Marquess Hall was named after Westminster professor Edgar Hoge Marquess, 1842-1924. He was a professor of Latin for 35 years and Bursar of the College for 25 years.Emily Vreeland
Anthropology/Sociology and Cross-Cultural LeadershipHometown:
Independence, MOWhat is your favorite class and why?
Choosing one class as my favorite is difficult. Of course I love my major classes, since they are related to what I want to do, but I also really enjoy creative outlets (like creative writing) and biology (so fascinating!). I really can't choose one.Who is your favorite professor and why?
Oh boy, I can at least narrow this down to my two advisers: Bob Hansen and Bill Guinee. They have both been wonderfully helpful in directing me where I want to go and they make for pretty awesome professors too. It's because of Dr. Hansen that I've really found what I enjoy doing. Dr. Guinee is always up for a talk, entertaining too. Favorite foods?
Spicy stuff (preferably Indian food), carrots, strawberries, and dark chocolate.Favorite place on campus and why?
The Hill, under a tree, or sitting at the fountain. It's great on a good day, listening to the fountain, working on homework, drawing, or hanging out with friends. Get to stretch out, roll in the grass. Always a good time.An interesting fact about you:
I have been a vegetarian for 6 years, though I took a short break when I went abroad so I could experience everything.Advice to an incoming student:
You don't have to know exactly what you want to do when you get here. Changing your mind is a journey, and Westminster is the best place to help you along. Have an open mind as you'll be introduced to different cultures, new knowledge and fresh perspectives. I also suggest going abroad, for at least a semester if not a year. You learn so much, about the world and yourself.Clubs and Organizations:
Officer of both the Alliance club (LGBT group), and CIVICUS (social justice/service), member of the Westminster Poverty Initiative and the Fine Arts club, worked with Habitat for Humanity/Blue Jay Builders group, service in St. Louis and Making Lives Better, and was an Intern with the Rwanda Community Partnership Project. I hope to revive the Ecos club along with another student, Rosemary Michaud, next semester.