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Joanna

Joanna


My name is Joanna Pham, I am from Salt Lake City Utah and my study is English with an emphasis in creative writing. Right now, being a poetry editor for ellipsis magazine is really important to me because not only do I get to read the work of other people from all over the place, but I get to kind of relate to what they are writing and what they are feeling and I get to kind of initiate it into my own writing. So not only that but I get to experience, you know, what it’s like to be on the opposite side of the spectrum. So for instance if I am out sending my work out for publication I get to feel what it’s like for people to be reading my work and what they are experiencing as readers and me as a writer. I chose Westminster because it is the right environment for me. I get spoiled because I don’t have to raise my hands in class, I get the attention from my professors, and not only that, I get a relationship with them so I’m not just learning from them, I am experiencing from them and they have everything to offer me.
Annie

Annie Brings


My name is Annie Brings and I am a theater major at Westminster college. A huge benefit of being in the honors program is the wonderful academically challenging courses. You are really encouraged as a student to engage and be an active participant in your own learning. You show up to class and the professors want to know that you know the material that you read last night. So you are encouraged to vocalize it and really communicate what you are learning. So whats unique about Westminster theatre is the community that surrounds it. Westminster is wonderful about supporting its students and the theatre department is no different. One of the things that I really love about the theatre is that we have a very open department. We get a lot of diversity in our program because we open it up, not only to other students on campus but also to the surrounding community.
Chantelle

Chantelle Bateman


Hey I’m Chantelle Bateman, I’m Greenville South Carolina, and I am majoring in psychology. Because I went to a smaller high school and I really liked the atmosphere, when I was looking for colleges the bigger universities didn’t really appeal to me. I ultimately chose Westminster because I really enjoyed the campus atmosphere and just the more intimate environment and being able to really get to know and understand the professors. There is so much going on at Westminster, which is kind of exciting considering that it is a smaller school, a lot of times people don’t thing we really have much going on but there is always stuff going on, there is always activities going on so I try to make sure that I always go to a lot of campus activities just to kind of branch out and meet new people. We get a lot of extra opportunities to go places and see things that maybe we wouldn’t have otherwise.
Chris

Chris Roundy


I chose Westminster college because of its focus on student learning rather than professor teaching. Westminster is preparing me for my professional goals by providing me with hands on learning where I really learn the material that I am working with as well as providing me with research opportunities and internships outside the classroom. Last summer I was able to spend a month in Uganda working with HIV patients and doing malaria prevention education. Off campus I love spending time in the sugarhouse community. Going to a movie at our dollar theatre, spending time at sugarhouse coffee or just reading in the park.
Connections

Gary Daynes


My name is Dr. Gary Daynes, I am the interim dean of the Bill and Vieve School of business here at Westminster College, I am also the associate provost for integrative learning I was born in Salt Lake City grew up in Colorado. I’ve always stayed in the intermountain west because it is a great place to live. Lots of people that come to Westminster College come to ski and snowboard. I love being here because I am a trail runner and they’re mountains are 15 min from here I can put my trail running shoes on and be in the hills be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and be out in nature the place I love to be. So I always tell perspective students at Westminster College that there are a number of things that make the college unique. Maybe the most important in my mind is the sort of connections that you can make at Westminster College and I mean connections of all sorts, connections between what you do in the classroom and what you do outside the classroom. Connections with fellow students, connections with alum, connections internationally as you can travel all over the world. And connections with our local community as well as you work with local businesses on writing a business plan or doing a service project to help local kids who don’t read well to read more successfully. So for me Westminster College is all about connections, about seeing the links between the different things you study and between what you study and the real world.
Cooper

Cooper Henderson


Hi my name is Cooper Henderson and I am a senior majoring in economics here at Westminster College. I am from Moab, Utah and I came to Westminster so that I could enroll in the honors program. The small class sizes and interdisciplinary curriculum really appealed to me. Thanks to my participation in the honors program I have had incredible opportunities. As a junior I was able to travel to the United Nations and meet the president of Iran and other dignitaries. This year as Westminster’s student body president I travelled to Russia and met with people all over the world. Thanks to Westminster College’s learning goals I am able to go anywhere with global awareness and ethical consciousness. These great skills help me solve problems in ways that others might not see.
Eric

