Amanda Murray grew up in Bloomington, IL where she attended Central Catholic High School. When she came to campus, she absolutely loved the feeling she could be involved in as many things as possible! She has been able to experience so much while at IWU because of all the opportunities available to students! Amanda also loves that she can walk across the IWU campus and know who everyone is. She currently works at Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington as their youth ministry intern. During the school year, Amanda works as a TA for the Psychology Department.
Amanda is involved with the Kappa Delta sorority, Touch of Class (female a capella group), Habitat for Humanity, research for the Psychology department, intramurals, and as a college leader for her church's youth group. She loves spending her free time hanging out with friends, listening to good music, singing good music, playing sports, watching movies, catching up on her favorite TV shows, and napping!
Amanda really enjoyed the Real World 101 presentation during her own orientation week and going to all the events with the new people she met!
Amanda's advice for new students:
Don't limit yourself to things you feel comfortable with. There are so many opportunities out there for you, and college offers you the chance of a lifetime experience that many people take for granted. Take advantage of these four years to learn as much as you can and open yourself up to all the experiences college can give to you, and you will receive friends, insights, and experiences that will last you a lifetime!