Samantha M.

Honors Recruitment Officer at Towson University

Class of 2023

Hometown: Manchester, MD

Major: Nursing

What is an academic experience - like a book, project, or research paper - that has had an impact on your life?

In my Honors Towson Seminar course as a freshman, I wrote a research paper on the top of water births. I am a Pre-Nursing major, so this topic really peaked my interest. This research paper allowed me to pursue a major-related topic I was interested in and expand my knowledge in my desired field. This research paper also helped improve the quality of my writing significantly, as my Honors Towson Seminar professor taught us the tips and tricks necessary to write a great college-level research paper that included all of the necessary elements for success. I will always remember this research paper because it also has paved the way for my future plans, as I hope to become a Neonatal RN one day, and learning more about water births made me even more excited and motivated for my future.

What advice would you give a prospective Honors student?

I would tell a prospective Honors student to be excited to become a part of the Towson University Honors College Community and to not hold back from becoming more involved within the Honors community. Joining HCLC and becoming a Recruitment Officer helped me meet so many of my fellow Honors peers, meet members of the Honors staff, and become more actively involved at Towson, so I would highly recommend joining as many of the Honors clubs and organizations as possible. They are close-knit and very fun to be a part of.

Why did you choose the Honors College?

I chose the Honors College because I wanted to be a part of a group of like-minded individuals who were up for a challenge, and I wanted to continue to push myself in my education throughout my collegiate career. The Towson University Honors College could provide me with the right courses to help me expand my learning and push my educational boundaries in a multi-disciplinary manner with individuals from many different majors and backgrounds, so I knew it was the perfect fit for me.

What is your favorite aspect of the Honors community?

My favorite aspect of the Honors community are the friendships I have made through the small class sizes. Honors courses typically have a smaller number of students, and this has allowed me to build so many lasting friendships and get to know my fellow Honors peers on a more personal level. Connecting with my peers and building these friendships through Honors has made my time at Towson so much more enjoyable and engaging both in and outside of class.

I'm passionate about...

Nursing Traveling Outdoor Adventures Helping Others

I'm involved with...

YoungLife Honors College Leadership Council Healthcare Leadership Academy
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