Eric McCurdie


My name is Eric McCurdie and I am a marketing major here at Westminster College and I am from Ft. Collins, Colorado. I would tell perspective students that Westminster has got a really open campus, it’s really inviting, it’s really accepting of everyone and there are always things to do with new people and it’s a great place to come and meet new people.
Honors

Richard Badenhausen


Hi, my name is Richard Badenhausen and I am the director of the honors program at Westminster college, I also teach in the program as a professor. It is on of the most unique programs in the country. Students come into honors and take a separate liberal education experience; a separate set of courses specially designed for honors students. They are interdisciplinary, team taught, and seminar style. What that means is that students are the focus of the classroom experience. You are at the center of your learning. We want to hear your voice and we want to help you cultivate that voice in your writing, your thinking and your speaking.
Karl

Karl Gerner


Hi my name is Karl Gerner and I’m an economics major from Burnhills NY. Being involved with student government at Westminster has given me the opportunity to get involved not only the students and the student body of the school but has allowed me to get involved with a number of community organizations like the Save the Sugarhouse Fireworks Campaign, the Sugarhouse Farmers Market, and the sugarhouse community counsel. Within the student body at Westminster there’s really a place for everyone
Learning

It’s all about learning


With class sizes being so small you really develop a relationship one on one with your teachers.
I don’t have to raise my hands in class, I get the attention from my professors, and not only that, I get a relationship with them so I’m not just learning from them, I’m experiencing from them.
Westminster’s learning environment is very unique because of the approachability of the faculty. You can approach them at any time.
All of the classes are small, it’s a very interactive learning atmosphere.
The wonderful academically challenging courses.
With hands-on learning where I really learn the material that I am working with.
The students are actively involved in their education and they are developing their process.
We want to hear your voice and we want to help you cultivate that voice in your writing, in your thinking and in your speaking. College is not about going to class and going home or whatever. Its kind of starting, really, a new stage of your life and Westminster really helps you prepare for that stage of your life.
Location

It’s all about Location


One of the great things about salt lake is, we have these great mountains here, 20 minutes away from campus. I snowboard pretty much every day. We ski together, we hike together. Lots of people who come to Westminster come to ski and snowboard. I love being here because I am a trail runner. The mountains are 15 minutes from here. I can put my trail running shoes on, I can be in the hills, I can be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You have the great basin, you have the Uintas, you have the Wasatch Mountains and you have the foothills right close. I would ski whenever possible, even before Westminster I was a big skier. Definitely the mountains, the skiing, the rock climbing, the mountain biking that’s done all throughout Salt Lake City and up in the mountains just 30 minutes away Really the mountains are close by, there are several national parks within a few hours drive and the city is an amazing place to be as well. About half an hour from seven world class ski resorts, I fell in love with it.
Mentor

Chris Keates and Jim Carter


My name is Chris Keates, I graduated in economics and I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah. The AMP program prepared me just to think about what I wanted to do after college and its ok if I didn’t have a set goal halfway through my senior year. It prepared me to think about what I really wanted to do with my life and really helped me think about what my goals were after college and now I feel prepared to go on to graduate school and now I’m currently working professionally as a business analyst. So both those things really helped me through the amp program.

