“One of the things that actually sold me on Morningside was the education department, just because of how involved they want you to be in the classroom. I also really like the class sizes and how well you get to know your professors. Everything that they were trying to sell me on during my visit stayed true once I got on campus. I know all my professors, I have personal relationships with them, and they all want to see you do really well.
I’m from Kansasville, Wisconsin, and I’m a junior here. I’m a swimmer and that’s actually how I found Morningside. I’m an elementary education major with reading and an english as a second language (ESL) endorsement, and am an RA on campus.
I love talking to people and meeting new people, so that’s what I really like about being a student ambassador: Being able to give tours and meet prospective students. It’s rewarding to see students you gave a tour to a year ago in a class with you. Somebody once told me ‘you’re the reason I came here because your tour just felt so homey,’ and I was very happy to hear that.
I think that ESL would be a really good opportunity for me to get out of the States. I am interested in teaching abroad, and with ESL, you don’t actually have to know a second language to teach English. So I find that super fascinating, and hopefully that’ll take me somewhere abroad to be able to teach.”
– Sydney Lueth, a junior swimmer hoping to teach english internationally