Westminster College expanded to open a new campus in Mesa, AZ, a rapidly growing and dynamic suburb of Phoenix, in Fall 2013. The following is one of four Q&A’s with Mesa students to find out their take on the Westminster experience in Mesa after their first semester.
Andrew Kuhn is a senior international studies major from Blue Ridge Summit, PA.
Q: What drew you to Westminster?
Andrew: The small class sizes and the opportunity to be a part of something totally new.
Q: How do you think your experience at Westminster compares to other colleges and universities?
Andrew: Unlike some of my friends at other colleges, I know everyone in my classes, and along with the academic experience, I am having some incredible personal experiences. At Westminster I have more personal contact with the administration and with my professors. Our classroom discussions are completely open.
Q: What was your most memorable experience in the first semester?
Andrew: Delivering the opening speech to start the first semester at the Columns Ceremony.
Q: Which faculty member has most influenced you?
Andrew: Mark Young in literature and writing. His classes are more than reading, understanding, and interpreting literature. He translates the implications into history, psychology, sociology, and many other areas.
Q: What are you experiencing at Westminster that you believe will give you an edge in the job market upon graduation?
Andrew: My professors are strategic in every lesson and activity we do making connections between the material and real life so we can learn to apply our knowledge.