Hometown: Saginaw, MI
Major: Film, Video and Media Studies
"My name is Sean Edward Chiplock, and I’m majoring in film, video and media studies with a triple minor in Japanese, journalism and psychology.
"I decided to live on campus for the four years mostly because of the fact that it allowed me to take responsibility for myself without dumping everything on me at once. Living in the residence halls let me focus on what I came to Western to do, which was to find out what I enjoyed doing, and take classes that were relevant to that, so that I could make something of it.
"It just seems, it was a very open community. It was one of those sorts of things where even if I wasn’t doing anything at all, I could just leave my door open and it would feel like I was a part of whatever was going on, you know. It just gave me a chance to, to do my own thing. I didn’t feel like I was being overwhelmed, that I could focus on my studies."
Kevin Grazioli - videographer
Graduate Assistant Hall Director, Ackley/Shilling
WMU student - MBA program