I think what the amp program does is it gives students an opportunity to connect with a graduate of Westminster College to experience what life is like after college to talk to somebody who has been out in the working world for a period of time and to test ideas to see if where their headed, the major they declared is the one their really interested in and just think about where their headed.
Outcomes

Jessica McKelvie


My name is Jessica McKelvie and I graduated from Westminster in 2009 with a degree in chemistry. Westminster was a great fit for me because the one-on-one approach that the faculty takes with you and also gave me the ability to take ownership of my education and personalize it. Currently I work at Cerami-tec which is known for its advanced ceramic materials and electro chemistry and I am a research chemist.
Sean

Sean


My name is Sean Sadasky, I’m in the MBA program and I’m originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. When I compare the MBA programs between Westminster and the other state schools it appeared that the program here at Westminster provided a lot more freedom and ability to structure the program to my aspirations and goals as an entrepreneur and starting companies. Probably one of the things I like most about Westminster, is the relationships that I’ve developed with the faculty here, I feel like I’ve developed professional and personal relationships with much of the faculty members, and those relationships have been very valuable and I see they’ll continue to be very valuable in the future.
Tanya

Tanya Condas


My name Tanya Condas, my major is psychology and I transferred from St Mary’s college of California. My relationship with the faculty is really close. They really care about me succeeding and they really push me to be able to do my best. Coming to Westminster was the right choice for me because campus is near the city and close to the mountains and they’re just so beautiful. I also like that you feel like a person rather than just a number.
Unique Environment

Michael Bassis


I’m Michael Bassis, and I am the president of Westminster college. People talk about how Westminster has a unique environment for learning and I think we do because the quality of learning that happens on this campus is richer, its deeper, its longer lasting, its more effective than what happens in an “old school” teaching environment. Students are in small classes interacting with faculty members and with each other. They are asked to solve problems, they are asked to defend a point of view, they are asked to grapple with difficult issues, and in the process they are learning the most important things. They are learning how to think, they are learning how to solve problems, they are learning how to analyze. These are exactly the kind of skills that students need to be effective in the workplace and in every other realm of life.
Preparing for your success

Preparing You for Success


Narrator : Westminster is welcome, personal, multi-disciplinary, active, customized.

Engels Tejeda: I am Engels Tejeda; class of 2003 got a degree in economics from Westminster College.

Jessica McKelvie: My name is Jessica McKelvie graduated in 2009. I have a bachelors in Chemistry and a minor in Music. There are so many marketable skills that you learn here that employers really want. Just critical thinking skills, analytical thinking skills, collaboration and team work, communication skills are really important.

Engels Tejeda: The basic tools that you need to exercise any career

Sharayah Cook: Westminster has a really strong record of success. We have students that have gone onto graduate schools across the country from medical schools to law schools.

Engels Tejeda: Went on to get a law degree and now I am working at Snell & Wilmer. In my daily work the one thing that I use the most that I’ve learned here is conflict resolution. While you are there you learn to deal with people who think very differently than you. Frankly when you get into the marketplace it comes in very handy.

Narrator: This is one of the many mentoring opportunities that Westminster has on our campus and it basically pairs a Westminster undergraduate with a Westminster alum.

Girl in Pink: I just wanted to have a connection outside

Engels Tejeda: We need to talk about career choices

Narrator: What law schools they went to, what other schooling they did what other experiences they had.

Sharayah Cook: We also have students in excellent jobs that go right into the job market right after graduating. Goldman Sachs, fidelity, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Boeing, Ernst and young. We almost have a 100% hiring rate out of our nursing program each year.

Jessica McKelvie: Today I am a research chemist at Ceramatec. I graduated in one of the worst economies since the great depression. And I still was able to find a career because of my networking skills, my people skills.

Gary Daynes: What employers are looking for, what communities need, are students who don’t just sort of have technical skills, but have human skills. The ability to solve problems in a team, to be innovative.

Jessica McKelvie: You cannot graduate here without excellent verbal and written skills. I have always said I am a scientist I’m not good at communicating, I’m not a poet, I’m not a writer, but in today’s world you can’t just be a researcher. You have to be able to communicate with your team, with potential investors; if I’m not able to do that then I can’t continue my career.

Engels Tejeda: My experience here was one of growing up, of finding more about myself, discovering who I am. It says "We know what we are, but know not what we may be."

Jessica McKelvie: Just prepared me for the career I have today.

Interviewer: "Did you make the right decision coming here?

