Major: Vocal Performance
Suzanne grew up in Glenview, IL, where she attended Glenbrook South High School before choosing Illinois Wesleyan. When she first visited IWU, it was spring of her junior year. When she arrived, it was looking pretty gray and nasty out, but she still decided to go on a tour. The second the tour walked out the door it started pouring. She walked all around campus and was soaked to the bones, but when the tour was over, she was still smiling. Even in the pouring rain, she felt comfortable and wanted. She knew she would be getting the kind of challenging classes and peers she was looking for in her college education, but she also discovered she could also find a true home away from home at IWU too.
Suzanne is a Drexler Singer at the First Christian Church in Bloomington, IL. She sings in the choir and help members learn their music during rehearsals. She is a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority as well as Delta Omicron (professional musical fraternity). This will be her second year as the social chair of Delta Omicron. She frequently attends DRL (Death, Resurrection, Life) as well as a weekly bible study through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She is also involved in a variety of musical activities at IWU and in the community. Suzanne has performed with the IWU Gospel choir, has been in the opera every semester since arriving at IWU, is a member of Collegiate Choir and has been on two spring tours as a member. She has also done two May tours with the Prairie Fire Theater performing a children's opera to over thirty local elementary schools.
In her free time, Suzanne loves hanging out with her friends, going for walks when the weather is nice, playing board games and watching movies when the weather is bad. She loves to cook and especially loves to bake for others. When she is by herself, she likes to read. She also loves traveling; she is spending summer 2011 in Graz, Austria. Looking back to her own orientation, Suzanne really loved going to the hypnotist with her new friends from her floor. She had a lot of fun and it was a great chance to meet more of my classmates.
Suzanne's advice for new students:
Don't bring everything that you have to school. First year I brought way to much stuff. Narrow it down to the things you use regularly and a few sentimental things if you need them.