Name: Chloe Howell
Hometown: West Plains, MO
Currently Resides: West Plains, MO
All Degrees Received: Associate of Arts in General Studies from Missouri State University-West Plains
“I chose Missouri State University-West Plains because it offered a wonderful opportunity for me to get a head start on my education journey.”
Chloe Howell had a goal in mind when it came to her education, and part of that was challenging herself. She tackled both the Early Degree and the Dual Enrollment Programs. Through the Early Degree Program, Chloe took accelerated classes at West Plains High School earning credits toward both her high school diploma and her associate degree. She took it a step further by joining the Dual Enrollment Program, where, as a high school student, she was able to take more classes on the Missouri State-West Plains campus.
Though she enjoyed both programs, she wasn’t content to rest on the laurels of completing them. “I feel that one of my greatest achievements while at Missouri State-West Plains was that I was part of the Chancellor’s List all four of the semesters that I attended,” she said. “And I graduated Summa Cum Laude.
“Missouri State-West Plains has impacted my life by fostering great relationships I have made with professors, and the wonderful knowledge they have helped me to gain.”
Chloe says her classroom experiences with Dr. Kathleen Morrison left a lasting impression on her as a student. She feels that the lessons learned will be beneficial to her throughout her life.
“Political Science 101 and Interdisciplinary Studies 297 were the courses I took, and both of these challenged me to think critically and learn at a much deeper level than I had ever experienced,” she said. “I have been impacted in a very positive way from my experiences at Missouri State-West Plains… I have learned so much that will stay with me forever.”
A bright future
As a recent graduate, Chloe plans to transfer to Missouri State University in Springfield for the 2020 fall semester. She will pursue a pre-medical undergraduate degree in anticipation of attending medical school.
For other students who may want to emulate her path, she said, “My advice to future students is to always challenge yourself. Even if you feel that you are in over your head, everything will work out in the end.”