Name: Rondy Butters
Hometown: Morgan, Utah
Interests: film, photography
Clubs and Organizations: First Year Student Committee
Westminster College’s offer to Rondy Butters was one she couldn’t turn down—a small campus environment and a full-ride scholarship. Growing up in a small town, being in a similar setting for college was important. The campus size makes her feel safe and she enjoys getting to know everyone. What made Westminster more enticing was that as a Sterling Scholar she was awarded full tuition.
Currently a freshman, Rondy is still undecided in her major. While her interest lies in the arts—namely film and photography—she is considering other areas of study since Westminster doesn’t offer a focus in either field. Rondy hasn’t given up hope of becoming a film major though. She is working with the Communication professors in hopes of starting a film major.
A self taught videographer and film editor, Rondy got her start by making random videos with her parents’ camera. Through the years, her skills have developed into making various types of films. “My favorite kinds of movies to make are wedding videos and music videos,” she says.
Rondy’s passion for film has also captured the attention of Westminster’s campus community. As the winner of the “My Life at Westminster” video contest, her work has been shared with the campus and is posted on the college’s YouTube page.
“I have had a lot of people coming up to me saying they loved my video, which was a surprise to me because at a large college the campus would be too big for anyone to notice me,” said Rondy.
Since the release of her video, several campus departments have requested she help create their promotional videos.
Rondy’s freshman year has been a busy one. Between adjusting to college life and studying, she attends every campus activity while filming on the side. She is also part of the First Year Student Committee—planning activities to increase involvement on campus for new students.
Along for Rondy’s journey through college is her fish, Mista Fish, who keeps her company everywhere she goes—traveling in a Westminster water bottle. “He likes to see the world,” she says. Whether it’s class or filming her latest movie, Mister Fish has a front row seat.
Rondy is still figuring out a course best suited for her. But for now, Westminster is the perfect place. The small campus, course sizes and atmosphere have contributed to a great college experience. “I love the class sizes a lot,” she says. On a smaller campus, she has the opportunity to get to know her professors, peers, get involved, and her work doesn’t go unnoticed.