Hometown: Clarkston, Michigan
Major: English & History, Secondary Education
Residence: Babcock Hall
More about Allie:
What are your career aspirations?
My dream is to teach teenagers about stories and why we tell them. I would love to do this overseas, but I'm open to whatever God brings along. I am also hoping to further my education in grad school--learning is so important!
Are you involved in any extra-curricular programs at CU?
I have worked as a RA (Resident Assistant) throughout my sophomore year in Cook Hall and will be returning as a RA in Babcock. So much fun! I also have a part-time job in the Admissions office.
How do you like to spend your free time?
Drinking coffee, goofing off with friends, reading, singing along to the radio as loudly as possible, drinking more coffee.
How would you describe community life at CU?
Connected. I feel like I can't even walk to class without saying hi to at least 10 people, and that number just keeps on growing.
What was God teaching you last semester?
I learned a lot about the unconditional love and grace of God. I realized that I had been holding myself up to this twisted standard of perfection that wasn't from God. Through time with Him, as well as some wise words from a few close friends, I learned that God knows me completely and loves me completely anyway. The peace I found in that changed everything, especially my relationships with other people.
What’s your favorite thing about CU?
Definitely community life. This is my second year working as a RA and it's a dream job. There's just something so special about building strong relationships with the people you live with...and there's usually a lot of candy involved too.
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
I love the benches around the shade path near the Corum. They're the perfect spot for enjoying an ice cream cone after dinner!
Many students are concerned about the sticker price of CU. How has financial aid helped make CU a possibility for you?
My Admissions counselor worked so hard to help me find as many opportunities as possible. And hey, bottom line, God always provides.