Allyson Schaefer is a senior who started in the fall of 2015, studying psychology and criminal justice.
Originally from Fayetteville, Ohio, near the Cincinnati area, she plans on continuing her education by obtaining a Master’s degree in psychology. “I also has a possible opportunity with the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati that I might not be able to pass up!” shares Allyson.
Allyson has been involved in many ways at Wilmington College, including being a Student Ambassador, a student assistant in the President’s Office, an intern of the Sexual Assault Hotline, and a previous member of the Student Philanthropy Council.
“My best experience at Wilmington has to be my research class (I know, I sound like a nerd). But in all honesty, research has found a new place in my heart that I never knew I had,” says Allyson. “Taking research one and two was a blessing because I found a new passion and appreciation for psychology that I never knew I had.”
She also had a great experience at the APB Paint Party. “I have always had a great time with friends there, and it is an awesome time to relax and have a ton of fun.”
Allyson offers the following advice to underclassmen: “They can do it. Not everything is going to be handed to them, they definitely have to work for it and put their all into everything they do in order to get what they want because it won’t necessarily fall into their lap.”
“[Underclassmen] definitely have to work for it and put their all into everything they do in order to get what they want because it won’t necessarily fall into their lap.” – Allyson
Quinten Beach (also known as Que), originally from Dayton, OH, started his time at Wilmington in the spring semester of 2015. He transferred from Sinclair Community College after one semester at Sinclair. He is majoring in marketing and minoring in Psychology.
Post-graduation, Que plans to pursue an MBA in business and move down south.
His involvements on campus include being a member and the previous Marketing Chair in the Black Student Initiative, a student ambassador for the Admission office, a student mentor, and a previous worker in Chip Murdock’s Diversity and Inclusion office.
“My best experience at Wilmington College was the first paint U party,” says Que. “That was an experience of a lifetime just because everybody had fun it was no drama, just people having a good time.”
Que offers advice to freshmen: “Don’t be scared to step out on faith and take chances. Get out your comfort zone get to know people you normally wouldn’t associate with and make connections not with just students but professors because they are going to be the ones that help you get to the next level. It’s not all about what you know anymore it’s about who you know. Another thing is don’t be afraid to be yourself and lead others. Always stay true to yourself. Don’t let people influence you to make silly choices. Keep it real with yourself and everything else will fall into place. Real Talk!”
“Don’t let people influence you to make silly choices. Keep it real with yourself and everything else will fall into place. Real Talk!” – Que