Jessica McKelvie: Definitely! I would do it all over again. I had just the best experience and the best return on my investment.
Unique Environment Tour

Westminster College Tour: A Unique Environment for Learning


Hi, my name is Camber Stoddard and I’m a senior at Westminster College studying economics and philosophy. I am your tour guide today and I’m so excited to show you around Westminster’s campus, so... let’s go!

This is converse hall, it was actually built in 1907, one of our most iconic buildings on campus. Inside we have classrooms, the art studio, admissions, and the math study center. Here in the gore school of business we have our center for financial analysis with a live stock ticker and our aviation lab in the basement where our students prepare for a career in the air. Behind me is our brand new Meldrum science center, and it almost made me want to become a science major. Meldrum science center is four stories high with fourteen integrative lab classrooms and five research labs dedicated specifically to undergraduate research, the interactive displays are kind of fun too. Here in foster hall we have the main office for the arts and sciences and a couple of classrooms but most of the building is full of professor’s offices. With our average class size of seventeen and our student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1 your professors are amazingly accessible and there to help you with anything you need. Here in Malouf Hall is our renowned school of education where tomorrows teachers and administrators graduate job ready for a career in education. This is the Jewett center for the performing arts it’s the home to the music and drama programs. Our Westminster chamber singers, orchestra and jazz band perform in the Vieve Gore concert hall. And our dramatic productions are generally performed downstairs in the Dumke Black Box Theater or upstairs in the J.W. Lees Courage Theatre. So, now we are in the Shaw center which is our student center on campus. In here resources include the career resource center, the book store, the concierge desk, the cafeteria, and anything involving student life. Since food is so important to college students there are lots of fantastic options here in the dining hall. On a beautiful day like today, nothing beats going outside to the commons to eat lunch. Giovale library is a great place to study, besides having personal computers where you can print out anything you need to for free, a writing center where you can go to get help on any of your papers, there are study rooms for individualized study all throughout the library, reading rooms upstairs, a technology center downstairs, and if you get really really sick of studying you can go downstairs and play the Wii in our sound proof game room. The Dolores Dore Eccles health wellness and athletic center is our gym on campus. Its features include an indoor track, two basketball courts, weight room, aquatic center, two cardio decks, and a dance studio. But my favorite feature is the three story climbing wall. Upstairs right above the gym is the school of nursing. Some of my favorite places on campus are the bridge, the creek, and the residential village which is right outside our three apartment style residence halls. So that’s it, you’ve seen Westminster, thank you for coming on tour with me and if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to call Westminster College.
Vibrant Campus Life

Vibrant Campus Life


Westminster is active. It is definitely active. We have a campus concierge; students get to go to the concierge and say "hey what’s going on this weekend?" There’s like always a lecture going on or poetry series going around campus. Right now there’s the spitfire grill play that’s going on, on campus. It seems like every evening there is some type of event, lecture, cultural events, something going on every Wednesday night we call wild Wednesdays. Pizza tasting tonight... we don’t get to go. They like to say the wild Wednesday activity is a time to give students what students want. On campus there is also over 50 students clubs. They range from the poker club to the geek club, or fun clubs like our ski and snowboarding club. Westminster is Athletic. On campus we see our basketball team, our volleyball team, our soccer team, women’s and men’s lacrosse. Beyond campus you have sugarhouse within walking distance of campus. It’s kind of a funky little eclectic community. Definitely funky, laid back. It’s nice to just come here, get some coffee, do school work, and just hang out with friends. You know there’s a little bit of everything, there’s quite a few restraunts here. And there’s a lot of shopping, a lot of fun and new trendy food. There’s this awesome park, Sugarhouse Park, beautiful green space like in the shadow of the mountains. Westminster is the sweet spot. Location, location, location is what they say. Here we have our schedule of the jazz games, real salt lake soccer tickets; you can go watch the musical productions that are in downtown salt lake, the ballet, the operas, the museums. Westminster is definitely in the sweet spot with our best of both worlds location with our city and mountains. They take you on trips through the canyons; they take you on trips down south. How’s the skiing? Oh my goodness! Seven world class ski resorts within 45minutes of campus. Our ski and snowboard club offers discount season passes to snowbird and the canyons and park city. I think the best part about skiing is its part of the Westminster culture. Basically the kind of student that comes to Westminster is the one that wants to be involved. I am a physics major, I am doing theatre and I am in chamber singers. It helps you think in many ways you wouldn’t think possible before. I would say Westminster is an experience rather than a school. It's a wonderful place to be.
Aviation Management

