Full Name: Rachel Laughlin
HomeTown: New Ringgold, Schuylkill County, PA
Major: Chemistry- Biochemistry Option
Expected Semester of Graduation: 5th semester, Fall 2019
Why did you join the Honors College?
I joined the Honors College to be a part of a community centered around learning and mutual interests.
How has the Honors College shaped your experience at Millersville University?
The Honors College has led me to challenge myself academically more than I ever have before.
How many credits do you typically take?
My first semester I had 17 credits, this semester I have 18, but I plan to only have around 15 or 16 for next year.
What other organizations have you been a part of?
MU Fencing Guild, HVZ, and the ACS Student Chapter.
What was your favorite Honors College event (i.e. New York, D.C., Skyzone, Spooky Nook, corn mazes, etc.)? Why?
I really liked playing Disney Trivial Pursuit in the lobby. It was fun getting together with people from the hall and working together as a team to answer questions related to Disney movies.
What community service events have you completed while in the honors college? This does not necessarily have to be for honors college community service credit.
So far, I have participated in Day of Caring, Schrieber's Pediatric Toy Drive, and the Relay for Life
What does your typical day look like?
My typical day consists of classes in the morning, a quick lunch during my afternoon study hours, and then I usually have evenings free to spend time with my friends or participate in clubs.
What advice would you give to incoming Freshman?
Schedule study sessions throughout the week so that you can spend several hours working without distraction. Having pre-set times for complete academic focus, and repeating these sessions weekly or daily really can help you learn to focus and get a large amount of work done before assigned due dates.