Student Profiles: Wesley Goodrich
Hometown: Independence, Kansas
Major: Pre-med Biology
Class of 2014
- What’s your major? Why did you choose it?
- Biology, because I love learning about the functions and processes that sustain life.
- What brought you to Bethel?
- I had absolutely no ties or connections, and I didn’t know any of the students, but everyone was so courteous and cordial that it felt like a place I could belong.
- What activities have you been involved in?
- Tennis, Food committee, Student senate, NAMI, Bubberts videos, Swing Dancing Club, Student ambassador, Resident Assistant, registrar’s assistant, Astronomy observatory leader, Aladdin food service publicist and omelet maker.
- How are you different now from when you first arrived on campus?
- Bethel has really helped make me more confident in accepting and working in positions of higher responsibility and has cultivated my social and leadership skills.
- For what are you most proud of Bethel?
- The professors and staff that work so hard to accommodate and help students with their specific needs. They help them succeed.
- How would you like to see Bethel change or improve in the next five years?
- I would like to see more resources go to residence and student life so as to make living on campus an unforgettable experience.
- What has been your favorite course so far, and why?
- Biopsychology and Health has been my favorite class because it covered material based around how the mind and brain can physiologically alter the body. The class covered a subject I was already very curious about and Dwight presented the material in a very organized and manageable manner.
- Tell a quick story about a memorable moment from your Bethel days.
- The most unforgettable experience I have had thus far at Bethel was during Spring break my Sophomore year. I was the only non-social work major going on the trip to New Mexico. But we packed ourselves in a 15 passenger van, and I was able to really get to know people I might not have otherwise. I was privileged to see some of the most amazing sights the Southwest has to offer as well as meet and learn from the Navajo people.
- What does it mean to be a Thresher?
- To me being a Thresher means coming out of my comfort zone and learning to push myself to the very limits of my being. It means more than just being a college student; it requires you to interact and become a part of a community and understand that we have the power to take control of our own lives, while not forgetting God and where we come from.