Featured Student of the Week – Melodeigh Christiansen

25 - Melodeigh ChristiansenName: Melodeigh Christiansen

Major: Math education with an endorsement in Special Education and a minor in Psychology

Hometown: Denver, CO

Nominated by: Na Peng, Ph.D., Chair of Mathematics & Science Department, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Kappa Gamma Phi sorority, Greek Council, Von Neumann, Ambassador

Plans for the future: Change lives



Why did you choose to go to Bethany? When I first came on my tour, I immediately felt at home. I saw myself succeeding here, and making the best out of the next four years. And so that’s what I did! I am so glad I made that choice!

What has been your favorite memory from college? I have had way too many good memories to count, but I’d have to say my favorite would be meeting all of my friends whom I’ve been inseparable with ever since.

What drives you as a person? My family — I want to make them proud, but I also want to succeed for myself. I want to be better than I was yesterday, and that alone pushes me.

What is a special talent you possess? I can quote movies in any given situation.

What are your hobbies? I love to read and go to the movies. I also love hiking when I am back home in Colorado and going to every music concert I can.

What is something very few people know about you? I’ve been to Germany.

Top five strengths according to Strengths Quest:

1. Individualization

2. Positivity

3. Empathy

4. Developer

5. Learner

Favorite food? Mexican

Favorite place to eat? Hacienda Colorado

Favorite beverage? Dr. Pepper

Favorite TV show? The Following

Favorite book? There are way too many, but I just finished The Mortal Instruments for the second time around.

Favorite class? Any of my education classes, or Diffy Q.

Favorite movie? Again, there are way too many, but I’d say Billy Madison is high on the list.

Favorite band? Does Tim McGraw count?

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite website? Facebook

Favorite actor? Kevin Bacon in The Following

Favorite quote? “If no one comes from the future to stop you from doing something, then how bad can it really be?”-Unknown

Favorite pro team? Oh, I love my Denver Broncos.

Favorite college team? Bethany Swedes

Morning or night? Night

Eat out or cook? Both!

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

Steak or fish? Surf and Turf

Rap or rock? Rock

Country or pop? Country

Dance or sing? Dance like no one is watching

What is your current ring tone? “Play it again,” Luke Bryan

What is your current desktop picture? My cousin and I at a Bronco game

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