Aviation Management


When looking for a college I wanted to combine two loves of mine that is aviation and business. So I when I was looking for colleges I was looking for a college that had a particular aviation management program and there are not many of those around that also offer the small class sizes and the location that Westminster offered. So I decided that Westminster would be the best option for me. And while attending Westminster I started studying airport related issues started doing a lot of my class projects on airport related issues and I have realized the airport industry is really what enthused me and what really got me going.

The biggest advantage we have is the real strong business core of courses. Everybody’s got an airport management course or two or tries to give that some specific focus but really having the background, the strong core of business management courses is probably the really unique part about our program.

I think Westminster College has done a good job in preparing me for a career in airport management. They have given me a wide variety of aviation classes everything from an air transportation class to understand how the airlines and general aviation work as well as more airport specific related classes such as managing the airport environment. But it is not those classes alone that have prepared me for a career in airport management I believe. It is also my management classes, my marketing classes, learning the whole spectrum of management and then learning about the airport and putting those two skills together to create, what I believe, is a good solid knowledge of airport management.

Our responsibilities are to basically operate the airport with emphasis on safety, security and efficiencies. I tell people all the time, might have heard this in my classes, I just can’t rank safety or security one above the other. To me they are equal, they always will be equal, you have to put equal emphasis on those. So in essence we operate the airport, we operate it in compliance with the areas regulations, we go above and beyond the regulations to keep this airport safe.

The role we fill out here is to ensure the FAA 139 ARFF component is made and kept so they can maintain their 139 certification. This requires firefighters to receive an annual live burn. This facility is here to provide the live burn for the whole region which includes Utah, California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon.

The internships program here at Salt Lake City International gives the student exposure to all facets of airport operations. They get to spend time with the control center, airport police, airport fire, airfield operations, and terminal operations. And you get sort of an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at how a large hub airport operates. That knowledge and exposure can be translated to other airports.

I think the best part of my internships was to go and see how all the different departments operate and work as a whole together.

Take an internship with Salt Lake International Airport to really kind of see what was behind the scenes about airport management; what was really involved with airport management. That’s exactly what happened with the internship that both Westminster and the airport offered, I got to get a hand on experience of airport operations and I decided that’s what I really want to specialize in.

When you look at the term airport management, it’s just that. We are managing the entire airport, we manage it from the operational standpoint and then we manage it from the business aspect.

You have to be passionate about it. If you are not really excited about getting into it, you are going to be competing with a bunch of people who are. People that want to work around airplanes and airports and just be in aviation, and it just tends to draw people.
Active and Engaged Learning

Active and Engaged Learning


Westminster is engaged. Learning at Westminster is active and engaged. You learn by doing. You take part in what you're learning and you are not just being told what you are learning. Interactive is a great word. We give them a mock patient. We can hear their heart beat, they have pulse rate. And students have to go in and work with that patient. Students learn better when given a real scenario. So instead of talking about how you can grow food organically, we do grow food organically. Yes, everything is organic. Empowering students to do things and to apply the things they learn rather than just to repeat what they learn. For example, our writing center, where students get to learn one on one with a trained peer consultant. It’s like our center for financial analysis. This is the DA Davidson fund class. Students get to work together to manage a $50,000 stock portfolio for Westminster. Real money. There’s a lot of participation. They want to know what you think. Westminster is close-knit. You get to know your professors on a first name basis. You can work one on one with your professors. The only way we can be a community of learners is if faculty members, staff members, and students know each other’s as human beings. Westminster is environmentally aware, today we are doing creek monitoring, passionate, we are working with the Hawthorn Elementary after school program and doing a service learning project. Helping them get outdoors and show them how much fun it is the get outside and moving. And the goal is to graduate civically engaged and responsible students. Westminster is Unique, completely different, overall just a great school.
Sooffiyah

