"Elizabethtown College is definitely a place where you can discover yourself. You have the opportunity to become that person you always wanted to be.” --Alyssa Poindexter
It was fate that led Professional Writing major Alyssa Poindexter to Elizabethtown College. Before starting here, the Columbia, Pennsylvania resident attended an admissions program called “Try E-town on for Size.” She observed a class taught by Dr. Louis Martin, the chair of the English department.
“I found out later, after officially deciding to attend E-town, Dr. Martin would become my advisor, and the student that I sat next to in class would be come my future peer mentor,” she said.
Since then Alyssa has become an active part of campus life. In addition to being a professional writing major and communications minor, she is involved in many programs and clubs. As the secretary for the Blue Faze Step Team, a coordinator for the Diversity Team, a member of the President’s Transition Team and a part of several other organizations, Alyssa has taken advantage of everything the school has to offer.
“Unlike many other institutions, Elizabethtown College's community molds and shapes leaders because there are so many opportunities,” she said.
Though being a part of all these groups is a lot of work, ultimately, she believes the effort to learn and understand time management has been worth it.
“Every activity that I get into, I find myself even more passionate about what I’m doing because they are not only something that I enjoy, but each help me shape or reaffirm my believes for when I enter the real world,” Alyssa said.
“I would also recommend this college because of the community atmosphere, the professors who make time to meet with you outside of the classroom, and the lovely carrot cake. There are so many experiences here that I could list and talk about forever, but Elizabethtown College is definitely a place where you can discover yourself. You have the opportunity to become that person you always wanted to be.”
--by Nicole Geiger