Biology major Emily Rohr says her favorite things about the University of Evansville are the people and the opportunities.
Emily comes from a small, friendly rural town in Indiana. “I’m from Rockville, a town with a population of 2,500 people—roughly the same number of students at UE!” Emily said. “When I stepped foot on campus for the first time, I knew I was home.”
Emily says that though the campus is small, students have big opportunities while they’re here. “I’ve always been very impressed with the cultural inclusion at UE,” Emily said. “Students from all backgrounds and majors work together on projects and in student organizations. It’s like one big family, and I’m certain I wouldn’t have had the opportunity for this level of engagement at a big school.”
Emily has a long list of involvements outside of her rigorous biology curriculum. She serves as the vice president for Student Government Association, is active in Greek Life and Circle K, and volunteers to give prospective students tours of campus as an admission ambassador.
“Being an admission ambassador is a big responsibility,” said Emily. “As one of the first people a potential student meets, I am responsible for being one of the faces of the University, offering tours, guidance, advice, and a welcoming smile.”
Not only does UE have a close-knit, active student body, but Emily says the professors go above and beyond to ensure success as well. She recalls working on an assignment during a snow day her sophomore year. “We had a huge paper due for professor Cris Hochwender’s class,” she said. “Although campus was closed, he came in specifically to take a look at my paper. This is the perfect example of the level of commitment UE professors across campus have for their students. I’ll always remember it.”
Emily says one of her greatest adventures as a UE student has also prepared her for life on her own after college. “While studying at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, I had the opportunity to visit 11 different countries,” she said. “You can really tell who has gone to Harlaxton. The independence and confidence you gain while traveling and making choices for yourself in a foreign country builds a great level of maturity. We leave Harlaxton College as well-rounded go-getters not hesitant to make big decisions.”
After graduation, Emily plans to pursue a career in pharmaceutical and medical device sales and perhaps move to New York City.
When asked what she’d say to prospective students looking at colleges, Emily didn’t hesitate to respond. “The University of Evansville changed my life—it will change yours, too!”