Sooffiyah


Hi my name is Sooffiyah Baqavi, I am from Singapore and I am doing a major in international business. I went to a US education fair back in Singapore, and I met the admission counsel there and she was extremely friendly. This got me interested in Westminster and I read more about it and fell in love with the college so here I am. I love Salt Lake City for the fact that we are surrounded by mountains and the view is just breathtaking, Sugarhouse is a small nice area with so many shops and lots of activities to do during the weekend. The college campus is small so you get to meet a lot of people.
Nate Young

Nate


Hi I’m Nate Young, I’m from Salt Lake City Utah and I’m studying business management. Something that’s very unique about Westminster’s learning environment is the interaction you have with the teachers. With class sizes being so small you really develop a relationship one on one with your teachers, they know who you are and what you are trying to do and they are really concerned about your wellbeing and if you are understanding the information and they’ll help you and they are worried about your success and they want you to succeed. The friends that I have on the soccer team are friends I have in the classroom and on weekends. We have a lot of fun together and you will always have friends. Since the campus is so small you always will have a friend in every class, and when you go to lunch there are people that you know so it is great.
Dynamic Faculty

Dynamic Faculty


I am Doctor Laura Bennett-Murphy professor of psychology at Westminster College and what makes our program at Westminster so unique is that we have a dynamic faculty from around the globe. Our faculty specializes in everything from social psychology to health psychology, even cognitive neuroscience. Students have the opportunity to work with our faculty up close in our labs and out in the communities. Students may work with assessing babies, or go and doing home visits, some students are measuring brain functioning in genetics in our neuroscience lab. This is very unique to Westminster, in many schools undergraduates don’t have the opportunity to work with faculty. They are taught by graduate students and graduate students are the ones working in the lab. But here at Westminster our faculty is committed to developing our undergraduates as scholars to go on to graduate school. Choosing Westminster is one of the best decisions you could make in your career. You get to study broad areas of psychology, we have the flexibility to double major in other areas in which you might be interested, and student s take the opportunity to take the skills they learn in the classroom to be involved in the broader Salt Lake community whether it is in local schools, churches, refugee relocation, or out on the slopes. Students can take what they are learning and invest in their futures.
Community Involvement

Community Involvement


Hi my name is Doctor Alysse Morton, I am a professor of management here at Westminster College’s Gore School of Business. I think it is really important to be able to get students out into the community learning. They are not sitting in a large lecture hall, but they are actually doing activities where they can apply what they are learning and then discuss and understand what is going on. For example, we might go and visit a facility where we see Coca Cola get bottled or we see x-ray tubes get made. We also have examples in my IRM class where they learn how to use excel and they go out to companies such as the Utah Aids foundation or a pre-school and create models that are useful. Many times when the first year students share their models with the community, the community members are so amazed that this is created by a first year college student. What I love about Westminster, and the reason why I came here is the active and engaged learning, I love that everyone here cares about the students, their learning, and their well-being.
Westminster College: Unique

Westminster College: Unique


Academics
The learning community at Westminster College is almost unmatched. The quality of learning that happens on this campus is richer, it’s deeper, it’s longer lasting, and it’s more effective than what happens in an old school teaching environment. You are really encouraged as a student to engage and be an active participant in your own learning. My relationship with the faculty is really close, they really care about me succeeding and really push me to be able to do my best. Its small, all of the classes are small, it’s a very interactive learning atmosphere. You are going into class, you are discussing the topics and you are doing a lot of projects and getting to know the other students and creating great friendship. It’s really easy to learn in an environment where you can come to your teacher at any type of office hours, during or after class with questions and interact in a way that you really retain the information given to you. We offer a whole range of experiences for students not just in the classroom but out in the world. Students are in small classes, they are interacting with faculty members and with each other, they are asked to solve problems, they are asked to defend a point of view, they are asked to grapple with difficult issues. In the process they are learning the most important things, they are learning to think they are learning how to solve problems, they are learning how to analyze. These are exactly the kinds of skills students need to be effective in the work-place and every other realm of life.

