Hometown: Follansbee, West Virginia
Major: Integrated Marketing Communications: Dual-tracked in Integrated Media Marketing and Digital Media & Production
Kristen Ewing may be a local to the area, but she stresses that Bethany College feels like home.
“I chose Bethany because from the second I stepped on campus to tour, it felt like home,” said Ewing. “The campus just brings me such contentment and relief every time I arrive to campus.”
Ewing is from Follansbee, a neighboring town of Bethany, and is a senior in the Communications & Media Arts Department.
“I knew Bethany would set me up to some great, yet rewarding challenges, the kind of opportunities I wouldn’t get anywhere else,” she said. “This is especially true with the close knit professor-student bond on campus.”
Ewing is also heavily involved outside of the classroom. She is the President of Bethany’s Public Relations Student Society of America’s Chapter, a sister of the Phi Mu sorority, and a member of the Student Activities Council.
As President of PRSSA, Ewing has attended multiple conferences to further her knowledge in public relations, but it also afforded her the opportunity to network and develop skills with professionals in the field.
As a Student Activities Council member, Ewing’s favorite memory is when she traveled to Jamaica in spring 2016 for an alternative spring break trip. During her time in Jamaica, Ewing and her classmates worked in two different elementary schools serving as teacher assistants. There, they helped tutor the local children in concepts such as addition, multiplication and spelling.