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Zakiya Fulton-Anderson '13

“No one turns anyone down to participate in anything. It’s even easy to start up a club, and get together with people who have the same interests.”

Before joining Elizabethtown College, Zakiya Fulton-Anderson of Philadelphia, Pa., was drawn in by the picturesque campus.

“I applied to 12 different schools, but liked this campus the most. It’s kind of small, close enough to Philly, with a good communications department. But there’s the lake, Leffler Chapel (and Performance Center); it’s just a pretty school,” she said.

After spending some time on campus, however, Zakiya has realized Elizabethtown is more than “just a pretty school,” with plenty to offer its students.

“I really like that you can get involved here. A (first-year student0 can work at the radio station or with the TV station. No one turns anyone down to participate in anything. It’s even easy to start up a club and get together with people who have the same interests,” said Zakiya.

“This semester I started working with WWEC, the radio station. I liked radio more than I thought I would. It’s inspired me to try out film and editing. I’m surprised I wanted to do that. I’ve also started running my own club, Express. It’s a hip-hop dance club. A lot of people have gotten interested and wanted to join next semester, and that surprised me too,” she said.

Though she enjoys working within the Communications Department, Zakiya is glad she also gets the opportunity to try out classes in other fields of study.

“I really like art and science, but art is my favorite outside of communication courses. You can express yourself whatever way you want. I took a sculpture class with Professor Milt Friedly. My favorite project was a rock sculpture done with a chisel and hammer. I carved a rock into a child’s hand inside a parent’s hand. It’s on display, back home in Philly.”

--by Nicole Geiger '13

Elizabethtown College