Location
Lots of people that come to Westminster come to ski and snowboard, I love being here because I am a trail runner, the mountains are 15 minutes from here I can put my trail running shoes on, and be in the hills away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You have the great basin, you have the Uintah’s, you have the Wasatch Mountains and you have the foothills right close. I would ski whenever possible, even before Westminster I was a big skier. The beauty of the mountains, the skiing the rock climbing, the mountain biking that’s done all throughout Salt Lake City and the mountains thirty minutes away. Really the mountains are close by, there are several national parks within a few hours’ drive, and the city is an amazing place to be as well. About half an hour to seven world class ski resorts I fell in love with it.

Lifestyle
There’s always something to do on-campus or around campus. It makes it really easy to get out into the world I guess and meet new people and things like that. We also have a vibrant campus where there is a lot of stuff going on, students can get involved in all sorts of things both on-campus and off-campus. We have over 50% of students who live on campus are out of state so they are around on weekends, they are here on evenings, we have a wild Wednesday series so every Wednesday night at eight o clock there’s something on campus whether it be a comedian, a band, a pizza tasting, bingo, all sorts of fun activities, and there’s over fifty clubs and organizations on campus. On campus I love to get involved, I am a member of student government, I started our indoor soccer club a couple of years ago. Off-campus I love spending time in the sugarhouse community, going to a movie at our dollar theater, spending time at sugarhouse coffee or just reading in the park. Within the student body at Westminster there is really a place for everyone.

Outcomes
With class sizes being so small, you really develop a relationship one on one with your teachers. I don’t have to raise my hands in class, I get the attention that I need to from my professors and not only that, I get a relationship with them so I’m not just learning from them, I am experiencing from them. There are a number of things that make the college unique, maybe the most important in my mind is the sort of connections that you can make at Westminster College and I mean connections of all sorts. Connections between what you do in the classroom and what you do outside the classroom, connections with fellow students, connections with alumni, connections internationally as you can travel all over the world. Westminster gave me the opportunity to work on skills that are really important for my job today. Things like communication, both written and verbal, and teamwork skills and the ability to think creatively and analytically about what I do in the lab. We want to hear your voice, and we want to help you cultivate that voice in your writing, you’re thinking, and you’re speaking. College is not just about going to class and going home or whatever it’s kind of starting a new stage of your life and Westminster helps you prepare for that new stage in your life.
Corinne Rydman

Corinne Rydman


My name is Corinne Rydman, I am from Salt Lake City, Utah and I am studying elementary education, getting my math endorsement and thinking about becoming a music minor. So I started with my current voice teacher in August of 2010, just a little over a year ago, and there was one day in our vocal lessons where something just clicked and I knew exactly what he was talking about and it has opened up this huge range in my voice. I can sing so much higher and with much more chord than I used to be able to, it’s amazing. Music teaches you patience, determination, perseverance, and keeps you humble because you can always make it just a little bit better.
Diversity and Global Learning

Diversity and Global Learning


Hi I am Doctor Bridget Newell, associate provost for Diversity and Global Learning at Westminster College. International and underrepresented students may really love to come to Westminster for many of the same reasons anyone would love to come here. You have the opportunity through the diversity and international center as well as clubs and organizations inside and outside the classroom to develop leadership abilities, mentorship skills and to actually have a strong voice in what happens on this campus. As you first come to campus we have an international student orientation that provides you with all of the basics that you need to understand education in the United States as well as living at Westminster and in the neighborhood that surrounds Westminster. We also have a generation first program that connects to our first generation college students with faculty and staff who themselves were the first in their family to graduate from college. We want you to be here, we want you to succeed, we will help you to succeed.