Featured Student of the Week – Melissa Woeppel

26 - Melissa WoeppelName: Melissa Woeppel

Major: English and Communications with a minor in Religion

Hometown: Firth, NE

Nominated by: Matt Riordan, Director of Residential Education and Services

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Swede Government Association, Choir, Band and Jazz Band, Handbells, Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Campus Ministry, Greek Council, Gold Key

Plans for the future: Graduate from Bethany and see where life takes me.

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? After three visits, I knew Bethany was going to be my home away from home. The people here truly make it a special place.

What has been your favorite memory from college? Traveling to Mexico with Dr. Van Tassel in 2013 for a travel writing class. It was an experience I will never forget.

What drives you as a person? I’m a naturally driven person, but my family, friends, professors, and mentors also push me to be my best.

What is a special talent you possess? I can play the trumpet.

What are your hobbies? Listening to music, reading, cooking, spending time with my friends and family.

What is something very few people know about you? I’m a triplet! But most people know that…

Top five strengths according to Strengths Quest:

1. Arranger

2. Maximizer

3.  Input

4. Learner

5. Woo

Favorite food? Anything breakfast

Favorite place to eat? Runza or Valentino’s (both in Nebraska)

Favorite beverage? Milk

Favorite TV show? Mad Men

Favorite book? Either The Fault in Our Stars by John Green or The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

Favorite class? American Novel with Dr. Van Tassel

Favorite movie? Moulin Rouge or the Avengers

Favorite band? Michael Bublé

Favorite holiday? 4th of July

Favorite quote? “We laughed so well together.”

Favorite college team? Nebraska Huskers #GBR

Morning or night? Night

Eat out or cook? I like both

Coke or Pepsi? Dr. Pepper

Steak or fish? Steak

Rap or rock? Rock

Country or pop? Country

Dance or sing? Sing

What is your current ring tone? Lay ‘em Down by NEEDTOBREATHE

What is your current desktop picture? A picture of Cait, Lauren and me from this summer