Student Spotlight: Dayanara Ramos

Junior Dayanara Ramos, right, spent Spring Break 2014 in Jamaica, where she worked with other Bethany students to help renovate a school room and study the Jamacian culture.  

Involvement at Bethany: Member of a Greek Society (Rho Gamma); Treasurer for Social Awareness Club; Treasurer for Spanish Club; Treasurer for the Religion and Philosophy Club; Vice President of the Business Administration and Accounting Club.

What classroom experience took you by surprise, and why? Clay Class. I thought it was the most difficult class of my life, and there were many times when I thought I would give up. However, I passed the class with reputable pottery and have made a strong connection with the clay professor. Overall, it was a journey that I am glad to have experienced, as it taught me patience and to accept that perfection cannot be achieved in every subject.

Favorite memory at Bethany: My most memorable experience at Bethany is an ongoing experience. I have made many important connections with the professors and other students, and have had the opportunity to be able to impact others with the positions that I hold. I also have been able to network from Bethany and have made long lasting relationships that will affect me throughout life.

What makes Bethany special? The people I have met here, and the experiences that I have had with them.

What’s one thing no Bethany student should miss? The events that happen here at Bethany, such as the concerts or game nights. They help take some classroom stress away and changes the pace of everyday work. Even if some events seem small and insignificant, you can never know how much of a great experience you can get from it.

What’s one thing you wish you knew as a freshman? That I could have gotten more involved in extracurricular activities early on in my college life.

What is the most difficult thing about college, and how do you overcome that challenge? Bethany is a liberal arts school, and it forces you to take classes outside your comfort zone. My greatest challenge is being out of my comfort zone, and taking these liberal arts classes has helped me become more comfortable with my skills has made me well rounded.

What are your plans after graduation? I would like to be an accountant or an auditor for a respectable firm.