fake front to try and get me to come here, and I felt like the admissions staff and tour guides genuinely cared and just wanted me to make the decision that was right for me.
I love the close-knit community. I have always had trouble opening up and making friends, but the people here are so kind that they made it easy. Campus feels so safe and there is always someone I can count on if I need help.
Choosing the Nursing Major
When I was in high school, I could never pinpoint what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I enjoyed so many things, and I could not imagine picking just one and doing that for the rest of my life. Then, I discovered nursing. The thing I love about nursing is you can be so many things. You are an educator, a caregiver, a storyteller and so much more.
My favorite class is Health Assessment and Physical Examination because we are learning more hands-on skills. It really motivates me to do well since the skills we are learning will be used on a daily basis in our actual practice.
My favorite professor is Dr. Mason. She has helped me through so much with my academics and helped me to succeed in my classes. I appreciate how she goes above and beyond in her teaching and makes sure that the students understand the material being taught. She has made me feel at home on campus and helped me to learn how to study and balance my school work.
Liberal Arts Education
What I like about a liberal arts education is that it makes one a more well-rounded individual. Instead of focusing solely on our major, we learn necessary life skills. The liberal arts factor makes me more confident about my education and my ability to perform the skills I learned in school.
I have always had trouble opening up and making friends, but the people here are so kind that they made it easy.
- Where is your favorite travel destination?
- Rome, Italy
- What is your favorite holiday, and why?
- Christmas because my family is together and we create many joyous memories.
- What is your favorite quote or motto?
- “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” – M.K. Gandhi
- What three songs define your music tastes?
- "The Cure" by Lady Gaga, "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson and "Two Ghosts" by Harry Styles
- What is your most used emoji
- The upside down smiley face