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What is your hometown?Lindsey McDonald web

Blakely, Georgia

Where did you attend high school?

Miller County High School

Why did you choose to attend GSW?

I chose to attend GSW for several reasons. For starters, the campus is very beautiful. Also, it is very affordable, and it is only an hour and a half from my hometown. Lastly, I like how personal it is. The class sizes are very small, which made it easy for me to get to know my professors.

What is your favorite part about GSW?

I love the people I have met at GSW, such as the other students on campus and professors. I have made many friends over the years. Also, the professors have been very kind-hearted and genuine. They genuinely care about their students.

What is your favorite memory or experience you've had at GSW?

My favorite memory at GSW was moving in freshman year. Everyone was very kind, welcoming, and eager to help. I met several people on Move-In Day that I still talk to today.

What is your major? What degree will you receive upon graduation?

I recently graduated with a BA in English with teacher certification.

Why did you choose your major?

I chose my major because I have always wanted to be an English teacher. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of children, and I feel there is no better way to do that than through education.

When is your graduation date?

May 2019

Please list your University highlights, achievement, leadership and awards.

  • President's List
  • Dean's List
  • Orientation Team
  • Outstanding Secondary Education Major Award
  • Excellence in English Award
  • Honor graduate

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to move to Gainesville, GA and begin my career. I will be teaching 6th grade English Language Arts. Eventually, I plan to return back to college to continue my education. However, I am taking a year off to focus on my students.

Who is your favorite professor? Why?

My favorite professor is Dr. Bryan for several reasons. Firstly, she is very kind-hearted and genuine. She genuinely cares about her students, and she has always been good to me. Also, she has always believed in me and pushed me academically. Her courses were challenging, but they were very interesting. She taught me so much within the past four years. Lastly, she is very easy to talk to and understanding. She is just a great person overall, and I am very lucky to have met her.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to hang out with my friends in my free time. Also, I enjoy working out.

Fun fact about you?

I have two cats named Taco and Queso. They are my children.

What advice would you give incoming freshmen?

Make your college years count. Make new friends, and experience new things. Work hard in your courses, and get to know the faculty and staff on campus. There are some wonderful people here.

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