Hey everyone! My name is Shaquondre but I easily go by Shay. This is my second year at Western Michigan University. I graduated in 2009 from Cass Technical High School (and I am SO excited to see so many CT faces here at Western from years before && after mine) I love long walks on the beach and hanging out with my friends. Okay, well . . . subtract the long walks on the beach part but I love exploring different organizations on campus, meeting new people, and having fun with my friends when I’m not studying.
In high school I had no idea where I wanted to go to college, though I had narrowed down my choices between Western and another university based on tuition rates, distance from home, and recommendations from friends and family. I chose Western simply on a whim and I have to admit that it was the best ‘on a whim’ decision I’ve ever made. The first time that I toured Western Michigan University I fell in love with the campus, the students, and the unlimited supply of french fries and soft serve ice cream in the cafeterias. My mom was satisfied with the campus and so was I.
After spending my first year at Western Michigan University in Exploratory Advising (University Curriculum) I decided that I would declare Psychology and Biomedical Sciences as my majors and Japanese and Chemistry as my minors. My goal in life is to go into the field of medicine, and as of yet my specialty is unconfirmed because I am jumping back and forth between Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Reconstructive Surgery.
I lived on campus in Bigelow Hall (Engineering Housing) my freshmen year at WMU and I live on campus again in another residence hall. I have to say that living in the residence halls is not only a great experience but it is also a learning experience and I encourage all students to try it at least once. A lot of the people I’ve met in the residence halls last year are still really close friends of mine. Also, it is a smart idea to live in the specialty housing (residence halls) that relate to your major so that you can meet people with your major and form study groups.
Right now, I’m involved in the Honors Student Association (HSA) which every Lee Honors College Student is apart of and also I’m working with the Student Ambassadors. Other than that, I am still exploring organizations on campus and volunteering at a lot of the events going on around campus such as Bronco Buddies (students that help you move in at the beginning of the year) and Bronco Bash.