Featured Student of the Week – Mark Klaassen

24 - Mark KlaassenName: Mark Klaassen

Major: Biology & Chemistry

Hometown: Marquette, KS

Nominated by: Mark Lucas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Bethany Oratorio Society Conductor, Director of Choral Activities

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Tri-Beta, Choir, Chamber Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society

Plans for the future: After Bethany I’m hoping to be accepted into Medical school.

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose Bethany because all of my older siblings graduated here and shared with me their great experiences.

What has been your favorite memory from college? Hanging out with friends at Colorado during the Choir Tour.

What drives you as a person? I am motivated by my friends and family. If I face a problem, they are there giving valuable encouragement.

What are your hobbies? Singing, listening to music, watching movies, and playing video games

What is something very few people know about you? I am number 11 out of 13 children.

Top five strengths according to Strengths Quest:

1. Belief

2. Achiever

3. Responsibility

4. Learner

5. Restorative

Favorite food? Chicken flavored ramen noodles with eggs

Favorite place to eat? Chipotle

Favorite beverage? Mango smoothie with whipped cream

Favorite TV show? The Walking Dead

Favorite book? The Count of Monte Cristo

Favorite class? Chemistry II

Favorite movie? Gladiator

Favorite band? Smash Mouth

Favorite holiday? Christmas Eve

Favorite website? IWasteSoMuchTime.com

Favorite actor? John Wayne

Favorite quote? “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

Favorite pro team? Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite college team? Wichita State University

Morning or night? Night

Eat out or cook? Cook

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

Steak or fish? Fish

Rap or rock? Rock

Country or pop? Pop

Dance or sing? Dance

What is your current ring tone? A default ringtone

What is your current desktop picture? Dark Abstract

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